Handford House, a member of the Healthcare Homes group, recently enjoyed a fun filled day with two special guests from Ipswich Town Football Club.

The event, held at Handford House Care Home, saw team members from Ipswich Town Football Club engaging with the residents in chair-based activities. Among the activities was a magnetic fishing game, which sparked lots of laughter.

Residents, some of whom are avid fans of Ipswich Town, had the opportunity to chat with the football club team members, sharing stories, memories, and their passion for the sport. The exchange of experiences between the residents and the Ipswich Town guests was heartwarming and has such a positive impact on the well-being of individuals within home. The genuine smiles and visible enjoyment on the faces of the residents spoke volumes about the success of the day.

“We were so happy to host Ipswich Town Football Club at Handford House, and the residents were so excited for their visit,” said Rebecca, Activities Co-Ordinator at Handford House. “We really see firsthand the positive impact that activities and visits have on the residents’ well-being. They didn’t stop smiling and are asking about another visit already!”

Healthcare Homes continues to prioritise the enrichment of the lives of its residents, recognising the value of activities that contribute to their physical, emotional, and social well-being. The organisation looks forward to more collaborative initiatives that bring joy, laughter, and a sense of community to its care homes across the region.