ExtraLife Challenge aims to break the mould


Posted on November 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Zip-wiring across a valley, canoeing across a reservoir and horse riding through pine forests were some of the challenges facing residents from ExtraCare Charitable Trust¹s housing schemes in St Helens and Warrington, during the ExtraLife Challenge in November. Held at The Calvert Trust Activities Centre in Devon, the event was recorded using video diaries and teams were acclaimed for their achievements at an awards dinner hosted by veteran DJ, Tony Blackburn. ExtraCare hopes the ExtraLife Challenge will support participants to improve their fitness, enjoy a social and interactive environment and learn new skills as part of its ongoing Wellbeing Programme, a pioneering, holistic approach to older people¹s healthcare. ExtraCare Villages director, Angela Bradford said the programme was developed after significant improvements in wellbeing ­ including better sleep patterns and mobility ­ were recorded among ExtraCare residents taking part in activities at the Calvert Trust in 2000. “A reduction in mobility d





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