Edinburgh care home residents use brooms, mops, but a REAL curling stone to recreate Team GB’s gold medal victory at the Beijing Winter Olympics
- Residents at Murrayside care home in Edinburgh staged a curling event
- Inspired by Team GB victory, they used brooms and mops and real curling stone
- The smiling residents were able to reminisce on their younger years in the event
- Staff also arranged a ‘winter photoshoot’ for the residents at the home
Edinburgh care home residents recreated Team GB’s gold medal victory with brooms, mops and a real curling stone.
The home, called Murrayside, competed in their own curling event in one of its corridors.
The event was inspired by the Edinburgh Olympians Bruce Mouat and Jen Dodds.
The home, called Murrayside, competed in their own curling event in one of the corridors
Smiling residents were able to reminisce on their younger years playing winter sports.
Those watching on waved flags and spurred on and supported the curling players.
Some of the players even shared their curling and winter sports tips with others.
Staff also organised a ‘winter photoshoot’ with a ski resort backdrop so that residents could have mementoes of the event.
Sandra, a resident at Murrayside, said: ‘We had so much fun with the skis and skates – it brought lots of memories to the surface! We’d been cheering on the GB curling team too, so we decided to have a go ourselves. We had a great time.’
Suzanne Welsh, Home Manager at Murrayside, said: ‘Here at Murrayside, we know just how important physical activity is when it comes to overall wellbeing, so we always encourage residents to stay active – so our own Winter Olympics-themed activity was a great, topical way to do just that.
‘Like any international event, the Olympics showcases our undisputed national pride while offering an opportunity to reminisce on past editions of the Games. With so many residents here fond of winter sports, it’s fair to say we all learnt a thing or two too.
‘We’d like to say good luck to all of the British athletes – we certainly won a few medals of our own here!’
Those watching on waved flags and spurred on and supported the curling players