Sewell FM join the North Yorkshire and York Care Provider Olympics

You’d be forgiven to think that Sewell FM and the Olympics don’t have anything in common… but earlier this month two of our team members put on their running shoes and sprinted 100m in the North Yorkshire and York Care Provider Olympics!

Joe Hemmings and Tom Richardson are part of the maintenance team at Abbey Lea Care Home in Barlby (York). They took part in the race to support the care home’s involvement in the games, that took place between 1 June – 14 July.

The Olympic style inclusive event was created to promote the health benefits of being active, and how movement can help care home residents by fighting deconditioning syndrome. The care homes involved are encouraged to be extra creative to make sure all their residents can take part – from wheelchair races to weightlifting and bed basketball. Of course, the staff like to get involved too, which is where Sewell FM came in!

Abbey Lea Care Home were proudly defending their 2022 bronze medal for the ‘Older Adults’ category – and the competition was fierce with over 600 individuals and 32 care providers taking part! We’re waiting with bated breath to find out the results for the 2023 games!

Sewell FM chose to wear rainbow wigs for the 100m dash, where they competed against staff from the York-based care home to celebrate Pride Month.

The games are supported by Humber and North Yorkshire ICB, North Yorkshire Council, City of York Council, Humber and North Yorkshire Health and Care Partnership and North Yorkshire Sport.

Find out more about the North Yorkshire and York Care Provider Olympics here.

Sewell FM are currently supporting care homes in the Yorkshire area with their Water Hygiene offer to support building owners with their legal responsbility. You can find out more here.