At Farthings we understand how important it is for older people to remain active, not only does it improve overall immune function, it produces endorphins (the “feel good” hormone) too.  The maintenance of strong social ties is important to have a sense of purpose and avoid feeling lonely or depressed.

With this in mind we regularly encourage our residents to take part in gentle exercise through our group activities programme.  This month we have been focussing on ball games and as you can see they were thoroughly enjoyed by all.  The favourite was playing catch, there was lots of laughter whilst anticipating who the ball was going to be thrown to next!