Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling brings generations together to encourage physical activity

Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling held an afternoon tea on Tuesday to bring together its service users, carers and their children to promote physical activity and intergenerational relationships.

The event was attended by people of all ages from across Stirling.
Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling Manager Karen Gray with one of the attendees of the event.
The event was a great opportunity for Sue Ryder staff to meet local people.

The event encouraged those supported by Sue Ryder Homecare to move more to help reduce falls, increase strength and create independence.  The session also gave attendees examples of how to build more movement into each day. 

The session included fun games to cater for all ages, including musical chairs and pass the parcel to encourage people to think outside the box when it comes to movement.

In attendance was a representative from the Care About Physical Activity (CAPA) team, a joint initiative with the Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate promoting movement.

The event took place at The Birds and Bees in Stirling who support Sue Ryder and supplied the venue free of charge.

"A little bit of creativity can help encourage more positive movement for all"

“It was an incredible event that saw people from across generations join us in a session all about why moving and physical activity is important," said Karen Gray, Manager of Sue Ryder Homecare Stirling.

“Often when someone is receiving care, it can be harder to keep active," she continued. "Today’s session has also shown how a little bit of creativity can help encourage more positive movement for all.

“We’re incredibly grateful to The Birds and the Bees for allowing us to hold the session free of charge.”

About Sue Ryder Homecare in Scotland

Sue Ryder’s Homecare service supports people across Stirling, Falkirk, Perth and Clackmannanshire with life-changing conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, stroke and dementia. 

By offering practical help with washing, dressing, paperwork and domestic tasks, the Homecare team can enable people with various conditions to live independently at home for as long as possible.