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A Shrewsbury care home that’s right on the ball!

05/12/2016

During the visit to Maesbrook, STFC staff joined by ex player Steve Cross, chatted with residents and shared some of their footballing experiences and successes, triggering memories of their home team in years gone by. They also brought along a collection of memorabilia including, scrapbooks and programmes dating back to the 1960’s as well as the famous Coracle, used to collect balls from the river at the old Gay Meadow ground.

 

Health and Inclusion Officer Amy Edwards explained “To be involved with the community is fantastic and we hope to make our visits a day to remember for all the elderly residents. This is the 3rd event of it’s kind that we have held in Shrewsbury and it’s become a great success. Reminiscing like this really excites the residents and lifts their day, they become so animated when they start talking about their favourite players and matches - it’s great to see.”

 

For over 25 years Maesbrook Care Home has built an outstanding reputation for it’s nursing care, Manager Shirley Dwyer explained why occasions like these are so important; “We’re very proud of our activity programme because it’s vital to stimulate our residents and give them opportunity to socialise. We care for many local football fans here and one in particular - Marjorie Bowen, who is still a regular at home games, is especially excited today! She’s a familiar face at the ground and many of the players often stop to say hello. This visit has been brilliant - all credit to STFC, I can’t thank them enough.”

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