NCF launches Road Worlds for Seniors
Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum (NCF) joined Kelly Hartley, manager of Cherry Garth, a Fremantle Trust care home in Buckinghamshire (and an NCF Rising Star) and Stian Lavik, chief business officer at Motitech, to host the launch of The Road Worlds for Seniors Championship on Monday 2 September 2019.
The Road Worlds for Seniors 2019 Championship is a global activity programme for cycling within care homes and care centres that will take place throughout September alongside the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. It is supported by British Cycling, Sport England, Care England and NCF.
Vic Rayner says: “The National Care Forum are delighted to be supporting this initiative. The Road Worlds for Seniors 2019 cycling event is a fantastic example of the commitment towards active and engaging lives care homes embrace.”
The Road Worlds for Seniors event sets the focus on physical activity for older people using its concept, Motiview, in which older people cycle through a choice of 1700 locations on stationary bikes via a video projection that plays whilst the person pedals. The combination of exercise and visual stimulation increases activity levels in older people and gives them the opportunity to revisit familiar places from their childhoods and other important points in their lives.
This element of Motiview is especially important for those who live with dementia, as it provokes fond memories of familiar locations, such as their home town or favourite holiday location, sparking conversations that bring the memories back to life. Everyone who participates will be rewarded for their efforts, with additional awards going to those who have cycled the furthest, and the care teams that have provided the best support.