Residents at Whitebriars spent a couple of wonderful afternoons enjoying trishaw rides along Bexhill promenade.
‘Cycling Without Age’ are a fantastic initiative who provide trishaw rides to local care home residents. The voluntary organisation wants to give the elderly “personal interaction, put the wind in their hair and smiles on their faces”.
Our residents took it in turns to be picked up from their home and were taken along the seafront in style. This is something that Coast Care Homes has been involved in in the past but because of the pandemic it has been two years since their last trishaw experience.
The Whitebriars residents had a fantastic afternoon,
One resident said “Oh my, I can remember being in a tuktuk in Sri Lanka, it must have been 50 years ago, it was Ceylon in those days”. She is still talking about it today.
Another resident exclaimed “We are out, we are out” with a huge smile.
Activities Co-ordinator Martha Linfield said, “It brought instant joy to the residents, they were smiling and waving to passers by the whole time”
We thank Cycling without age - Bexhill very much, we really appreciate their time and hard work, we hope to continue this activity regularly, including some residents from our St Leonards homes.