Vic Rayner, the Executive Director of the National Care Forum (NCF) will join Kelly Hartley, manager of Cherry Garth, a Fremantle Trust care home, Buckinghamshire (and an NCF Rising Star) and Stian Lavik, Director of Motitech UK Ltd to host the launch of The Road Worlds for Seniors Championship later today, Monday 2nd September 2019.
The Road Worlds for Seniors 2019 Championship is a virtual cycling event that will take place throughout September 2019 alongside the 2019 UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire. It is supported by British Cycling, Sport England, Care England and NCF.
Vic Rayner said:
“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 virtual cycling event encourages older people and people with dementia to take part in competitive sport and virtually cycle all over the world using Motiview, a virtual reality simulator which can link to an exercise bike allowing older people to cycle through a choice of 1,700 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.
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