RESIDENTS at a care home in Horwich have been taking part in their own Winter Olympic Games while supporting Team GB this month.

Magic Moments co-ordinators, at St Catherine’s Care Homes have devised activities designed for residents of all abilities to take part in.

Some include tabletop curling, snowball bowling, cross-country quizzing, and armchair ice dancing.

Resident Anne MacDonald, aged 89, said: “I’m really enjoying taking part in all the different events. hey’re great fun and it just goes to show you can have a go at anything whatever your age.”

Dennis Easy, 88, added: "It’s so exciting. I didn’t know I had it in me. I just hope Team GB win as many medals as I have.”

In the lead-up to the games, residents also created Olympic torches, and flags and banners to decorate the home. Residents are also exploring Chinese culture during the games

This has included a live-streamed tour of Beijing, with a local guide to show them around and answer any questions.

Gillian Johnson, the home’s manager, said: “Everyone is really enjoying getting involved in our ‘Going for Gold’ Olympic activities, and I’m sure our team members are going to be kept very busy handing out medals to our residents who are extremely competitive.

“Our Olympic-themed activities will culminate with a closing ceremony party so we can celebrate everyone’s achievements, perhaps over a snowball cocktail or two.”