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Care home residents get nautical on River Trent boat trip

Residents from a local care home took a trip down the River Trent for a nautical cruise.

Those from Newton House care home in Grantham went plain sailing on the riverside trip on July 12 organised by their care home team.

Travelling on the Newark Crusader the boat set-off from Farndon and sailed along the River Trent, taking the scenic route past Newark Castle.

Care home residents enjoyed a boat trip along the River Trent (13978054)
Care home residents enjoyed a boat trip along the River Trent (13978054)

As they passed through Newark Locks residents also enjoyed a picnic lunch provided by the care home's hospitality team and finished the day off with some ice cream.

Anna Senir, general manager of Newton House, said residents at the dementia care home – that also provides care for 120 people from respite care – had a whale of a time on the riverside cruise.

She said: "Adventures that take place outside of the home are a regular event for the residents, and we always ask for ideas on where they would best like to go.

"The day was a lot of fun, residents were able to enjoy a beautiful day on the river which was quite therapeutic, thankfully the weather held out!"

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