Prior to tomorrow's first round tie at Ipswich Town, the Capital One Cup visited Milford Lodge Care Home in Hitchin today as part of a visit organised between Stevenage FC Foundation and Capital One.
The league cup trophy made the trip to the care home with Foundation staff who ran a session of aerobics and memory focused games with residents, which aim to help those in the early stages of dementia.
This particular session marked the sixth week of a pilot scheme the Foundation is hoping to roll out across other local care homes.
Once the session was over the residents met Boro Bear and had their photos taken with the famous silver trophy. The care home was decked out with red and white balloons and this isn't the first time that residents have shown their enthusiasm for Boro, having recently visited The Lamex and enjoyed a stadium tour.
Head of Foundation Alex Tunbridge stated, "we have been working with the residents at Milford Lodge for the past couple of weeks delivering armchair aerobics and a variety of memory based games. The sessions allow residents to focus back on periods of their lives using key historic events, as well as improve their confidence and social skills. Last week saw the group come to The Lamex Stadium for a stadium tour and today's visit of the Capital One Cup will be rounded off with residents attending our forthcoming match against York City."
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