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29 Oct 2018

We'll Be At the Ageless Thanet 50+ Festival: Will You?

Caremark Thanet will be at the Ageless Thanet 50+ Festival on Sunday 4 November 2018. The event is being held at St George’s School in Broadstairs – CT10 2LH for those using a satnav. Admission is free and the event is open from 10.00-15.00.

We are very pleased to be one of the sponsors of this event. Caremark Thanet is a domiciliary care provider. We have now provided care in Thanet for over five years. We are very proud of the high standard of care that we provide; however, we want to do more.

We do more by being a community engaged provider. This means that wherever we can we engage with individuals and groups in our community. As a domiciliary care provider, we have a duty to provide outstanding care to our customers. We also believe that we have a duty to engage with our community. Our care and support workers and our customers are all part of the same community. We believe passionately that by engaging with our community we can add positively to the store of community well-being. This is good for the people who work for us, the people that we care for and more generally for the Thanet community. 

Caremark Thanet is proud to be an age-friendly business and very pleased to be involved with the 50+ festival. We will be there to offer advice about our care services and advice about domiciliary care in general. However, there will be quite a bit more at the festival for you to see and do.

There will be the chance to take part in various taster sessions during the day. For example, how about giving Tai Chi a go. Believe it or not, Tai Chi developed as a martial art in China. Today, however, it is practised more for its health promoting possibilities. You’ve probably seen people practising Tai Chi and noticed their elegantly smooth movements. Tai Chi also helps develop deep breathing and relaxation. There is evidence to suggest that practitioners lower their stress levels, improve mobility, gain muscle strength and improve their posture.

If not Tai Chi, why not belly dancing, or woodwork, or pottery or boccia? Boccia…

“… is a game of strategy and accuracy that was originally designed to be played by people with cerebral palsy. Now, the sport includes athletes with impairments that affect motor skills.

The sport is played on a flat, smooth surface, where players must throw or roll coloured balls as close as possible to a white target ball, known as the “jack.” The player, pair or team with the most balls near the jack is the winner.”

Of course, no festival worthy of its name would be complete without somewhere to eat and drink. This year there will be a food court where hot and cold refreshments will be avaialable.

There will, of course, be much more than what has been described above. If you come along, drop by our stand and say hello. We’ll be delighted to see you.

Garry Costain is the Managing Director of Caremark Thanet, a domiciliary care provider with offices in Margate, Kent. Caremark Thanet provides home care services throughout the Isle of Thanet. Garry can be contacted on01843 235910or email You can also visit Caremark Thanet's website
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