A Harrogate dementia care specialist has welcomed three Leeds United legends to have a kickabout and reminisce with its residents.

Vida Healthcare, the UK’s leading provider of dementia care, welcomed Tony Dorigo, Eddie Gray and Paul Reaney to its Vida Court care home.

The retired footballers spoke to residents about highlights from Leeds games over the past few decades and major career moments.

Staff also set up goals in the garden for residents to have a game of football with the players.

Sharon Oldfield, home manager at Vida Court, said:

“We were thrilled to be able to host three Leeds United legends at our care home.

“Activities like this are so important for our residents and they had a fantastic time meeting Tony, Eddie and Paul and sharing a pie and pint with them.

“Wellbeing and life enrichment is crucial to the lives of our residents.”

A resident at Vida Court with Paul Reaney.

Sharon added:

“This special day was all about reminiscence and nostalgia, and it brought back special memories for everyone in attendance.

“Events and visits like this are crucial for encouraging residents to remember moments in their lives, and building strong bonds with staff.”

Vida Healthcare coordinates a range of activities for residents to maintain their mental and physical wellbeing, and quality of life.

Upcoming activities and celebrations include Father’s Day and the Jubilee weekend.

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