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Tour de Bolton: introducing Motiview

Tour de Bolton: introducing Motiview
Just as the famed Tour de France cycling race kicked off last week, tenants at our Maxton House extra care site (Farnworth) became some of the first to test a newly-introduced technology that'll allow them to stay active while taking a ride down memory lane.
 
Motiview bikes- which we'll be rolling out to tenants living at our sheltered and extra care sites- allow riders to pedal both hands and feet while ‘touring’ a local route by video.
 
Maisie (second picture) pedalled a 5km route round Bolton Town Centre while pointing out landmarks like the library, the market and the town hall. The Town Centre's just one of many routes tenants can choose from.
 
And John (first picture) told us he'd been using the bikes two to three times a day since they arrived at Maxton House.
 
He'll pedal for an hour first thing in the morning (while it's quiet in the communal lounge) and then does a further 30 mins in the evening- he'll sometimes hop on in the afternoon, too.
 
Our Activities Coordinators- Hanna and Lesley- have plans to launch a Motiview-based cycling competition where our sheltered/extra care sites will be able to compete against each other based on the collective distance they've pedalled, too. We'll update you when we know more.
 
Our tenant John uses the Motiview bike
 
Our tenant Maisie uses the Motiview bike Photo showing the Motiview equipment in use Our tenant John uses the Motiview bike while travelling virtually through Bolton.
 
If you’re interested in our range of sheltered and independent living homes and services, you can visit: www.boltonathome.org.uk/sheltered-and-independent-living for more information.

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Latest TAP4 issue

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Our latest issue of TAP4 (issue 8) has landed and you can read it by clicking here.

In this issue:

  • Friendly faces in familiar places - Bolton Manbassadors
  • Tips from Tom to help with rising energy costs
  • Be aware of doorstep fraudsters
  • Your home repairs - we're getting back on track
  • Introducing Aptem
  • How we're improving our complaints system
  • Support for Bolton's street homeless - Hope for Change
  • A fresh start - giving support to people leaving hospital
  • Our staff talk you through Air Source Heat Pumps
  • "Money Advice has been an absolute lifelife"
  • Recognise your community heroes - Stars of the Community Awards 2022
  • Providing opportunities for young people

Your latest Quarter Turn issue

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Your latest Quarter Turn issue:

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Each quarter, we send our printed Quarter Turn magazine to 4,800 customers living in our sheltered and extra care schemes, those receiving Careline and living in our general let and over 70s in our general let.