Learning Disability Week 2019: Usha’s blog

17 June 2019

Usha Myanger is a resident at Sanctuary Supported Living’s High Worple Residential Care Home in London. To mark Learning Disability Week 2019, Usha has written about the sporting achievements and activities that keep her busy, healthy and happy.

Usha with her darts sheild

I turned 67 in April and I like to be active. I do lots of activities at home and outside in the community.

I go to Tanglewood Club every week and take part in various sports and activities. My favourites are darts, pool and bowling, and I recently won the club’s darts singles championships competition. I was presented with a big shield and I am very happy and proud that I get to keep it for the year. I also won it in 2016.

At home, my other hobbies are gardening, crosswords and a volunteer is helping me learn to knit. I like to play Carrom with some of the other residents, which is a table top game of Indian origin. I really enjoy activities like this as they keep me busy, healthy and happy.

Twice a week, I help in the kitchen at St. Joseph’s Centre for Voluntary Work and I really enjoy meeting new people.

Learning Disability Week is an annual campaign by Mencap to raise awareness of issues around learning disabilities. This year it runs from Monday 17 to Sunday 23 June and the theme is sport and inclusion. 

For more information about our disability services, see our disability page or read our resident Life stories.

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