Ping Pong Care Campaign


this image shows a black and a red table tennis bat and an orange table tennis ball.

The Ping Pong Care Campaign is a fabulous idea to challenge perceptions about what the elderly can do.

Residents in more than 1,200 care homes have taken to table tennis in 2014 thanks to a the Ping Pong Care Campaign.

Do you work with older people or care for someone older ?  Would you consider them too frail for physical activity?  How do they view themselves?

The Ping Pong Care Campaign is a national health & well being campaign encouraging and promoting active ageing.

Born on the back of Ping Pong, the funny and emotional documentary that follows eight octogenarians, who may be old but still want gold, as they prepare for and compete in the Over 80s World Table Tennis Championships. Watch the trailer here. Meet “Ping Pongs”  Terry…he’s suffered several bouts of cancer and a collapsed lung but loves to prove his doctors wrong.  One thing on paper another in real life.

Challenging what it means to grow old, the campaign engages the issues of ageing and benefits of active ageing by bringing the film, as motivational starter, and game to older person settings across the country.

Backed by BIG Lottery Reaching Communities programme and endorsed by the Shadow Health Minister Andy Burbham,  the campaign has taken it’s active ageing message and resources to older person settings most in need for FREE!

The goal is to give as many older people the chance to see the film, get motivated and make positive changes in their well being.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.


  1. Hello Angela,
    Use this link, it takes you to the campaign “get involved” page. I loved it and saw it as a fun activity and a sensory activity too as the feeling of the bats and the smell of the balls is so memorable.

    Good luck and I hope you are able to get involved. Please let me know.

  2. Caron,
    How does a care home apply to join this scheme?

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