SENIOR citizens are on the ball at Glenfield Care Home thanks to Morton.

The club's community arm visited residents as part of their ActivAGE programme.

The aim of the project is to get older people moving and socialising as much as possible.

Jonny Roy, health project worker with Morton in the Community, said: "This is a two year project in a healthcare setting across Inverclyde.

"It aims to increase physical activity and social interaction.

"We will be visiting four care homes every week over the next 18 months."

The project was piloted in Newark Care Home in Port Glasgow with positive results.

Jonny said: "After the pilot programme we managed to secure funding to roll it out across Inverclyde and this is only our second week."

Sessions include chair aerobics, carpet bowls, football and using balloons to kick or throw.

Jonny says everything is led by residents' abilities and the activities they would like to try themselves.

He said: "It is very important for older people to exercise, to improve their mobility and get out of their rooms as much as possible."

He says the team have already had one great success story at Bagatelle, when a resident got out of her wheelchair and joined in.

Jonny said: "The staff said they hadn't seen the lady get out of her wheelchair for a long time."

Jonny says the club is using the famous Ton badge to help people from babies right up to senior citizens aged over 100.

Jonny said: "It's so much more than eleven players playing on the park.

"We work with babies and last week we worked with a lady of 104.

"It's brilliant, looking at the enjoyment on the residents' faces."