Residents at a care home in Bromsgrove celebrated Britain’s best birds as part of the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success!
This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Care UK’s Chandler Court, on Recreation Road, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.
As part of the celebrations, residents were joined by Castle Nursery for a morning of wildlife games, including bird lotto, and colouring in their favourite feathered friends.
Team members and residents also recorded the number of birds and other wildlife species that they saw on a special visit to Upton Warren Nature Reserve – data which will be used by the RSPB to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing.
Dawn Covill, home manager at Chandler Court, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Chandler Court, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event. Everyone had fun learning about British wildlife together and playing games.
“Our visit to Upton Warren Nature Reserve was enjoyed by everyone. Connecting with wildlife is extremely beneficial for older people, especially those living with dementia. Nature-themed activities promote positive social interaction, improve wellbeing and provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation, as well as conjuring happy memories and the associated emotions.
“I’d like to say thank you to Castle Nursery for joining us and making the day so special, we can’t wait to welcome the children back soon for some more fun activities.”
Chandler Court is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable its residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, café and hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.
For more information about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch please visit careuk.com/birdwatch
To find out more about Chandler Court please call Shelley Hufton on 01527 907 849 or email email@example.com
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/chandler-court