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Binoculars at the ready as Skylark House prepares for Birdwatch

January 18th 2018

 

Skylark House are preparing to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch this January.

Residents at Skylark House have got their binoculars at the ready and are gearing up to participate in the annual wildlife survey, which will be taking place from Saturday 27th until Monday 29th January.

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is the world’s biggest garden wildlife survey. Every year, over half a million people nationwide take part by counting the birds, as well as other garden species such as badgers and hedgehogs, that they spot in their garden in one hour. This important survey allows the RSPB to monitor species population and trends year to year.

Residents at homes across the country have been using the Birdwatch to take part in all sorts of feathered friend-related activities, ranging from art projects to making bird food cakes.

 

Home manager, Dev Lallchand explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Skylark House: “Spending time outside and connecting with nature has great benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing, which is important for older people, and particularly for those living with dementia.

“Birdwatching is a peaceful activity that has a calming effect on residents, with vibrant colours and distinctive bird songs also providing sensory stimulation. What’s lovely is that birdwatching can be enjoyed from the comfort of an armchair, no matter what the weather, thanks to our carefully positioned feeders. The residents enjoy getting together to count the wildlife in the home’s garden, so it is always a popular activity!

“We are delighted to be taking part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch again this year and to be playing a part in this important national survey. We can’t wait to find out which types of wildlife we are sharing our garden with.” 

Skylark House, our modern purpose-built care home in Horsham, West Sussex, opened its doors in late 2016. If you’re looking for a beautiful new care home in Horsham for an older loved one, Skylark House offers an impressive range of round-the-clock, personalised care services to cater for their unique needs. The team at our 82-bed home has the skills and experience to deliver the very best in nursing and short term respite care as well as specialist care for people living with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.

Skylark House
St Marks Lane
Horsham
Sussex
RH12 5PU

0333 321 1995

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