Residents at two care homes in Dorset are gearing up to take part in some avian-themed activities this January.
Inspired by the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place from Saturday 25th to Monday 27th January, residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, as well as topping up their bird feeders and counting the species in their garden.
Alongside Care UK homes across the country, Ferndown Manor in Ferndown and The Potteries in Poole, will be celebrating the best of British birds by taking part in birdwatching.
The home has also invited Xtreme Falconry to join them for the occasion, who will be bringing in owls and giving a talk on the birds of prey.
Zita Turner, home manager at Ferndown Manor and The Potteries explained why discovering our local wildlife is so important: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities and learning more about the beautiful environment we live in.
“Spending time outdoors and connecting with nature around us can prove to be beneficial for both the physical and mental wellbeing of older people – particularly those living with dementia. While it is a calming, peaceful activity, the distinctive sounds and vibrant colours of the garden are also great for providing sensory stimulation.
“It’s brilliant to be getting involved with such a meaningful initiative and encouraging everyone to take notice of the beautiful wildlife Britain has to offer. We’re looking forward to welcoming the members of Xtreme Falconry into the home to celebrate the best of British birds with us too!”
For more information about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch please visit careuk.com/birdwatch
Ferndown Manor, which features 75 ensuite bedrooms, is a state-of-the-art home which provides full-time residential, dementia and nursing care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable the residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema, hairdressing salon and café, and there is plenty of space both in and outdoors for relaxation and recreation.
The Potteries is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care. Designed to enable residents to live enjoyable and fulfilling lives, the care home has its very own cinema and hairdressers, and there is plenty of space both indoors and out for relaxation and recreation. The home has a comprehensive activity programme, offering a mix of themed events, group activities and days out.
For more information email customer relations manager, Robin Hill on Robin.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 06 9371.
For further information on The Potteries, please contact customer relations manager, Rachel Wood, by emailing email@example.com, or telephone 01202 069 835.
For more general information on Ferndown Manor, please visit: careuk.com/ferndown-manor.
For more general information on The Potteries, please visit: careuk.com/the-potteries.