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Bird is the word! Hailsham care home residents spread their wings to celebrate the best of British birds

January 20th 2020

Care UK homes take part in a celebration of British birds_1A care home in Hailsham is opening its doors to the community for some avian-themed activities this January.

Inspired by the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which takes place from Saturday 25th January 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 birds in their garden.

On Friday 24th January, from 2.30pm-4pm, Care UK’s Bowes House, on Battle Road, will be celebrating the best of British birds by hosting a special birdwatching session, as well as a host of birds-related activities, including baking edible nests, a Bird Bingo, and a wildlife quiz.

Helena Barrow, home manager at Bowes House, explained why exploring our wildlife is an important activity: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities and learning more about the beautiful environment we live in.

“Spending time outdoors and connecting with the 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 community into the home to celebrate the best of British birds with us too!”

For more information please visit careuk.com/birdwatch

Bowes House 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 it very own cinema and hair salon, 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 further information on Bowes House, please call customer relations manager, Karen Milligan, on 01323 888 611 or email karen.milligan@careuk.com

For general information please visit careuk.com/bowes-house

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Step inside Bowes House care home in East Sussex and you may think you’ve walked into a hotel, rather than a care home. The stunning brand new building boasts every modern facility while preserving part of the old brewery building that once stood on this site.

Bowes House
25 Battle Road
Hailsham
East Sussex
BN27 1DU

0333 434 3091

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