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Bird is the word! Harrow 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 2_1Residents at a care home in Harrow 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 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 Monday 27th January, from 11am-4pm, Care UK’s Buchanan Court, on Sudbury Hill, will be celebrating the best of British birds by turning its café into a bird sanctuary, featuring bird songs and bird-related decorations specially crafted by the residents.

The community is also invited to take part in a nature-themed musical quiz, and to find out more about how to create bird boxes and insect boxes from recycled materials during a special talk from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust.

Ruth Halls, home manager at Buchanan Court, 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 local community into the home to celebrate the best of British birds with us too!”

For more information please visit careuk.com/birdwatch

Buchanan Court has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair and beauty salon, and café, as well as providing full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, and short-term respite.

To find out more about Buchanan Court, please call customer relations manager, Lorelei Shepherd, on 020 3504 7077, or email lorelei.shepherd@careuk.com

For more general information visit careuk.com/buchanan-court

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At Harrow’s luxurious Buchanan Court, we have everything your loved one needs to enjoy an enriching and engaging lifestyle. With beautifully decorated en-suite rooms - our ground floor rooms even open directly onto the landscaped gardens, Buchanan Court offers a caring, compassionate home for your loved one. Just a short walk from Sudbury Hill underground station on the Piccadilly line, as well as close to main bus routes, the home is perfectly situated too. Residents can enjoy the welcoming café, hair and beauty salon, have a drink in the home’s own pub, or watch their favourite film in our on-site cinema. Activities and entertainment are a key element of life here at Buchanan Court, and your loved one can join in with any activities they wish, from gardening and quizzes to baking, or even helping around the home. The home has a stunning garden space, including gazebo, water feature and greenhouse that residents enjoy both helping to maintain as well as relax in with loved ones. Supporting your family member through the transition into care, the experienced team at Buchanan Court design a tailored care plan for each resident.

Buchanan Court
Sudbury Hill
Harrow
HA1 3AR

0333 321 8394

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