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

January 22nd 2020

Care UK homes take part in a celebration of British birds_1Residents at a care home in Horsham 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, Skylark House, on St Marks Road, will be celebrating the best of British birds by taking part in birdwatching.

The home has collated a list of birds commonly found in Britain and will be partaking in birdwatching to count how many visit their garden.

Devendra Lallchand, home manager at Skylark House, 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.

For more information about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch please visit careuk.com/birdwatch

Skylark House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full-time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite and palliative care. 

For more information on Skylark House please call customer relations manager Beverly Jordan on 01403 887 578 or email beverly.jordan@careuk.com

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

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Care UK’s Horsham care home provides a wide range of care services for up to 82 older people. There’s a café, hair and beauty salon, a bar and cinema, as well as gorgeous gardens. Throughout the home are relaxing and beautifully furnished lounges for relaxing and spaces for activities. Every day brings something different. Residents keep busy with baking, dancing, crafts, pamper sessions, keep fit and games. Skylark House also loves to party: there’s often a birthday or anniversary to celebrate with a homemade cake, cards and flowers.

Skylark House
St Marks Lane
Horsham
Sussex
RH12 5PU

0333 321 1995

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