Residents at a care home in Kingston Vale 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, Sherwood Grange, on Robin Hood Lane, will be celebrating the best of British birds by taking part in birdwatching.
The home has also invited pupils from Robin Hood Primary School to join them for the occasion to take part in the birdwatching with residents, as well as creating drawings of the birds they see, a bird-themed quiz and make nutritious seed cakes for the birds.
Rick Mayne, home manager at Sherwood Grange, 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/pupils/youngsters from <insert group/school> 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
Sherwood Grange is a state-of-the-art care home which provides full-time residential 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 hair salon, and there is plenty of space, both indoors and out, for relaxation and recreation.
To find out more about Sherwood Grange, please call home manager, Rick Mayne, on 0333 920 1017, or email Rick.Mayne@careuk.com
For more general information about Sherwood Grange, please visit careuk.com/sherwood-grange