Residents at a care home in Orpington 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, Foxbridge House, on Sevenoaks Road, will be celebrating the best of British birds by making bird feeders to encourage birds to visit the homes garden.
Over the weekend, the residents will also be taking part in bird watching and identifying the birds that use the garden.
Jane Kingsmill, home manager at Foxbridge 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
Foxbridge 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 care.
For more information about Foxbridge House, please call customer relations manager Josh Pearmain, on 01689 769 229, or email email@example.com.
For more general information about Foxbridge House, please visit careuk.com/foxbridge-house.