Residents at a care home in Purley 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, Amberley Lodge on Downlands 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.
Azalea Moses, home manager at Amberley Lodge, 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
Amberley Lodge is a comfortable care home in a beautiful and quiet area that provides personalised residential, nursing and respite care for older people living with dementia.
For more information on Amberly Lodge, call 03702 185 424 or email Azalea Moses, home manager, on firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information about Amberley Lodge, please visit careuk.com/amberley-lodge.