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Bird is the word! Rustington 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 Rustington 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.

Alongside Care UK homes across the country, Darlington Court, on The Leas off Station Road, will be celebrating the best of British birds by making fat balls, and bird themed crafts.

Nikki Burke, home manager at Darlington Court, explained why exploring our wildlife is an important activity: “Here at Darlington Court we want to celebrate British birds by taking part in activities inspired by our feathered friends.

“Birdwatching can be a fantastic experience, particularly for residents living with dementia. The sights, smells and sounds of nature can spark many memories and be a real conversation starter.

“We can’t wait to try and spot as many local birds as possible - hopefully they’ll all pay us a flying visit!”

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Darlington Court 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 specialist dementia care, as well as short-term respite.

To find out more about Darlington Court care home, call customer relations manager, Julie Bartholomew, on 01903 863 580, or email

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The Leas off Station Road
West Sussex
BN16 3SE

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