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

January 16th 2020

Care UK homes take part in a celebration of British birds 2Residents at a care home in St Ives 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, Field Lodge, on London Road, will be celebrating the best of British birds by welcoming representatives from The Raptor Foundation to share their knowledge on the rehabilitation and conservation of birds of prey.

Linda Martinez, home manager at Field Lodge, explained why exploring our wildlife is an important activity: “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 Raptor Foundation to celebrate the best of British birds by teaching us more about birds of prey too!”

For more information please visit careuk.com/birdwatch

To find out more about Field Lodge, please call customer relations manager, Jo Hancock on 01480 878 073, or email johan.hancock@careuk.com

For general information please visit, careuk.com/field-lodge

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Field Lodge is an attractive, purpose-built care home with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

Field Lodge
London Road
St Ives
Cambridgeshire
PE27 5EX (For sat nav, please use post code PE27 5EZ)

0333 321 0922

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