Highmarket House had bird-feeders filled and binoculars at the ready when it took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Residents at Highmarket House participated in the annual wildlife survey, and recorded the number of birds, as well as other wildlife species, they spotted in their garden.
Julia Hedley, home manager at Highmarket House said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with Care UK residents every year, so we were delighted to be able to host our first birdwatch at Highmarket House. All of the residents enjoyed taking part, and learning more about the wildlife in our garden.
“Outdoor activities are important for both physical and mental wellbeing, and have many benefits for older people, particularly for those who are living with dementia. Birdwatching can act as a valuable reminiscence activity, as the distinctive sights and sounds of birds in the garden can help evoke memories. This year was a great success, and we look forward to ‘twitching’ over the coming months.”