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Birdwatch a flying success at The Potteries

February 13th 2018

 

The Potteries had bird-feeders filled and binoculars at the ready when it took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Residents participated in the annual wildlife survey, and recorded the number of birds, as well as other wildlife species, they spotted in their garden.

To help attract wildlife to the home, residents made and decorated their own bird boxes, and prepared bird food cakes, which were hung in the garden ahead of the event.

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with residents at the home, so we were delighted to be participating in the big event again this year. All of the residents enjoyed taking part in the activities held throughout the week, 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.”

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The Potteries, our care home in Broadstone, on the outskirts of Poole, is a light, bright and welcoming care home with its own café, hair salon and cinema.

Our colleagues receive the latest training and learn all they can about your loved one so they can support them to live each day to the full. Activities are designed around your loved one’s interests and if there’s something they’d like to do, our lifestyle team will organise it for them. We have strong ties with local community groups and schools, which we continue to build on with virtual concerts and Zoom-based activities. 

The Potteries
187 York Road
Broadstone - Poole
Dorset
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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