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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.

Rick Mayne

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 is an attractive and contemporary, purpose-built care home located in the suburb of Broadstone, just a few miles from the centre of the beautiful seaside town of Poole. The home offers 79 bedrooms over three floors, and has been designed first and foremost with your loved one’s comfort, relaxation and entertainment in mind. As well as providing superb facilities, The Potteries offers a full range of round-the-clock care services for older people, including residential care, nursing care and specialist care for individuals living with dementia.

The Potteries
187 York Road
Broadstone
Poole
Dorset
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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