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Broadwater Lodge and Jubilee House residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Jubilee House and Broadwater Lodge have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Preparations are underway, as Broadwater Lodge and Jubilee House, gear up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.

Residents at Broadwater Lodge will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird feeders and spending time in the gardens to record the different types of birds. They’ll keep track of many they have seen throughout the day and put the information onto a graph to be displayed.

Care UK residents prepare to take part in RSPB birdwatch this January

Jubilee House has also invited art therapy group, Creative Minds, to join them for the occasion, who will be leading a bird watching art session. 

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.  

Home manager at Broadwater Lodge, Angela Bookham, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents: “It may be one of the first events of the year, but the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is always a highlight for residents and team members alike! 

“Spending time outdoors and connecting with the 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 for residents.”

Totka Zhelyazkova, home manager at Jubilee House, added: “We’re delighted to be taking part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey once again this year, and to be playing our part in such an important study. We’re also looking forward to welcoming Creative Minds to the home to help us capture the wildlife we see in art form!”

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Broadwater Lodge in Farncombe, provides ‘Outstanding’- rated care from residential to award-winning specialist dementia care. At Broadwater Lodge there is always something to get involved in. A variety of spaces have been designed for relaxing and enjoying activities based on residents interests. We have created a pub, hair salon, sweet shop and even our very own farm with pigs, a miniature pony, rabbits and goats. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and holding multiple awards for our excellent dementia care, Broadwater Lodge ensures the highest level of care is given to your loved one in an environment where they can feel comfortable and safe.

Broadwater Lodge
Summers Road
Farncombe
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 3BF

0333 4343 006

  • Dementia care
  • Residential care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care

Jubilee House in Godalming offers award-winning dementia care for your loved one. Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), we offer person-centred care designed around residents' individual needs and interests, so they can feel right at home from the moment they join us. Our kind and compassionate team go the extra mile to ensure residents are well cared for and feel safe and comfortable. We provide a range of activities suited to their interests and abilities so that they can continue to live a fulfilling life.

Jubilee House
Pound Lane
Godalming
Surrey
GU7 1BX

0333 434 3045

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care