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Brook Court residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Brook Court have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

Care UK residents prepare to find out more about birds as part of RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Preparations are underway, as Brook Court gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.

Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird boxes, writing wildlife-inspired poetry, and getting crafty with bird art.  

The home has also invited the Falconry Club and its collection of birds to join them for the occasion, giving residents the opportunity to get up close to a variety of birds of prey. 

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, Gill Pratt, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Brook Court: “The residents have spent the last few weeks filling bird feeders and reading up on the variety of birdlife often spotted around Kidderminster – and we’re all set for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch! 

“The thing we love most about birdwatching here at Brook Court, is that it really brings nature to life. What’s more, the sensory stimulation of the colourful sights and beautiful sounds of the garden can often be a great reminiscence activity, and bring memories from many years ago to the surface. 

“We’re thrilled that the Falconry Club will be joining us to help get this year’s event off to a flying start!” 

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We were delighted to be rated an overall ‘good’ by the CQC at our last inspection, and we were thrilled to receive an ‘outstanding’ for the caring nature of our team. Our Home Manager, Gill Pratt, was recently award the ‘Dementia Care Manager of the Year’ at the 2020 National Dementia Awards. Gill has created a home with a strong family atmosphere, where every colleague is committed to enabling your loved one to live a fulfilling life. While delivering quality care is at the heart of what we do, we also believe that moving into a care home is just another part of life, so we support residents to continue to enjoy a wonderful lifestyle.

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37-38 Oldnall Road
Kidderminster
Worcestershire
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