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Feathered friends visit Perry Manor care home

February 4th 2016

4595-rcs-foxbridge-house-rise-and-shine-coffee-morning-web-bannerBirds and wildlife of all shapes and sizes were spotted at Perry Manor care home in Worcester last weekend, as part of the annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

Residents at the home on Charles Hastings Way welcomed wildlife to bird-friendly habitats, which they have been tending to for 12 months after taking part in the Birdwatch in 2015. Compared to the results of last year’s count, the home noticed a marked increase in the number of birds coming into the garden, thanks to residents’ involvement in creating dedicated wildlife areas with bird boxes and feeders.   

The annual Birdwatch was part of a programme of activities at Perry Manor designed to help residents to experience all the sensory benefits of the great outdoors. 

Pushpa Sagoo, home manager at Perry Manor, explained: “As well as helping to support an important national initiative from the RSPB, the Birdwatch also provided an excellent opportunity for nature-loving residents to either spend time in the garden listening to bird song or to spot visiting birds and wildlife from the comfort of our lounge overlooking the garden. 

“At Perry Manor we support residents to participate in outdoor and sensory activities as they can boost emotional and physical wellbeing, and help residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives.  The birdwatch also proved to be a valuable reminiscence activity for those living with dementia, and everyone enjoyed spotting and naming the many bird and wildlife species which paid us a visit over the weekend.”

For more information on the benefits of getting outdoors for people living with dementia, and practical advice for family carers, pick up a copy on Care UK’s Good To Go guide from Perry Manor or download it at www.careuk.com/goodtogo

To attract more birds to your garden why not try making your own bird food.  Visit www.careuk.com/birdwatch to download Care UK’s fat cake recipe and to see the many varied activities residents at Care UK homes have been enjoying as part of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

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Perry Manor is a CQC-rated ‘outstanding’ care home in Worcester that provides a full range of round-the-clock care for older people. The skilled and experienced team at our luxurious, purpose-built care home provides residential, dementia care and nursing care, as well as short term respite care and end of life care – all under one roof.

Perry Manor
Charles Hastings Way
Worcester
WR5 1ET (For sat nav, please use post code WR5 1DD)

0333 321 1925