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Ferndown Manor and The Potteries residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Ferndown Manor and The Potteries have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Care UK residents have their binoculars ready for this years RSPB Birdwatch

Preparations are underway, as Ferndown Manor and The Potteries gear 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 fat balls and hanging them in the garden to attract birds, and hosting ‘feathered birds’ themed arts and crafts. 

Ferndown Manor has also invited residents’ families to join them for the occasion, and after the birdwatch they will be able to enjoy an informative a talk from bird watching expert Trevor Barnes. During the talk Trevor will discuss the birds they have seen and the reasons the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is so important. 

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.  

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, said 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.”

Home manager at Ferndown Manor, Janet Lewis, 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 looking forward to welcoming Trevor to the home to help us find out which types of wildlife we are sharing our garden with!”

 

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Ferndown Manor is a stunning and modern, purpose-built care home situated in the thriving centre of Ferndown, Dorset. We provide a wide range of high quality care services for older people, from residential and nursing care through to short-term respite and specialist dementia care. The home itself has been designed to support your loved one to continue to enjoy a fulfilling, varied and comfortable lifestyle, featuring a range of comfortable lounge and dining areas, 75 en-suite bedrooms and state-of-the-art facilities throughout.

Ferndown Manor
110 Golf Links Road
Ferndown
Dorset
BH22 8DA

0333 321 1998

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

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

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