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Ferndown Manor takes a walk on the wild side

August 3rd 2017

Ferndown Manor took a walk on the wild side when residents were given the opportunity to get up close and personal to a host of creatures and critters from around the globe.

The team invited animal therapy specialists, Creature Teachers, to lead a ‘show and tell’ workshop with residents.

A host of interesting animals, including a lizard, tortoise and different types of owl, were among those presented to residents.  As part of the session, Creature Teachers provided interesting facts on each of the individual animals, and residents who dared were also able to handle and stroke the interesting creatures.

Home manager, Janet Lewis, said: “We are always looking to plan interesting and exciting activities for residents, and as so many have a keen interest in nature and wildlife, we invited Creature Teachers along to provide a fun animal therapy session. 

“It proved to be a real success and you could see from residents’ reactions just how engaged and fascinated they were by the chance to get so close to such a varied collection of animals.  Not only did the workshop fit really well with our ‘activity based care’ approach here at Ferndown Manor, it was also fantastic to see the smiles on everyone’s faces, and we believe it provided real therapeutic benefits for residents – especially those living with dementia.”

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Ferndown Manor is our award-winning care home in Ferndown, and it provides a wide range of care services for up to 75 older people. There’s everything your loved one needs to enjoy a fun and fulfilling lifestyle including a café, hair salon, cinema and stunning landscaped gardens. Your loved one is welcome to play an active part in home life, and we have some keen gardeners who keep our outdoor spaces looking fantastic.

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Ferndown Manor
110 Golf Links Road
Ferndown
Dorset
BH22 8DA

0333 321 1998

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