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Foxbridge House residents flock together for birdwatch

January 25th 2019

 

Residents at Foxbridge House 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 Foxbridge House 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 feeders to ensure the home’s gardens are inviting for local wildlife. 

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, Carol McCormack, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Foxbridge House: “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.   

“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.”

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At Foxbridge House, our team of activity coordinators ensure that there’s never a dull moment for our residents. We have weekly activities including quizzes, pamper days, singalongs and craft sessions, some of which are even run by our residents. Our catering team is led by a fantastic head chef who will tailor menus to suit our residents’ preferences, and can always rustle up a snack if they’re hungry in between meals too. All of our rooms come with en-suite facilities, a flat screen TV, and a nurse call system. Although they come fully furnished, residents can also bring their own items, enabling them to feel at home in their new surroundings.

Foxbridge House
Sevenoaks Road
Orpington
Kent
BR6 7FB (Sat Nav. BR6 7LP)

0333 434 3090

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