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Harrow care home residents set their eyes on the skies

February 13th 2020


Buchanan Court - A Celebration of British BirdsResidents at a care home in Harrow celebrated Britain’s best birds as part of the world’s largest garden wildlife survey – and it was a flying success! 

This year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch saw residents at Care UK’s Buchanan Court, on Sudbury Hill, celebrating the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities. 

As part of the celebrations, residents turned the home’s café into a bird-themed sanctuary, and were joined by Hannah Papapetrou, from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, for an afternoon of avian-related crafts. Hannah led a special talk on how to attract more birds to the garden, as well as helping the residents to recycle plastic bottles by transforming them into insect hotels. 

Ruth Halls, home manager at Buchanan Court, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Buchanan Court and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event. 

“It was great to have Hannah joining us on the day – she really helped our birdwatch event to reach new heights, and the residents really enjoyed finding out more about alternative ways to attract birds to our garden and help the local wildlife to thrive. 

“Connecting with nature is extremely beneficial for older people, especially those living with dementia, as it promotes positive social interaction, improves wellbeing and provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation as well as conjuring happy memories and the associated emotions. 

“I’d like to say thank you to Hannah and the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust for joining us and making the day so special.”

For more information about Care UK’s avian activities, please visit careuk.com/birdwatch

Buchanan Court has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hair and beauty salon, and café, as well as providing full-time residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, along with short-term respite.

To find out more about Buchanan Court, please call customer relations manager, Lorelei Shepherd, on 020 3504 7077, or email lorelei.shepherd@careuk.com 

For more general information visit careuk.com/buchanan-court


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At Harrow’s luxurious Buchanan Court, we have everything your loved one needs to enjoy an enriching and engaging lifestyle. With beautifully decorated en-suite rooms - our ground floor rooms even open directly onto the landscaped gardens, Buchanan Court offers a caring, compassionate home for your loved one. Just a short walk from Sudbury Hill underground station on the Piccadilly line, as well as close to main bus routes, the home is perfectly situated too. Residents can enjoy the welcoming café, hair and beauty salon, have a drink in the home’s own pub, or watch their favourite film in our on-site cinema. Activities and entertainment are a key element of life here at Buchanan Court, and your loved one can join in with any activities they wish, from gardening and quizzes to baking, or even helping around the home. The home has a stunning garden space, including gazebo, water feature and greenhouse that residents enjoy both helping to maintain as well as relax in with loved ones. Supporting your family member through the transition into care, the experienced team at Buchanan Court design a tailored care plan for each resident.

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