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Hull care home residents take birdwatch weekend to the ‘nest level’

March 9th 2020

Care UKs Sunningdale Court celebrates Birdwatch with resident Joyce Whiting holding a barn owlResidents at a care home in Hull 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 inspired activities saw residents at Care UK’s Sunningdale Court, on Birkdale Way, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.

As part of the celebrations, residents were joined by South Cave Falconry which brought a variety of owls for the residents to see up close. Residents also enjoyed a special ‘show and tell’ to learn more about the impressive creatures.

Linda Portlock, home manager at Sunningdale Court, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Sunningdale Court, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event. It was wonderful for residents to see birds from the local falconry centre up close, which created talking points about British wildlife.

“Connecting with nature is extremely beneficial for older people, and promotes positive social interaction, improves wellbeing and provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation. This can be particularly helpful for those living with dementia, as it can conjure happy memories and the associated emotions.

Eileen Walker resident at Care UKs Sunningdale Court celebrates birdwatch_1“I’d like to say thank you to South Cave Falconry for joining us and making the day so special.”

Sunningdale Court is a modern care home which provides full-time residential and short-term respite care. The home, which features 46 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable its residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own hairdressing salon.

For more information about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch please visit

To find out more about Sunningdale, please call Linda Portlock (01482) 587924 or email

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