Residents at a care home in Kenilworth 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 Kenilworth Grange, on Spring Lane, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.
As part of the celebrations, residents enjoyed for a morning of wildlife games, including bird lotto, which provided a lot of laughter. The afternoon was spent birdwatching at local beauty spot, Abbey Fields, with team members and residents recording the number of birds and other wildlife species they spotted – data which will be used by the RSPB to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing.
Sheridan Farish, home manager at Kenilworth Grange, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Kenilworth Grange, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event.
“The bird games got everyone talking about wildlife and testing their knowledge. Going to Abbey Fields in the afternoon gave residents the opportunity to connect with nature, which is extremely important for older people, especially those living with dementia. Nature-based activities promote positive social interaction, improve wellbeing and provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation, as well as conjuring happy memories and the associated emotions.”
Kenilworth Grange care home provides full-time residential, nursing, and short-term respite care. The care home, which features 60 ensuite bedrooms, has been designed to enable 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 hair salon, mobile library and gardens.
For more information about Care UK’s avian activities please visit careuk.com/birdwatch
To find out more about Kenilworth Grange, please call Sheridan Farish on 0333 4343 046, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more general information, please visit careuk.com/kenilworth-grange