Residents at Care UK’s Larkland House care home enjoyed an early Christmas treat when they were visited by a group of miniature ponies.
The ponies, from KL Pony Therapy, spent the day at the Ascot care home, providing entertainment for residents and team members. The ponies also visited residents in their beds and received plenty of fuss from relatives.
The visit was arranged by Danielle Plant, customer relations manager at Care UK, who wanted to provide a recreational activity that everyone could get involved in.
Speaking about the day, Danielle said: “I’m always looking to plan interesting and exciting things for the residents and the miniature ponies were enjoyed by all. Animals have therapeutic value, especially for those living with dementia, and the ponies bought a smile to the residents’ faces.
“Residents are at the centre of everything we do at Larkland House and it was great to provide them with a fun activity to kick off our Christmas celebrations. I’m hoping to do more events like this in the future and will definitely be inviting the ponies back.”