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Sevenoaks care home residents set their eyes on the skies

February 25th 2020

Weald Heights celebrated birdwatchResidents at a care home in Sevenoaks 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 Weald Heights care home, on Bourchier Close, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities.

As part of the celebrations, residents were joined by Lady Boswell’s C of E Primary School for a day of bird-themed activities, including making fat balls to encourage more birds into the garden and a nature-themed arts and crafts session.

Residents were also treated to a trip to Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve, where they spotted local birds and enjoyed a cuppa and cake in the café.  

Team members and residents also recorded the number of birds and other wildlife species that visited the care home’s garden – data which will be used by the RSPB to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing.

Maria Covington, home manager at Weald Heights, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Weald Heights, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s bird-themed event. Especially getting out and about in the fresh air at Sevenoaks Wildlife Reserve.

“Connecting with nature is extremely beneficial for older people, especially those living with dementia, as it promotes positive social interaction, can improve wellbeing and provides an opportunity for sensory stimulation. I’d like to say thank you to Lady Boswell’s School for joining us and making the day so special.”

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

Weald Heights has been designed to provide residential, nursing and specialist dementia care, as well as respite, end of life and palliative care. The ethos at Weald Heights is based on person-centred care, which means residents’ values are right at the heart of the home. Choice, variety and luxury are built into every aspect of life at the home, which offers a combination of professional, individualised care and luxury hotel-style comfort.

For more information on Weald Heights, please call customer relations manager, Amelia Moore, on 01732 809 189, or email amelia.moore2@careuk.com

For more general information, please visit: careuk.com/weald-heights

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Our Weald Heights care home in Sevenoaks has a cinema, hair and beauty salon and café, and at the request of a few of our residents, we even have Lola, our gorgeous cockapoo! Activities and entertainments are a key part of care at Weald Heights, we ensure that your loved ones can take part in any activities they wish, from gardening to baking, or even helping around the home. Our home is split into separate suites depending on the care type, this enables the residents to form close relationships with staff and other residents, and each suite is home to a bistro-style dining room and a comfortable lounge area.

Weald Heights
Bourchier Close
Sevenoaks
TN13 1PD

0333 321 8295

  • Dementia care
  • Nursing care
  • Residential care
  • Nursing dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care