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

March 2nd 2020

Joan Smith - mountfitchetResidents at a care home in Stansted 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 Mountfitchet House, on Coltsfield, celebrate the best of British birds with some exciting avian-themed activities. 

As part of the celebrations, the home welcomed Owls R Us to give residents the opportunity to get close to some of Britain’s most magnificent creatures, including a barn and an eagle owl. Everyone enjoyed the special ‘show and tell’ session and learned more about our feathered friends.

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. 

Ellie Kemp, deputy home manager at Mountfitchet House, said: “Residents love taking part in nature-themed activities here at Mountfitchet House, and we had a lot of fun celebrating this year’s Birdwatch event. 

“Animal therapy can be extremely beneficial for older people – especially for those living with dementia. Being close to animals can help lift a person’s mood, stimulate social interaction and ease agitation. Connecting with nature can also help to conjure happy memories and the associated emotions. 

“I’d like to say thank you to Owls R Us for joining us and making the day so special. Residents thoroughly enjoyed being able to get up close to some of Britain’s most beautiful birds and learn more about the local wildlife in Stansted.”  

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