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Students join Scarlet House residents for birdwatch

February 7th 2018

 

Residents had bird-feeders filled and binoculars at the ready when it took part in this year’s RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.

Scarlet House participated in the annual wildlife survey, and recorded the number of birds, as well as other wildlife species, they spotted in their garden.

Students from St Matthew's C of E Primary School joined residents to make bird feeders and fat balls to attract local wildlife to the home gardens.

Lesley Parkin, home manager at Scarlet House said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with residents every year, so we were delighted to welcome students from St Matthew's C Of E Primary School to join us for the big event at Scarlet House. Residents and pupils alike enjoyed taking part, and learning more about the wildlife in our garden.

“Outdoor activities are important for both physical and mental wellbeing, and have many benefits for older people, particularly for those who are living with dementia. Birdwatching can act as a valuable reminiscence activity, as the distinctive sights and sounds of birds in the garden can help evoke memories. This year was a great success, and we’d like to thank the students for joining us.”

 

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Scarlet House care home in Stroud is a modern, purpose-built home that delivers round-the-clock residential and nursing care for older people.
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123 Westward Road
Ebley
Stroud
Gloucestershire
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