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The Burroughs residents flock together for birdwatch

January 15th 2019

 

Care UK residents have their binoculars ready for this years RSPB Birdwatch

Residents at The Burroughs have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch. 

The Burroughs on Mill Road is inviting the community to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey on Wednesday 23rd January from 2pm - 3pm.

The team has invited Hawkeye Falconry UK to join them for the occasion, who will be bringing a variety of birds of prey. As part of the session, residents and visitors will have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about the impressive creatures and meet the friendly birds up close.

2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, which encourages people nationwide to count the birds in their gardens to allow the charity to monitor trends and understand how different species are doing. Data from over half a million people is then compared year-on-year to provide a ‘snapshot’ of bird numbers across the UK.  

Home manager, Bozena Szczepaniak, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at The Burroughs: “It may be one of the first events of the year, but the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch is always a highlight for residents and team members alike! 

“Spending time outdoors and connecting with the nature around us can prove to be beneficial for both the physical and mental wellbeing of older people – particularly those living with dementia. While it is a calming, peaceful activity, the distinctive sounds and vibrant colours of the garden are also great for providing sensory stimulation for residents.   

“We’re delighted to be taking part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey once again this year, and to be playing our part in such an important study. We’re looking forward to welcoming Hawkeye Falconry UK to the home and find out more about birds of prey!”

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Offering a warm welcome, The Burroughs in West Drayton delivers first class compassionate care for your loved one. Our caring professional team at The Burroughs provides person-centred tailored care for your older family member, and whether you are looking for short term respite or specialist dementia care, we are here to help. Understanding each resident, their likes and dislikes and listening to their life story is the key to ensuring they receive the care that they require. Working closely with you, your family and medical professionals enables our teams to establish a care plan that delivers. With three bright, sunny conservatories, comfortable lounges and dining rooms, a café and cinema, The Burroughs offers a homely feel. Daily activities include gentle exercises, quizzes, gardening and craft sessions, but if your loved one wishes to help around the home, they are welcome to join in. Residents can bring treasured possessions to decorate their rooms, helping them settle in and feel at home, allowing you to relax, knowing that they are happy.

The Burroughs
Mill Road
West Drayton
Middlesex
UB7 7EQ

0333 434 3077

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