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The Potteries takes a walk on the wild side

February 13th 2017

The Potteries took a walk on the wild side when residents were given the opportunity to get up close to a host of creatures and critters.

The team at The Potteries invited animal specialists, Creature Teachers, to lead a ‘show and tell’ workshop for residents at the home.

Residents who were brave enough had the chance to hold and pet the animals brought to the home, including a barn owl, snake, tortoise and chickens. As part of the session, Creature Teachers also provided interesting facts on each of the individual animals.

Zita Turner, home manager at The Potteries, said: “We are always looking to plan interesting and exciting activities for residents and, as so many have a keen interest in nature and wildlife, we invited Creature Teachers along to provide a fun interactive animal session. 

“It proved to be a real success and you could see from residents’ reactions just how engaged and fascinated they were by the chance to get so close to such a varied collection of animals.  Not only did the workshop fit really well with our ‘activity based care’ approach here at The Potteries, it was also fantastic to see the smiles on everyone’s faces, and we believe it had real therapeutic benefits for residents – especially those living with dementia.”

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The Potteries, our care home in Broadstone, on the outskirts of Poole, is a light, bright and welcoming care home with its own café, hair salon and cinema.

Our colleagues receive the latest training and learn all they can about your loved one so they can support them to live each day to the full. Activities are designed around your loved one’s interests and if there’s something they’d like to do, our lifestyle team will organise it for them. We have strong ties with local community groups and schools, which we continue to build on with virtual concerts and Zoom-based activities. 

The Potteries
187 York Road
Broadstone - Poole
Dorset
BH18 8ES

0333 321 0929

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