Feb 03, 2016
As well as keeping a record of the number and types of birds coming into the garden during a one hour period for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch, residents also enjoyed a trip out to the RSPB Minsmere reserve and welcomed a special visit from the Suffolk Owl Sanctuary.
The annual Birdwatch was part of a programme of activities at Mills Meadow designed to help residents to experience all the sensory benefits of the great outdoors. Care UK’s Prince George House and Asterbury Place care homes in Ipswich also took part in the Birdwatch this year, by making their gardens bird-friendly with feeders and bird boxes.
Sue Hill, home manager at Mills Meadow, explained: “As well as helping to support an important national initiative from the RSPB, the Birdwatch also provided an excellent opportunity for nature-loving residents to spend time in the garden as well as enjoy an interesting trip out to one of our region’s top bird reserves.
“At Mills Meadow we support residents to participate in outdoor and sensory activities, either in our gardens or during our weekly group outings, as they can boost emotional and physical wellbeing, and help residents to live meaningful and fulfilled lives. The birdwatch also proved to be a valuable reminiscence activity for those living with dementia, and everyone enjoyed spotting and naming the many bird and wildlife species which paid us a visit over the weekend.”
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