Feb 02, 2018
Residents at Lauder Lodge 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 Towerbank Primary School joined residents to help make bird feeders and bird boxes, and planted some fresh bulbs in the home gardens.
Michelle Reid, home manager at Lauder Lodge said: “The birdwatch is a popular activity with Care UK residents every year, so we were delighted to welcome students from Towerbank Primary School to join us for our first event at Lauder Lodge. 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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