Added on: 22nd January, 2019 by Mali_49179
Residents at a care home in Orpington have their binoculars at the ready ahead of the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch.
Preparations are underway, as Care UK’s Foxbridge House on Sevenoaks Road gears up to take part in the world’s largest garden wildlife survey from Saturday 26th January until Monday 28th January.
Residents will be taking part in a variety of activities related to our feathered friends, including making bird feeders to ensure the home’s gardens are inviting for local wildlife.
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, Carol McCormack, explained why taking part in the Birdwatch is important for residents at Foxbridge House: “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.”
Foxbridge House has been designed to deliver the very best standards of care and to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives. The home provides full time residential, nursing and dementia care, as well as short-term respite care.
For more information about Foxbridge House, please call customer relations manager, Josh Pearmain, on 01689 769 229, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please visit careuk.com/foxbridge-house or go to careuk.com/birdwatch
To find out more about the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and how you can get involved, please go to rspb.org.uk