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Coventry Home Welcomes Back Special Visitor as Boo the Miniature Pony Visits Staff and Residents

A Coventry home welcomed back a familiar face as Boo came back to visit staff and residents.

Boo, a miniature American Pony, visited MHA Charnwood House and spent the afternoon at the home.

Boo and her handler Yvette have been visiting the home for a few years, but this was the first visit for a while.

The home provides residential dementia care for 65 residents and the company of Boo was enjoyed by all.

Victoria Brown, activity coordinator said: “We loved seeing Boo and Yvette back at home and it was a lovely day.

“I found Yvette on social media and the great thing is she lives very close to home.

“We have had Boo visit a couple of times before, and it was after speaking to Yvette and finding out her mum had Alzheimer’s and Boo was a great companion for her.

“The residents love her, she is well behaved and manages to gauge the feelings and emotions of the residents.

“She will even tuck you in bed if your blanket has fallen off and appears to be incredibly therapeutic for them.

“There were a lot of smiles from residents and that made the visit even special.

“We have some residents who aren’t very talkative but seeing a smile on their face when Boo arrived or went up to them was heart-warming.”