Residents at Oake Meadows Care Home in Taunton had an afternoon of fun when Birds of Prey swooped into the home.
Residents were treated to an up-close and personal encounter with the birds, experiencing the beauty and grace of the magnificent creatures whilst having opportunity to hold, stroke, and witness them take flight.
Mary Archer, a resident at Oake Meadows, said, “I never thought I’d have the chance to hold a bird of prey. It was an incredible experience that made me feel connected to nature in a way I haven’t in years”.
Animal therapy sessions are renowned for instilling a sense of tranquillity and alleviating stress in older generations. Beyond moments of happiness, these sessions foster emotional well-being, stimulate social engagement, and contribute to an overall improved quality of life for residents.
Hannah Fenwick, Activities Co-ordinator at Oake Meadows said, “Organising activities that bring joy and create lasting memories for our residents is at the heart of what we do. The visit from Sharandys Birds of Prey exceeded our expectations, providing a unique and interactive experience that got all the residents smiling.
“The support from Willow Funeral Services to make this happen exemplifies the positive impact that businesses and the community can have when they come together to create meaningful experiences.”