Signature at Moorlands Lodge, which provides nursing, respite, dementia and residential care to 90 residents, arranged the visit of Latte and Bubbles to visit residents, relatives and their loved ones.
Latte and Bubbles, who are a pair of 11 and 12 year old reindeer, dropped by for a spot of lunch in the gardens at Moorlands Lodge. Residents and their loved ones hand-fed the reindeer their festive favourites, namely sliced carrots and handfuls of their special dried moss feed.
Their arrival added to the care home’s Christmas Family Day, which also saw it welcome members of the local community by serving up mince pies and a festive hot drink.
The visit added to a series of festive activities organised in the run up to the Christmas Holidays by the care home. This included birthday girl Pamela Bleach marking her 92nd birthday earlier this month by turning on the home’s Christmas lights, a residents’ outing to RHS Garden Wisley, a Carol service at St Lukes Church and several entertainers coming into the home.
Commenting on the visit of the Reindeer, Lillian Fry, a resident at Signature at Moorlands Lodge, said:
“What a wonderful experience to have just before Christmas.”
Simon Cracknell, Client Liaison Manager at Signature at Moorlands Lodge said:
“Today has been a wonderful festive success with so many of our residents and their families experiencing the reindeers so up close. Having the Reindeer visit is an annual event and is becoming a Moorlands Lodge Christmas tradition.”