Residents at Orchard House Care Home Enjoy Visit from Fluffy four-legged Guests

At the heart of the Nursing, Dementia and Residential home in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire is family and community. Residents, their families and the dedicated team who work at the home are committed to ensuring that everyone feels part of their special family.

The home loves nothing more than organising an event, themed activity or party, in fact anything that creates special, fun and heart-warming experiences for all.

It was this sentiment that gave Denise, resident Amanda’s daughter the idea to organise a special visit from two very charming and fluffy Alpaca’s!

The loveably and curious animals which traditional originate from Peru and are known for their beautiful soft fur, were met with cheers, gasps, laughter and even a few surprised faces when they took a guided tour around the home. In fact, resident Norma Caddick who at 102 has seen most things gasped, “aren’t they just amazing”!

Miranda Robinson, Lifestyle Lead, who helped support Denise in making the special visit possible said, “it was so wonderful to see the joy on each and every resident’s faces when they got to meet the alpacas, feeding them carrots and feeling how soft their fur is. What a memorable experience had by all!”

Eric Gunns (husband of a resident) said ” this is a fantastic idea and it’s so great what you all do here.”

Home Manager Sarah Watson ” I would like to say a massive thank you to Denise for helping to organise this for the home. Staff and residents thoroughly enjoyed it and it was an absolute delight to see the reaction on the residents faces when they met the alpacas. A day to remember!”

Margaret Allchorn, 82 said “it was such a lovely surprise and so nice to have such wonderful visitors and my family will be so jealous”

 

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