Local friendly animals visit care home residents

A host of friendly animals from White Post Farm visited Sherwood House to provide a fun, therapeutic activity for the residents to enjoy on Random Acts of Kindness Day.

Organised and led by Activities Co-ordinator Natalie, residents and staff had the opportunity to stroke and hold a variety of animals. Residents were able to relive their own personal memories of pets or experiences with animals, as well enjoying the therapeutic experience of holding or stroking an animal.

The animals were brought to the home by White Post Farm. For residents who were unable to leave their rooms, we took a selection of animals around to individual rooms, enabling everyone to take part in the experience.

Natalie said, “It was lovely to see the residents’ faces light-up as they cuddled a rabbit, stroked a guinea pig and a variety of reptiles and creepy crawlies. Our residents often tell us how much they love animals and so we thought this would be the perfect way to mark Random Acts of Kindness Day.”

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