Leamington care home residents have a close encounter of the bird kind - The Leamington Observer

Leamington care home residents have a close encounter of the bird kind

Leamington Editorial 7th Oct, 2022   0

SOME beaky buddies swooped into a Leamington care home for the afternoon.

Residents at Priors House, on Old Milverton Lane, flocked together to admire the birds of prey brought in by Walks with Hawks.

As part of the animal therapy session, they learnt about the history and characteristics of the birds, as well as other interesting facts.

The impressive birds – including a barn owl, a burrowing owl and a European kestrel – were admired by everyone, with some brave residents even daring to holding them on their arm.

Edward Proctor, a resident at Priors House, said: “The birds were fascinating, and it was a really exciting experience. Many of us had never seen an animal like those up close before.”

While Home Manager Francine Summers said: “We all enjoyed a wonderful afternoon meeting the mighty Thor, Henry and Rogue.

“Here at Priors House, we are always seeking new and exciting activities for residents to enjoy. Animal therapy has proven to be incredibly beneficial for older people, as it can offer a calming effect, and even prompt conversations.

“It was so lovely to welcome all of these impressive birds into the home, and seeing residents interacting with them was wonderful – a big thank you again to Walks with Hawks.”

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