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Solihull care home residents dive under the sea

Solihull Editorial 11th Aug, 2022   0

SOLIHULL care home residents dived under the sea on a trip to the National Sealife Centre.

Residents from Ardenlea Court Bupa Care Home saw sharks, penguins, otters and tropical fish on a day out in Birmingham.

Anthony Bray, Ronald Peck, Michael Bourton and Bett Gardener went on the trip organised by Maisie Buckley and Nirmal Kaur, the care home’s activities co-ordinators.

Michael said: “It was just so nice to get out and see Birmingham. I enjoyed watching the sea otters swim, but the sharks were my favourite creatures. I’ve already been asking the staff when we can go again.”

Ronald Peck, aged 85 years old, added: “I had a great day. The Sealife Centre brought back wonderful memories of my various travels around the world as it reminded me of an aquarium in Australia that I visited years ago.”

The residents also relished the opportunity to see how Birmingham has developed over the years.

Maisie said: “Our residents really love animals and with the therapeutic nature of animals and sensory activities, we thought the bright coloured fish and their furry friends would help bring a smile to our residents’ faces.”

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