Spring lambs make new friends at Solihull care home - The Solihull Observer

Spring lambs make new friends at Solihull care home

Solihull Editorial 1st Apr, 2023   0

SPRING lambs leapt at the chance to meet residents at a Solihull care home.

The four-legged visitors headed to Blossomfield Grange, on Worcester Way where they were fed and handled by staff and residents at the home.

The Phoenix Children’s Foundation told the residents all about the lambs from how to look after them to their personalities, favourite foods and how to look after them.

Resident, Tom Fisher, aged 93, said: “The lambs were so friendly. It was lovely to be able to feed them with a bottle of milk and watch them explore the home.”

For many residents having worked in farms or grown up around similar animals, the visit was also an opportunity to reminisce and share memories from their younger years.

Jo Bennett, general manager at Blossomfield Grange, added: “Everyone at Blossomfield Grange certainly had a spring in their step after welcoming the lambs into the home.

“Spending time with animals has been shown to have many therapeutic advantages for older people, particularly for those living with dementia, as it helps lower anxiety and creates relaxing endorphins.

“You could see from the residents’ reactions just how much they enjoyed interacting with the animals.

“It proved to be a wonderful opportunity to reminisce too, with many residents sharing their animal stories from childhood.”

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