Care home residents go cluckers over newborn chicks
CARE home residents had a cracking time with their new feathery friends.
They were treated to an adorable Easter surprise after 10 eggs, which had been incubating for 19 days, arrived there.
The special delivery to Lindley Grange was provided by Living Eggs, which provides ready to hatch eggs to schools, nurseries and care homes.
Residents at the Acre Street home were delighted when the first chick arrived the next day.
Since then the rest of the little bundles of joy have arrived.
Pet therapy is used throughout Bupa care homes, and these eggs-tra special guests have caused particular excitement among the home’s residents.
They have enjoyed getting to know the little ones, and have even given the first chicks to arrive names – Wilf, Charlie, Eddie, Billy, Chuckles and Bhuna.
Becky Crowe, activities co-ordinator at Lindley Grange, said: “This experience has been fantastic.
“The residents have loved interacting with the little chicks.
“This is definitely something we will look to do again next year.”
Bupa Lindley Grange is a purposebuilt residential care home offering specialist services for dementia, Parkinson’s and palliative care.
Residents are offered a full programme of regular and seasonal activities, as well as 24-hour access to highly trained medical and care staff.