Residents at the Masonic care home, Prince Edward Duke of Kent Court in Essex, have enjoyed a variety of animal themed activities at the Home to celebrate the Easter season.
Staff member Claire Burton, who runs a small farm close to the Home with her partner Glenn, brought in some chicks for the day to meet residents over the Easter weekend.
“Animals play an important role in our Home, providing companionship to both residents and staff. Their presence often helps people to feel more comfortable and relaxed, especially for people who have had pets before they moved into the Home,” says Michelle Bladen, Home Manager.
Residents also had fun painting eggs to decorate the dining areas and a competition to design the best egg. In Mauchline House, the Home’s dementia support house, residents made Easter nest cakes by mixing shredded wheat with melted chocolate, topped with mini eggs and later enjoyed them with a cup of tea.
To watch a video about the support provided to residents of our Masonic care homes, watch our video Jean and Kay’s Story.