BIRDS of prey recently made a whirlwind visit to a care home in Stratford and there was certainly plenty to talk about.
The team at Ambleside care home on Evesham Road organized a day filled with entertainment, tasty treats and feathered friends for care home residents and family across the Midlands.
Residents of homes such as Perry Manor in Worcester, Chandler Court in Bromsgrove and Priors House in Leamington flocked for the chance to see the birds of prey up close.
The birds – including a barn owl, white-faced owl and European kestrel – were brought in by Walks with Hawks for all to admire and hug if they dared.
Ralph Leach, a resident of Ambleside, said: “Everything was great, and the Ambleside team worked very hard to bring it all together. It was an exceptional day from all points of view.
Fiddler Samantha Norman set the festive mood as visitors arrived and the day ended with vocalist Phoebe Appleby of Silver Belles Music singing the residents’ favorite songs to everyone.
Ambleside House Manager Julia Joy said: “Maintaining strong community relationships is an important part of life in Ambleside, and hosting our regional summer BBQ has given us a wonderful opportunity to welcome other care home residents and team members to come together to celebrate with some sun and fun.
“We had a fantastic day hosting this summer party and everyone was so happy to join us for a day filled with bird handling, musicians and lots of goodies to top it all off. It was so nice to be able to make the most of the summer and open our doors again to our regional neighbors made it even more special.
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