It was cuteness overload at Regis Elermore Vale as our residents were visited by some adorable baby animals. Residents were captivated as they gathered around to feed, hold, and cuddle the lambs, chicks, guinea pigs, and bunnies.
It was lovely to see all our residents take part, including Betsy, who usually prefers spending time in her room over attending group activities. Betsy grew up on a farm, so this activity brought back some fabulous memories of her youth. She reminisced with our team and shared endearing stories with her fellow residents.
The joy and happiness of the day were infectious. So much so that our resident, George, was heard performing his “Old McDonald” rendition whilst holding a baby goat.
This was a special day as restrictions in the Home over Easter meant that our planned celebrations had to be postponed. However, it was wonderful to have the whole Home come together for the first time in a little while to enjoy each other’s company in the delightful sunshine.
There are many benefits to spending time with animals, such as decreasing stress levels, easing social discomfort, and increasing happiness. At Regis, our team are continually finding ways to ensure the wellbeing of our residents in the most fun way possible.
Our team was thrilled with the resident feedback from this activity, who all loved the day. We’ve never seen so many requests to have baby animals regularly around the Home!