Residents at Connaught Court, in Fulford, York, enjoyed a special spring time treat when two adorable lambs came to visit.
Delighted residents Nancy Newton and Carole Forber, and Activites Coordinator Fran Tagg with Dinky the lamb
The arrival of Dinky and Marble delighted residents and staff alike who were only too happy to give them a cuddle and take turns feeding them with milk from a bottle.
Resident John Warburton and Ryedale Animal Group Owner Rachel Dring, with one of the lambs
The lambs, who are around three weeks old, were brought to the Home by local company Ryedale Animal Group. The company provides therapy animal interaction sessions for residents in care homes and within their own home environment.
Home Activities Coordinator, Fran Tagg, said:
Our residents absolutely loved meeting the lambs and we are very grateful to Ryedale Animal Group for bringing them to our Home. It was a really uplifting experience, with everyone coming together to celebrate the new life that spring time brings. We’ve found that animal therapy has a tremendously positive effect on our residents’ health and wellbeing.
Rachel Dring, Owner of Ryedale Animal Group, said:
It was wonderful to be able to bring our therapy lambs to Connaught Court. They have such a calming effect on everyone. Feeding and cuddling them is wonderfully therapeutic and for older people it can trigger happy memories of holding a baby in their younger days.
[Summary: Residents at Connaught Court, in Fulford, York, enjoyed a special spring time treat when two adorable lambs – Dinky and Marble came to visit.]