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Ivybank House Care Home get back to nature

Residents Ginette Koonjean and Pam Wagstaff smiling in the sunshine

Residents of Ivybank House Care Home in Bath got back to nature on 2nd October with a trip out to Hope Nature Centre at Shockerwick Park.

Several of our residents have recently made wishes through our Wishing Well programme to visit some animals so our Magic Moments Club Coordinator Sue James arranged a visit to the nature centre which sits in 15 acres of beautiful parkland.

We met alpacas, donkeys, tortoises, rabbits, pigs, owls and emus but the biggest hit were some rather cheeky goats who were very enthusiastic when we went over to feed them!    

After enjoying the fresh air in lovely surroundings and meeting the animals it was time for a slap up lunch in The Squirrels Café - thankfully goat was not on the menu!

Sue said “We were lucky to have a beautiful autumn day for our trip out and had a lovely time in the great outdoors seeing and feeding the animals.”

brighterkind runs their Wishing Well programme in all of its 70 care homes. Right from the beginning we aim to find out about our residents' life stories and get to know the things they would really like to do or what they have done in the past and would love to do again. People are helped to experience their chosen activities or events or to visit places they have long wanted to go.

Ivybank House Care Home is located in Bath, Somerset and provides residential care and respite care.



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