Looks like rein-deer as Worcester home welcomes special visitors - The Worcester Observer

Looks like rein-deer as Worcester home welcomes special visitors

Worcester Editorial 20th Dec, 2022   0

A WORCESTER care home celebrated the festive season in style with the help of some special guests.

Residents at Care UK’s Perry Manor, on Charles Hastings Way, were thrilled when Rudolph and his friends trotted into the care home for some exciting Christmas celebrations.

Decking the halls with all things Christmas, the care home team welcomed the reindeers and local community for the afternoon of festive fun, complete with seasonal delights including mulled wine and mince pies for all to enjoy.

On the day, Father Christmas also slid down the chimney for a special appearance, and visitors had the opportunity to join in with carol singing from the home’s very own ‘Perry Merry Carolers’.

Katherine Matthews, home manager at Perry Manor, said: “The special visit from the reindeer was the icing on the Christmas cake and enjoyed by everyone.

“For older people in particular, animal visits have been shown to have therapeutic benefits, as they can help lower anxiety, create relaxing endorphins, and encourage conversations.

“The residents’ reactions really demonstrated how much they enjoyed interacting with the wonderful creatures.

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