Callands Care Home welcome Zoolab
Residents at Callands Care Home in Warrington enjoyed a visit from some unusual animals when Zoo Lab visited the home.
Zoo Lab visit the home regularly and all Residents, families and friends, always enjoy the session. Zoo Lab have been to visit the home a few times with all their exotic animals including a snake, tarantula and even some creepy crawlies such as millipedes.
Zoo Lab have a lovely relationship with the Residents and take the animals around the room giving each Resident the opportunity to touch and hold them. They spend time talking and answering people’s questions.
All the Residents were keen to get involved and really enjoyed holding the unusual creatures. Some didn’t like the idea of touching or handling the creatures but still enjoy seeing them and hearing the interesting facts about each creature.
The visit from the Zoo lab is a really enjoyable and therapeutic experience for the Residents.
Comments from the Residents included:
“It’s something different! We never thought when we would move into a care home that we would have snakes and spiders visiting us! It has been an enjoyable morning.“
“It was the best activity ever! I absolutely loved it and it made my day.”

Home Manager, Joanne Goodwin, said:
“It is great to have such an unusual activity at the Callands, I enjoy it as much as the Residents and over time I have overcome my own fears and held snakes and today a cockroach.  We are definitely keen for Zoo Lab to visit us again.”