Remembrance weekend activities at Rose Court care homeRecently at Rose Court care home in Radcliffe, Manchester, Residents have been busy with lots of activities.

On the 12th November Residents had a very special visit from a furry friend. A Pet as Therapy (PAT) dog came along too the care home to see all of the lovely Residents.

Sarah is a volunteer and visits home with her dog Harry. Lots of Residents enjoyed embracing Harry the dog and giving him a huge cuddle.

It was fab to see lots of interaction and conversations taking place. Harry visited people in their own rooms as well as in the community areas. 

Harry was a very spoilt dog after his visit. Residents were able to give Harry his treat for being a good boy.  

There were smiles all around and the Residents loved feeding Harry some treats. The Residents especially loved giving Harry lots of cuddles. One Resident, commented, “Sit Harry! Up Harry. Does he give his paw?”

Leanne Batten-Smith, Care Home Manager, said, “Animal therapy is very important and will allow lots of Residents to embrace feels. Gives comfort and brings back memories of their own animals.”

On Sunday 13th November, Residents paid their respects on Remembrance Day.

Residents and Colleagues went to the local cenotaph and laid a wreath from everyone at Rose Court. Peter a Resident of the care home, and his wife laid the wreath as Peter used to be in the RAF.

Colleagues supported residents Gil, Joan, Jimmy, James, and Graham as they went into the local town.  Residents and their families came back into Rose Court Pub for a beer and lunch. 

It was a lovely day where family members could be involved in an activity with their loved ones. 

Leanne, Care Home Manager, added, “It very important to be apart of the community. Also, to allow Residents to carry out any activities they used to attend prior to moving in the care home.”