Gillingham care home residents meet curious creatures for Halloween

Gwen Robinson with
Gwen Robinson with a resident, joining in the Halloween fun!


With Halloween creeping up on us, residents of the Wigmore residential home got into the spooky spirit of the holiday and enjoyed a visit from some curious creatures at Wildlife Science.


The residents were invited to meet a variety of cute creatures, including a rabbit, guinea pig and hamster. They were delighted to meet the friendly pets and enjoyed learning about their lives from the rep whilst having a cuddle with them.


After meeting the adorable animals, the residents were introduced to a slightly less endearing gecko and snake. They were very brave and a number of them were even courageous enough to hold the snake, whilst staff admitted to being a little bit apprehensive!


Edith Barrett with the gecko
Edith Barrett with the gecko

As well as getting to know the animals, residents had a bit of fun having their faces painted, whilst home manager, Gillian Pemble joined in and hers painted too.


Gillian commented: “Here at Rogers House we believe that contact with pets is incredibly beneficial for the wellbeing of our residents. We have a resident cat and regularly have visitors who bring pets with them, the residents always enjoy meeting them and the stroking sensation supports relaxation.”


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