New Copford Place care home in Colchester, run by charity Friends of the Elderly, recently welcomed some very special visitors. Thanks to Magical Miniature Ponies, two ponies visited the home to spend time with residents and their relatives.
Donna Owen, Manager at New Copford Place, said: “It was wonderful to see the residents interacting with the ponies. Everyone was just so surprised that we had real life ponies actually inside the home. The team from Magical Miniature Ponies were brilliant telling us all about the ponies and the sensory benefits and stimulation from being around these animals was something we saw last with our residents for days. Everyone is still talking about it!”
To find out more about New Copford Place, visit www.fote.org.uk.
About Friends of the Elderly:
Friends of the Elderly is a registered charity (no 226064) founded in 1905 and is one of the UK’s oldest charities supporting older people.
The charity’s vision is a society where all older people are treated with respect and have the opportunity to lead fulfilled lives.
Friends of the Elderly provides support for all older people, particularly those in need due to mental or physical frailty, isolation or poverty. Its range of personalised care and support services includes care homes, befriending schemes and grants.
Volunteering opportunities through the charity are available on an individual and staff programme basis across a number of services.
The Friends of the Elderly Group includes the subsidiary Triangle Community Services (registered charity no 1016437), which offers day clubs, home care and extra care services. www.triangle.care
For more information please visit the Friends of the Elderly website www.fote.org.uk