Horsell Lodge entertain some Creepy Crawly Visitors

Residents at Horsell Lodge were visited this week by ZooLab, a live animal handling workshop, who brought a selection of unusual animals with them including snakes, tarantula, giant African snail, giant centipede, to name just a few.

They were given a talk on each animal which was really informative and they learnt new and interesting facts about all these creatures. They were also then given the opportunity to handle them; able to touch, feel and pet them, which some of our residents were brave enough to do!

Robyn Bennett, Home Manager said:

“All the residents loved the activity even those who did not want to touch them. They all responded really well with this interactive and sensory experience and it was a real talking point afterwards. Especially when they found them not as scary or strange as they first thought.”

Chrissy Rapley, Activities Organiser said:

“It was a great visit and we’ll welcome them back again.”

At Horsell Lodge, our activity team strive to bring our residents new and interesting experiences. We know that animal-assisted therapy is recognised as an occupational therapy and we can see the visible benefits as it brings people together and help people to see things with a different perspective.

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