My Little Pony at Latham Lodge

Residents at Latham Lodge recently enjoyed a very successful visit from ‘Mr Kellogs’, a miniature horse from Pony Pals.  Mr Kellogs may be the smallest member of their team but he is full of character.

He was dressed resplendent in tiny booties (to safeguard our floors) and wore a lovely coat to keep him warm.  Some of our residents eagerly gathered in the main lounge to meet him, pet him & some even grooming his mane.

He happily rested his head on laps & thoroughly enjoyed all the attention he received.  For those residents who are not so mobile, Mr Kellogs went up in our lift to their rooms to meet them, resting his head over the bedside to be groomed, petted or just to have a hand resting on his muzzle. He brought smiles to all who met him.

Sylvia Morse-Carter, Home Manager said:

“His visit brought a lot of joy and comfort to our residents, especially those with a love of animals. We know the value and benefits an animal can bring to our residents, not only from the touch, but also rekindling lost memories and enhances their social, emotional, or cognitive functioning. He sparked off lots of conversations with our residents, care team and visitors.”

Such was the success, they have asked for him to come back, which we will be organising later in the year.

 

Latham Lodge

Home Manager

Sylvia Morse-Carter

Address

139 Stakes Road,
Purbrook,
Portsmouth,
Hampshire,
PO7 5PD

Contact
0808 223 5519
View care home

Related news & events at Latham Lodge

News

Latham Lodge awarded for Research and Improvement

Latham Lodge care home in Purbrook has been taking part in research since 2016.  The first study was SMART research looking into antibiotic resistance. In 2017…

Read more
News

Helena Jeffery wins coveted Health Investor award for her outstanding contribution to care industry

Our co-founder Helena Jeffery was recognised for her leadership in quality care, with the award for ‘Outstanding contribution by an individual’ at last week’s Health…

Read more
News

Short Stay Respite Care

Short breaks or respite care provides carers with an opportunity to take a holiday or simply spend some time looking after their own needs, providing…

Read more