Residential Care Homes
Why not treat your residents to a day with a difference?
The Owl and Pussycat Centre is one of Scotland’s most innovative Charity. As such we offer visits to residential homes at a discounted rate.
Experienced staff will visit your premises with a selection of Owls and Mr. Chatterbox our American Kestrel.
Usually in the residents’ lounge, we take the birds individually and introduce them to each resident. Everyone has the opportunity to meet the birds at close quarters.
Contact with animals and birds has been shown to have a wide range of therapeutic benefits, for example improving a person’s general sense of well being. We find that meeting our birds quite often invokes memories of the past. Elderly people will chat to us about their younger days, perhaps growing up or working in the countryside.
Our visits are unique and memorable. Staff tend to take many photographs of all the residents which acts as a lasting memory for both residents, staff and also family members. Residential home staff have been delighted that the birds are talked about weeks after a visit!
Our birds are trained to be met and touched by members of the public. For safety they are supervised at all times during a visit and we provide falconry gloves for anyone wishing to hold a bird. We are, of course, insured.
Quotes from our visitors book include
Westbank Care Home - "Residents absolutely delighted with the birds and wonderful kind staff. Birds absolutely beautiful and well worth seeing. Thank you so much a wonderful experience"
Kynnaird Care Home - "residents and staff enjoyed a great time with all your feathered friends and you!!"
Crimond House Care Home - "residents and staff had a wonderful afternoon, handlers spent alot of time with residents explaing things to them. Will certainly do this again many thanks"
For bookings and further enquiries please contact Ruth on 07769232305