Royley House Care Home in Royton, Oldham, was visited on 28th June by some very furry guests! The team from Calderbrook Alpacas brought George and Ziggy, two very well behaved young alpacas, to the home to visit the ladies and gentlemen who live there and spread some joy.
The alpacas were the guests of honour on the day and although the weather was a little blustery and overcast, everyone was able to enjoy some fresh air while staying in the dining room, looking out onto the recently renovated garden and patio space.
Rochcare believes that having things to look forward to and a sense of purpose is very important, so we help people get the most from each day in whatever way is most appropriate for them. With this in mind, we have a regular schedule of activities on offer at all of our homes, designed to keep the people we support entertained and engaged.
Activities often include crafts, baking, gardening, massage and beauty treatments, gentle exercise classes, reading/sewing groups and trips into the local community. Although visits from alpacas aren’t a regular occurrence, we like to think that makes it an extra special experience.
Calderbrook Alpacas specialise in unique alpaca meet and greets and assisted activities in and around Littleborough. The head handler from Calderbrrok Alpacas said, “the alpacas have a gentle, inquisitive nature and their fur is very soft and tactile, this means their great for sensory engagement and are a real talking point with groups they meet as they’re often a little cheeky and very funny to watch”
We hope the alpacas had as much fun as the care team did and that the unique memory will be a fond one for the people who live at Royley House for the future too.