Crewe care residents handle creepy-crawlies

Posted on 14 March 2011

People paying for care at a home in Crewe have had a walk on the wild side after a variety of exotic creatures paid them a visit.

Residents at the Elms were treated to spiders, scorpions, snakes and toads as part of an animal therapy programme from people at Zoo Lab UK, the Crewe Guardian reports.

Annette Russell, manager of the Elms, said she believes animal-assisted therapy sessions are good for residents' well-being.

"They took a really keen interest in learning about all of the animals, asking lots of questions and listening intently to the answers. It was fantastically different," she told the newspaper.

"We like to do as much as we can here to get the residents doing lots of activities and trying out new things."

The news follows reports in the Middlewich Guardian that a community tea party will be held at Newton Court Nursing and Residential Home on March 24th to help older people meet new friends.

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