Donkey visits care home for unusual therapy session

Posted on 26 April 2011

People paying for care at a nursing home in Winsford enjoyed an animal therapy session with an unusual visitor.

Twenty-one year old donkey Molly stopped off at The Laurels, being led through the front door and corridors before arriving in the lounge for the therapy session, reports the Winsford Guardian.

Geraldine Hughes, activities co-ordinator at the home told the newspaper a lot of the residents were taken aback by the arrival of the animal, as many had presumed talk of a visiting donkey to be a joke.

"When we told them she was coming in I think a lot of them thought it was a joke so it was a nice surprise when she turned up."

This follows news that people paying for care at the Princess Lodge Care Centre in Swindon were treated to an Easter concert by pupils from the Commonweal Junior Choir.

The Swindon Advertiser reports that the residents were also presented with Easter cards and daffodils made by the students.

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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