Residents go Barking mad for Furry Friends
Residents of Margaret Fisher House Supported Home in Paddock Wood have been enjoying regular visits from some new furry friends.
Ruby and Cherry have become regular visitors at the Old Kent Road supported home, thanks to a carer who supports some of the residents at the home, bringing her dogs in with her.
Every Saturday morning at 10.30am, their four-legged friends arrive at the home, excited to see the residents and the residents are just as excited to see them too! They spend the morning together, creating a very calm environment within the home.
Carmel Belshaw, Housekeeper at Margaret Fisher House commented: “The dogs’ visits really brighten up the residents’ morning, their faces light up when they arrive and the dogs are just so friendly.
“Rapport Housing & Care is a pet friendly organisation and we really believe that interaction with pets has many benefits for older people, including reducing stress, promoting calmness, increasing wellbeing and generally improving happiness.”