Your News: Animal visitors and film fun at residential home

Residents at Abbey Court Care Home take part in television filming EMN-141205-182316001
Residents at Abbey Court Care Home take part in television filming EMN-141205-182316001

We had living eggs come into the home Abbey Court Care Home in Falcon Way, Bourne. All the eggs hatched out - 10 in total - and the residents enjoyed holding them.

It brought back lots of memories for them.

We had a chick naming competition. One was named Henry and one was called Freda. Henry was named by Stephen Harrison and Freda was named by Irene Beaver. The residents enjoyed watching them daily and they can’t wait to see them in the garden in their new home. One of our pictures shows Vera Pearson holding the chick.

The residents also enjoyed a visit from some exotic reptiles as part of a visit by Zoolab. There was a talk on each one, including what they ate and where they lived. It was very interesting and some of the residents were brave and held a corn snake, millipede and a hissing cockroach. They also got to stroke Barry the rat. A great afternoon was had by all and Alan Skerritt is pictured with the corn snake.

A group of residents from Abbey Court Care Home recently attended a matinee performance of ‘There’ll Always Be An England’ at the Bourne Corn Exchange. The residents had a wonderful afternoon of entertainment with plenty of flag waving and sing along participation. At the end of the show the residents were presented with a personalised photo of the cast as a memento. The residents said it had been an afternoon full of lovely memories.

After attending a Care Channel training session, staff member Louise Bagley of Abbey Court Care Home thought it would be a good idea if Abbey Court was used as a location to record an episode for a training session on the Care Channel.

She invited the Care Channel to consider Abbey Court as a filming location. The offer was taken up and on Tuesday, April 29, a crew assembled at Abbey Court to commence filming for a period of four days.

Residents and staff participated in the acting alongside the actors and are looking forward to seeing themselves on screen when the production is aired.

Visitors, residents and staff also enjoyed watching the scenes being produced and recorded.