A 99 year old tropical bird-loving resident has had her dream come true when she came face to face with exotic birds for the first time in years.
Kay Tailby, who is a resident at Devonshire Court, in Leicester, has a fondness for birds since she was a child. Nowadays, she often enjoys watching the birds visit the bird feeder that come right by the window of her room at her care home. She confided in staff that she would dearly love to go and see tropical birds again so the staff arranged a special visit for Kay to go to Tropical Birdland in Desford.
As soon as they arrived at the tropical birds sanctuary, Kay’s eyes shone with an irrepressible twinkle of amazement. She was delighted when she got the chance to pet and feed them.
This really is a dream come true! Being able to see these beautiful creatures and to stroke them, made me feel so happy and brought back wonderful memories.
Claire Barrett, Senior Team Leader at Devonshire Court, who accompanied Kay, said:
It was a fantastic afternoon. Kay had the time of her life. She was still a natural around the flock of birds– much better than we were!
We’re always looking for ways to support our residents’ health and wellbeing, so we work closely with them to create meaningful activities. It also goes to show you can create memorable experiences at any stage in life.
[Summary: A 99 year old tropical bird-loving resident at Devonshire Court, in Leicester, has had her dream come true when she came face to face with exotic birds for the first time in years.]