Flutters of excitement at Brendoncare Froxfield care home

Brendoncare Froxfield care home recently welcomed back one of its favourite visitors, Jason Ashcroft of Falconry UK.

On 8 January 2024, he brought with him seven of his beautiful, rare birds – three owls, two falcons, a kookaburra and vulture.

The residents and team at Brendoncare Froxfield were fascinated by each of the birds, especially resident Diane Bailey who met her namesake, Bailey the white faced owl. Everyone a chance to see the birds close up.

He gave everyone lots of facts and figures about each of the birds, some of which are very rare. He also told a story about when some of the birds were used in a film starring John Travolta and Tom Cruise.

“It is always a joy when Jason and his birds come to visit us.,” Lesley Marshall, Brendoncare Froxfield’s Deputy Manager, said afterwards. “We never know which members of his flock we will be meeting. Our residents love seeing the birds especially the cheeky ones like the kookaburra.

“We are very grateful to the Froxfield League of Friends for supporting us with this visit. We hope Jason will be back in the summer to see us again.”

Brendoncare Froxfield provides care for 44 residents, including a specialist 16 bed dementia care household. It is one of seven care homes run by the Brendoncare Foundation which is celebrating its fortieth anniversary this year. Brendoncare also provides extra care housing and community clubs for older people across the south of England.

Brendoncare’s Care for Life promise provides security and peace of mind to residents and their families, ensuring that when a resident can no longer afford the full cost of their care Brendoncare will support them financially to remain with them for as long as their needs can be met.

For more information about Brendoncare Froxfield, please call 01488 684916 or visit the website.

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