Spring has sprung – Southmead care home welcomes egg-cellent new friends

A care home in Southmead has watched six chicks hatch as part of its spring celebrations.

Residents at Care UK’s Trymview Hall, on Southmead Road, have been eagerly waiting to welcome the chicks, who arrived in an incubator, ready to hatch.

The Spring surprise meant residents were able to watch the eggs hatch live and witness the miracle of life as the chicks – which have now found their forever home at Trymview Hall – were born in front of their very eyes. There was much excitement on the day, with residents keen to show the chicks plenty of fuss and attention.

As part of the Spring activities organised by the home, children from Lake House nursery also teamed up with residents for a cracking Easter egg hunt.

Violet, a resident at Trymview Hall, said: “It has been lovely to hold the chicks and watch them grow – we have given them all names!”

Nicole Anderson, Home Manager at Trymview Hall, said: “It’s been lovely to see the residents so excited about the arrival of these eggs – with these new fluffy residents making for the best start to the season.

“Here at Trymview Hall, we are always looking for new and exciting activities for residents to enjoy. Animal therapy has proven to be incredibly beneficial for older people, as it can be calming, prompt conversations, and put a smile on everyone’s faces.

“It was a truly wonderful experience to welcome the six chicks into the home – and we look forward to cuddling them for years to come!”

Trymview Hall provides full-time residential and dementia care, with 66 ensuite bedrooms, and has been designed to enable residents to live active and fulfilled lives, while also promoting independence. The care home incorporates space for hobby and leisure activities and includes its own cinema, hairdressing salon and café.

For more information about the home, email Nicola Wolff-Donitz, Customer Relations Manager, at nicola.wolff-donitz@careuk.com, call 0333 321 8351 or visit careuk.com/trymview-hall