7th December 2023 • The HERALD • Page 53 v THE NEXT HERALD IS OUT ON 4TH JANUARY v Badgers Holt Residential Care Home We offer home from home comfort l 24 hour waking care l Entertainments l Open visiting hours v DAY CARE AVAILABLE v Telephone Mrs G Rayner or Mrs D Younger on (023) 8084 9310 www.badgersholtresidential.co.uk Care Quality Commission - Overall Rating Outstanding WE CARE, YOU CARE FROM SHOW PONY TO RESIDENTS THERAPY PONY Sta and residents at Barchester’s Snowdrop Place care home in Hedge End were treated to a visit from a beautiful New Forest pony. Animals have a wonderful calming e ect and the residents love to stroke them, talk to them and have a cuddle from them. e home was visited by Holly a 9 year old New Forest show pony who caused a great deal of excitement. All of the residents enjoyed the visit; they petted and chatted to Holly who seemed to appreciate meeting her new friends. Fiona Kinsman says: “Holly had a wonderful afternoon! I don’t think she has ever had so much attention! It was lovely to see the residents getting so much pleasure from the visit, I think it is fair to say Holly has a new fan club!” General Manager, Monika Zytowiecka said: “All our residents are fascinated by animals so we were delighted that Holly was able to visit. It was brilliant to be able to ask questions about working with the animals and what it is like to look after them”. Snowdrop Place is run by Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK’s largest care providers, which is committed to delivering highquality care across its care homes and hospitals. Snowdrop Place provides residential, respite and dementia care. For more information please contact Fiona Kinsman Home Services Advisor at Snowdrop Place on 01489 772550 or: ona.kinsman@ barchester.com Waterside & Totton Good Neighbours and Befriending Service e Waterside & Totton Good Neighbours and Befriending comes under the umbrella of Age Concern New Forest. e service o ers local people neighbourly help with a wide range of basic tasks that can make a huge di erence to an older person who is otherwise vulnerable or socially isolated. With their small team of volunteers they support and help to enable and maintain independence. If you are living in the Waterside & Totton area and you need help with small tasks such as: shopping, basic gardening, help to read or write letters, small practical tasks, collecting prescriptions, medical appointments, please contact Co-ordinator Dorothy Haden on: 023 8084 3676 or email: email@example.com. uk for more information. e Befriending Service can also partner you with a volunteer who will visit you for a cup of tea and a chat, o ering friendship and company. Dementia Sing Along in Braishfield Braish eld Ukulele Music Society (BUMS) are hosting a sing along session for those with dementia on Monday 18th December, 2.30pm to 4pm, in All Saint’s Church Room, Braish eld, Romsey, SO51 0QH. All are welcome to take a carer, friend or partner. Song sheets and refreshments provided. e event is free but donations are welcomed to cover expenses. Monthly Coffee Morning Abbey eld House, Mill Lane, Romsey (SO51 8EW) open their doors on the first Monday of the month, 10.30am to midday, to welcome friends and neighbours for a co ee morning. Join them for a co ee, tea, cake and a chat with their lively residents.