Our Christmas in July lunch was given an extra touch of sparkle at Mayflower Brighton recently, with our lifestyle team hand crafting decorations for a special winter wonderland. Residents delighted in walking through the festive winterscape on their way to enjoy a traditional Christmas lunch.
A visit from Snow the puppy made it even more special, with everyone keen for a cuddle and a pat. Snow is a regular visitor at Mayflower and can be seen participating in a number of resident activities as well as one-on-one visits.
Research has shown that animals provide numerous benefits when they are part of an aged care residence. These include boosting morale and feelings of calmness, reducing feelings of depression and anxiety, as well as reduced chance of having a heart attack, lower blood pressure and even higher self-esteem. And by looking at the smiles on residents’ faces – Snow is certainly doing his job!