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Residents at Lancaster Grange, Fernwood, visit Kesteven Rideability to boost spirits

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Care home residents have experienced the benefits of visiting animals and spending time outdoors.

Residents at Lancaster Grange, Fernwood, visited Kesteven Rideability for the first time since the end of lockdown.

Staff and residents often visited the yard before the pandemic to benefit from animal therapy.

Patricia Kendall pictured at the yard. (50313215)
Patricia Kendall pictured at the yard. (50313215)

“We have been visiting Kesteven Rideability with our residents for more than three years,” said activity coordinator Charlotte Thompson

“It is understood that spending time with animals and pets can have positive effects on our mood and our residents had a fabulous morning during their first visit back.

“We are already looking forward to our next visit to see the horses.

“Our residents were talking about the wonderful experience all the way back home.”

The independent charity, at Hough On The Hill, offers riding and equine therapy activities for disabled adults and children in a rural setting.

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