It’s been another exciting month at Thamesfield with some very interesting visitors bringing villagers away from their retirement properties!
Retirees made good use of the glorious Easter weather this year with an afternoon tea by the river alongside new garden furniture! Hot cross buns were enjoyed, and residents even had a passing visit from one of the staff members on their boat! The residents say it was a “truly wonderful afternoon”.
On Easter Sunday, retirees knitted some Easter bunnies – creating quite the collection of woollen creatures!
Alpacas at the village
Residents, family members and staff at Thamesfield enjoyed a visit from some four-legged friends.
Enzo and Scally, alpaca half-brothers from Wyld Court Farm near Reading, made the trip to Henley-on-Thames to say hello to Thamesfield residents!
The highly-anticipated visit certainly didn’t disappoint residents and guests at the village, with the cheeky chaps – along with their handler making a grand entrance to the packed lounge.
Valerie Johnson, well-being co-ordinator at Thamesfield, said: “The lounge was full of residents and everyone got a turn in stroking the alpacas. We were surprised at how very well behaved they were and how thick their fur was!”
They then visited residents in their rooms in the village’s nursing home, including Mrs Hurley – who at almost 100 years-old was invited to feed the two-and-a-half-year-old alpacas and learned a little about them; including that their fur is cut each May.
Valerie added: “Everyone really enjoyed meeting them and have asked for them to return very soon.”
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