Wellness Wednesdays at New Forest Nursing Home

Umber the dog

At New Forest Nursing Home in Fritham, Hampshire, our mission is to promote resident well-being in all its forms. That's why our "Wellness Wednesdays" are such a hit – they offer a variety of activities designed to keep minds and bodies active and spirits high. This week, however, Wellness Wednesdays took on a whole new level of adorable with the introduction of a special guest therapist – Umber, a trainee therapy dog!

Spreading joy, one wag at a time

Umber, a furry ambassador of love and cuddles, brought a wave of joy to New Forest Nursing Home. This friendly pup, still in training to become a certified therapy dog, stole the hearts of all the residents with his playful demeanor and gentle spirit.

Creating special bonds

Umber's visit wasn't just about playful greetings and tail wags. He developed a particularly heartwarming connection with resident Heather. Umber made himself right at home on Heather's bed, enjoying a session of snuggles and gentle pats. This heartwarming moment perfectly captured the magic of animal therapy – the power of unconditional love and companionship to bring comfort and joy.

The benefits of animal therapy

Studies have shown that interacting with animals can have a range of positive effects on well-being. From reducing stress and anxiety to promoting relaxation and socialization, animal therapy offers a unique and powerful approach to wellness. Umber's visit provided a glimpse into the potential benefits of this therapy for our residents.

Looking forward to more wags

Umber's visit to New Forest Nursing Home was a resounding success! The residents thoroughly enjoyed his company, and we look forward to welcoming him back as he continues his therapy dog training.

Thinking of care for a loved one?

At New Forest Nursing Home, we believe in fostering a warm and enriching environment that prioritizes resident well-being. We are constantly exploring innovative approaches like animal therapy to enhance the lives of our residents. 

If you're looking for a care home that offers a variety of activities and goes the extra mile for its residents, look no further than New Forest Nursing Home. We invite you to contact us today to learn more about our care services and philosophy.