Rosie the donkey brings back memories of seaside trips to care home residents
9:26am Thursday 25th August 2011
ROSIE the donkey brought a sense of the seaside to the elderly residents at Birchlands Residential Care Home in Haxby.
The rescue donkey, which is sponsored by the care home, attended a beach party in the home’s lounge, as well as making bedside visits to some residents who could not get to the lounge. There was also a chance to dress up in hats, enjoy ice creams, ice lollies and scampi and chips, and people from the local community were invited to join in.
Judith Sumiskey, the manager of the home, said the residents “absolutely loved” being able to pet Rosie, who brought back a lot of memories for them.
“Because the residents are unable to get out to the seaside we do something once a year to bring the seaside to them,” she said.