Fernhill helps man’s best friend


Posted on February 1st, by editor in CT Extra. No Comments

Max and Honey, the canine equivalent of Fred and Ginger, led the dancing at a special tea party held by Colten Care’s nursing home Fernhill, in Ferndown, Dorset in February.

The occasion was organised to present Caring Canines with a cheque for £166 and to say thank you to its volunteers.
The Bournemouth-based charity offers dog-assisted therapy as a free service to the local community and visits Fernhill, a specialised dementia home, once a fortnight so that residents can interact with the dogs. Often as many as three volunteers will visit the home to spend up to an hour talking to the residents and allowing them to handle and stroke their dogs.




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