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Hampton and Gwen Mark International Owl Day with Special Guests from Wye Valley Falconry

Posted: 11-08-2023

An older lady gazes upon an owl she is holding.

Hampton Grange and Gwen Walford, situated on Hampton Park Road in Hereford, united to mark International Owl Day on 4th August.

The nursing homes welcomed special guest, Luke Mammatt, from Wye Valley Falconry, who brought along his magnificent Birds of Prey to educate and entertain the residents. 

Luke Mammatt’s engaging talk about the characteristics and behaviours of owls mesmerised the residents, however, their true delight unfolded when they had the opportunity to hold and interact with the birds up-close, leaving them in awe of nature. 
Nicky Thomas, the Lifestyle Coordinator and Hampton Grange and Gwen Walford commented:
“The wellbeing and happiness of our residents is central to what we do, and International Owl Day was an opportunity to provide an engaging and memorable activity. The residents were delighted to spend time outdoors holding the owls. Engaging activities like these are how we enrich the lives of our residents.” 
Operated by Rotherwood Healthcare, Hampton Grange provides Specialist Dementia and Nursing Care while Gwen Walford offers Residential and Nursing Care. For more information, call 0808 175 6408, or email