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Sherrell House Care Home hosts first ‘Canine Coffee Morning’

Sherrell House Care Home in Chigwell recently hosted its first-ever coffee morning where dogs were welcome and encouraged to join. Dubbed the ‘Canine Coffee Morning’, the event invited residents, their families, friends and members of the community to visit Sherrell House and enjoy a morning with coffee, canine cuddles, and conversations with members of the care home community.
Hosted on 23rd March, this event was held in celebration of National Puppy Day and as an engaging way to establish links with members of the community, building the foundation for friendships to be formed with people and their dogs.
During the build-up to the event, Sherrell House Care Home partnered with the Chigwell Resident’s Association to help get the word out to members of the community and hopefully encourage attendance at their first Canine Coffee morning.
This proved to be a successful partnership, as on the morning of the event, residents were excited to see people arriving with their furry friends alongside them!
Hot drinks were served and snacks were available as people enjoyed conversations with each other and a cuddle with their four-legged friends. One of the people in attendance was a local dog trainer and groomer, so residents enjoyed learning a few simple tricks and the opportunity to share stories about dogs they owned throughout their lives.
One lady who lives at Sherrell House said this event brought her lots of joy and comfort, as it gave her the opportunity to reminisce and recall fond memories spent with her beloved dog, which unfortunately passed away 12 years ago. Being able to spend time with all different types of dogs provided her with great comfort and raised a smile on her face.
Canine Coffee Morning was a huge success for residents and members of the community, so it will feature as a regular event in the care home’s activity calendar.

Kirsty

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