Age UK Suffolk welcomes creepy crawlies
Age UK Suffolk’s Oasis Day Service has welcomed some unusual visitors.
Clients of the centre in Hillside Road, on Moreton Hall, were introduced to familiar animals like rabbits and guinea pigs before being given the chance to get up close and personal with a selection of lizards, snakes and minibeasts.
Day services manager Jan Goddard said: “The day went absolutely brilliantly. We were concerned about some members having phobias, and were careful to tell them all about it first, but they were amazing - the tarantula came round and out came all the hands saying ‘I’ll hold it’.
“I was just so amazed that they wanted to hold things like tarantulas and snakes, especially considering the age of our members who are predominantly people in their 80s and 90s.”
The Oasis Day Service offers support for older people in the local community.
To find out more about it, visit www.ageuk.org.uk/suffolk
The creatures’ visit was courtesy of David Woricker from Lion Learners.
To find out more about his educational animal experiences, visit www.lionlearners.co.uk
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