Residents at Orchard House care home in Newport were very excited to receive an amazing Knitted Aquarium which was kindly donated by the charity, Embracing Age.

This is the first aquarium that the charity has created and, as the name suggests, everything in it has been knitted by many volunteers for the charity from as far away as Australia. There are also things that are not in the aquarium for the residents to engage with physically as well as visually to provide a more sensory experience for our Memory lane residents.

Head of lifestyle Debbie Webb said:

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“The wonderful knitting community have been very busy making all sorts of things you would find under the sea from mermaids to oysters complete with pearl. The more you look, the more you see. Our residents were thrilled to receive this and it will bring joy to them for years to come. We are incredibly grateful to Rebecca Savage from Embracing Age for this fabulous gift.”

Kim Fleming General Manager of Orchard House said:

“We are so grateful to the charity Embracing Age for the hard work they have all put in to creating this amazing knitted aquarium. It is a fascinating display and the detail is fabulous. Our residents love it and when you look at it you see something different every time.

“We will value this for many years to come and I’m sure our memory lane community will have many special hours exploring the scene and added sensory elements. It is so lovely to have something so unique in our wonderful care home.”

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