The adorable and curious animals, who traditionally hail from Peru and are known for their beautiful soft fur, were met with cheers, gasps, laughter and even a few surprised faces when they were given a guided tour of the house’s grounds and gardens .
Resident Florence (91) said: “Aren’t they amazing, what beautiful and unique animals?”
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Natalie Smith, director of lifestyle and activities at The Old Vicarage, who supported the dedicated team to make the special visit possible, said: “It was so wonderful to see the joy on everyone’s faces and each of the residents when they met the alpacas, feeding them carrots. and feeling how soft their fur is. What a memorable experience they all had!”
Home manager Lynn Bennett said: “The residents, their families and the team thoroughly enjoyed themselves and it was an absolute delight to see the reaction on the residents’ faces when they met the alpacas. A day to remember !Our lifestyle and wellness program is designed around our residents and their passions.Many of our residents have time spent with animals and farms and this was really special to them.
Resident Bob Jessup, 94, said: “It was such a lovely and pleasant surprise to have such wonderful visitors, they are so fluffy and soft they would be great jumpers.”