Pocklington Rotary Club presents ‘Robo’ dementia pets to William Wilberforce Care Home

A Pocklington-based group has donated “Robo” cats and dogs to support local people with dementia at a care home.

Friday, 5th March 2021, 10:15 am
The pets have a mechanism to produce a breathing motion which dementia sufferers find very soothing.

Pocklington Rotary Club’s Tina Morley recently presented the robotic pets to William Wilberforce Care Home owner Bernard Kennedy.

The pets have a mechanism to produce a breathing motion which dementia sufferers find very soothing.

They are very life-like and have proven to be a great success across the country, winning a number of awards.

The club is also making a ‘pets’ donation to Derwent Lodge Care Home at Kexby

A Rotary spokesman said: “Mr Kennedy was delighted with the gifts which he was sure would bring a lot of comfort to the residents who have dementia.

“A gift of DVDs is also being made to Wold Haven, Pocklington. The residents particularly enjoy singing along to the DVDs and tapping their feet to music.

“One of the main charities being supported by the Rotary Club this year is The Alzheimer’s Society.”