PD Stanley, the Norfolk Constabulary’s police dog in training, recently took a break from his usual duties to visit the residents at Broadlands Park Care Home in Upton. Beat Manager Jackie Chambers and PC Martin Didwell brought the friendly pooch along to spend some quality time with the residents.

PD Stanley was on his best behavior for the visit and enjoyed spending time being fussed over by the residents. His visit brought smiles to the faces of the residents, who loved having the opportunity to interact with him.

PD Stanley also had the chance to join in with celebrating one couple’s Diamond Anniversary while he was there, and it’s safe to say they didn’t mind the furry visitor joining in on their special day.

This visit from PD Stanley was not only exciting and engaging for the residents but also had a positive impact on their wellbeing. Studies have shown that animals can reduce stress, lower blood pressure, and increase social interaction. Interacting with animals can also provide a sense of purpose and boost morale, which is particularly important for elderly individuals.

At Broadlands Park Care Home, we understand the importance of providing engaging and meaningful activities for our residents, and PD Stanley’s visit was a perfect example of that. Seeing the joy and excitement on our residents’ faces was heartwarming, and it’s amazing how the presence of an animal can have such a positive impact on people’s lives.