August 22, 2019 1.43 pm This story is over 56 months old

Alpacas visit residents at Lincoln care home

Residents enjoyed meeting Mungo and Anakin

A care home in Lincoln was treated to a visit from some friendly Alpacas.

The Orders of St John Care Trust care home Ermine House was visited by two alpacas called Mungo and Anakin on Wednesday, August 21. The alpacas were from Oriontree in Treswell, Retford.

An Alpaca with a resident from the home Brian.

The residents enjoyed meeting the alpacas, who were also walked through inside the home to meet those who were unable to go outside as part of a fun filled day.

Other nearby Lincoln-based OSJCT homes also joined – Beckside, Fosse House and Hartsholme – along with residents’ families and the local community.


The residents also enjoyed various other activities including Boules, Quoits and Hook a Duck, as well as ‘Move-it-Mobility’ outside in the garden.

Alpaca on the grass having a rest.

A spokesperson for OSJCT told The Lincolnite: “Alpacas are very good with dementia residents and interacting with them.

“This also resonates really well with the elderly, so we like to bring animals in a lot into the homes to provide new experiences.”

The Lincolnite went to visit some new baby alpacas near Lincoln in July