Ladies Day at Birch Green Care Home

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With the Grand National kicking off at Aintree this week, Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale didn’t need much of an excuse to hold their own celebration.


Their lovely ladies spent time getting ready, designing their own colourful and extravagant hats featuring flowers and ribbons.


They all looked great, and they are looking forward to watching the races while wearing them!


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Up close and personal with Zoolab

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Residents at Springhill Care Home Accrington had a great time when they were visited by Matthew the animal ranger and his friends.


The visit from Zoolab, a local organisation which offers animal handling experiences, saw Springhill visited by a snake, rats, millipede, cockroaches, a pregnant scorpion and a naughty frog.


Matthew was great with the animals, helping our residents and team enjoy the experience – even if a few of us ended up watching from behind windows when the rats emerged – talking about them all in detail.


Everyone had a great time holding the animals and learning all about them – thanks to Zoolab for the visit.


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Singers entairtain at Springhill Care Home

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Popular local group the Concorde Singers visited Springhill Care Home, Accrington recently for a sing-along.

Residents at Springhill always love watching the group, and singing along to some of their all-time favourite tunes. Some are firm friends with members of the choir, so it’s always nice to see them chatting and reminiscing.

Once again we’d like to thank the members for their wonderful performance, and everyone at Springhill look forward to seeing you again soon.




Birch Green celebrate National Siblings Day

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Birch Green Care Home has had a lovely time celebrating National Sibling’s Day today, and sharing some of their favourite childhood memories.

Kath began by telling the group that she is the youngest of 11 children and that she felt that she was especially close to Pat, Tony and Joe.

Tony lived just around the corner from her house and Joe decided to emigrate to Australia whilst young. Kath recollected that on one occasion Joe came home to England and he brought all of his nine children with him to meet his family, which meant fun and games for the whole visit.

The next memory was from Lilly, one of five children. She recalls her brothers and sisters had either black of blonde hair, but as Lilly was ginger they used to call her ‘coppernob.’ Lilly told everyone that Frank was the baby of the family and that he wouldn't go anywhere without her, she was quite often seen pushing his pram whilst running errands for her mum.

Finally, both Edna and Mildred have a really close extended family – they never had any brothers or sisters, they were both an only child. However, while they have lived at Birch Green for the last 11 years they have become the best of friends, always there to support each other and they both agree that they've shared plenty of tears and laughter over the years. Sisters by heart!







Making Pals with Bristol nursing home

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Riversway Nursing Home will be ‘Making Pals’ in the community after teaming up with a charity.


The home is working with the Alive organisation on its Making Pals project in Bristol to connect communities with care homes.


Alive introduced the three-year project last year and works with ten, carefully selected, care homes across Greater Bristol.


Activity sessions are undertaken as part of the project and residents are encouraged to talk about the activities they enjoy doing most. The aim is to positively impact the mental and emotional wellbeing of those who participate whilst building a sense of community within the home.


To gather feedback for the project, Alive left a suggestion box in the reception area at Riversway through an initial consultation period which is now complete. This gave residents, staff and relatives the chance to have their say.


As part of National Care Home Open Day which takes place on April 21, Riversway is opening its doors to the local community, offering them a chance to learn more about the campaign and give people a glimpse into life at a modern nursing home.


Jan Wilkins, Operations Director at Riversway Nursing Home said: “The sessions from Alive reach people on a variety of levels: cognitively, physically, emotionally and creatively. We have seen a huge difference in the wellbeing of our residents since the project was introduced last year.


“At Riversway Nursing Home we have a real focus on getting our residents involved with the local community to create meaningful relationships and the Making Pals scheme fits in perfectly with what we are already trying to achieve.”


Emma Dyer, Project Manager for Alive will be attending the National Care Home Open Day (between 10am-12pm) to introduce the project. She said ““We want members of the public to attend the session so that they can get involved with the initiative and see the positive work we are doing. It be a wonderful opportunity to spend time with an amazing group of people and see if you would like to continue to visit the home. Everyone is welcome so please make sure you come along.”


The National Care Home Day event is taking place from 10.00am – 4.30pm at Riversway Nursing Home, Crews Hole Rd, St George, Bristol BS5 8GG t:0117 955 5758 e:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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