Lunch club on the menu at Birch Green

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Birch Green Care Home’s popular Lunch Club met recently to enjoy preparing and eating a tasty lunch.


The club, which evolved from the home’s weekly cooking class, sees a group of our ladies and gentlemen getting together to make their own lunch.


Ingredients are provided, and in recent weeks the group has enjoyed pita bread pizzas salads and sandwiches, beans on toast with various toppings and Welsh rarebit.


It’s a great way to relax in good company and enjoy a tasty meal afterwards!



Springhill Care Home gets ready for ‘Finding Ethel’

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Springhill Care Home in Accrington is launching a shared reading group focused on the life of a local author, poet and suffragette.


‘Finding Ethel’ will look at the life of Ethel Carnie Holdsworth, who was born in Oswaldtwistle and is now the subject of a Heritage Lottery Fund project. Unfortunately her work has been largely forgotten until recently, and Springhill is delighted to be involved in the efforts to raise the profile of this local legend.


Springhill’s reading group will follow the same format of the home’s existing ‘Get Into Reading’ group, a social inclusion project which aims to build community and improve mental health through the shared reading of good books and poems.


It is based on the work of The Reader Organisation at Liverpool University which runs similar groups. As part of this project, shared reader Janet Swan will bring Ethel’s stories to life in the sessions, starting on May 3 at 2pm.


All sessions will be led by Janet, who has been trained in the Get Into Reading approach and who has an MA in Reading in Practice.


Janet also has many years’ experience of working with groups either as a speech and language therapist, teacher or singing group leader.


There will be six sessions in total, held fortnightly at Springhill Care Home in Accrington. For more information please speak to Victoria Huntriss, Springhill’s wellbeing lead.



For more details of the first event on the 3rd May 2019 on Springhill Care Home's Facebook page click HERE




Happy birthday to Riversway’s Joyce

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Riversway resident Joyce received an unexpected surprise for her birthday recently.


Joyce, who turned 92, was given an amazing Victoria sponge cake by local volunteers Lindsay and her son Tom. The gift was part of the Bake A Smile project which sees volunteer bakers craft birthday cakes for local people.


Joyce was so grateful for this lovely gift and gave Toby a big hug. Afterwards staff at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol got together to sing her Happy Birthday.



Bringing memories to life at Springhill Care Home

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Memories were brought to life for Springhill residents recently thanks to a special reminiscence session.


They spent time looking through wartime books which had been kindly donated to Springhill Care Home in Accrington and which will be enjoyed time and again.


There were also plenty of tasty treats to enjoy during the afternoon session and everyone really enjoyed themselves.



Taking root at Birch Green Care Home

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Plants grown by Birch Green Care Home residents will soon be ready to take root in their sensory garden.


The weekly gardening club has proved very popular and has spent time nurturing a variety of seedlings.


They are starting to grow quickly now and the ladies and gentlemen at Birch Green in Skelmersdale are looking forward to transferring them to their sensory garden where they will help residents and visitors spend time and relax in the fresh air.


To view more photos on Birch Green Care Home's Facebook page click HERE



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