Kath’s 80th birthday surprise

Last week at Birch Green Care Home, we decided to surprise resident Kath with a party to celebrate her 80th birthday.

 

The day before her birthday, residents gathered in the communal area and surprised her with balloons, cake and afternoon tea. A small glass of bubbly was shared between residents too.

 

The following day was Kath’s actual birthday where her celebrations continued with family and friends – Kath shares her birthday with the Queen and she has two birthdays so why can’t Kath?

 

Happy birthday Kath, we hope you enjoyed your celebrations.

 


 

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Raising awareness of Parkinson’s

Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale spent time learning about Parkinson’s with the help of one of our residents.

 

 

Last week was Parkinson’s Awareness Week, and Wednesday, April 11 Parkinson’s Awareness Day – both occasions important ways to come together and learn about the condition.

 

Gill, our lifestyle support lead, worked closely with our resident Jim to raise awareness and understanding within the whole home.

 

Together the pair spoke to difference staff members to give them an insight into the journey people with Parkinson’s are on.

 


For more information see https://www.parkinsons.org.uk/


 

Ladies Day at Birch Green

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

 

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

 

They looked great, and we’re looking forward to watching the races while wearing them!

 


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Celebrating National Siblings Day

We've had a lovely time celebrating National Sibling’s Day today, and sharing some of our favourite childhood memories.

Kath began by telling us 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.

Our 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 us 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 here 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!

 

 


 

      


 

Birch Green stages Easter parade

Birch Green Care Home celebrated Easter this year by being crafty.

Throughout the week residents prepared for an exciting Easter parade by creating their very own, beautiful Easter bonnets using an array of brightly coloured paper, chicks and sweets.

To drum up some competition between residents, a competition was held on Good Friday during the parade for the best Easter bonnet. Nurses, Kim and Angie, who judged the competition, had a tough decision with lots of great designs and, in the end, chose two winners - Kath and Flo. Both residents were presented with a delicious box of chocolates.

Runners up Edna and Lilly also received a small treat for their fantastic creations.

Once the parade was over, residents and staff enjoyed a lovely afternoon tea with cakes, sandwiches and a nice cup of tea.

Before residents went to bed on Saturday night there was a rumour in the air that the Easter Bunny was coming to pay them a visit the next day and they weren’t wrong.


To view more Easter photos on our Facebook page, click HERE


 

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Ivydale, Birch Green
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6RS

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