Birch Green residents have a sweet tooth

Residents from Birch Green had a real treat this week when staff organised a sweet trolley to be taken around the home.

 

A selection of goodies from years gone by was presented in the style of a tuck shop. Each resident was given a bowl to fill up on their all-time favourites.

 

Treats included popcorn, Rainbow Drops, Pink ‘n’ Whites, a selection of Bassett’s favourites and wafers.

 

Residents were delighted with the sweet trolley and had a great time reminiscing about their favourite sweets.

 


 

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Care Home Open Day

Birch Green Care Home took part in Care Home Open Day last week with a range of activities to engage and build long-lasting relationships with the local community.  

 

In the morning we enjoyed a delicious treat where a selection of tea was served in order to celebrate National Tea Day. The ‘cuppas’ were accompanied by a delicious picnic table full of cakes which quickly disappeared.

 

Residents and guests enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with Skelmersdale singer Tina Riley.

 

Tina sang a range of songs including a special happy birthday to the Queen which everyone sang along to.

 


 

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National tea day

Saturday was a great day for our tea loving residents at Birch Green Care Home as we got their taste buds tingling on national tea day.

 

In the morning, residents all took their seats in anticipation for the tea tasting session. As everyone took a sip of each flavour, we had some funny faces being pulled at the different flavours they were tasting.

 

It was a unanimous decision that the favourite tea flavour amongst residents was lemon and ginger followed closely by rhubarb and custard. Residents and staff also decided that the chocolate orange tea was for an acquired taste only.

 

Everyone had a lovely morning and we’ve made sure to stock up on the lemon and ginger!

 


 

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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/


 

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Birch Green Care Home
Ivydale, Birch Green
Skelmersdale, Lancashire WN8 6RS

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