Spring clean at Birch Green

Recently Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale helped to mark the national Great British Spring Clean, run by national group Keep Britain Tidy.


Staff and residents donned their marigolds and feather dusters and spent time cleaning everything from clocks to furniture. In one funny moment, even staff got a dust off!


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Chinese New Year

Residents at Birch Green had a special trip to a Chinese restaurant to celebrate Chinese New Year.

After travelling to the Chinese Buffet restaurant in Wigan, everyone was seated in a beautifully-decorated room in honour of the New Year, residents and staff shared a platter of aromatic crispy duck and a variety of delicious starters such as salt and pepper chicken wings and noodles.

There was a mixture of main courses chosen from the buffet menu, everyone agreed that the overall favourite dish was sweet and sour chicken.

The Chinese Zodiac is made up of 12 animals, which change each year on a rotating cycle – this year marks the year of the dog.

Gǒunián Jíxiáng - Good luck for this Dog year.



Birch Green shares some love

Birch Green Care Home had a wonderful day celebrating Valentine’s Day.

At breakfast each resident had a surprise waiting for them as they'd all received a very special delivery –a single rose each from a secret admirer.

Angie, a nurse at our home, also had a special delivery of roses from her husband, the bouquet was beautiful.

The afternoon was celebrated in style when our ladies and gentlemen had a beautifully presented champagne afternoon tea. Residents enjoyed an array of delicious cakes, scones and biscuits.

During lunch the residents and staff discussed their Valentine’s Day memories and shared personal stories about their first dates and engagements.


Our residents all agreed that love was definitely in the air.


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National story telling week

Residents at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale marked this years’ National Storytelling Week by inviting some special guests into the home.  


A group of year five and six children from Woodland Community Primary school visited on two days to share their favourite stories, and in turn the residents told the children about their favourite stories from when they were younger.


One resident, Nell, recalled being upset as she was not able to go to the library when the war began. Lilly, one of the children from Woodlands Primary School, began reading to a Birch Green resident only to discover they were both called Lilly – they were both delighted by this news.


Abbie and Ben, two pupils from the school, were given centre stage to practice for their upcoming speaking competition. It was a last-minute practice as the competition was taking place that same night!


To finish off the afternoon Brad, another pupil from the school, had a surprise in store for all the residents, a solo dance he had learned to singer Ed Sheeran’s song Supermarket Flowers.


All the children from the primary school were very sad to leave, in fact, they have made a special request to their teacher to return to Birch Green soon.


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Burns night celebrations

Residents from Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale celebrated Burns night with a range of activities.


Burns night is a Scottish celebration taking place on January 25 each year to commemorate the life and work of poet Robert Burns.


The residents enjoyed a reading by staff members Gill and Angie, from a selection of Robert Burns’ poems. Whilst the poems were being read everyone was treated to a traditional Scottish shortbread which was washed down with a wee dram of whisky.


Memories from school were brought back for two residents, Carol and Edna, when Gill read the famous ‘A Red Rose’ poem. Enda recalled rushing home to tell her parents she had learned the most beautiful poem she had ever heard.


The infamous song, Auld Lang Syne, written in 1788, was sang by residents to finish off a great afternoon.

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Photos from our Robert Burns afternoon


Birch Green Care sing Auld Lang Syne For Burns Night



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Contact: Acting General Manager - Victoria Sudworth

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

Tel: 01695 50916
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