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


 

 

Turkish delight at Birch Green

Recently residents and staff at Birch Green gathered to celebrate National Popcorn Day!
 
The morning started with films and popcorn, and then developed into an afternoon of Eastern delights.
 
Our nutritionist, Jan, performed some belly dancing for us. There were plenty of moves on display, as we all danced the day away.
 
 

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Birch Green birthday celebrations

This week Birch Green Care Home had an eventful week celebrating three residents’ birthdays in total!

To mark the occasion for Edna, Billy and Mick, local singer/ songwriter, Tina Riley, came to perform for us all. Tina is an award-winning songwriter within the local area and has been singing since she was 16 years old.

Once the performance had reached its grand finale, we all enjoyed bucks fizz, tea, coffee and lots of birthday treats.  The day was made extra special when family members turned up to enjoy the celebrations too.

A few days later some of us joined Edna, Billy and Mick at the Miners Peg on Ingram Road for a slap-up birthday lunch.

 

 

From everyone at Birch Green Care Home, happy birthday and we hope all three of you had a great day!


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

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