Toby’s Helping Hands lunch

A group of residents and staff from Birch Green Care Home headed to the local Toby Carvery for lunch recently.


The monthly Helping Hands lunch is a great opportunity for people to gather for a meal out and have a lovely catch up.


Everyone tucked in to a delicious lunch whilst local singer George sang some old-time favourites and then later in the afternoon our ladies and gentlemen enjoyed singing along to the music and dancing the afternoon away.


During the afternoon a raffle was drawn, and Birch Green had two lucky winners - Irene, who chose a pair of cushions which now look lovely in her room, and John who picked a selection of chocolates, or as he puts it, his sweet tooth chose the chocolates for him. 


Everyone had a great time at the helping hands lunch and residents are looking forward to the next one soon.



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‘Out to sea’ with Birch Green

Residents at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale spent time celebrating the recent National Maritime Day.


The occasion started off with a fun, sea-themed quiz and over the course of the day residents spent time sampling seafaring food.


Specialties included muscles, cockles, prawns and mackerel, washed down with a rum and coke, and despite not everyone having ‘fishy’ taste buds, cockles and prawns were the firm favourite of the day.


Time was also spent on an activity involving painting pebbles in bright colours and once they had dried, varnishing them so they will always look pristine.


Donna Briggs, Managing Director is going to hide one of the pebbles in her local park with the hashtag #OssyRocks – Hopefully when someone finds it they will post a photo on their Facebook page for us all to see.



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History lessons for Birch Green

A group of Skelmersdale veterans visited Birch Green Care Home to give a talk on the history of the First and Second World Wars.
The veterans brought with them a number of objects relating to this period of history, and gave a talk covering fascinating topics including how different the sign-up process and life in the army is now compared to the early 1930s.
We all got the chance to see and touch things from the war that many had either not seen before, or not seen for a long time.
One resident, Edna, shared stories of her father, Harry Fishwick, and husband John Gregory, accompanied by her photographs. The veterans were pleased to listen to her stories and even took copies of the photos to use in future talks.
Thanks for stopping by!

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Ladies that love to lunch and shop...

Birch Green ladies recently took a trip to the Golden Days garden centre in Standish for a spot of shopping and a leisurely lunch.


Our lifestyle team frequently ask our ladies and gentlemen where they’d like to visit and what they’d like to do, so when The Golden Days garden centre was suggested we all jumped at the chance to go and visit as it was a new destination for most of our residents and staff team to explore.


For resident Mildred, visiting Golden Days was a trip down memory lane as she lived close by several years ago and often used to walk there with her family. Mildred reminisced about the bargains she used to purchase while visiting the centre.


After a wander round the centre and a lovely lunch, the ladies shared a joke with the waiter over the ice cream and cake dessert being served.


This was our first visit as a group to the centre but it certainly won’t be our last - the ladies can’t wait for a return visit very soon.


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Catch of the day for Bob and Royce

Last week Birch Green residents Bob and Royce were invited to a pole fishing taster session at the Eco Centre in Wigan.


Cast North West helps young people achieve through the sport of angling, horticulture and work based learning – the centre often runs fishing sessions for older people in the community.


Bob is an active fisherman and spent many years taking part in the sport while Royce hadn’t practised his skills for some time, although after catching his first fish it was like riding a bike.


The pair caught a selection of carp fish including Mirror, F1, Idle and Common Rudd.


Bob shared his hints and tips with Royce, but kept his secret bait recipe close to his chest – between them they managed to catch a whopping 14 fish.


They can’t wait to return for another visit soon.



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Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

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

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