Shopping trippers

A group from Birch Green enjoyed a lovely day out at Oswaldtwistle Mills near Accrington recently.



The group enjoyed looking round all the outlets and reading up on the local history.



They especially enjoyed stopping for a fish and chip dinner afterwards!


We like your choice of pumps Edna.

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Goodbye to Jean

Long-serving and popular member of staff Jean Ali bid us farewell recently when she retired after 16 years with Birch Green Care Home.


A much-loved nurse, Jean is very popular with residents, their friends and families, and of course among her fellow staff.


She will be missed by us all but we hope she enjoys her retirement – starting with a long-anticipated holiday and road trip!



Smiles all round at Birch Green’s summer fair

Skelmersdale care home Birch Green threw open its doors recently for its annual summer fair.


The colourful event featured a range of activities for residents, friends and family members, and the local community.


Among the activities on offer were a raffle, stalls, a range of exotic food, face painting and a professional singer, Sophie Bennett, who entertained the crowds.


A group of young local dancers joined Birch Green to show off their skills, and a barbecue was enjoyed by all.


Phillippa McGrath, General Manager at Birch Green, said: “We’re proud of our links with the local community, and our summer fair is a great opportunity to meet people and get to know them.


“It’s always a popular event, and everyone pulls out all the stops to make sure there is plenty of entertainment for all.”



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Dancing for joy at Birch Green

There wasn’t a dry eye in the house recently following a visit by North West charitable organisation DanceSyndrome.


DanceSyndrome was founded to provide community dance workshops to allow people of all abilities to train and express themselves.


The group holds performances across the region and recently visited Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale.


During the visit, residents watched performances and were encouraged to take part in armchair exercises themselves.


When the group carried out a performance piece to the famous song Hallelujah, we were all swept away by the emotion in the dancing and music.


We hope that Dance Syndrome will now be able to visit with us once a month, and we can’t wait to see them again.


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Supporting our local school

When Birch Green Care Home heard that Woodlands Community Primary School in Skelmersdale had been broken into we knew we wanted to help.


Pupils and staff from Woodlands School have been regular visitors to us at Birch Green, with the school’s Glee Club stopping by to entertain us.


We even had a visit from 300 children last year when they set up in our car park to sing songs for the Olympics.


When we heard about the break-in, staff Donna Matthews and Claire West, who have children attending the school, organised a collection and we recently handed the funds over.


So we were very touched indeed when the school presented us with a plant to say thank you. It’s now planted in our remembrance garden where everyone can enjoy it.




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Contact: Acting General Manager - Victoria Sudworth

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

Tel: 01695 50916
Fax: 01695 51301
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