Dolls house on display

Birch Green’s popular central display has been updated with a new theme featuring a dolls house that was kindly donated to us by Anne Wilson.


Many of our residents dreamed of having a dolls house in their childhood, and a couple of ladies remembered making their own out of cardboard boxes with wooden spoons as dolls.


Our new central display has allowed everyone to enjoy having a dolls house in the home, thank you Anne, your dolls house will be treasured by all of us.


The old wooden sailor doll featured in the display belonged to the mother of one our lifestyle team members. It was a gift from her grandfather who brought it home when he was demobbed from the war and it still works 70 years later!



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Senses are sharp in our care home garden

Birch Green opened a new sensory garden as a further way of extending the facilities for its residents.


The new garden features plants with particular smell including many different kind of herbs and climbers which also react to touch as residents walk through them and admire them.


The garden was formally opened by John Hill, the father of former resident David, looked on by residents, staff and guests including West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper, who all enjoyed afternoon tea.


Phillipa McGrath, General Manager at Birch Green, said: “This is another extension of our gardens and a new way for residents to enjoy this space especially as the weather is getting better.


“The garden can be enjoyed by all, residents, relatives and visitors, offering a new experience in smell, touch and feel, and it has taken on a new dimension for everyone.”


The garden also features solar lighting and offers wheelchair access, with further additions planned to include a water feature.



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Quiet room brings a touch of peace

A new quiet room has been created at Birch Green, and everyone agrees it’s a haven of peace which we all need at some time.


It’s a quiet area to read in peace, or to just have some personal 'me' time and there is even a foot spa!


For residents and their family it’s also a place to be together, to talk or for some quiet thinking time.


We're sure the room will have plenty of uses for all who choose to take advantage of it.




International Day of Families celebration

The Skelmersdale Community Choir entertained everyone at Birch Green to mark the International Day of Families with a special performance.


There were drinks, cakes and even fizz as the choir sang along and everyone joined in to prove you can’t beat a good family get-together at Birch Green!


Everyone commented that they'd had a lovely afternoon.



Disney song experience at Birch Green

Pupils from Woodlands Primary School visited Birch Green recently to perform some of their favourite songs.


The young choir stopped by to sing some classic Disney numbers for our residents, who loved every minute.


Thanks to all the pupils and teachers for the visit.



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

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