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.


 

  


 

Choir raises voices at Birch Green

The ever-popular Raised Voices Choir visited Birch Green Care Home recently.

 

Part of the Learning Stars organisation, a group of people with learning disabilities, the choir got us all singing and even helped us to learn to sign one of the songs.

 

Thanks for visiting, and we’re looking forward to singing along with you again soon.

 


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A day in the garden at Birch Green

A few of our residents decided that the plants in Birch Green’s garden needed a drink in the hot weather.

 

So we headed outside for a day in the sun, spending time on our garden furniture and watering our fabulous planters filled with colourful blooms.

 

We had a really blooming afternoon.

 


 

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Wedding cards for Jean

The close relationship between our care staff and our residents is great to see, and we all love to help each other celebrate important occasions.

 

Senior carer Jean, who works on Birch Green’s upper floor, is marrying her fiancé Dave, and our residents have been busy working hard all week to create individual cards to wish her well on her special day.

 

Once complete, the bundle of cards was tied with ribbon and presented to her on her wedding day.

 

It was a great activity for us all, and our residents had many happy memories to share of their own wedding days.

 


 

  


 

 

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

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