Getting fit for the new year

This year we started off with fitness classes.

Following an indulgent Christmas, and a very enjoyable cheese and wine afternoon, residents at Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale did a series of gentle exercises to help boost health and wellbeing.

Exercise always puts a smile on people’s faces and we will continue to run the weekly sessions for everyone to enjoy.

For more information please ask a member of the Lifestyle team.

Hands up, baby hands up…. Now who remembers that tune……


A cheese and crackers kind of day at Birch Green Care Home

What do you do when you have lots of wine leftover from the Christmas and New Year festivities? 

You arrange a good old cheese and wine afternoon!

With lots of different cheeses from around the world, a selection of crackers and grapes, red wine, white wine with a little bit of fizz, all mixed together ensures that a good afternoon was had by all.  

And to top it all off everyone had a good old sing song (and that had absolutely nothing to do with all the wine - honestly).

At Birch Green we certainly know how to throw a good party......


To view more photographs from the cheese and wine party on Birch Green’s Facebook page click HERE



Well done to our first golden moment winners

Staff at Springhill Care Group are being given the chance submit their ‘golden moments’ to be entered into an exciting new wellbeing initiative.

As part of the Oomph! Wellness support programme Springhill Care are pleased to have launched this initiative to encourage and share great moments within the care home environment.

The first winners drawn were: Emma (Birch Green Care Home, Skelmersdale), Shannon (Riversway Nursing Home, Bristol) and Neelum & Ruslana (Springhill Care Home, Accrington).

Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the care group, said: “Golden Tickets showcase really special moments that our teams share with residents, which might otherwise not be truly celebrated or recorded, this will help to ensure we capture these special moments and to help acknowledge and praise our staff team.”

The scheme launched in November and staff are being reminded of how they can nominate.

Donna added: “Take note of a golden moment that you have had with a resident or if you have seen a colleague have a golden moment take note and write it on the golden ticket. Put your ticket into the golden post box – all golden moments will be placed in a draw.”

The winner will be selected and given £150 and a certificate.

Matt Hamblin, Senior Business manager at Oomph! Wellness said: "The Golden ticket initiative is a fantastic way to showcase those meaningful interactions that happen in the care home every single day.
“These golden moments should be celebrated and shared with the families and friends of the residents, they are great examples of person-centred activities staff have shared with their loved ones.

“Springhill Care Group have really grasped this concept and made it their own! Congratulations to all the winners."


A festive lunch at Holland Hall Hotel

We certainly got into the festive spirit recently when we visited Holland House Hotel in UpHolland, Skelmersdale.
We were seated in the lovely Christmas themed garden suite for a three course festive lunch, which we all really enjoyed.
Afterwards our Ladies and Gents were dazzled by Holland House's local resident vocalist Martin and we had fun singing and dancing along to a variety of Christmas songs, a fabulous Christmassy afternoon was had by all.
Merry Christmas everyone!

To view more photographs on our Facebook page click HERE

Learning Stars shine bright at Birch Green


Last week we had another fantastic visit from the wonderful Learning Stars Choir who performed a heart-warming carol service especially for our residents and staff team.


The annual visit from the Learning Stars Group always brightens up our day and it was great to welcome them at this festive time of year into our home.


Thank you to each and every one of you for yet another inspiring performance, we wish you all a merry Christmas and a great new year!




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Contact: Victoria Sudworth, Registered Manager

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

Tel: 01695 50916
Fax: 01695 51301
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