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It’s all fun and games at Lavender Hills

Wimbledon fever hit Lavender Hills recently as one of our residents, Marian, challenged Activities Coordinator Charlotte to a friendly game of table tennis. Lovers of the sport have been glued to the television over the past couple of weeks to cheer on Great Britain’s very own Andy Murray.

Despite the often damp and dreary summer weather we have experienced in Ramsbottom, residents have been making the most of the board games on the shelf. One of our residents, Rose, who is registered blind got stuck in to a game of solitaire thanks to a pack of large print cards, whilst Jean and Ena battled it out in a game of Snakes and Ladders.

Sue and Shel, two volunteers from the local community, visited Lavender to get residents involved in an afternoon of crochet and knitting. Many of our residents, including Annie and June, have been keen knitters all of their lives and enjoyed getting back into the craft with the assistance of the two kind ladies. Phyllis, who is also registered blind, was convinced she would not be able to knit again, but with the help of Sue and Shel is now working on a scarf ready for the cold winter months.

Residents were also in high spirits during a recent visit from Daisy the dog. The furry friend makes occasional visits to our home to visit her human Grandmas Muriel and Barbara. The adventurous little dog bounced around the room, saying hello to residents including Gordon and putting a beaming smile on their faces.