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Millennium care UK shares best practice alongside Prime Minister Theresa May in The Parliamentary Review

Millennium care UK features alongside the Prime Minister and a small number of outstanding organisations in a document that looks back on the year in industry and Westminster. The main aim of the Review is to showcase best practice as a learning tool to the public and private sector. Millennium care were invited to Parliament to discuss approaches to care and innovation. Across all policy areas, The Parliamentary Review is sent to over half a million leading policymakers. The articles in the Review act as both a blueprint for success and a template for reform. Millennium care provide nursing, residential, …

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It’s been a busy few weeks at Lavender Hills

We’ve had a busy few weeks of activities here at Lavender Hills with residents revealing their artistic flare. Surprising us all with her talent, June created a range of novelty ‘weather catches’ which provided hours of laughter amongst residents. Joan Murphy has recently been bagging up sweeties for the children. Joan is well practiced in the art of Pic n Mix as she used to own a sweet shop with her husband. September has also seen the launch of our new book club. A group of residents have met every Thursday afternoon for the past two weeks. They are currently …

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Summer fete success for Lavender Hills Care Home

Residents and staff are celebrating the success of our recent vintage-themed summer fete. Lavender Hills held its annual summer fete for our residents raising £180 through a raffle, cake stalls, and a performance from singing duo Vintage Pearls. Friends and family of our residents attended the 1940’s themed event on Sunday (September 3). Charlotte Oliver, Activities Coordinator at Lavender Hills, said: “Our summer fete was a great success and this was one of our best yet with families and people from the local community also joining us. “The fete is another way for us to raise funds to help residents go on …

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Taste of Italy at Lavender Hills

The gastronomic delights of Italy came to Lavender Hills recently when residents whipped up homemade pizzas for an afternoon snack. A colourful assortment of fresh ingredients were brought to the table, including peppers, spinach, ham, tomatoes and lashings of cheese – a firm favourite for our residents. As big advocates of traditional British culinary delights, many of our residents had never tasted pizza before and enjoyed tucking into them for the first time. A lucky few spoke of their experiences of travelling to Italy and sampling the popular dish for themselves under a sunnier climate. We all reminisced about holidays …

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Residents relax during a day of pampering

Residents enjoyed a day of pampering recently after we turned our hair salon into a make shift spa, complete with sensory lighting, candle light, calming music and arm massages. One of our residents, June, has had a number of strokes and has lacked all movement down the left side of her body for a long time. During a massage from our Activities Coordinator Charlotte, she began to get some sensations in her arm and could feel her touch. After some more gentle massaging, June was able to move her left arm up and down, much to the delight of all …

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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 …

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Residents have been busy beavers

We’ve had a busy few weeks of activities here at Lavender Hills, with residents participating in cooking classes and drawing. Our new resident Jean’s artistic flair was revealed after she sketched a beautiful impression of our front lounge fireplace with a Christmas theme, surprising us all with her talent. Jean named the picture ‘Home is Where the Heart is.’ Doreen and Brenda have recently taken part in a reminiscence session, whereby they read the Daily Sparkle magazine, which states what happened ‘On This Day’ throughout recent history. The magazine is targeted at the elderly and those with dementia and covers …

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Give a girl shoes and she can conquer the world

The glitz and glam of Hollywood hit Brookdale recently when we honoured the late American icon Marilyn Monroe’s 92nd birthday. We dug out some of the actresses best films, including ‘Some Like it Hot’ and ‘Seven-Year Itch’ and celebrated the best of the fifties era. Our residents Margaret, Joan and Marian raided their makeup bags for some lipstick and blusher and took part in a makeover session. During the course of the afternoon, we moved through the decades with a swinging sixties themed therapeutic adult colouring in book session. Many of our residents were reminiscing about Marilyn Monroe and discussing …

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Trip of a lifetime for our in-house game-show addict

Our game-show loving resident Christopher mingled with famous faces recently when he took a special trip down to London to sit in the audience during the recording of Tipping Point Celebrity Special. A fantastic Leeds based company named ERS Medical kindly offered to transport Chris in his wheelchair down to the studios free of charge in a manned ambulance, where he and a few members of staff enjoyed front row seats during the show. Chris never misses an episode of his favourite TV programmes, which includes Tipping Point and The Chase and he elated to be given the opportunity of …

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All aboard for a fun day out

It was full steam ahead for our residents when they set off on an exciting day trip with East Lancashire Railway for Dementia Awareness Week. We joined up with ladies and gentlemen from across Bury and Rossendale for a reminiscence train ride across the valley, spotting sheep, horses and even alpacas on the enjoyable journey. Volunteers from local businesses kindly provided a trolley service with hot tea, coffee, a selection of sandwiches and freshly baked scones with jam and butter for hungry passengers. Toe tapping tunes from yesteryear were sung and residents had a great time remembering old stomping grounds …

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