Great British care awards

Lavender Hills care home shortlisted for national awards

Lavender hills shortlisted for Activities team of the year award at the Great British care awards The Great British Care Awards are a series of regional events throughout England and are a celebration  of excellence across the care sector. The purpose of the awards are to pay tribute to those individuals who have demonstrated outstanding excellence within their field of work. After 20 months of volunteering and visiting residents at Lavender Hills care home in Ramsbottom Nickie, Gaynor, Mia and Elsie joined Lavender Hills as a committed Activities and lifestyle team. Since joining Lavender Hills earlier this year, the atmosphere has become exciting …

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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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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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An ‘egg-cellent’ time to be had at Lavender Hills this Easter

Residents and staff will be getting into the swing of spring on Thursday 13th April when they don their Easter bonnets and strut their stuff on the catwalk for our hotly anticipated Easter Fete. Families will be ‘bouncing’ into Lavender Hills for an exciting afternoon of fun and games around the home and its grounds, including an Easter egg hunt, raffle, cake and Body Shop at home stalls, plus the colourful Easter bonnet fashion show. The event has been organised to give residents and their families of all ages the opportunity to spend quality time with each other and enjoy …

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