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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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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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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