Over two thirds of Orchard Care Homes took part in National Care Home Open Day on Saturday 21st April, embracing its theme of ‘linking communities’. The celebrations tied in with the Queen’s birthday, with homes opening their doors to the public to enjoy a range of activities and refreshments.
As part of the provision of specialist dementia care at Paisley Lodge in Leeds, residents have been benefiting from a new therapeutic aid, which offers an alternative to the home’s range of therapy dolls.
Chorley Lodge and Penwortham Grange & Lodge have both been placed top for food hygiene. Both now join their four sister Lancashire homes, Longridge Hall & Lodge, Langfield, Fleetwood Hall, and Haslingden Hall & Lodge.
A vibrant musical performance was the highlight of the day recently at Ashlea Lodge in Sunderland, as residents joined in with singing a number of songs performed by local band, ‘Happy Daze’.
Thanks to the generosity of staff at the Rawtenstall branch of NatWest bank in Rossendale, Lancashire residents from Haslingden Hall & Lodge recently enjoyed an afternoon of pampering, after the 76-bed home was selected to be the recipient of the branch’s monthly community ‘give-back’ initiative.
Residents from Green Lodge, in Teesside, have been preparing for the warmer weather, by planting a number of flower bulbs ready to enjoy in the 55-bed home’s garden in summer.
With spring well underway, many of our homes up and down the country are preparing for their 'Easter Fair' themed Open Days.
You are invited to come along and enjoy all the activities the homes have planned, see what goes on inside our homes and meet our friendly staff and residents. The upcoming Easter events are below:
Archers Park - Easter Fête - Saturday March 24th - 1.30pm - 4:00pm
Archers Court - Easter Fayre - Friday 30th March - 1.30pm onwards
Nesfield Lodge - Easter Sunday Afternoon Tea - Sunday 1st April - 2.00pm - 3:00pm
For more details, have a look at our events page on Facebook.