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Celebrating with family and friends
25 July 2017
Celebrating with family and friends

Birtley Chaplain, Reverend Canon Angela Townshend celebrated her birthday at Birtley with a special lunch for family and friends. 

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Prestigious Regional Award for Birtley!
19 July 2017
Prestigious Regional Award for Birtley!

Birtley House won the South East Regional Final at the National Family Business Awards in a glittering ceremony held at Wembley Arena on Friday.

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My Favourite Things
11 July 2017
My Favourite Things

Residents were encouraged to bring an item of special interest or of sentimental value to them, and tell us why it was one of their favourite things.  

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Thankfully cooler in time for Tea
22 June 2017
Thankfully cooler in time for Tea

Luckily the sweltering temperatures of the past few days dropped just in time for the annual Strawberry Tea, held in the Rose Garden. 

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Licensing of our new Chaplain
15 June 2017
Licensing of our new Chaplain

A special Communion Service was held on Wednesday 14th June at Birtley House to celebrate the licensing of the Reverend Canon Angela Townshend as our Chaplain.  

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How would we cope if we lived with dementia?
01 June 2017
How would we cope if we lived with dementia?

How would we cope if we lived with dementia? How can we help those who do? Although Birtley does not specialise in dementia, it is likely that many of us will develop the disease as we get older, or will know someone who does. So, Karen arranged for the Virtual Dementia Tour to visit Birtley. This simulated training experience is the only scientifically and medically proven method of giving a person with a healthy brain an experience of what dementia might be like; approximating to mid-range Alzheimer's.

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Jeremy Hunt visits Residents
31 May 2017
Jeremy Hunt visits Residents

Jeremy Hunt visits Birtley House: a hastily arranged visit to Birtley in the hectic run-up to the General Election gave our Residents the chance to discuss social care issues in the UK with Conservative Parliamentary Candidate, Jeremy Hunt. Chatting to all the 11 assembled residents in turn, he focused on just a few at a time to shake hands with them and answer their individual questions. 

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Greek Dancing at the Mediterranean themed evening
30 May 2017
Greek Dancing at the Mediterranean themed evening

Greek Dancing at the Mediterranean themed evening! Led by our effervescent Greek carer, Betty from Thessaloniki, our Residents were treated to a hilarious version of typical Greek dancing; with Karen & Cheryl looking rather like extras in a Nativity Play. 

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"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside..."
23 May 2017
"Oh I do like to be beside the seaside..."

On Monday 22nd May, the Morning Activity Team arranged a fun, interactive session with Residents, reminiscing on memories of the great British seaside.

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Music Kids sing for Residents
16 May 2017
Music Kids sing for Residents

On Sunday 14th May, Godalming-based choir, Music Kids came to Birtley to give a wonderful singing performance for our Residents.

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18 March 2019
Notes from our future history
Notes from our future history
08 March 2019
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company
Creating Joy with the Carousel Theatre Company

The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House  

22 February 2019
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen
Crisis in the Care Home Kitchen

'Teamwork makes the dream work'

13 February 2019
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House

11 February 2019
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
Our New Monthly Garden Blog - Courtesy of Matt Miller
31 January 2019
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley
When the 'Little Harriers' landed at Birtley

Another day for intergenerational learning to take place

24 January 2019
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit Birtley Residents
Watch Commander Steve Love and his FIRE team visit our Birtley Residents

Safety talks

18 January 2019
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends
Coffee with Colleagues and Friends

A group coffee morning for all to enjoy

11 January 2019
Recovery from a Palliative care case
Recovery from a Palliative care case

Well rested and returning home...

20 December 2018
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!
Blackheath & Bramley Choral Society join us for another Christmas!

A family affair at our annual Carol concert

 
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