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Poem written by the Residents during morning activities with Rosa & Cheryl.
Residents enjoyed making Easter biscuits in Activities on Tuesday afternoon - the cooking is always popular, possibly due to the enjoyment of the end product! The Activity was dedicated to Iris Newton who sadly passed away on Sunday 2nd April as she always enjoyed the cookery Activities.
On Friday 31st March at the bi-annual GSF Conference, Karen Williams accepted the Platinum Award on behalf of Birtley House, presented by Frank Ursell, Chief Executive Officer RNHA.
Yesterday's afternoon activity included a colourful display of fans, along with learning about the language of fans which is important as the wrong message can easily be conveyed by incorrect positioning of the fan on the body or face!
Celebrating Dame Vera Lynn's 100th Birthday: Our Residents had a wonderful time, singing along to her popular songs including 'We'll Meet Again' and 'The White Cliffs of Dover'.
'Celebrating St Patrick's Day the Birtley way' at a special themed evening for our Residents complete with a delicious Irish-inspired meal prepared by our Chefs; green decorations and shamrocks aplenty and a drop or two of Jamieson's and Baileys.
Pupils from Longacre School, aged 6 upwards came to entertain our Residents today with a selection of musical pieces. The 12-strong choir (including two cellists) had the audience enraptured and the Residents enjoyed talking with the children when the singing was finished.
Karen spoke with great passion at the 'End of Life Care' conference today,
Birtley have forged links with the Halow Project in Guildford and the kitchen garden has been converted into a community garden, where the young people can explore their interest in outdoor activity.
Care Assistant, Charlotte McNamara who is a qualified beautician, now offers a Manicure & Polish Service for Residents who would like to have their hands looking lovely. Enquiries should be made through the Nursing & Care Teams.
The Carousel Theatre Company put on a puppet show for our residents at Birtley House
'Teamwork makes the dream work'
Throwback to 'Burns Night' at Birtley House
Another day for intergenerational learning to take place
A group coffee morning for all to enjoy
Well rested and returning home...
A family affair at our annual Carol concert