Floral festivities get underway at Riversway Nursing Home

A wonderful and festive flower display making workshop was delivered to residents at Riversway Nursing Home Bristol.

 

They listened to Susan the florist and took tips on how to create the perfect Christmas centre piece.

 

The workshop was extremely enjoyable and interactive, we smelled the different types of flowers and foliage and contributed to where we thought the pieces would look good.

 

With golden baubles and a lovely red candle, they decided that we created the perfect Christmassy look.

 

Everyone who took part in the workshop received a button hole flower arrangement with Ethel and Monica opting for a red coronation.

 

Everyone enjoyed their time talking about different flowers and the winner of the raffle was Betty who won the centre piece.


 

 

Naughty elf keeping the magic alive at Springhill

Our naughty elf has been travelling around our care home this week causing mischief.

Residents (and our staff team) love finding the mischievous fella, who first appeared under the Christmas tree around the place .

The elf has been making his way around the home, even bringing treats for our residents.

We all love having him around and it’s great to see what he gets up to!

 


 

You can follow our elf's adventures on our Facebook page


 

Staff from Accrington care home raise cash for Compassion Rwanda

Kind-hearted care home workers braved the cold and took to the streets of Hyndburn to raise money for children currently living in extreme poverty in Africa.

The 10-strong team, which was led by Springhill Care Home’s Gemma Creech, went out raising money ahead of her trip to Rwanda in February next year.

Staff took part in the 10-mile sponsored walk, which started in Baxenden, on to Accrington, Oswaldtwistle, Knuzden, Blackburn, then back through Oswaldtwistle. To complete the walk, the team headed back to the Brick Works in Accrington.

Gemma, who will be going out to visit Compassion Rwanda projects, as part of a 12-man team said: “Harsh winds and the cold, greeted us for the start of the event in Baxenden and after reaching Oswaldtwistle, the heavens opened. It was time for the emergency plastic ponchos to come out for the triumphant 10, who refused to let the rain dampen our spirits.

“Generous members of the public donated money on the day and as well as raising a lot of smiles and sharing a lot of laughter along the way, the team are sure they will have raised over £600, by the time sponsorship is fully collected.”

Springhill Care Home’s Karen Singleton even walked with a broken foot and Claire Allen who has knee tendon damage but the staff put their pain to one side.

Springhill’s recent fireworks event raised a further £200 for the Compassion Rwanda projects.

Rwanda is a country which is still recovering from the horrendous genocide which took place there in 1994. Over 800,000 children were left orphaned, after the systematic slaughter of nearly 1,000,000, of the minority Tutsi population.

Children can be sponsored for as little as 83p per day and further information can be found at www.compassionuk.org.

 


 

To sponsor Gemma or support the home’s fundraising activities please get in touch with Springhill Care Home on 01254 381719.


 

Springhill’s Donna named best in North West for dementia care

A carer based at Accrington’s Springhill Care Home has been named among the region’s best at the North West finals of the Great British Care Awards.

Donna Greenhalgh won the regional title in The Dementia Carer Award category at a ceremony held at the weekend in Manchester, and will now go on to take part in the national finals of the awards next March.

Along with Donna’s award win, the Springhill Care Group itself won the award for Care Employer of the Year.

In total, Springhill Care Group was shortlisted for more than 10 awards. As well as the care employer award, Birch Green Care Home in Skelmersdale was shortlisted in seven categories and Springhill Care Home in Accrington for a further six.

Meanwhile, staff at Riversway Nursing Home in Bristol were finalists in several categories of the South West finals of the same awards and won two – The Dignity in Care Award and Dementia Carer Award.

Donna Briggs, Managing Director of the Springhill Care Group, said: “It was an amazing event celebrating excellence in social care, and we were delighted to be recognised as not only a great employer, but for the great work of our staff.

“Donna’s award win means we now have two regional winners in the category of Dementia Carer which illustrates how Springhill Care Group is truly leading the way in terms of quality care in this


 

 

Oomph training going down a treat

The latest Oomph exercise regime to be incorporated to Springhill Care Group is being delivered effectively at Springhill Care Home.

Residents enjoy multiple arm and leg exercises delivered along to music while also having fun with pom poms.

The Oomph sessions are popular with residents and staff and recently Curtis Bennett and Karen Singleton enjoyed a spontaneous little Greek dance together, for the sake of the resident’s and staffs entertainment!

Many laughs are shared during the morning and the afternoon Oomph sessions, and our ladies and gentlemen fed back how enjoyable they are by commenting ‘plenty of laughter in these sessions!” and “This is great – the team are so good!”

The programme also includes a series of skills workshops making exercise as engaging as possible, regularly encourage inactive residents to take up physical activity and try something new, or rediscover lost passions.


 

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