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May Activities At Charnley House

As always, it’s non stop around here, so we thought we’d have a relaxing PJ Day with the residents. Nothing but some good lounging around and chatting, in our pyjamas!!

We’ve been busily drawing round our hands and colouring them in for our hand tree.

And played a “mystery box” game, where residents had to guess what items were in the box by feeling with their hands.

Two of our ladies have celebrated their birthdays, with cake and lots of cards and presents.

And we’ve been cooking up a storm of biscuits on our baking day!

And finally, one particular resident likes nothing more than sneaking off outside and doing some gardening. Looks like we caught him green handed this time!

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Activities At Charnley House Care Home In Hyde

We’ve had so much going on at Charnley House for the past few weeks, it’s been hard to keep up! So here’s a summary and a few photos of what the residents have been up to…

We’ve been playing a game with ping pong balls and cups. 

We’ve had great fun with balloons and the parachute, which made every one laugh out loud and was so bright and colourful.

We’ve had a few highly competitive games of cards. We think there may be a few sharks amongst our residents!

We’ve been crafting away with paper, feathers, ribbons and all sorts of wonderful materials to make these fantastic pictures of ladies in their finery.

We’ve had cake, coffee and a good old chat, which always goes down well, both with the residents and the team.

And we’ve been potting these lovely plants that are now on display around Charnley House

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Cards & Movies At Charnley House in Hyde

7th February was National Send a Card to a Friend Day, a chance to tell your friends how much they mean to you by way of a card.

There was a time when men and women wrote daily notes to their friends. There were thank you notes, party invitations, love notes and of course the gossip filled notes catching up on the previous evening’s antics! Now we have a minute to minute digital journal on social media! So National Send a Card to a Friend Day is all about stepping away from the devices and showing someone how much they mean to you.

So, here are some of the cards that we made and send to celebrate National Send a Card Day.

Also, Global Movie Day is held on the second Saturday of February each year to celebrate the power movies have to reach, connect and inspire people around the world. So, we decided to have our own movie night. We made a makeshift cinema with snacks and popcorn and enjoyed watching some great movies from different eras of film. Everyone really enjoyed the event and we had a good chat about the films afterwards as well.

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Cakes, Cookies & Connect 4 At Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

As we always say, it’s been a busy few weeks around here. We don’t let anyone get away with being bored here at Charley House, so here’s the roundup of activities over the last couple of weeks.

We’ve had A LOT of baking activities going on. Great for the winter weather and tasty for everyone!

We’ve had cornflake cake making…

Making and decorating our own cookies…

And making scones (a real favourite)…

We’ve had plenty of gaming activities, from the physical to the cranial. It all gets very competitive around here you know.

We’ve had a Connect 4 master championship…

And fun playing softball…

Finally we’ve had some more leisurely activities preparing our new Circus Wall. Our residents have been colouring pictures to go on the wall as well as painting some large mural masterpieces…

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Christmas Partying & 2023 So Far

We’re always busy here at Charnley House, and Christmas and January have been no exception so far, despite the cold and dreary weather!

We had a wonderful Christmas Party with games, music, decorations and lots of lovely party food on the buffet.

A few of our gents have had some extremely serious games of darts. Looks like we’ll have to get a league going here now! All friends in the end though.

Whilst our ladies have had a few relaxing games of Snakes & Ladders and the Safari Game.

 

More to come from us soon!

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The Run Up To Christmas At Charnley House

Well, the run up to Christmas has been full of activities and fun here at Charnley House.

We’ve made a wish/like tree and the residents have hung a wish or like on it.

Newton the cat has been for a visit again. The residents always love it when we have Newton out for them to stroke.

We’ve had some wonderful flower arranging by the residents, which are looking beautiful on display.

We’ve been writing Christmas cards to family members…

And doing some Christmas colouring.

We’ve been getting ready for all those Christmas parties with our ladies having their nails done.

We’ve been making decorations and the residents have been doing some festive artwork to display around the home.

And finally, the trees are up around Charnley House. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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Latest News from Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

We’ve had a very busy and interesting few weeks here at Charnley House car home in Hyde.

Firstly, staff and residents alike would like to express their sadness at the passing of Queen Elizabeth and thank her for all her work over the past 70 years. We celebrated her life over the last few weeks and watched the funeral with great solemnity but also with joy at remembering her majesty and all the kind and wonderful things she did.

We decorated Charnley House with the union flag and photographs and had tea and cake and scones in her honour.

We’ve had a very competitive games afternoon playing Connect 4. You can see from the photographs who was celebrating their wins!

We’ve been making cookies and, of course, eating them once they were ready. They were absolutely delicious!!

We’ve also had a jigsaw afternoon, which was very relaxing.

We’ve been out on a boat trip in the last of the lovely weather with some fantastic wildlife on show, and, of course, there were ice creams for all!

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Boats, Balloons & A Pamper Day At Charnley House

We’ve been very busy again over the past few weeks here at Charnley House residential care home in Hyde.

Our residents have enjoyed a fantastic boat trip on the canal, seeing lots of wildlife along the way.

We’ve had an activity day with balloons, which are always a good laugh and make everyone giggle.

And some of our ladies have had a pamper day having their nails done. Don’t they look splendid?!

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Summer Fun At Charnley House Residential Care Home In Hyde

We’ve had a great time over the last few weeks and managed to keep cool in the sun.

We’ve been blowing bubbles, which made everyone giggle quite a lot!

We’ve been making milkshakes in our Green Room

We’ve had various games, including the giant “finding pairs” game.

And we’ve had plenty of ice lollies too!

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Latest from Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

We’ve had a lot going on at Charnley House over the past week or so.

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We’ve had a visit from the hairdresser…

…and one of our residents had a makeover with a completely new hairstyle!

We’ve been celebrating a birthday.

And been out in the garden enjoying the fine weather.

We’ve had jigsaws in the Green Room

And one of our residents enjoyed a special visit.

And we’ve all had a great time with Newton the cat.