It’s been all go here at Charnley House residential nursing home in Hyde over the past few weeks!
The residents have enjoyed time interacting with Newton the cat, which was donated by the Rotary Club of Hyde. The lifelike cat toy purrs, cleans his paws and turns on his back for a belly rub.
We’ve been for a great day out where we sailed on a canal boat from Marple to Poynton, enjoying the views along the way. There was even time for ice cream, which everyone enjoyed very much, as you can see!
The residents have been showing their artistic side with some lovely colouring of summer flowers, and we’ve had a little bit of a pamper day where some of our ladies had their nails painted.
Our residents have been enjoying the company of a lifelike toy cat! The cat has been donated by The Rotary club of Hyde. He purrs, cleans his paws and turns on his back for a belly rub. He has settled in really well and the residents love him The only thing is, he needs a name! We have asked all the residents what they would like him to be called and all of the names will be going in a hat and drawn at random. The name will be revealed soon.
We’ve been able to have some visits recently, which have gone down very well after such a long time with no relatives allowed. Our residents have also been enjoying games of soft ball. As you can see, it’s a highly contested sport!
Our residents really enjoyed participating in Easter crafts, especially making our own Easter bonnets!
Our hallway looked beautiful and colourful as it was decorated with hand made Easter eggs, which the residents had created and hung on our Easter tree.
Everyone wore their own crafted Easter bonnets on Easter Sunday and we all enjoyed an Easter lunch followed by a glass of fizz!
We had a small raffle over Easter, which raised a grand total of £81.50. This money has gone into the residents’ fund for future activities. A huge THANK-YOU to all who bought a Raffle Ticket.
Saturday 10th April was Grand National Day and our Residents all picked out a couple of horses at random. We excitedly watched the race on TV in the lounge and there were a few shots and whistles towards the end to cheer the winner, Minella Times, on to victory!
Our residents have also enjoyed playing Bingo, ball games and 10 pin bowling, with fierce competition.
Spring is in the air and our residents have been decorating their own glass jars to put fresh flowers in for the tables in the dining room and conservatory.
It was “Eyes Down” for Bingo, which was enjoyed by all. Well Done to the winners Jean, Mabel and David.
Our residents have been decorating mini Easter Eggs and displayed them on an Easter Tree which is in the main hall-way for all to see. We will be decorating Easter Bonnets and Easter Baskets over the next few days and having an Easter Bonnet parade.
Tesco Community Champions Jane and Karen dropped off a selection of CDs and an Easter Egg to go into our Easter Raffle. Our Easter Raffle will be held and drawn on 6th April 2021 – we are seeking additional donations towards this, so if anyone can contribute please let us know.
Our residents are busy, busy, busy as we make our way towards Spring.
We’ve been doing all sorts of activities at Bank Close House over the past few weeks, not least were our Valentine’s Day celebrations. Residents made Valentine’s Day cards and Love Heart messages, which are on display on the notice board in the main hallway.
We’ve also been enjoying lots of games recently. We’ve had Bingo, target game, bean bag toss, balloon tennis, 10 pin bowling and more. Everyone loves a good game and our residents seem to be very competitive!
Here are some photos of our recent games activities…