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A Month of Creativity and Fun at Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

January at Charnley House Residential Care Home in Hyde had been a hive of creativity, engagement, and joy. Despite the chill in the air, the warmth within the walls of Charnley House has been palpable, thanks to a host of activities that have brought both smiles and a sense of accomplishment to our residents.

Jigsaw Joy: A Puzzle of Possibilities

One of the highlights of the month was the introduction of jigsaw-making. This unique activity allowed residents to not only put together pre-made boxed jigsaws but also to create their own puzzles. The process of designing, cutting, and then piecing together their own jigsaws was not just a test of dexterity and cognitive skills, but also a fantastic outlet for creativity. 

Dominoes: Tapping into Timeless Fun

Dominoes, a classic and much-loved game, has been a regular feature at Charnley House. The clink of the domino tiles and the laughter echoing in the home spoke volumes of the fun residents had while strategising and playing. It was more than a game; it was a social gathering, enhancing communication and camaraderie among our residents.

Baking: Stirring up Memories and Delights

The aroma of freshly baked goods filled the air on several days, as residents took part in baking sessions. The baking sessions were not just about the delicious end products, but the joy found in the process – measuring, mixing, and sharing stories.

Painting on Canvases: Brushstrokes of Expression

Artistic expression found a canvas – quite literally – at Charnley House. Residents were provided with canvases, paints, and brushes to bring their visions to life. Whether it was a landscape, a portrait, or an abstract piece, each painting was a reflection of the individual’s thoughts, emotions, and creativity.

Flower Arranging: Blooming Creativity

The art of flower arranging brought a touch of nature’s beauty indoors. Residents enjoyed selecting, cutting, and arranging a variety of flowers, creating stunning displays that adorn the communal areas of Charnley House. This activity was not just about aesthetics; it was also a therapeutic exercise, enhancing motor skills, and providing a sensory-rich experience.

As we look back at January, it’s clear that Charnley House is more than just a residential care home; it’s a vibrant community where creativity, fun, and learning thrive. These activities are not just pastimes; they are vital elements of our holistic approach to care, contributing significantly to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our residents. We eagerly anticipate what the coming months will bring and how we can continue to enrich the lives of those who call Charnley House their home.

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Halloween Prep, Treats & Fun at Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

Our residents have been having lots of fun in their activities over the past few weeks.

We've been preparing for Halloween by decorating the home and colouring in pictures of pumpkins, ghosts, bats and all things spooky to create our wonderful Halloween tree, which you can see below in the photos and video.

We've had interactive colourful fun with balloons and the parachute sheet.

Residents have made delicious chocolate cupcakes, which went down a treat with a lovely cup of tea.

And we've had a retro treat that went down just as well - Wagon Wheels!

Some residents have been enjoying doing jigsaws now the weather's getting a bit colder.

And finally, we've been tasting foods from around the world to celebrate World Food Day!

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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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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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Latest Activities At Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

We’ve had another busy few weeks here at Charnley House.

We got together and did a huge jigsaw, working as a team to get it completed.

Everyone did some colouring to create beautiful pictures to decorate the windows for Spring.

We had Music Time, where everyone had a dance and clapped along

On one of the recent bright sunny days we all headed outside to soak up the sun

And we all celebrated Dorothy’s Birthday with some lovely cake and a cup of tea

The Latest Goings On At Charnley House Care Home in Hyde

We’ve had an exciting time over the last few weeks!

Meg has been celebrating her birthday. We had tea and cake and Meg got some lovely presents and cards from friends and family.

We’ve been making pom poms, which the residents really enjoyed.

And sitting out on the patio enjoying more of the nice weather and having a good old chin wag.

The hairdresser visits every Wednesday so that the residents can have their hair done. Everyone enjoys having a bit of a pamper and our residents look very glamorous, don’t you think?