Covid-19 Update:

We are so pleased that we are able to have two nominated visitors in our Home. It has been a long time without families and the visits have cheered us all up. There is nothing better than having a cup of tea and a good natter with our loved ones. Hopefully, in the not too distant future we can have even more visitors and make up for lost time with families.

We are looking forward to welcoming our hairdresser Michelle back into the home next week. Everyone is a due a good haircut and is looking forward to feeling glamorous again.! The staff have tried their best with our hair but they are no Vidal Sassoon!

Celebrations:

We have gone ‘birthday mad’ at Elizabeth House through March and April. On 30th March we had a huge birthday celebration for Geoffrey’s 100th Birthday. Both residents and staff enjoyed the party – we had enough food to feed us for a year! We enjoyed lots of singing and dancing and of course, plenty of cake.

Sarah, our Administrator, made Geoffrey the most fitting cake – a cup of tea! Anyone who knows Geoffrey knows that he loves a good brew! It was absolutely gorgeous and didn’t last very long. We have celebrated Esther’s birthday, our other Geoffrey’s birthday and Bernie’s birthday as well. We have really enjoyed all of the celebrations – and our tummies have too!

Fun and Games:

We have been enjoying some new activities recently, including a new sensory ball pool – residents have enjoyed dipping their feet in and kicking the balls around the lounge, but not as much as they’ve enjoyed watching the staff picking the balls up afterwards! Ten Pin Bowling is now a very firm favourite at our Home – there are lots of competitive players here! We have also really enjoyed making some jewellery and Bernie has made enough to start up a shop!

Donations:

People have been very kind and generous to us this month. We are now the proud owners of three recliners which were donated to us by different people. They have become a very comfortable addition to our lounge and are greatly appreciated by our residents. They can now relax and put their feet up (and even have a little snooze!)

We have also received a tape player with lots of different tapes and the residents have really enjoyed listening to the old tunes and keeping their singing voices up to scratch – watch out for us on the next series of the X-Factor!

Speaking of the X-Factor, we have recently taken part in some filming for our page on the Churchlake Care Group website. Esther really enjoyed taking part in this as she thought it was an audition for a show! Sam the videographer confirmed that Esther has got the part – she is just waiting for her trophy. We have included a sneak preview of Esther singing and we hope you will all agree that she sounds amazing!

Esther Singing at Elizabeth House in Bury

Keep your eyes peeled on the website in the coming weeks for our video, we think it is going to be great!

As there seems to be some hope of life returning to ‘normal’ we wanted to share with you a beautiful poem expertly chosen by one of our residents, Bernie, who has lived at Elizabeth House since 2009.

Poem – Thank You Carer

“Let this poem remind you,

That you are special through and through.

And thought about so warmly,

And so very often too.

You’re helpful and supportive,

In a way that warms the heart.

Whatever happens, you are there,

To play your thoughtful part.

Thank you for your kindness,

Which can never be repaid,

And for your understanding,

And the difference it has made.’’

What a beautiful poem and a fitting tribute to all carers in each of our Churchlake Care Homes.

We hope that you have all enjoyed reading our little catch-up and we look forward to spending more time with you all in the near future.

With love from us all at Elizabeth House.

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