Activities – February 2018

March 22nd, 2018

During February we celebrated Chinese New Year with a Chinese meal followed by horoscopes for the New Year!  We also celebrated Joyce’s birthday on the same evening!

Our Social this month was again up in numbers, armchair exercise is also up on members and appears to be a firm favourite with our Residents.  We played ‘play your cards right’ this month as well as a new name that tune, and we have also introduced.  

We have now started our Book Club up again and our current book is ‘The Murder of Princess Diana’ – which is creating a good debate.  All our usual everyday activities are still up and running and going well.

We also had a choir in this month to perform in our Chapel which one of our Residents Peter was a member of – he sat with the choir and sang for us!  We had a really good turn out and all Residents who attended thoroughly enjoyed themselves!

This month our trips out have included been pub lunches and shopping trips to Dobbies, B+M and Edge Lane shopping centre.

Activities – January 2018

February 22nd, 2018

This month we again enjoyed more entertainment with Squeezy Stephen and Merseyside Just Sing Choir coming to sing to our Residents, as always this was enjoyed by all!

We held a table top sale during January which went very well with lots of Resident’s, their families and friends coming along which made it a big success! We have also enjoyed parities for Residents birthdays on their individual units and again the Social continues to bring in the numbers for the Residents favourite ‘Fish and Chip Supper’!  We also celebrated Burns night with a reminiscence on him whilst enjoying drinks, Scottish fruit cake and Shortbread biscuits.

Our everyday activities are all still ongoing with Armchair Exercise continuing to be a firm favourite and Bingo being requested for.  Yoga exercise is up for discussion and new quizzes of ‘Who am I?’ are going well as well as dominoes and tiddly winks.  Our trips out this month have included shopping trips and going out for lunch with a different unit each week.

Christmas Activities 2017

January 22nd, 2018

Our activities during December started with us decorating our Christmas Tree with our Residents which included their very own decorations which we had previously made on our Christmas Craft Day in November.  Our Residents then enjoyed a sherry and a mince pie whilst have a sing-along.

In keeping with the Christmas spirit we also varied some of our usual favourites and enjoyed Christmas quizzes and crosswords, Christmas bingo, pass the parcel, Christmas reminiscence and Christmas name that tune!  All our activities had refreshments for the Resident’s to enjoy and there were lots of prizes to win!

We had a couple of trips out in December which included Christmas shopping, a trip to St Thomas in Crosby for songs that we remember, to the Metropolitan Cathedral for a Christmas Carol Service and Nativity play as well as enjoying our lunch.

We held a couple of Christmas craft afternoons this month which included creating our own Christmas Cards, Pomanders and Decorations and we also perfected our culinary skills by baking mince pies – we held a competition on Christmas Eve with Residents from Andrew House our overall winner this year!

During December we had lots of singing and dancing as we had lots of entertainment which included:  St Vincent’s School Choir, Broughton Hall Choir, ‘Mood Swing’s and Alder Hey Choir all came and sang for our Residents.  We also had the grand performance of our very own Christopher Grange Choir!  We would like to say a big thank you to all for donating their time to come and celebrate the festive period with us here at Christopher Grange.

Our annual Residents Christmas Party held in the Rehabilitation Centre was a big success this year.  Our Residents were welcomed with drinks before enjoying a three course meal and our Residents enjoyed the entertainment from ‘Dicky Tickers’.  The party was a successful occasion and all Residents thoroughly enjoyed their evening.

We ended the festive celebrations by enjoying various film afternoons which included films like ‘Scrooge’ on Boxing Day.