Ordre National de la Legion D’Honour

June 17th, 2016

Mr Philip Daniel, French Honorary Consul for Merseyside informed us that our Resident Jim was being presented with a medal from the President of France in honour of his bravery on D Day during the Second World War.

Jim was to be presented with ‘Ordre National de la Legion D’Honour’

The celebration and award was to be a suprise for Jim and there was a very busy week to prepare for the event.  Jim’s family supported us in gathering the information of Jim’s Army career whilst Philip Daniel gave us the itinerary of the presentation.

On 9th June 2016 Maureen and Pat assisted Jim to get ready for what he thought was a celebration for the Queen’s 90th birthday and this was the reason for Jim wearing his regiment outfit.  Staff we busy in the background preparing his celebration and the commitment/team work shown by everyone ensured this was a successful day for Jim, his family, our Residents and Jim’s Regiment.

Everyone including the Lord Mayor, Councillor Roz Gladden, the High Sheriff of Merseyside, Jim Davies, Philip Daniel, French Honorary Consul for Merseyside, members of Jim’s Regiment (senior and young), his family and Residents gathered in the Market Place awaiting Jim’s arrival.

Jim made his grand entrance to the tune of ‘There will always be an England’ and a grand rouse of applause.  He was truly surprised and looked emotional when he saw everyone.

Philip Daniel presented Jim with his medal and spoke in French whilst doing so.  This was very moving and a lot of teas of joy by shed by all.

Then the party began and Jim enjoyed meeting his comrades and young men of the Regiment as well as spending time with his family.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to making this a special day for Jim.

A truly memorable and proud day for everyone.

Maria Deegan
Nurse Manager

25 years!

June 17th, 2016

web2This year three of our members of staff, Pat, Liz and Joanne, celebrated 25 years’ service with Christopher Grange.

On Tuesday 31st May 2016 Residents and staff gathered in the Market Place to celebrate this achievement and show our appreciation for the commitment they have shown to Christopher Grange.

We would like to thank Pat, Liz and Joanne for all their hard work and dedication to Christopher Grange and our Residents over the years.









Activities – May 2016

June 3rd, 2016

Ken 100

During May 2016 our Activities Co-ordinators arranged various activities for our Resident’s which included the monthly Social with fish and chips (from the local Chip Shop), our weekly Book Club, armchair exercises, entertainment, quizzes including ‘play your cards right’ and many more.

During May 2016 one of our Resident’s Ken celebrated his 100th birthday with a party and entertainment in the Market Place.

Harriet and John

Ken received a card from the Queen celebrating being a 100 years young.  Ken really enjoyed his day with entertainment – a right good old fashioned knees up!  With our Resident’s here at Christopher Grange and some of our staff joining in!

Ken was delighted with his card from the Queen but also a card from his beloved Liverpool Football Club.

Book Club

Some of our Resident’s also went out for lunch and then to a local pub where the Resident’s toasted their health and friendship!  A wonderful day had by all.

This month our Resident’s celebrated starting a new book in our weekly Book Club.  We have just started reading Tom Jones “Over the top and back”, post autobiography’s include Katie Piper and Cilla Black.

Angela Bingo

We have also had Merseyside ‘Just Sing’ choir come and perform for our Residents on the Market Place who also went and performed on our Nursing Unit.

Other activities included Bingo, where there was a selection of prizes for the winners!