Colouring marks Mother’s Day at Springhill

Residents at Springhill Care Home in Accrington took part in a colouring session to mark Mother’s Day.


Arts and crafts is always a firm favourite and a frequently-requested activity at the home – it’s found to be very therapeutic and a great opportunity to meet others.


The Mother’s Day session was a lovely chance to reflect on treasured family memories.


Roy and Linda entertain at Springhill

Local duo Roy and Linda visited us at Springhill Care Home recently for a concert.


The two singers gave us renditions of a wide variety of songs, and it was lovely to see people singing along, and welcome them into our home.


This was their first visit to Springhill Care Home, and they were so well received we do hope they can visit again soon.


Care group commits to dementia action

Victoria Huntriss (centre) of Springhill Care with Holly Hartley of Homewise (left) and Lyndsay WheatcroftSpringhill Care has partnered up with community services across East Lancashire to help pioneer dementia care awareness.


Springhill Care Group, based in Accrington, has teamed up with members of The Hyndburn Dementia Action Alliance (HDAA), a local association of the national Dementia Action Alliance (DAA).


This is a collaborative scheme helping to change the way that people feel about dementia and improve the lives of people living with dementia.


Victoria Huntriss, Health and Wellbeing Lead at Springhill Care Home, said that by working together, the local community can make a difference to those living with and those affected by dementia.


She said: “This partnership means we can get up-to-date information about what is available in the community so that we can take residents along to events or make links with people who can bring events to us.


“We already have some ideas of how we can work together, and this will help make sure that we don’t forget this part of the community. We can also signpost any carers or anybody who comes along to our dementia cafes towards this group that we are currently developing to offer local support.


Nationally, there are 7340 members of the DAA with 357 local alliances aiming to encourage partnerships, raise awareness within the community and provide up-to-date quality dementia training.


Partners supporting the programme include: Action For Dementia, Carers Link Lancashire, Diocese of Blackburn, East Lancashire Teaching Hospital Trust, Home Instead East Lancashire, Homewise Society Ltd, Hyndburn & Ribble Valley CVS, Hyndburn Borough Council, Lancashire Constabulary, NHS East Lancashire CCG, Woodcocks Haworth and Nuttall Solicitors and Hyndburn Community Fire Safety Team.


Lyndsay Wheatcroft, of the Hyndburn Dementia Action Alliance, said: “We are working together to radically improve the lives of people living with dementia and their carers and this is a pioneering community initiative.


“We urge any organisation in Hyndburn who is interested in becoming more dementia friendly to get in touch and see how they can be involved. It is free to join, and we ask members to complete a brief action plan setting out what they can do to make a difference to people living with dementia and their carers.”


Photograph - Victoria Huntriss (centre) of Springhill Care with Holly Hartley of Homewise (left) and Lyndsay Wheatcroft (right)


Crafts mark Spring

Recently a popular Spring craft activity was held at Springhill Care Home.


This colourful activity involved residents creating their own brightly-painted umbrellas using a paper plate.


Pieces of string with small bells attached were then stuck to the back to create falling ‘rain drops.’ We ended up with some lovely creations.


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Anyone for Lawn Bowls?

Springhill was filled with laughter recently as we held our latest Sports Fun Afternoon.


Residents were invited to join in, taking part in ‘lawn bowls’ with points marked out on the floor. The aim of the game was to score the most points in order to win a small prize.


The gentlemen especially began to get competitive as the game developed, and we had a lovely afternoon filled with jokes, laughter and lively conversation.


Everyone got a prize or treat for taking part.


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