a love for inspiring care

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LET’S PARTY

13-08-18

As we had the most wonderful sunny summer we planned our annual Residents’ BBQ Party to be held in Birchy

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RAISING MONEY FOR DEMENTIA

13-08-18

The Staff and Friends of Birchy Hill raised a staggering amount of £600 which will be donated to the Alzheimer’s

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UNITED WE WALK(ED)

13-08-18

It was a wonderful sunny Saturday morning, when a group of 11 brave people, aged between 0 and 60, left

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FIRST HIGH FLYER AT BIRCHY FOR JULY 2018

13-08-18

The first High Flyer Award for July 2018 went to our  Team Leader Cherry bhe Bejer where she was awarded

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ABOVE AND BEYOND IN JULY 2018

13-08-18

Our Night Health Care Assistant Alex Costtita received the second Highflyer Award for July 2018. He is hard working, reliable

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GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CAKE………….

01-08-18

Our Chef Samantha Nash was preparing so many yummy cakes, cupcakes, scones, and sausage rolls for the Summer fete. The

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MUSK

01-08-18

MUSK played at Birchy Hill’s Annual Summer Fete This year the weather was on our side We enjoyed a wonderful

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MEMORY WALK

01-08-18

Staff and Friends of Birchy Hill are hosting a Memory Walk for the Alzheimer’s Society on Saturday 4th August 2018.

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JUNE’S HIGHFLYER

17-07-18

Roscia Grigorva, A Health Care Assistant at Birchy Hill was recognised with the Highflyer Award for June 2018 for her

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DANCING IN THE SKY………..

17-07-18

Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers could not have done it any better! Our very own dancers loved to show us

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SUMMERTIME 2018

17-07-18

A summer inviting you to enjoy all activities outside. The Lovely entertainer “Caryn Morant” agreed to sing in our Sensory

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PRETTY WOMAN………

17-07-18

When Mike Sidaway was singing this well-known hit, the Ladies were fascinated. He earned flirty looks, and lots of ‘kisses’

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CREEPY CRAWLIES

17-07-18

A small group of Birchy Hill’s Residents enjoyed an amazing day out. We went to the Hampshire Reptile Centre and

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A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM

03-07-18

After having a lovely picnic and taking some walks through Highcliffe Castle’s grounds The Residents were very keen listening to

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HIGHCLIFFE CASTLE – HERE WE COME………

03-07-18

As it is Midsummer and a wonderful sunny day, we decided to visit Highcliffe Castle to have a picnic, take

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TOO HOT FOR THE GIRLS………….

03-07-18

Birchy Hill’s cheeky chicks were bored in their own house and garden. So they went for a little trip into

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PUT YOUR HANDS UP IN THE AIR…..

20-06-18

Our Residents were asked if they would enjoy doing some physical exercises and many of them loved the idea. We

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PLEASE WELCOME THE NEW ARRIVAL………………………..

20-06-18

We were all very excited when Mark Yon, our Manager, told us that his household will have a new addition

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WELL DONE RODA

20-06-18

You did it, Roda, you did it! Rodalyn Rodriguez, Birchy Hill’s Clinical Lead, took part in the Race for Life

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SURPRISE, SUPRISE

20-06-18

Our Residents just enjoyed a lovely looking Black Forest Gateau when all the Gentlemen got surprised with a lovely little

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FOOTBALL WORLD CUP 2018

20-06-18

On behalf of everyone in Birchy Hill I would like to send a very big Thank You to Debbie Quick

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HYTHE MARINA – HERE WE COME!!

20-06-18

Last Thursday we had another chance to be on board the “Alison MacGregor Motor Vessel”. The Residents enjoyed the trip

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WELCOME TO “THE LAND GIRLS”

20-06-18

First off all the Residents in Birchy Hill watched Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday Parade and then Trooping the Colour

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HIGH FLYER OF MAY 2018

13-06-18

Olga Mota is our latest ‘Highflyer’ Olga Mota, A General Assistant at Birchy Hill, was awarded with the Company’s Highflyer

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HIP, HIP, HOORAY, MANAGER

13-06-18

We celebrated Mark Yon’s Anniversary, being our highly valued Manager in Birchy Hill for 6 years on 28th May 2018.

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THE COLOURS OF THE RAINBOW………….

13-06-18

… so pretty in the sky … When Jane Parris started to sing Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a wonderful world’ the

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MATINEE WITH CARYN MORANT

13-06-18

Friday morning entertainment par excellence delivered by Caryn Morant. Birchy Hill’s Residents and Guests were dancing and clapping their hands

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READY FOR THE WEDDING……..

24-05-18

On Saturday Morning there was hustle and bustle in the all the Units. Everybody wanted to be dressed nicely for

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2018

24-05-18

Every year the 12th May is a very special Day in Birchy Hill’s events calendar. It is not only Florence

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NURSE’S TEA PARTY

24-05-18

As a token of appreciation Birchy Hill’s Nurses were spoiled with a little Tea Party and a lovely homemade cake

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NO PAIN – NO GAIN

24-05-18

Before the Nurses could tuck into the lovely cake on International Nurses’ Day, they had to answer 13 Quiz Questions

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WHAT A NICE LADY…………….

24-05-18

Gerald was so fascinated by this nice Lady. He would have liked to be the Bride’s Father, as he said,

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A VERY SPECIAL LADY……………..

24-05-18

Claudia Monteiro, a very dedicated Health Care Assistant at Birchy Hill, was awarded the High Flyer Wing for April 2018.

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FLORENCE – THE LADY WITH THE LAMP

24-05-18

Florence, the Lady with the lamp Florence and her Nurses greatly improved the conditions in the Crimean War and many

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A VERY ROYAL WEDDING AT BIRCHY HILL

24-05-18

The build up to the Royal Wedding was a lot of fun for the Residents and the Staff at Birchy

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THE WAIT WAS OVER…………..

24-05-18

The wait was finally over, and Prince Harry tied the knot with Meghan Markle. The Residents who watched the fairy-

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WEDDING CAKE

24-05-18

After the ceremony in St George’s Chapel our Chef surprised everybody with a lovely Wedding Cake, a naked lemon and

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ENTERTAINMENT FROM THE NEW FOREST ACADEMY OF DANCE

24-05-18

The Children from the New Forest Academy of Dance surprised us with some sing alongs All Residents could join in.

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BALLET INSPIRED BY PETER PAN”

24-05-18

There were 2 ballet groups and 2 prima ballerinas who danced for us like little elves. They highlighted our day

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EUAN THE SKIPPER………

17-05-18

For years Euan had his own boat and cruised the Mediterranean Sea. Together with his wife Val and he lived

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HAPPY FEET

15-05-18

The guitarist Nigel Revell put on a good show and everyone was in good spirits when they heard his tunes.

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OUT AND ABOUT

15-05-18

On a hot and sunny Saturday afternoon the Residents from Pines spent their time in the garden. Here they stopped

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CONGRATULATIONS

15-05-18

Congratulations got to Henrique Mota, Healthcare Assistant, who completed his LEVEL 2 Care Diploma. Well done Henrique – Congratulations from

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ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT……………

15-05-18

Fortunately, we didn’t have to row our boat as it was a vessel powered by a diesel engine. Our first

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THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD……………………..

30-04-18

Euan does not only enjoy polishing his shoes, no, he enjoys even more polishing the car! After he washed the

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SHIP AHOI

30-04-18

Solent Dolphin Boat Trips on the M/V Alison MacGregor. Solent Dolphin was conceived in 1987 by New Forest Rotary Club

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HABIBI AND THE FLOWERS OF THE DESERT

30-04-18

Our Residents enjoyed an afternoon being taken into the fairy tales of Thousand and one Nights. Some of our Gentlemen

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ST GEORGE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS

30-04-18

A big day for our English Residents as they were very proud to celebrate St George’s Day on Monday, 23rd

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PEDRO THE DONKEY ARRIVES AT BIRCHY HILL

30-04-18

As part of our animal therapy sessions we invited Pedro the Donkey and his handler Ron from the Animal Sanctuary

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THE FRIENDSHIP SINGERS CAME TO BIRCHY HILL

30-04-18

How much is that doggie in the window? Last week ‘The Friendship Singers’ entertained our Residents with well-known songs like

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NATIONAL CARE HOME DAY 2018

30-04-18

Dancing to the Music As for many years we celebrated National Care Home Day in style. The singer Mike Sidaway

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NAMASTE CHAMPIONS

30-04-18

Namaste – the End of Life Care Programme, developed by Prof Joyce Simard, was introduced to Birchy Hill 2 years

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BIG DOG – SMALL GIRL

30-04-18

When little Victoria visited us, she liked to go ‘walkies’ with the St Bernard dog. We all wondered who is

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HAPPY 99TH BIRTHDAY

30-04-18

Happy Birthday Maria! Maria celebrated her 99th Birthday and is already looking forward to receiving a telegram sent by the

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MARCH 2018 HIGHFLYER AT BIRCHY HILL

30-04-18

Going Above and Beyond……………..….her duties, that’s Veronica Reig’s motto when it comes to her job. She is a natural caring

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YOUNG AND OLD IN HARMONY

10-04-18

Birchy Hill is encouraging their visitors to bring in their children to give them the chance to socialise with elderly

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EASTER BUNNIES CAME TO BIRCHY HILL

10-04-18

As part of our intergenerational activities we invited students from Bournemouth University to join us for our Easter celebrations. On

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GOOD LUCK AND A POT OF GOLD

23-03-18

We enjoyed a lovely Saturday afternoon to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. A Cake decorated with Shamrocks and a Leprechaun’s hat,

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HAPPY ST PATRICK’S DAY

23-03-18

As a tribute to our Irish Service users, we hoisted their flag on St Patrick’s Day. Irish Patrick (alias Paddy)

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POLISHING MY SHOES………………….

23-03-18

  …has always been one of my favourite chores’ (Eaun Simpson). No problem, Eaun, you can do this whenever you

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GLOBAL TEA PARTY IN PEGGY’S CAFE

23-03-18

On Wednesday, 14th March, the Global Tea Party took place wherever Nutrition and Hydration Week was being supported. Birchy Hill’s

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NUTRITION AND HYDRATION WEEK 2018

23-03-18

This is a global challenge to create a movement to reinforce, focus, energise, create activity and engagement for nutrition and

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MOTHERING SUNDAY AT BIRCHY HILL

12-03-18

While Joyce was waiting for her Sons to come for Mother’s Day, she helped to surprise all the other Ladies

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REMINISCENCE WITH “BABIES”

12-03-18

Eaun enjoyed being a happy Granddad to our lovely dolls. He hugged and cradled them like real babies before he

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THE BEAST FROM THE EAST ………………………

12-03-18

………….… transformed Birchy Hill into a Winter Wonderland. As Snow is such a rare occasion in the South, therefore everybody

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FEBRUARY’S HIGHFLYER AT BIRCHY HILL

12-03-18

To his big surprise Kevin Moyce, who is the Gardener and part of the Maintenance team, was awarded the ‘Golden

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VALENTINES TEA DANCE

23-02-18

Birchy Hill had a lovely High Tea and wonderful music played by Nigel Revill. So that Our Residents could celebrate their

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WHERE TO GO IF YOU WANT YOUR HAIR DONE?

23-02-18

The Barbers and Hairdressing Shop in to be found in Cedars Lane The shop is actually open every Tuesday and

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PEDRO’S RESIDENCY

23-02-18

If you want to get hold of Pedro then come to Cedars Lane

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FANCY SOME SWEETS………………

23-02-18

If so, then come to Pines Unit where you will find the Sweet Shop

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QUIET ROOM

23-02-18

As you walk to the Quiet Room the local friendly Cat wants to come in – Who will let him

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LOWER CHERRY COURT……

23-02-18

An impression from Lower Cherry Court

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NEW DOORS

23-02-18

In Lower Cherry Court the Residents have new doors to their rooms

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WELCOME TO LOWER CHERRY COURT

23-02-18

We then arrive in Lower Cherry Court

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WHAT DID WE FIND IN UPPER CHERRY COURT?

23-02-18

We found a Telephone Box

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WALK THROUGH UPPER CHERRY COURT

23-02-18

As we take a little walk through Upper Cherry Court – What will we see?

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ARRIVING IN UPPER CHERRY COURT

23-02-18

  Welcome to Upper Cherry Court  

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ON ROUTE TO UPPER CHERRY COURT

23-02-18

On your way as you go to Upper Cherry Court, you will find the Post office and a big red

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POLARS LANE……

23-02-18

An impression from Poplars Lane

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POPLARS LANE

23-02-18

Welcome to Poplars Lane

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DEMENTIA FRIENDLY INNOVATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

23-02-18

All Units at Birchy Hill have been undergoing refurbishment and Dementia friendly enhancements. Walking through the corridors you get the sense

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FIRST HIGH FLYER OF 2018

12-02-18

Michael Bandonill, A Night Health Care Assistant, received the award for January 2018. His reserved nature and his flexibility were

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REMININSCENE WITH “BUGSY” THE DOG

01-02-18

It was a lovely surprise for many of our Residents. Wendy Hawkes, the Activity Organiser, brought her pet dog ‘Bugsy’

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A GREAT DIGNITY WEEK WAS HAD AT BIRCHY HILL

29-01-18

At this point we would like to say a very big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who helped to make this

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“MISS ANNIE” – ENTERTAINED US

29-01-18

Our Digni-Tea Party was in full swing with “Miss Annie’s” wonderful singing. She entertained us in the style of the

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DIGNITY CHAMPIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

29-01-18

After the Vicar Chris’ gave his very moving speech, our Manager Mark Yon then assembled “Birchy Hill’s Dignity Champions” to

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HAVE YOU GOT TIME FOR DIGNI-TEA?

29-01-18

…we asked our Visitors, Family members, Staff, and Residents, and then  invited them all to our Digni-Tea Party to highlight

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GATHERING………….

29-01-18

Gathering around our Dignity Tree in our Sensory Garden after the new plaque was mounted

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A NEW PLAQUE FOR OUR “DIGNITY TREE”

29-01-18

Some of you might already know that we have a permanent ‘real’ Dignity -Tree growing in the Sensory Garden outside

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TRAINING

29-01-18

Staff as well as Friends of Birchy Hill were invited to enjoy a training session about ‘Dignity’. Different Nationalities, different

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DIGNITY WEEK AT BIRCHY HILL

29-01-18

We celebrated Dignity with a full week of events, starting with a Crafts morning, where the Residents and the Staff

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THE DIGNITY TREE

29-01-18

A poem by Sheryl Parkman I’m planting my first seed today The seed of dignity In time you’ll see my

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WELCOME TO BIRCHY HILL TO JOIN US FOR DIGNITY DAY

29-01-18

The Dignity in Care campaign was launched in November 2006 and aims to put dignity and respect at the heart

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BIRTHDAY BOY

17-01-18

Clive Ashton celebrated his birthday in style. As an addition to the usual celebrations, he enjoyed a musical afternoon in

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BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

17-01-18

Every Birthday at Birchy Hill is celebrated with a proper birthday cake (not always with the right number of candles),

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MEMORIES………….

17-01-18

“I had one just like this!” was a Resident’s reaction when she saw our new record player. Last year Birchy

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ANOTHER HIGH FLYER AT BIRCHY HILL

15-01-18

Golden Wing for Mario Mario Bandonill, Kitchen Assistant at Birchy Hill, was awarded with a certificate by Gill Robinson, our Operations

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DECEMBER 2017 HIGH FLYER AT BIRCHY HILL

15-01-18

Very Dedicated to her Job Manju V.Poulose was awarded with the monthly Highflyer Award for December 2017. She is not

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WELCOMING THE NEW YEAR IN ………….

02-01-18

Some of our Residents here at Birchy Hill started the New Year with another gathering. They welcomed 2018 with a

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“SHOULD OLD ACQUAINTANCE BE FORGOT?..”

02-01-18

New Year’s Eve at Birchy Hill was full of memories and celebrations. Each community of Residents had their own little party

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JUST LIKE A BIG FAMILY CHRISTMAS IN CEDARS

28-12-17

Residents and Guests enjoyed their Christmas dinner after having fun with the Christmas crackers, hats and crowns were proudly worn.

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CHRISTMAS PRESENTS IN PINES

28-12-17

Getting up early to find your presents under the Christmas tree – many of the Residents in Pines found presents

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CHRISTMAS DINNER IN PEGGY’S CAFE

28-12-17

The Residents and the Guests in Poplars enjoyed their Christmas Dinner in the lovely setting of Peggy’s Café. Everybody enjoyed

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CHRISTMAS DAY IN UPPER CHERRY TREE COURT

28-12-17

A Peaceful reflection in Upper Cherry Court – Residents and Visitors alike enjoyed their Christmas Dinner and were invited to

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CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS IN LOWER CHERRY COURT

28-12-17

Christmas was celebrated in each of Birchy Hill’s 5 Residents’ Communities. Ladies and Gentlemen in the Lower Cherry Court are waiting

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FATHER CHRISTMAS SENT HIS ELF

28-12-17

This year an Elf brought the Christmas presents to all the Residents at Birchy Hill. They loved their little gifts and

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MERRY CHRISTMAS…………

28-12-17

Birchy Hill’s Manager Mark Yon and his little boy Joshua on their round on Christmas Day to wish all the

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OUR DOLLS HAVE A NEW BABYSITTER…………..

27-12-17

Living in Birchy Hill only for a few days, Terrie fell in love with our lifelike dolls Aiden and Adina.

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CARYN MORANT RETURNED TO BIRCHY HILL

27-12-17

The singer Caryn Morant was already missed by our Residents. As she recently gave birth to a Baby-boy (Louie) just

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MUSICAL ADVENT CELEBRATION

27-12-17

Birchy Hill’s Residents enjoyed a wonderful afternoon with entertainment by Caryn Morant. We were spoiled with a potpourri of old

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LOTS OF RAFFLE PRIZES TO BE WON

27-12-17

As for all of our “Grand Parties” we had lots of raffle prizes to be won. The prizes are donated

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WELCOME TO OUR GRAND RESIDENTS CHRISTMAS PARTY

27-12-17

Everybody looked forward to this big day in our December Calendar- the “Christmas Party” Alastair Hume and his Jazz Trio

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FATHER CHRISTMAS AND HIS ELF VISITED

27-12-17

Without warning Father Christmas and one of his Elves suddenly appeared when the party was in full swing. It was

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A WONDERFUL ATMOSPHERE

27-12-17

Not only our Residents enjoyed this year’s Christmas Party. Relatives, Friends, and Staff joined in and made it a great

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“TIS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY……………”

27-12-17

What would a Christmas Party be without the wonderful food and drinks? I can’t tell you, because our Chef Sam

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“STRIKE THE HARP AND JOIN THE CHORUS……….”

27-12-17

It was Luis playing the piano and Joselito singing until the party came to an end. It was wonderful entertainment

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PUDDINGS GALORE………….

27-12-17

At Birchy Hill we had a big choice of puddings and gateaus for the sweet toothed kind. We were served these at

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“THE JUMPING FLEAS”

27-12-17

That’s what Ukulele translates literally from the Hawaiian language to describe the rapid motion of the fingers in playing it,

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“GOOD BYE MARIE – WE WILL MISS YOU”

27-12-17

For the first time Birchy Hill offered a practical placement for a Student Nurse. Marie Drayton, Student Nurse who is

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE

27-12-17

To round up our Pre- Christmas celebrations we had the honour to be visited by “Reverend John Pawson and the

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“VENITE ADOREMUS IN BETHLEMHEM….”

27-12-17

This was only one of the lovely carols that “Sway Church Choir” was singing with the Residents and their Families.

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CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE AT BIRCHY HILL 2017

27-12-17

Friends and Families joined the Residents for the last Church service in 2017. All those present enjoyed the singing, the

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“FELIZ NAVIDAD, FELIZ NATAL ………………..”

27-12-17

“Feliz Navidad, Feliz Natal, we wish you a merry Christmas…” Supplied with a special “Music Gen”, our Portuguese and Spanish

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STAFF CHRISTMAS GET TOGETHER AT BIRCHY HILL 2017

27-12-17

Our Manager Mark Yon said some nice words to show his Staff at Birchy Hill how much everybody is respected and

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NO I DIDN’T ……….. YES YOU DID

11-12-17

Friday was Panto time at Birchy Hill. The Residents, some Friends and Families were thrilled by the performance that the London

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WINTER NIGHTS

11-12-17

In December the nights come early and are very dark in the Hampshire country side. But not at Birchy Hill –

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SNOWMAN ARRIVES AT BIRCHY HILL

11-12-17

Birchy Hill have a new Resident, although he lives outside in the garden

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BROCKENHURST COLLEGE PERFORMS

08-12-17

Young Performers welcome in Birchy Hill Brockenhurst College Performing Arts Group gave us a nice morning singing Christmas Carols and

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RETRO RITA

08-12-17

Retro Rita presents her Christmas Crackers Retro Rita engaged her audience with lovely Christmas tunes everybody could remember. She brought

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FRIENDSHIP WITH THE COMMUNITY

08-12-17

The Catholic Church in Lymington established their very own choir to sing for the elderly – The Friendship Singers! This

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SWAY BELL RINGER’S

08-12-17

Four Ladies from the Sway Bell Ringers visited Birchy Hill to perform in front of our Residents. Everybody enjoyed the

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BIRCHY HILL’S CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

08-12-17

Homemade delicacies, Christmas decorations, and gifts were offered. Friends and Families of our Residents loved to buy them. A raffle

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SAM’S CHRISTMAS CAKES

08-12-17

Our Chef Samantha Nash had out done herself with this year’s Christmas cakes. They were on offer in our Café,

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MAN IN BLACK

08-12-17

Our very own very talented pianist Luis Andrade spoiled the Residents, Guests and the Staff alike with his lovely music.

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OH, COME YE FAITHFUL…

08-12-17

35 young voices from Sway Primary School sang like little angels. They were accompanied by their teacher who played the

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NOVEMBER HIGH FLYERS

07-12-17

Ana Matos (Health Care Assistant) and Ranjit Kaur (Senior Health Care Assistant) were both awarded with the Golden High Flyer

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CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA AT BIRCHY HILL

27-11-17

To start our 2017 Christmas Extravaganza the dancers “Light-Hearted” (previously known as “The Dancing Nuns”) pleased their audience with the

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FATHER CHRISTMAS – DEBUT DANCE

27-11-17

The Residents enjoyed their afternoon dancing with Father Christmas. The Residents and the Staff joined in and had a wonderful

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FATHER CHRISTMAS, HIS REINDEER AND HIS ELVES

27-11-17

On Saturday Morning a few Residents had the chance to see Father Christmas moving into his Grotto at Stewart’s Garden Centre.

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LYMINGTON TOWN BAND

27-11-17

As many times before “Lymington Town Band” played Christmas Carols for Residents and their Families in Birchy Hill. Distracted by

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BIRCHY HILL’S TRIBUTE

13-11-17

To commemorate the fallen and honour the many service men and women who have risked and for those who still

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ANOTHER GOLDEN WING AWARD

13-11-17

Golden Wings in Birchy Hill Marco Antraca received October’s Highflyer Award for being a hardworking Senior Health Care Assistant who

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ARMISTICE DAY

13-11-17

The Residents and Staff in Birchy Hill gathered together to pay their respects to remember the fallen and to salute

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“We will remember them” in Birchy Hill

13-11-17

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years

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REMEMBER, REMEMBER – BIRCHY HILL

10-11-17

Remember, remember……. ….the 5th of November! That’s what Birchy Hill do every year since we were children. Our Residents here at Birchy

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SPOOKY AFTERNOON

30-10-17

It was a “Spooky afternoon” at Birchy Hill with a “Lady in Red” Last weekend Residents, Families and Friends celebrated Halloween

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OCTOBER TEA PARTY AT BIRCHY HILL

19-10-17

On Friday, 13th October, Birchy Hill’s Residents and some visitors enjoyed an afternoon Tea Party with musical entertainment by Luis Andrade.

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SEPTEMBER 2017 HIGHFLYER FOR BIRCHY HILL

19-10-17

Birchy Hill are pleased to award another “Highflyer Award”with the Golden Wing, the Company’s Logo. This time to Joselito Lintag,

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BIRCHY HILL JOINED IN THE MACMILLIAN COFFEE MORNING 2017

02-10-17

“We are Macmillan”…… On Friday 29th September, Birchy Hill hosted a MacMillan Coffee Morning. Staff donated homemade cake, chocolate brownies, and

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OWLS AND FALCONS COME TO BIRCHY HILL

29-09-17

Liberty’s Owl and Raptor Centre was visiting Birchy Hill and informed Residents and Staff about the differences in owls, their

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SEPTEMBER 2017 – HIGH FLYER

29-09-17

Once again a member of staff was awarded a Highflyer Award for working above and beyond his duties: Luis Andrade

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SAM’S WALK 2017

21-09-17

Memory Walk 2017 in Southampton Once again our Chef Samantha Nash walked to fight Dementia organised by the Alzheimer’s Society.

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RESIDENTS CELEBRATING SUMMER 2017 AT BIRCHY HILL

04-09-17

The annual Residents’ BBQ was a great success. With the wonderful sunshine, lovely guests, yummy food, and cheerful entertainment by

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GO WEST AT BIRCHY HILL

04-09-17

Birchy Hill’s “Cowboys and Cowgirls” welcomed the Country and Western Singer Danny Stone with a loud “Yee Haw” to start

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“THE BOYS” PLAYING A FRIENDLY MATCH

24-08-17

On Wednesday night in New Milton at the Recreation Centre: Birchy Hill’s Male Care Staff built two teams to play

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HIGH FLYER FOR BIRCHY HILL AUGUST 2017

23-08-17

Once again Birchy Hill awarded the Highflyer Wings to one staff, who went above and beyond their normal duties. Zina

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ALL ABOARD

21-08-17

On Sunday Morning a few Residents from Birchy Hill went on a Boat Trip. We boarded the M/V “Alison MacGregor”

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TEA PARTY WITH NIGEL REVILL

21-08-17

The other Friday Afternoon it was Party time at Birchy Hill. Many Residents and Relatives were listening to Nigel Revill playing his

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LADIES CLUB VISITING THE REPTILE CENTER

08-08-17

Following up reading some interesting stories about reptiles, the ladies decided to have a trip to the New Forest Reptile

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY

28-07-17

  Our always friendly Michael Ingram celebrated his 90th Birthday surrounded by his Family. He had a lovely little party.

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SUMMER FETE AT BIRCHY HILL 2017

28-07-17

Birchy Hill was determined to hold their Annual Summer Fete in any kind of weather so we had to bring the outside

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ROMEO RECIEVES HIS HIGH FLYER AWARD

28-07-17

Romeo Solivas, Housekeeper and Artist at Birchy Hill, received this month’s High Flyer Award. His artwork is going above and beyond

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ALL ABOARD

14-07-17

Our “Captain” John Leonard was taking us out on a bus trip to the sea side in Barton-on Sea. He

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AN AFTERNOON FULL OF MUSIC

10-07-17

On Friday afternoon Luis Andrade spoiled us with his lovely Piano Music. His repertoire goes from Classic to Modern, from

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THE ORIENT VISIT TO SWAY

27-06-17

We would like to say a very big “Thank you” to Habibi and the Flowers of the Desert, presenting their

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WEDDING BELLS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

Our lovely Evelyn is all dressed up nicely to join her Grandson’s Wedding. She was looking forward so much to

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JUNE’S HIGH FLYERS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

Last Friday our Manager Mark Yon announced the “High Flyers” for June. Eileen Tindle, the Administrator, and Sibi Vengattil, a

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GUESS THE WEIGHT OF THE CAKE

19-06-17

One giant cup cake was the prize for the “Guess the weight of the Cake”- game on Cup Cake Day.

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CUP CAKE DAY – JUNE 2017

19-06-17

Our Chef Sam put a lot of effort into preparing wonderful tasty cup cakes, which made this Charity event on

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ANNUAL NATIONAL CARE HOME DAY 2017

19-06-17

The Annual National Care Home Open Day celebrations took place at Birchy Hill on Friday 16th June 2017 We started

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FATHER’S DAY CELEBRATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

19-06-17

On one of the hottest days so far this Summer. We celebrated all our Gentlemen at Birchy Hill. They enjoyed

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A TRIP TO FEED THE DUCKS

19-06-17

We had a lovely trip to Ballard Lake in New Milton. It was being enjoyed by a small group of

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PIANO AFTERNOON

05-06-17

Birchy Hill is celebrating Spring Time Last Friday we were celebrating spring time with a very sunny Garden Party. Alastair

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A LOVELY DAY OUT

05-06-17

To enjoy the lovely sunshine, a small group of Residents had their morning coffee on the patio of a very

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OUR VERY OWN ARTIST

17-05-17

At Birchy Hill we have our very “own” artist Romeo Solivas, here he is creating a lovely piece of art

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SAM NASH AND HER HIGH FLYER AWARD

17-05-17

ANOTHER HIGH FLYER AWARD WINNER AT BIRCHY HILL FOR HER HARD WORK AND EFFORTS IN MANAGING A GOOD FOOD SERVICE

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GORDON MANLEY GETS HIS AWARD

17-05-17

MARK WAS DELIGHTED TO AWARD GORDON MANLEY HIS HIGH FLYER AWARD FOR: HARDWORKING IN THE PROVISIONS OF MAINTENANCE HIS LOYALTY

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HIGHFLYER AWARDS CONTINUE AT BIRCHY HILL

17-05-17

MARK AWARDED MARIA SOLIVAS HER “HIGH FLYER AWARD” FOR: DEDICATION AS A NIGHT NURSE DEDICATION AS A DIGNITY NURSE RELIABLE

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2017 – CAKE

17-05-17

This is the wonderful cake made for International Nurses Day 2017 by our Chef Sam Well done

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY 2017

17-05-17

Birchy Hill honoured their Nurses throughout the National Nurses Week 2017. They held a big celebration on Friday 12th May

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DEMENTIA

02-05-17

On Monday 24th April 2017, Birchy Hill’s Leisure and Lifestyle Organiser Pia Zuchhold was invited to inform the members of

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THE EASTER BUNNY ARRIVED AT BIRCHY HILL

02-05-17

After decorating bonnets and having an Easter Bonnet Parade to show of the wonderful bonnets. We then went on to

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BIRCHY HILL’S FIRST “HIGH FLYERS”

20-04-17

We have always had Unit Awards and various other awards to acknowledge the contribution made by our staff. But now

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EASTER BONNET PARADE AT BIRCHY HILL

13-04-17

For a whole week the Residents at Birchy Hill were crafting to create the nicest Easter Bonnets for this year’s competition,

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MOTHER’S DAY 2017 CELEBRATIONS AT BIRCHY HILL

03-04-17

With Love – on Mother’s Day It was a lovely sunny Sunday morning, peacefully and quiet, you could hear the birds

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The Jumping Fleas or A Gift from Afar

24-03-17

The Residents at Birchy Hill today learned what Ukulele means in Hawaiian – Do you know? – because I didn’t

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Nutrition and Hydration Week 2017 – A Success at Birchy Hill

24-03-17

Every year all Staff put in lots of effort to make Nutrition and Hydration Week a success. At Birchy Hill

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Namaste at Birchy Hill

22-03-17

Namaste and The Whole Home Approach From Birchy Hill “NAPA has always promoted the Whole Home Approach which advocates for

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Twiddle Muffs at Birchy Hill

22-03-17

On Wednesday 1st March 2017, Pam Smith, the President of Sway Women’s Institute, visited Birchy Hill together with the members Jo

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LOVE WAS IN THE AIR AT BIRCHY HILL

08-03-17

Every year on the 14th February people celebrate Valentine’s Day by sending messages of love and affection to their partners, family

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Dignity Champions at Birchy Hill

08-02-17

Our Manager announced the new Dignity Champions, who received their new badges and certificates.

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Dignity Action Day at Birchy Hill in 2017

08-02-17

Wednesday 1st February 2017 saw a day full of celebrations. We started this wonderful day with a Church Service to

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Double Trouble at Birchy Hill – Part 2

01-02-17

Here is one of our Residents enjoying cuddles with the latest editions

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Double Trouble at Birchy Hill

01-02-17

On Friday 27th January 2017, Birchy Hill Care Home finally introduced their new arrivals. The lifelike twin baby dolls which

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Panto Time at Birchy Hill

09-01-17

We invited London’s Carousel Theatre to visit Birchy Hill Care Home and entertain us with their Pantomime “Little Red Riding

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Birchy Hill celebrated the New Year

09-01-17

On Friday 6th January, Residents, Families and Staff celebrated the New Year in with a swinging tea party. Caryn Morant

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Trip to see Father Christmas and his Reindeer

20-12-16

The Residents had a lovely tip to see father Christmas and his real reindeer in Stewarts Garden Centre in Christchurch.

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Recorder Choir

20-12-16

The guys from “Sway recorder Choir” brought another kind of Christmas tunes to Birchy Hill. Many of us remembered our

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The Town Band

20-12-16

Another goody in our Christmas extravaganza was the Lymington Town Band, playing their tunes with all kinds of brass instruments.

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Brockenhurst College

20-12-16

A visit from Brockenhurst College Performing Arts Group cheered every one up at Birchy Hill. They were singing well known

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Sway Primary School

20-12-16

Every year the youngsters from “Sway Primary School” visit us and entertain us with their lovely angelic voices Thank you

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Bell Ringers at Birchy Hill

20-12-16

Birchy Hill Care Home had a visit from the “Sway Bell Ringers” and gave us a lovely performance, which we

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BIRCHY HILL ENJOYS THE FIRST CHRISTMAS CRACKERS

06-12-16

On Saturday 3rd December 2016, here at Birchy Hill started the December extravaganza with our annual “Christmas Bazaar”. The highlight

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Grand Opening of Peggy’s Cafe

30-11-16

In July 2014 Peggy Stephens chose Birchy Hill to become her new home. She loved the Staff and the Staff

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We Will Remember Them!!

22-11-16

From the beginning of November, Residents and Staff here at Birchy Hill Care Home purchased Poppies from the Royal British

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Congratulations to our “Diamond Couple”

07-11-16

Birchy Hill Resident Joyce Foot and her Husband Derek celebrated their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on Thursday 3rd November 2016, with

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A Penny for the Guy

07-11-16

Remember, Remember the 5th of November……… Who of us would ever forget this poem? Guy Fawkes and the failed “Gunpowder

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Halloween Swinging at Birchy Hill 2016

01-11-16

After a week of crafting, carving and decorating for Halloween, we celebrated with a scary party on Monday 31st October

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Macmillan Coffee morning at Birchy Hill

01-11-16

Birchy Hill hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September 2016. Three Staff members baked and donated lots of

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A Very Happy Sam

01-11-16

After her 10 miles sponsored Memory Walk to support the Alzheimer Society. Our Head Chef at Birchy Hill, Samantha Nash

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Birchy Hill – 4 Lovely New Residents

21-09-16

Last weekend four young ladies moved into their own residence in Birchy Hill’s back garden. Myrtle, Lucy, Nancy, and Maggie

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Birchy Hill – Residents marveling Wolseley 75

21-09-16

Residents in Birchy Hill marvel and try the Wolseley 75 in the purpose built “Wally’s Garage”. The automobile was purchased

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