How the elderly can benefit from Gardening

How the elderly can benefit from Gardening With the Summer solstice approaching and the sun shining just a little more often here in Kent, we’re getting our green fingers ready for a summer of gardening.   There are ample benefits to getting outside and gardening, particularly for the elderly. From improving dexterity to reducing symptoms ofContinue reading “How the elderly can benefit from Gardening”

Easy-bake meatloaf

ELIA’S EASY-BAKE MEATLOAF Who doesn’t like a freshly-baked meatloaf? It’s safe to say it’s a favourite amongst our residents at Birchwood House. Served with fresh carrots, squash and mashed potato, seasoned with fresh herbs and drizzled with gravy, continue reading to find out how Elia preps this mouth-watering but simple dish. Serves: 4  Ingredients 50gContinue reading “Easy-bake meatloaf”

Give us a smile! Four Reasons to smile every day

National Smile Month is upon us and here at Birchwood House, we’re all about sharing a friendly smile. Back in December of 2020, we launched Birchwood Smiles. It was a difficult time for us all, with the pandemic a major concern for many vulnerable people. With all staff in PPE, we wanted to make sure Birchwood House residents were still able to see a friendly face and so every team member wore a lanyard around their neck, with a large picture of their smiling face on it. 

A Taste of Days Gone By this April

This month we travelled back in time and turned the clocks right back for an afternoon of vintage 1940s fun. We enjoyed fabulous vintage-styled live entertainment, historically themed displays, and the nostalgic taste of wartime Britain during our 1940s-inspired Tea Dance.  

There’s a spring in our step at Birchwood House

There’s a spring in our step! The flowers are blooming, and the skies are turning blue. Spring is on its way and there’s also a new spring in our step at Birchwood House. We’ve celebrated a number of exciting events so far this March and we can’t wait to share them with you.   Firstly, we’dContinue reading “There’s a spring in our step at Birchwood House”

Win a harvest vegetable hamper

Would you like to be a winner? We’re giving away a Harvest Vegetable Hamper with the October issue of Birchwood Care. We get all our fresh fruit and vegetables from Pembury Greengrocers in Pembury, so we have partnered with our local supplier to offer you this great prize. Harvest festivals are traditionally held to celebrateContinue reading “Win a harvest vegetable hamper”

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