Tameside care home Residents have a busy week full of activitiesThe last week has been incredibly busy for Residents at residential care home, the Millbrook, in Stalybridge, as they marked Remembrance Day and took part in Self-Care Week.

On week commencing 15th November, Self-Care Week was celebrated which included yoga, relaxation and an activity involving intergenerational work.

Nurses from complex care and children from the local youth offending team, had gifted Residents in the form of painted pebbles and ‘thinking of you’ letters, which was very well received. All the Residents were very touched by the gifts and cards they have received.

The home also had a yoga session whereby they took part in breathing exercises and easy stretching.

This was followed by tea, coffee and snacks.

Jackie, who is a Resident, commented, “I can move my arm a lot more now.” 

For Remembrance Day at the Millbrook, Residents and Colleagues held a two-minute silence for the fallen of our country in the conflicts from the past.

Several Residents came outside for a service from a local lady, Kath, who looks after the remembrance plaques throughout the area.

Barbara, who lives at the Millbrook, said, “That was a lovely service. It’s important that we all show our respect and remember our fallen.”

Kath who did the service at the home’s plaque, commented, “It was good to see Residents come out.”

Claire Jones, Care Home Manager, said, “Within our residence, we decorated accordingly including our very own remembrance tree with homemade poppies.”

“Residents were proud to remember and take part in the service held at the Millbrook.”