Events

Events
Activities and entertainment are an important part of life at St Georges. We have three exercise classes a week delivered by qualified instructors. A hairdresser visits the home once a week for any resident who wish to use the service. We have a programme of daily activities which include: baking, hand massages and manicures, quizzes, games and much, much more.

Any excuse for a party ... we provide various seasonal entertainment including North West Theatre Productions, Millom Folk Dancers, Millom Tea Dance Society, Music for Health. In addition to this we host regular singing sessions and musical events for all residents and their loved ones to participate in.

Below are some of our upcoming events.
Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

2nd Dec, 2019

On 2nd December 2019 we will welcome back the North East producers when they visit us to perform Alice In Wonderland.

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll was written in 1865, some 154 years ago! and yet still remains a classic children’s tale. Alice in Wonderland (and its sequel, Alice through the Looking Glass) have been enjoyed by generation after generation, and deservedly so. They are gripping, witty and thoughtful books and some of the quotes are worth pondering over……

“It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.”

“Begin at the beginning”, the King said gravely, “and go on till you come to the end, then stop.”

“Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” – “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, or you wouldn’t have come here.”

Delightful!

The North East Producers always have our residents and staff alike, singing along with the songs and we are always mesmerised by their performances.

Summer Fayre 2019

Summer Fayre 2019

1st Aug, 2019

We are currently in discussions regarding the planning of this event.

Please check in at a later date.

Memories are made of this

Memories are made of this

3rd Jul, 2019

On July 3rd we will be welcoming back the North East Producers to St Georges.

Their rendition of ‘Memories are made of this’ is sure to be a hit with our residents and we welcome all families to come along and join in the fun.

Sometimes it takes one song to bring back a thousand memories. With this show you can have a good old sing along to all of those good old favourites- Que Sera Sera , Young at Heart, Black Hills of Dakota.  As always this show will be performed in the good old North East Producers style, engaging and interative as always.

Please contact Natalie for more information.

National Care Home Open Day

National Care Home Open Day

28th Jun, 2019

National Care Home Open Day is on the 28th June 2019.

http://www.carehomeopenday.org.uk/about-open-day-0

Care Home Open Day is now in its 7th year. This year’s theme is celebrating the role of Arts in Care. It encourages homes to open their doors to celebrate a different theme each year, with a few key values at its heart: friendship, making connections and celebrating older and vulnerable people.

This year’s theme, Celebrating Arts in Care, aims to demonstrate how care homes are creative communities.

We will be offering an afternoon tea to all our visitors and hopefully activities will be held in the garden, weather permitting.

Fathers Day

Fathers Day

16th Jun, 2019

Father’s Day is celebrated worldwide to recognise the contribution that Fathers and Father figures make to the lives of their children. This day celebrates fatherhood and male parenting. Although it is celebrated on a variety of dates worldwide, many countries observe this day on the third Sunday in June.

To celebrate Fathers Day at St Georges this year we will be holding an afternoon tea for all residents and families on the 16th June, but we will also be offering the ‘Dads’ a glass or two of their favourite tipple.

All friends and families are of course welcome.

Millom RLFC ‘Man of the Match’

Millom RLFC ‘Man of the Match’

15th Jun, 2019

On the 15th June 2019, staff and willing residents alike will make their way to Milloms rugby ground to watch Millom RLFC play their match against Batley Boys.

We have been asked to carefully keep our eye on the talent playing in the match and then vote for who we believe is our ‘Man of the Match’!

All families and friends are welcome to join us and offer their opinions.

Millom RLFC is the oldest amateur rugby league club in the world being formed in 1873.

The clubs’ first team is currently playing in the First Division of the National Conference League.

The A team play in the local Barrow and District League.

The club also has a mini-rugby section with teams from Under 8s – Under 16s.

Pensioners with Style

Pensioners with Style

12th Jun, 2019

We have invited PWS (pensioners with Style) back to St Georges at the request of our residents.

They always have lots to offer and for those residents who are not as mobile as they used to be, this is a great opportunity to take part in a little retail therapy, here in their own home.

PWS will be with us on 12th June

Trooping The Colour

Trooping The Colour

8th Jun, 2019

Trooping the Colour is a ceremony performed by regiments of the British and Commonwealth armies and is also known as the Queens Birthday Parade, it is held around the Horse Guards Parade in St James’s Park, London. It has been a tradition of British Infantry regiments since the 17th century, although its roots go back much earlier.

On Saturday June 8th, St Georges will taking part in the celebrations in honour of the Queens birthday and The Spectacle that is Trooping the Colour.

Please check in at a later date for further information

Games Night

Games Night

28th May, 2019

St Georges are now holding a games night every other Tuesday evening, so keep looking out for the date of our next get-together.

We enjoy playing Bingo (of course!) Dominoes, Scrabble, Stack ‘Em and many more.

Bucks Fizz and chocolate treats are also on hand to make the evenings even more enjoyable!

For further information please contact Natalie.

 

 

Wear the Lilac day

Wear the Lilac day

25th May, 2019

In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with are rare form of early onset Alzheimer’s disease known as Posterior Cortical Atrophy.

Wear the Lilac Day began in 2008 with ‘Match It For Pratchett’, an unofficial fan initiative that called on Discworld readers to donate money for Alzheimer’s research and to wear lilacs on May 25th to promote awareness of the disease. The symbol and the date derive from a fictional event in Pratchett’s book Night Watch, which was published in 2002.

Sadly, Terry Pratchett died on 12 March 2015 at the age of 66. Wear the Lilac Day now appears to be evolving into a general commemoration of Sir Terry.

On the 25th May, St Georges will be commemorating Terry Pratchetts work and in recognition of Alzheimers Disease all our staff will be wearing a lilac buttonhole for the day and making a small donation to the Alzheimers Society.

All donations will be given to The Alzheimers Society.

Easter Fun!

Easter Fun!

18th Apr, 2019

On Thursday 18th April St Georges will be Easter with an Easter Egg Hunt around the home.

There will be a raffle, along with the famous Easter Bonnet & Egg Design Competition!

There will be plenty of tea & cake available and we will be inviting the local school to take part in some of the activities we hold.

Please come along and join in the fun.

See Natalie or Kelly for more information.

Does St Georges’ Have Talent?

Does St Georges’ Have Talent?

10th Apr, 2019

On 10th April 2019 we are inviting all our talented staff to take part in the first ‘St Georges’ Got Talent’ show,  to entertain and amuse our residents.

Have you ever fancied yourself as Diana Ross or Dolly Parton? Or have you and a group of your friends ever dreamed of becoming the next One Direction or  The Supremes? Well now’s your chance to show off your talent!!

The event is planned to take place at 6.30pm and will include our own hand picked resident judges to offer their criticisms or praise.

There is a prize for the winner so please speak to Kelly or Nicola to ensure you are on the list of performers.

Check in at a later date for photos!!

 

 

Monthly Church Service

Monthly Church Service

8th Apr, 2019

The vicar will visit St Georges on the second Monday of every month to deliver his church service to all who are interested in being part of the congregation. The next service will be on the 8th April 2019 and will take place in the Cricket Lounge. .

KD School of Dance

KD School of Dance

1st Apr, 2019

In April we have the pleasure of welcoming KD School of Dance who will be visiting St Georges to perform a number of dance routines exclusively for our residents.

We are promised performances in Modern, Tap, Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Musical Theatre, something for everyone. At a recent performance, the Local Newspaper reported that KD Dance ‘had unbelievable energy and ‘It got us all smiling’.

We are looking forward to this.

 

 

 

KNIT AND NATTER

KNIT AND NATTER

31st Mar, 2019

Our knit and natter sessions are proving to be a hit with our residents. Come along every Tuesday afternoon at 2.30pm in the Butterfly Lounge to join Elaine for a spot of knitting and of course, more importantly, a bit of a natter!!   It doesn’t matter if you are a whizz with the needles or a complete novice, we’re never too old to learn a new skill and everyone is welcome to come along and join in. We look forward to seeing you there!

Family Tree

Family Tree

28th Feb, 2019

On the 28th February 2019, Mike will be joining us at St Georges to talk to us all about Family Trees.

An interesting subject which, when explored, can find out some interesting facts.

Our residents will be able to ask Mike any questions about their families and their origins and he will be able to tell them if their families date back to the original Millom family tree!

Bridge Cafe

Bridge Cafe

7th Feb, 2019

On Thursday of every week (weather permitting) a small group of our residents and staff venture down into the village to the Bridge Cafe.

We enjoy a nice cup of tea or coffee with a slice of cake and a good old fashioned natter with all the locals.

The reviews from Trip Advisor said – ‘there is always a great atmosphere, this is the place where locals catch up, a central hub, there’s a buzz about this place, people ‘nattering’ to one another, there are many places I have been and I bet they wish they had what this cracking cafe has’.

Please contact Natalie or Amy if you would like to join us.

Digni-Tea

Digni-Tea

1st Feb, 2019

On the 1st February 2019 at 3pm, we will be holding a Digni-Tea for our residents and their families & friends at St Georges, with the support of the National Dignity Council.

At St Georges we uphold the dignity of our Service Users by treating each person as an individual through offering their own personalised service and we also enable people to maintain a maximum level of independence, choice and control.

The National Dignity Council want to raise awareness of Dignity in Care and to coincide with this, we have invited the Local Mayor to attend our event and we are also looking for our St Georges Dignity Champion, who will be presented with a certificate on the day.

All the information on the Digni-Tea and what to do to be considered for the Dignity Champion, can be found on our staff notice board and the visitors notice board within the Home.

We can make a difference.

 

Friends of St Georges Meeting

Friends of St Georges Meeting

1st Jan, 2019

The next meeting of Friends of St Georges is still to be scheduled.   If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help our residents make the most of their social activities, then we would love to hear from you.  Please pop in and see us or call us for further information. Dates will be posted periodically.

 

Residents Christmas Party

Residents Christmas Party

22nd Dec, 2018

Yes folks, it is nearly upon us, Christmas is just around the corner!

The annual resident Christmas party is booked for 22nd December and we have managed to arrange a visit from the man himself…………… Santa Claus!

Please ask Nicola for more information.

Everyone is welcome to come along.

Residents & Families Christmas party

Residents & Families Christmas party

11th Dec, 2018

Our annual residents and families Christmas party has been arranged for 11th December.

DaVincis restaurant in Millom, was the result of much deliberation.

Last year, the staff were wonderful, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was very jolly, I am sure we can recreate this once again.

Please see Amy or Nicola for more information.

Everyone is welcome to come along and make the evening a ‘one big St Georges family’ event.

Annie

Annie

4th Dec, 2018

In 1933, during the Great Depression, a young orphan named Annie is living in an Orphanage. It is run by Miss Hannigan, a cruel alcoholic who forces the orphans to clean the building daily. With half of a locket as her only possession, she remains optimistic that her parents, who left her on the doorstep as a baby, will return for her…….

On 4th December North East Producers will visit St Georges to perform their rendition of the classic – Annie –

Come along and be mesmerised by the talents of the travelling theatre company.

Tickets are available from Amy or Nicola

 

 

Remembrance Day – 100 years

Remembrance Day – 100 years

11th Nov, 2018

Thou shalt not grow old, As we that are left grow old

Age shall not weary them, Nor the years condemn

At the going down of the sun,  and in the morning

We will remember them.

 

The 11th November marks 100 years since the end of the First World War.

On 4 August 2018 churches across the country, across the spectrum of denominations, started 100 days of prayer, peace and reconciliation.

As a mark of respect we will be holding something special for our residents for the whole week of 11th November.

Lest we forget…

Phoenix Ladies Choir

Phoenix Ladies Choir

8th Nov, 2018

Due to the success and thorough enjoyment of their last visit, Phoenix Ladies Choir will be visiting St Georges on 8th November.

I am sure that they will be just as entertaining once again, with their wonderful voices.

Please contact Amy or Nicola for further information.

Halloween fun

Halloween fun

31st Oct, 2018

There are spooky ‘going ons’ at St Georges right now!

There is a pumpkin carving competition open to our residents, with the expert supervision of our staff.

There will be prizes for the best design. Keep checking in to see the photos of the ‘spooktactular’ designs!!

 

 

 

Toiletries Shop

Toiletries Shop

1st Jan, 2018

Our residents ‘Toiletries Shop’ is now in place and all the basics are now available for you to purchase from the comfort of your armchair.

Please let Natalie or any of the Care Staff know if there is anything in particular you would like and I am sure they will try their hardest to get this for you.

A price list can be found on the resident notice board.

Quiz night

Quiz night

1st Jan, 2018

We all enjoy taking part in ‘The Chase’ or ‘Who wants to be a millionaire’ from the comfort of our armchairs but how would we fair in a real life quiz!? Now is your chance to find out!

We plan to offer a ‘Quiz Night’ to our residents and families on a monthly basis.

Don’t worry, its all in good fun – all abilities are welcome.

Guest tickets can be purchased for £2.50 and all proceeds will be donated to the residents fund.

Keep checking in for the next date scheduled.