JULY 2017

Welcome to our News page where you can keep up to date with what’s happening at Westwood.


On the 19th July a group of residents enjoyed a trip to Hope View Sensory Farm near Tyldesley. There they were able to meet Shetland ponies, llamas, goats, donkeys, horses and other farm animals in a peaceful rural environment.   The residents  also had the opportunity to have a go at fishing and plenty of opportunities to feed the ducks. We’re pleased to say the day was a great success with the residents and staff all enjoying the opportunities to handle animals and spend some time together in the sunshine and fresh air. We hope to visit Hope View farm again very soon!



Currently we are busy with our entry for the Chorley Flower Show. We have designed a small show garden with the help of  gardener Chris, volunteer Joanne  our residents and friends of Westwood.  We have named our garden  ‘The Garden of Reflection’.  Please make sure you come along to the Chorley Flower Show  in Astley Park on the weekend of 29/30 July 2017 and look out for us in the area adjacent to the Walled Garden.

Here’s some photos of the progress made so far on our first day of planting.



Work has continued on our show garden although a little later than planned due to the terrible rainy weather we’ve been having. Here are a couple of photos of the garden today – tomorrow we add the finishing touches. The entries are being judged on Saturday so we are keeping everything crossed!


We have fantastic news to share – we were awarded a ‘GOLD’ for our show garden

at the Chorley Flower Show today!  We are so proud and recognise all the hard work from

our team of residents, staff, volunteers and friends which made this possible. Here’s a

few photos from the day 🙂



Today we were able to enjoy a visit from Sue, Nora and their rescue greyhound Jack. Sue came to talk about her role as a photographer at the greyhound rescue she volunteers for. She brought along one of her greyhounds, the lovely Jack who very soon felt at ease and fell asleep! Resident Clifford enjoyed being able to share memories of his days as a photographer and time was spent looking at old photos.

Annual Summer Fair

A reminder our SUMMER FAIR takes place this coming Saturday – 12th August 2017 – from

2 – 4 pm. We will have goods for sale, tombola, raffle, cakes and as much tea as you

can drink! The residents are looking forward to this event, hope to see you there!


We’re pleased to report our Summer Fair was a great success with £324 being raised! This amount will help fund the Residents upcoming activities. To see what we have coming up  over the next few weeks please see our facebook page: Westwood Care Home, Chorley.

Here’s a few photos from the Summer Fair: