Special birthday

Westwood resident Hilda recently celebrated a very special birthday.

This lovely lady is now 103 years young and, we think you’ll agree, looking very well on it. Happy Birthday Hilda from all at Westwood!

Hilda 103 14.3.18

Valentine’s day baking competition at Westwood

We enjoyed our Valentine’s tea party this week, especially sampling all the cakes! Thank you to everyone who attended and also those who supported our raffle. Approximately £100 was raised for the Residents Activity Fund.

Photos show our judge Julia Bass with first place winners in the baking competition – Barbara and Janine, and in the second photo staff member Emma who won second prize. Third place went to staff member Sara and son Aaron. Well done everyone who took part!


Celebrating Australia week at Westwood

We recently celebrated Australia week at Westwood. This had been prompted by a resident expressing a wish to visit Australia and, while not possible for them at the moment, we thought we would bring a taste of Australia to Westwood.


We were lucky to have so many items donated for our display with the most interesting item being a  didgeridoo, needless to say not many of us could hold a tune on it!  We spent time looking at the memorabilia with one resident recalling holiday trips to Australia which prompted much discussion. Lamington cakes were also sampled and we listened to native aboriginal music as well as songs from well known modern day Australian musicians. A ‘bonzer’ time was had by all.


New canine visitor at Westwood



We had a lovely canine visitor today, a blue Merle Collie by the name of Star, many thanks to Ann for bringing her in to see us.

We hope Star and Ann will become regular visitors to Westwood.


Happy New Year from all at Westwood

2017 has certainly been a busy year at Westwood!
Some of the highlights that immediately spring to mind include decorating a bike for display during the Chorley Grand Prix, being Gold Award winners for our community garden display at the Chorley flower show and the opening of our refurbished garden room. Of course there have also been many events for our staff too – Kim and Tom  welcomed new baby Scarlett in June and Julie and Michael married at Gretna Green in August.

As the year comes to a close we send thanks to all of you who have supported our events and activities at Westwood and we look forward to your continued support in the New Year. We send you all best wishes for a healthy and happy 2018.




Christmas party

On Friday 15th December 2017 we held our Christmas party at Westwood. Friends and family joined us for what was a lovely evening, with a buffet prepared by our Cook Linda.

We’re pleased to announce that over £240 was raised which will go into the Residents Activities Fund. With many thanks to all relatives and friends for your support, here’s a few photos from the evening for you to enjoy.