Published: Thursday, 7th Nov 2019

A spectacular remembrance display has taken pride of place outside a Bolton residential home.

WG remembranceStaff and service users at Wilfred Geere have surpassed themselves in creating this year’s display which features poppies, wooden silhouettes and a plane propeller.

The installation has drawn plenty of praise from visitors and relatives of service users.

Operated by Bolton Council, Wilfred Geere is a residential care home that provides short term respite care for people who are usually cared for at home.

The centre also offers beds and support for dementia patients who have recently been discharged from hospital.

Seasonal craft activities like this play a vital role in keeping service users stimulated, engaged and active.

Plans are already well underway for this year’s Christmas decorations at the home.

Bolton Council’s Executive Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Cllr Andy Morgan said:

“This is a remarkable effort from everyone involved at Wilfred Geere.

“It is so important that service users have the opportunity to take part in activities like this.

“Encouraging creativity and mental stimulation is a key part of any well-rounded care package.”

Cllr Morgan, who is also the council’s armed forces champion, added:

“At this time of year, the whole Bolton community comes together to mark Armistice Day.

“It is essential that our care home residents have the opportunity to take part in the commemorations.”

Wilfred Geere has been rated “Good” in all areas by the Care Quality Commission, with inspectors noting that service users were cared for with “kindness, patience and respect”.