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Hunting For Eggs At The Pines
Thursday 1st April, 2010

There's an Easter party guaranteed to put a egg-sited spring in the steps of residents of the Pines in Orrell this weekend.

Easter Monday will see the first ever Easter egg hunt at the Pines residential home for adults with learning disabilities on Mayfield Road.

The hunt begins at 1pm, where 23 residents will be scouring the grounds of the home looking for eggs.

And at 2pm, residents will take part in an Easter Bonnet competition. Judge of honour will be 59 years young Maureen Ward, who worked at the home for 19 years and recently retired.

During the afternoon, residents and family will enjoy an afternoon tea.

The Pines is a residential home for adults with learning disabilities. It accommodates both men and women aged nineteen and over and provides a safe environment, where residents can feel truly at home. Many of the residents have been living here for almost 30 years. Each person is treated as an individual, and services are provided which best reflect each individual's needs (emotional, physical, cultural, religious and psychological).

It provides long term support to a maximum of 24 residents, and short term support to a maximum of four residents at any one time. It also provides one emergency placement.

Ellen Prescott, Accommodation Manager, says “Residents choose to take part in many activities throughout the week from keep fit to baking and beauty and video nights to name but a few, its up to them and its’ entirely their choice.

“We asked the residents how they wanted to celebrate Easter and everyone said they wanted an Easter Egg hunt and an Easter Bonnet competition.

“All the residents are very much looking forward to bank holiday Monday, everyone has been working on their Easter bonnets for weeks.”

For further information about Pines please call 01942 760 015 or visit www.wigan.gov.uk/Services/HealthSocialCare/Disabilities/LearningDisabilities/ThePines.

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