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Whetstone: A Moving Experience

The move from Number 10 Great Ormond Street to the leafy idyll of Whetstone, North London, took place in October 1888.  The new premises for the "Home for the Aged and Incurable" was "Woodside House" on Joseph Baxendale's Woodside Estate. Although Joseph Baxendale...

TheraPaws at Baxendale

We are very lucky to have Gill and Bria visit us from The Mayhew Animal Home every couple of weeks.  Gill has been working with Bria for 7 years, as part of TheraPaws, the Mayhew's animal therapy programme. The residents are very happy to see Bria, as they have a...

A Wonderful Weekend at Baxendale

On Saturday we had a concert by Music in Hospitals, funded by Everest. The Hamis Birchall Jazz trio played for us. The first few tracks were classic jazz songs, then we had a sing-along, Bye Bye Blackbird, Daisy Daisy, Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner.  The concert...

Baxendale Care Home’s Annual Strawberry Tea

Baxendale Care Home's Annual Strawberry Tea is a true tradition, and very much looked forward to in the Baxendale Care Home calendar. The backstory of it is that for the past 45 years, the residents of the Baxendale estate have been coming over to our care home every...

Baxendale Summer Garden Party

We believe in any excuse for our residents to enjoy themselves, so we celebrate themed events throughout the year. Our Annual Garden Party is one highlight and was celebrated on Saturday 1st July. All our residents, families, friends, care home staff and local...

A Lovely Thank You Note

Dear Jacqui, I visited Baxendale on Tuesday as we were trying to get Mother for her birthday activities.  She didn’t want to miss activities, however, and I must say that both the Music and Movement and Malcolm’s piano playing were outstanding.  Everyone seemed to be...

Goodbye to Maurice Sills

It is with great sadness that we share the news that our resident Mr Maurice Sills passed away on Sunday 25th June 2017, just one month short of his 102nd birthday. Maurice was not only cherished by everyone at Baxendale Care Home, but at St Paul’s Cathedral.  Known...

Baxendale History: From Tea to Sympathy

Louisa Twining (Twining Tea fame) developed an interest in visiting and helping the poor.  Between 1858 and 1859, she attended Great Ormond Street Hospital to study nursing, but eventually decided that it was not her vocation. Louisa began campaigning for better...

Gardening Activities at Baxendale

At Baxendale Care Home our motto is "actively caring".  As well as our carefully thought out activity timetable, we also encourage residents to carry on with pursuits and interests they had before they came to Baxendale. We have many green-fingered residents in our...

Singer Jonny Mosesson Visit

We pride ourselves on our range of activities at Baxendale Care Home. We book entertainers to come in a couple of times a month and the residents enjoy their visits immensely. Jonny Mosesson, is one such entertainer who comes here regularly.  Our residents love...