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National Care Home Arts Day Friday 28th June

On Friday 28th June 2019 it was National Care Home Open Day.  It was a chance for the public to come and see what life is like in care homes around the country.  This year's theme was "celebrating the role of art in care". We threw our doors open and...

Baxendale Care Home Garden Party Saturday 29th June

Garden Party Welcome to our Garden Gathering It will be sunny and warm. So do stop that blathering, You will not come to any harm.   Lovely flowers will be in bloom, And there will be treats to taste If you can really find the room Don't let them go to waste....

Mrs Rowley is 106!

Mrs Rowley recently celebrated her 106th birthday with us.  She is truly amazing, and trained as a ballet dancer where she starred in lots of shows and also had her own ballet school where she taught.  As she is over 100, she had yet another birthday card from the...

Prince the Gosling and the Baxendale Geese Family

Back in May when we were celebrating the Royal Baby, we ended up with baby news ourselves! We rescued a baby gosling! It was captured and taken home by a very naughty neighbouring cat. The neighbour brought it in to us in a washing up bowl looking very dishevelled and...

VE Day Celebrations at Baxendale Care Home

On Wednesday 8th May, we had a fantastic VE Day celebration with decorations, our tables laid out as if it were a street party laden with wine and jam roly poly.  At 3pm we turned on the wireless to listen to Winston Churchill's famous speech declaring that the war is...

Beekeeper Talk at Baxendale

In April, we had our guest speaker Lorraine who is a beekeeper. She gave us lots of information about the different types of bees around and all the hard work they have to do to produce the honey that we eat. She also bought a hive with her to show us and talked...

8 Facts from Baxendale Care Home Minute Books

Minute Books are hand-written records that reveal fascinating details about our care home from 1890 onwards.  Here are some revelations: The bank balance in 1890 was £145 Annual salaries in 1890 totalled £150 In September 1890 Woodside (Baxendale's former name) housed...

Guest Speaker for April Announcement

We are pleased to announce that our special guest speaker for April is a Beekeeper!  Learn about the fascinating world of bees and honey on April 11th in our Conservatory!

Memories from our Residents at Baxendale Care Home

We were delighted when our residents decided that they wanted a turn at speaking at our monthly coffee morning and share their memories with others at our care home. We had Grace who spoke about her childhood growing up in Totteridge. Then Ken and Sylvia who spoke...