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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...

February at Baxendale: Snow, Valentine’s and Chinese New Year

We love reflecting back at the month just gone.  It gives us a chance to reflect on what's been going on at Baxendale Care Home.  So here's a round up of what happened: Snow At the beginning of February, we saw the white stuff make an appearance.  It was a good excuse...

Baxendale Team Leader Robin as Guest Speaker

In late January Baxendale staff team leader Robin talked to the residents about his life and career at Baxendale.  Robin started by telling the residents about where he is from -  Mauritius - and the difference in the way people live there compared to England. He...

January 2019 Events at Baxendale Care Home

What a great start to 2019!  We have been running some art sessions for our residents.  We have some real Da Vincis in the house.  Take a look at these sketches of a buddha they were drawing.   We were also keeping fit with Doreen who brought some fun equipment....

A Fun Exercise Session at Baxendale Care Home

Doreen visits us twice a week for her movement to music sessions with our residents.  She always brings some light-hearted fun to our care home and we have a giggle with some of the props that we exercise with.

December Events at Baxendale Care Home

Happy 2019! We take a look back at what happened at our care home in December. We would love to thank all the staff and entertainers who worked over the festive period making it a very special experience for our residents. We were treated to a number of concerts in...