Easter is a time for celebration for everyone. Every resident and member of staff have received an Easter Egg and all families and friends are invited to join in the celebrations over the Easter period. Our chaplain, Helen Curzon, will be leading services on Good Friday an Easter Day at both Woodleigh Christian Care Home and Baily House
The Woodleigh Warblers and Baily Wailers choirs joined forces to entertain and impress the “Welcome Break” group at the Baptist Church on the 10th April.
Mansfield Baptist Church has been organizing the welcome break for many years as a time those who are receiving or giving care to the elderly can meet for some entertainment, relaxation and a cup of tea.
Woodleighcare has been delighted to support them and the joint choir sang many of their favorites from Danny Boy to The Rose by Westlife.
In March we built a new relationship with a group called the ArtVenturers which is run by a lady called Stacey. They come in every Friday morning and join us for Messy Play: singing, dancing and just have lots of fun! This is another one of our intergenerational activities that we have at Baily House. We also have our regular “Cuddle and Cake” and visits from nurseries such as Sunnydale and Cherubs.
Family, friends and staff gathered together to celebrate Susan’s 99th birthday on Saturday 2nd March.
We asked on our Facebook page if any of her old students remembered her when she taught at Queen Elizabeth’s girl school. We had an unbelievable response with over 20 replies each with their own special wish or memory of their french teacher.
Jayne Piper wrote “Ah Miss Hunter taught me French…..I left in 1975 – Bon anniversaire mademoiselle – lovely memories, she won`t remember me but I certainly remember her and still use my school girls French today”
An amazing lady .
Rachel and Poppy went to West Nottinghamshire College to talk to the Hair and Beauty students about working and living in a care home.
Poppy told them the importance of having her hair and nails done, as it makes her feel happy. She explained that just because she lives in a care home does not mean the normally things she enjoys have to stop – in fact they are even more important.
The students really enjoyed listening to her and are now all looking forward to starting their work placement with us in the near future.