On Saturday 3rd August we held our Summer Fayre at Baily House Care Home. We had a brilliant turnout and were overwhelmed by the support not only from the relatives of our lovely residents but from our local community too. We were able to raise an incredible £1686.27 towards out residents fund. Thank you all so much.
Our crafts and painting sessions are changing weekly, we are finding new ways to ensure the residents can embrace their creative side and try something new.
On Thursday 25th July – the hottest day of the year so far – we went into the garden and enjoyed the sunshine. We set up the paddling pool and provided ice creams for everyone to enjoy, whether they were out in the garden or staying inside.
Today we unveiled the “magic table” at both Woodleigh and Baily House . We would like to thank everyone who raised money and gave so generously to help us to purchase such an amazing product. It is amazing and has many interactive features specifically designed for those with dementia or other impairment. It can play music and videos from different eras, link to the internet, stimulate conversation and movement. It is large enough for groups to play scrabble on it, and small and portable enough to be taken into bedrooms for those less mobile. Thank you again to friends, relatives, resident and staff for making this possible. If you want more details about this amazing SovaCare Experience Table follow this link: https://www.belevenistafel.nl/en/
“Voices” at Inspire Poetry Festival
Voices presents a thought-provoking collection of poetry created by and with people whose voices, for health, social or age related reasons, may rarely be heard, combined with photography of those involved.
Voices is a community poetry project led and facilitated by writer and performed Ben Norris (better known as Ben Archers in The Archers on Radio 4) with photographs by Ben Harriot in collaboration with Inspire:Culture, Learning and Libraries. The results will be displayed in various libraries around Nottinghamshire throughout 2019 and 2020.
The residents at Woodleighcare were delighted to get involved in such a unique project and some of the amazing poetry is shown in the pictures here and we hope to have an exhibition of them in the homes shortly. They are on display in Mansfield Central Library.