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.
In February we started a little task called “Wishing Stars” which involved asking each resident the question “If you could do one thing or go one to one place, what would you do or where would you go?”. Pam told us she’d love to go to Hong Kong as she LOVES the food and the country. Unfortunately we couldn’t take Pam to Hong Kong so we went for the next best thing – we all went for an all-you-can eat Chinese Buffet! We also knew that Greta enjoys Chinese food and invited her along too, they both really enjoyed themselves.
In January Jade and Sarah arranged a Golden Gala Party over at the Towers pub. With help from the kitchen they prepared a buffet, decorated the room, invited families and managed to get a wonderful 34 residents to join us for the party! Everyone had a great time and it is something we would like to continue with.
Juliet Hemingray is a world renowned artist who specialises in tapestries and embroidered art.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Rev and Honourable Dr George Carey recognised her gift at a clerical conference and invited her to make his Enthronement robes which were seen by millions around the world.
She has just completed a bespoke design at Baily House . The design of the cross within an oval reflects the tree of life and the natural order of the world. It is a companion piece to the tapestry that she made to hang in the chapel at our sister home Woodleigh Christian Care Home some years ago.
It has kindly been donated by the Rev Bob Jones in memory of this wife Joan who was a resident at Baily House and is located at the entrance to the home and we hope will be thoughtful and reflective piece. The pictures shows Juliet and Eva admiring the art work
To see more of Juliet’s work please follow this link
In December Jade and Sarah made bauble decorations for each family member/friend with the finger print of their loved one. These baubles were located on our Christmas trees for resident’s families and friends to take. The Christmas trees were decorated by each resident on their floor. We also had the Christmas Fayre and raised a lot of money towards our resident’s fund! We also had a Alice in Wonderland Pantomime