Michael, 17 years of Barty Service!

Born 1948, and adopted by beloved parents, Michael enjoyed a happy childhood growing up in Maidstone. At 16 years old he left school to start his working life in WH Smiths and then the Gas Board.

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Barty Wears it Pink!

Barty House took part in the national fundraising day ‘wear it pink’ on Friday 20th October in aid of Breast Cancer Now, the UK’s largest breast cancer charity.

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Bringing together the generations

There is no sight or sound more pleasurable than that generated by a roomful of excited little children full of life and laughter to brighten your day.

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Drumming Workshop

On Friday 22nd Sept, ‘Drum with us’ workshop visited Barty House for a very noisy and inspirational afternoon of drumming. Ray it’s founder was such an engaging character, and in no time at all he whipped up a storm of enthusiasm amongst everyone.

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1940’s Day

As part of the British Food Fortnight, Barty payed tribute to the men and women of the 1940’s. The team sent the home back in time, decorating the dining room with flags, sand backs and the team even dressed up as land girls! The residents were able to reminisce about a time gone by when many of them would have been just children.

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A Tribute to Elvis and a Tribute to Brenda

Brenda strikes again doing frankly what only Brenda can.

Brenda has worked for Barty House Nursing Home helping in almost every department since June 2004, having spent 33 years working for the London Borough of Hackney as a Rehabilitation Care Worker. Brenda then retired (for the first time) early at a mere 57 years old due to a knee operation. Moving to Kent and becoming bored she came to work at Barty House, retiring for the second time two years ago. Brenda however, transferred straight onto bank staff and has worked at the home ever since on a part time basis. Age 73 years young Brenda shows no sign of slowing down!

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Resident Olive turns 100!

If you speak to Olive about her life she always says the same thing. “Ive had a good life, a happy life I cant complain, I am a very lucky lady.” What a marvellous outlook one hundred years on, to have such positivity.

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Something old to Something new

The residents at Barty were crafty this week and busied themselves deconstructing jewellery and recycling it into little works of art. The old costume jewellery was taken apart and used to decorate little wooden trinket boxes, which the residents then personalised. Some of them were made especially to give away as gifts.

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Trish’s 90th Birthday Bash

Staff at Barty House always love to celebrate residents birthday’s, and there are always a few special ones – like the big 9-0!

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Beach Day Extravaganza

On Friday August 25th the sun was shining, a perfect day for Barty’s Beach Day! No brollies were required as residents and staff enjoyed the beautiful British sunshine. The Activities team transformed the Summer House and gardens into a seaside retreat for the residents of Barty to enjoy for the afternoon. The day got off to a wonderful start, with a traditional fish and chips lunch, because when you’re by the seaside you can’t have anything else!

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