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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Energize Choir

Music filled the air at Barty House on Tuesday 15th August, as local community choir Energize joined the home for an afternoon of classic songs from the Beatles to Cliff Richard. The upbeat and vibrant atmosphere was contagious and the choir most certainly lived up to their well appointed name.

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Ken’s Runner Beans

Barty House is set on beautiful grounds, residents regularly watch the rabbits going in and out of their holes, jumping around the little mounds in the garden. The garden is always open to the residents, and they can make it just how they want – which means if they want to grow something, the world is their oyster.

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Cockney Event

The activities team at Barty House put together a celebration of Cockney Culture, with a proper knees up thrown in.

So what is Cockney rhyming slang? It is a humorous slang first used by cockneys in the east end of London and now understood widely in London and throughout Britain. It was invented in London in the 1840s by market traders, costermongers (sellers of fruit and vegetables from handcarts) and street hawkers. It was probably first used as a cant – a language designed to disguise what was being said from passers-by. Today, cockney rhyming slang phrases have entered the British lexicon, and many are still used in London and indeed all around Britain.

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Birds of Prey display

A wonderful afternoon with feathered friends!

Leeds Castle Falconry Team headed by Mark Brattle arrived at Barty House on Wednesday 12th July to both entertain and educate the team.

Residents watched the display close up and were in awe of the beautiful birds of prey, as were their families and staff. Mark gave an inspiring running commentary throughout the display that educated and enlightened everyone.

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