Maypole Dancers

The children from Hollingbourne Primary School visited Barty House on Wednesday 10th May to showcase their wonderful maypole dancing routine, much to the delight of the residents and staff.

The coloured ribbons weaved there way cleverly around the pole as the children danced in and out of one another excitedly.

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Barty Arms Public House

Saturday 13th May saw the opening of the ‘Barty Arms’ in the Willow Lounge at Barty House, Maidstone. Residents arrived in their droves to participate in traditional pub games such as cards, shut the box and dominoes, not withstanding the lure of the free bar.

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Blooming Beautiful

There is nothing that can compare with feeling soil between your fingertips and under your nails, not having a care for the mess but simply enjoying the moment whilst gardening. Again this year we have created our own glorious hanging baskets to adorn the walls of the residents’ Court Yard Garden, and once again they look blooming beautiful.

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A Purring Cat and a Comfy Armchair

When Nurse Paula arrives at Barty with her stunningly beautiful cat Ronnie, she knows exactly where to head for. The welcoming loving arms of Valerie who’s love of cats knows no boundaries.

They say a picture can paint a thousand words, indeed this image shouts of two contented souls.

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Painted Women and Crowing Hens

On a dismal and dreary April day the ladies of Barty House were once again indulged with a Spa afternoon. On offer were manicures and nail polishes with a vast variety of colours to choose from. Notably Olive felt inspired to inform us all of her grandmother’s view on women who paint their nails:

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Our Glorious Magnolia Tree and a Bench with a View

Springtime at Barty is annually announced with a spectacular show of blossom, courtesy of our beautiful Magnolia tree on the front lawn, providing a carpet of fallen blooms on the ground amongst the upright bright yellow daffodils.

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Celebrating Her Majesty’s Birthday

Bunting at the ready, Barty marked the occasion of the Queen’s Birthday by creating an image of her on a cup cake. Obviously why wouldn’t you? This was done under the experienced professional tutorage of Emma, a cake decorator with talents beyond most of ours. 

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Living Eggs and Knitted Chicks

Once again this year we took delivery of Living Eggs in their incubator at Barty House. Giving the residents their families and friends, and not to mention the staff, the opportunity to watch new life beginning and to nurture the chicks as they hatched.

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Red Nose Day Madness Barty Style

Barty’s Activities team rose to the challenge to join in with Care Homes across the nation on Red Nose Day and took part in the NAPA (National Activities Providers Association):
Sing-A-Song Intergenerational Challenge

So on March 24th at 3pm we all joined in singing the Carpenters Sing A Song tune, along with Care Homes Nationwide. Hopefully others were more in tune than the staff and residents at Barty!

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2nd Vinters Brownies presents: SHOWTIME at Barty House

On Friday 17th February the Vinters Brownies once again came to Barty House to spend an enjoyable afternoon with the residents. Bringing along with them beautiful handmade programmes for their well rehearsed Showtime event.

The programme included :

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