Ballroom Dancers!



A few months ago, we were approached by a couple of ballroom dancers who had visited other care homes in the area. With a promise to put on a show and include residents within their visit, we thought it would be a great opportunity to see what they had to offer. What a wonderful time we had! Emma and Rares danced beautifully around the conservatory and then managed to include some of our residents in wheelchairs, turning and parading around the space – how lovely! We will be sure to invite them back and very much look forward to seeing them dance again.

Pop Up Shop St Barnabas

Last week on November 26th we were delighted to invite St Barnabas ‘pop up shop’ Charity Shop to Valerie Manor.

Marianne  (the shop manager from Steyning) and her colleague Lynne brought a lovely selection of Christmas goodies with them.

The majority of the residents visited the shop throughout the morning and stocked up on Christmas cards and wrapping paper for the upcoming festive period!

It was lovely to see some relatives also take advantage of the shop’s goodies too whilst eating some of our home made cookies and cakes. (thank you Alison!)

We look forward to welcoming the ladies back at Easter time with some new stock for the ever changing seasons!

Wreath Making……….

We always know its that time of year when Catherine sets to work and organises a lovely activity for our residents to make wreaths ready for our decoration day for Christmas on the Sunday. Such an lovely activity and such amazing wreaths……thank you to Catherine and the residents for our displays again for this year……….we look forward to decorating with everyone this Sunday!

1st Henfield Guides Remembrance Day



The 1st Henfield Guides have been visiting Valerie Manor for several years now to provide a Remembrance Day Service for our residents and once again this year they provided a very special service on Wednesday. What is also so lovely is part of the evening is spent chatting and reminiscing with residents. We have one resident who likes to play the piano and there were lots of requests coming from the Girls as he played with them all gathered around the keyboard – what a lovely evening – thank you as always 1st Henfield Guides.