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  • Octogan-Feb_2

Knees up Mother Brown

As this bitterly cold winter drags on seemingly forever, what could be better to lift the spirits of our residents, than an outing to see a show? And not just any show – a colourful trip down memory lane, complete with traditional ‘cor blimey’ knees up and sing-along. On the 19th February, the Towngate Theatre [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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The heart of the home

Despite February being the shortest month, Timberlog residents have still managed to squeeze in plenty of activities. Shrove Tuesday saw us flipping a mountain of pancakes which went down a treat and we also had our own Church Service. Weekly Tuesday sessions where we play a range of board games are still proving popular, while [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Healthy mind, healthy body

After a busy Christmas, our residents have had a relatively quiet month, this January. Many people make resolutions to be healthier at this time of year, but we ensure this is a constant practice with our weekly chair yoga sessions. This gentle exercise, which may include forward bend, extended side angle and ‘candle’ poses, benefits [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Celebrating in style

The Abbeyfield aim is to enable our residents to happily live in comfort and security, enjoying the things they love, for longer. This is certainly the case for our oldest resident Kitty, who this month celebrated her 104th birthday, with plenty of her favourite tipple, champagne! Of course this special event was just what we [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year

December is the season to eat, drink and be merry, so we started our Christmas festivities with a delicious meal at the local pub. As usual, we all enjoyed not only the food but a lively social afternoon filled with laughter. Later in the month we held our Christmas party, attended by families and friends [...]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Baby, it’s cold outside

December is always a busy time of year for our residents and this year was no exception. Our Abbeyfield family have enjoyed numerous festive events throughout the month which kicked off with a trip to the Magic Mushroom restaurant in Billericay for a delicious Christmas meal. Aside from the traditional turkey we had other tempting [...]

By |December 21st, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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November goes out with a bang

At Abbeyfield we pride ourselves on ensuring there is never a dull moment for our residents and this month has certainly been entertaining. November of course means Bonfire Night and we put on a small fireworks display outside Timberlog. Those residents who joined us were wrapped up warm and given a seat from which to [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Let them eat cake

On Saturday 18th November, Octagon held a coffee morning to raise funds for future outings and invited families and neighbours to join us. Several of our residents were visited by their grandchildren and great grandchildren, who for an entry fee of £1, enjoyed tucking into the home made cakes. It was also a chance for us [...]

By |November 23rd, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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No tricks, but lots of treats!

October of course means Halloween, and while our residents aren’t that keen on tricks, they certainly like sweet treats! With this in mind, as well as their usual Sunday baking stint when they made traditional favourite, spotted dick, they also enjoyed decorating homemade cupcakes with a monstrous Halloween theme. They tasted much nicer than they [...]

By |November 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
  • Winter

Preparing for Winter

As the leaves fall from the trees and we head into the colder weather, we brace ourselves for the unwelcome return of nasty colds and viruses such as flu. Unfortunately flu can be more severe in people aged 65 and over, especially if they have pre-existing conditions. The flu vaccination is therefore available every year [...]

By |October 30th, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|