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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|
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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|
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Game for a laugh

One of the many things that makes an Abbeyfield home special, is the input we get from community volunteers. Here at Timberlog, one of our wonderful volunteers who visits every Tuesday, has been stretching our brains with fun, word challenge games. For the last few weeks over coffee, we have played some very competitive games [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Gardener’s World

This month we once again made use of our accessible transport to take eight residents on a jaunt to Altons Garden Centre in Wickford. We arrived in time to enjoy lunch in Digby’s Restaurant, where they were very accommodating in seating us all together. The extensive menu features a range of sandwiches, paninis and hot [...]

By |September 26th, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Messing about in boats

We are always looking for new adventures for our residents and to round off the summer we recently took them for an unusual day out on a specially adapted broad beam canal boat. Canalability, whose motto is ‘boating without boundaries’ are an award winning charity who cater for those with disabilities, wheelchair users and those [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Beside the seaside

August is a time for seaside trips and to ensure our residents did not miss out, we arranged a visit to Leigh-on-Sea.  Fourteen of us set off at 11.30am in the wheelchair accessible minibus, for the 25 minute drive to the coast. On arrival we had booked a table at the Riviera Restaurant, situated on [...]

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|