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So far Abbeyfield Basildon has created 35 blog entries.
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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|
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Hair of the dog

At Abbeyfield we are guided by our motto ‘Where people come to enjoy later life’. This includes making sure that regardless of mobility issues, all our residents are given opportunities to get out and about to do things that others take for granted. This month we enjoyed a trip to The Shepherd & Dog, a [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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Good vibrations

As we have seen from previous occasions and visitors to Timberlog, our residents always appreciate live music and entertainment. This month they were in for a treat, as we had a visit from a fabulous five piece band called S.T.A.G. who reformed in their retirement in order to give something back to the community. Not [...]

By |August 1st, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Flaming June

This month has seen us all sweltering in a heatwave, but for once it meant that our annual garden party was not rained off. Rather than residents feeling chilly and retreating inside, we were able to sit outside sipping Pimms or Elderflower punch and enjoying the sumptuous buffet. Around fifty people in total enjoyed a [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Glorious Garden Party

Abbeyfield Week always takes place in June and this is when we host our annual Octagon Garden Party for residents and their friends and families. This year we were blessed with glorious weather – so good in fact, that we had to beg, borrow and steal lots of umbrellas, to provide enough shade from the [...]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|
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May Delights

Our Timberlog residents certainly had an enjoyable month of May, with a variety of fun activities, from delicious treats, to dancing and Disney. The first visitors were our friends the Young Carers from next door's Timberlog Youth Club. 13 of them popped in one Monday evening to run a quiz they had devised themselves, featuring [...]

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: News, Timberlog|
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Focus on First Aid

This month saw our staff completing some all-important First Aid training. This is part of our ongoing investment in their professional development as well as our commitment to the welfare of our residents. The First Aid refresher course was mandatory for all Abbeyfield’s employees and ensures that we are able to provide the best care [...]

By |June 6th, 2017|Categories: News, The Octagon|