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Scattergories anyone?

A number of studies have shown that playing board games keeps the brain active and can help reduce the risk of developing dementia. Board games require players to concentrate and think about their next moves, which keeps the brain engaged. We’re lucky to have Anne, a Friend of Abbeyfield, who has been visiting us regularly [...]

By |September 4th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Thank you for the music

The Octagon residents took part in a wonderful music session the other week. A guitarist and a singer came in to entertain us. However, this duo weren’t the only ones performing. They brought in a selection of instruments so the residents could join in. They played a lot of 60s music so it really hit [...]

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Clouds part for garden party

Despite the wet weather that June threw at us, the rain held off for our annual garden party. The party is a chance for our residents and their families, to socialise and raise money for the house. We enjoyed some great entertainment, curtesy of a girl who came along to sing for us. She has [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Name that bunny

We’ve been enjoying the garden, when the weather has been kind. Our May Bank Holiday was jam packed with activities, including prize bingo, and arts and crafts. We also watched the film We Bought a Zoo, complete with choc ices during the interval. On 16th June we had our strawberry cream tea garden party, which [...]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Green porridge and four-leaf clovers

March and April have brought us celebrations which we’ve been able to get involved with. On 17th March we celebrated St Patrick’s Day with an Irish inspired menu. In the morning the residents could try a green porridge (a lot nicer than it sounds). For lunch we had gammon, potatoes and cabbage, followed by a [...]

By |April 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Egg-cellent fun this Easter

Here at the house, our Easter preparations began early with a very therapeutic craft session. Some of the residents spent an afternoon decorating polystyrene eggs and bunnies, which was a real success. They really enjoyed it and it’s something we’re going to do again (although we’ll need to find something less seasonal to paint). Beryl [...]

By |April 26th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Cooking up a storm

February has been a creative one for us all here, with plenty of baking and crafts. The residents have made date and walnut cakes, carrot cakes and cheese scones. We’re not complaining. Someone’s got to eat them! Cupid made an appearance, being February, and to celebrate we made valentines hearts at our craft session. They [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

No talking at the back!

It was back to school for us at Timberlog this month, as we learnt about looking after our water and protecting our sewers. Some people from the water board came in to talk to the residents about the impact of blocked drains. Curiosity clearly got the better of everyone because we had all 11 residents [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Happy Birthday Kitty

Despite the plummeting temperatures outside, we’ve kept ourselves warm and snug here at Octagon. Kitty, our eldest resident, celebrated her 105th birthday this month. We all had a lovely afternoon tea, with buffet, cakes and prosecco. Kitty's family, including her granddaughters and great grandchildren, spent the afternoon with her and all the residents. Her family [...]

By |January 29th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Feeling merry and bright

December has been very busy at Timberlog but it’s been wonderful to enjoy all the festivities. It’s been a great end to the year. Our Christmas party included party food, music and a raffle, which raised £220 for the house. The money raised will go towards days out and activities in 2019. The infants at [...]

By |December 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Timberlog|