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Stepping into Christmas

This is always a lovely time of year at Timberlog. So many activities and visitors for us, and this year has been no exception. A band came in to play and residents from the Abbeyfield House in Billericay came along to enjoy the music too. We’ve already got a trip planned in the New Year [...]

By |December 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

Ted turns 100

In November, one of our residents, Ted, celebrated his 100th birthday. We had a small party at Octagon, which was hosted by his family and friends. It was quite overwhelming for Ted, as his brother, who he hasn’t seen for a few years, came along too. The wine and beer were flowing, and everyone, including [...]

By |December 20th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Off to the jam factory

In October, we took a day trip to Tiptree Jam Factory. We were given a tour of the factory, which was really interesting. And after a look around the museum, we had lunch in the tea room. A very interesting and very delicious day. Yummy. As we said goodbye to the summer, our residents have [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: News, The Octagon|

Making music

Some lovely musicians came in to visit us, to play music and sing with the residents. There were tambourines and other instruments on offer. And with some of the bells being fitted to residents’ feet while they were sitting down, there were no excuses not to join in. Live music and singing are always real [...]

By |October 25th, 2019|Categories: News, Timberlog|

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|