We ran our first Reflections Reminiscence Project session and everyone had a Jolly Christmas.
As people arrived, they were set to work – making paper chains and decorating the tree.
After Richard led a conga-line round the building… we arranged ourselves in small groups and chatted about our favourite Christmases – then we shared our stories with the whole group.
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a bit of a party – so we all joined-in with some food and drinks.
Father Christmas, and his helpful elf, made a surprise appearance and gave everyone a present.
We ended with a few songs and a rousing version of the Twelve Days of Christmas, with Janet and Julie demonstrating the actions – Dot shaking her maracas – and the rest of us signing, playing our instruments and holding up the cards for each of the 12 days – organised chaos, as usual.
Thanks to everyone who came, including our wonderful volunteers.
We must also thank the Rotary Club of Greenwich for providing the funds for the project. Here is Janet receiving the cheque from Sarah Campbell.
And finally, thanks to Pam and Caroline for my training and four month’s on-the-job apprenticeship as part of the Remembering Yesterday, Caring Today (RYCT) project. You can find more information on this international project here.