Emma and Julian 3/3/20

A packed session. The second highest turn-out of the last 12 months. We had Rachel and Lucy visiting from Oxleas. Sharon, as usual, from the Carers Centre. The Stir cafe provided an urn and the necessities for teas and coffees, our team provided the service.

We were very pleased to welcome Judith from BLG Mind [BLG stands for Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich]. Mind will be providing the dementia advisory service in Greenwich from 1st April. Judith hopes to return on the 14th April to tell us more about their new service. We look forward to working with their team in the future.

Emma warmed-up the group with both physical and breathing exercises, before launching into her popular repertoire. Janet’s favourite sing-a-long tune “Tony Chestnut” was a high point (it starts: Toe, Knee, Chest, Nut – Nose, Eye, Love, You. The actions match the lyrics. It’s a bit like “YMCA”, but more complicated).

Julian certainly hit the right note(s) with our group. The dance floor was full and the singing exceptional.

There were lots of highlights – “I’m a believer” had Julian leave much of the chorus to the singers – and, when I realised Rick Astley’s greatest hit was on the playlist, I was back in the room.

We had a long list of birthdays – and a lot of birthday cards to give out.

There were moments of calm and chatting.

David, our artist in residence produced some delightful Lino prints of the group.

It was a wonderfully busy afternoon. And, we were very pleased to welcome back Jen, one of our longest serving and very popular volunteers.

 

 

 

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