Mark Sedgwick – 17th January 2023

A new entertainer for the group.

He went down a storm. You can listen to a sample of Mark singing “Sweet Caroline” here:

You can hear more of Mark’s tunes here.

In the first hour group members had a chat and exercised their brains with word-searches and other fun activities. The nibbles helped things along.

Gyda and David encouraged the crafters with new ideas.

Everyone joined in the entertainment, whether standing or sitting. Mark is in there, raising the roof with joyful tunes. It was lovely to see so many people at the group despite the cold weather.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 31st January at 1pm. Jamie will entertain us with his New Year’s Rock and Roll dance party.

Please note: in our uploaded photos we blur the faces of all group members. You do see the faces of our wonderful volunteers.

Tony Martin – 3rd January 2023

A positive and healthy New Year to everyone.

Tony gave us his favourite tunes for us to sing and dance along. Hear more of Tony’s songs here.

Janet, Pearl, Marilyn, Dot, David, Mary, Helen, Tony and Jen – I took the photos and forgot to do a selfie : (

Everyone enjoyed the fun activities as usual.

Some of the group may have been warn-out by the festive season, but quite a few managed a dance or three.

Christabel and May from The Memorial came to visit us and we welcomed back Janice from the Carers Centre. They all had a chat to the members and managed a couple of dances.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 17th January at 1pm. We have a new singer – Mark – who will entertain us.

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Please note: in our uploaded photos we blur the faces of all group members. You do see the faces of our wonderful volunteers.

Vikki Melrose – Christmas party 6th December 2022

Santa joined us for the afternoon.

Vikki gave us a suitably lively Christmas party set. The traditional Twelve Days of Christmas, with actions, was enjoyed by all.

We are very grateful to Tina (Vice President, the Kent Spiritual Teaching Group) and Gwen (the Greenwich Pearly Queen) who presented Reflections with generous donations.

Reflections provided a light lunch for our members (excellent food, including home made mince pies, from Emma’s Pantry at Shrewsbury House – thank you Emma and Kelly). Then it was on to the serious business of dancing and singing with Vikki.

Santa and his helpers joined in with the fun.

We thank all our volunteers who have done a great job again this year. They send best wishes to you.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 3rd January 2023 at 1pm.

Tony will be with us next time.

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Please note: in our uploaded photos we blur the faces of all group members. You do see the faces of our wonderful volunteers.

Julian Garman – 22nd November 2022

Julian warmed us up with another top quality show.

The tunes were very varied and the audience sang and danced along (some sat and danced).

Dot and Jen were in seasonal spirits.

Plenty of dancing and singing kept everyone in the groove.

Next session we have our Christmas party. The elves will be very busy to ensure everyone has a good time.

After that we have a short break and we will be back in January 2023.

As 2022 is coming to an end we want to thank all the wonderful people who have made donations to the Reflections charity this year. Your help enables us to run the charity and makes a real difference. Thank you.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 6th December at 1pm.

The always popular Vikki will be here to entertain us.

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Jamie Steen- 8th November 2022

I suspect Jamie had been to his costumier…

We enjoyed a wide variety of 60s top tunes..

New members were put to work making their own name badges.

There was enthusiastic dancing, but some of our volunteers were ready to surrenderer after an hour of frantic Twisting, doing The Mashed Potato and The Locomotion.

Julian will join us at our next session.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 22nd November at 1pm.

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Vikki Melrose – 25th October 2022

Halloween time.

A spooky session, as befits the season.

Even the crafts were slightly batty.

Here is some of the artwork crated by our members (with thanks to David for the inspiration and framing).

Gyda’s crafty cats were very popular..

Everyone on-board for The Love Train. Thanks to Vikki for some great songs.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 8th November at 1pm.

Jamie will be with us next time.

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Tony Martin – 11th October 2022

Tony brought the sing-a-long.

More top tunes from our favourite decades

Tony’s best tunes are here.

David has his craft group working well. Carmen was circulating.

Dancing was popular, as was holding hands.

Carmen from The Greenwich Carers Centre offered confidential advice to our members. The Centre has useful information here.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 25th October at 1pm. Vikki will be with us.

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Jamie Steen- 27th September 2022

Jamie came with another selection of unusual outfits that managed to fit his choice of hits from the 50s and 60s.

He managed his quick changes, and had everyone singing, dancing and joining-in.

Gyda looked after the craft room and kept everyone busy.

Dot and Jen were busy looking after the quizzes, puzzles and colouring.

Dancing is always optional, but always popular.

Tony will entertain us at our next session.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 11th October at 1pm.

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Tom Carradine – 13th September 2022

A new performer today -the delightful Mr C.

Tom got (nearly) everyone up dancing and singing to songs old and not quite so old. The Abba medley went down well, as did the Beatles. There was also the promised knees-up.

A busy dance floor – as ever.

Earlier, David’s craft table was popular – as was Gyda’s.

Carmen came from The Greenwich Carers Centre to offers confidential advice to our members. The Centre has lots of useful information here.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 13th September at 1pm.

Jamie will be with us at our next session.

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Julian Garman – 30th August 2022

Janet was unwell and could not attend, but Julian blew up a storm.

The tunes were varied and the audience sang and danced along.

David’s creative corner went well. Note the programme for the Plumstead Artists Open Studios 2022 – you can read more here.

The “Library” offered plenty of space for dancing to Julian’s tunes.

Gary came from The Greenwich Carers Centre to offers confidential advice to our members. The Centre has lots of useful information here.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 13th September at 1pm.

Tom Carradine will entertain us for the first time at our next session. You can see more of Tom and his cockney sing-a-longs here.

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