Jamie Steen- 10th May 2022

It was the 1950s all over again…

Jamie managed another 12 costume changes – each of which complemented the songs.

Gyda’s crafters were being creative, as usual.

We all liked to dance to the 50s tunes.

Julian is with us at our next session. You can get a flavour of the man on his YouTube site. Here is a sample:

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 24th May at 1pm.

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Vikki Melrose – 26th April 2022

Vikki gave us another spendid performance today.

You can see more of Vikki on her website here.

Gyda encouraged our artistic members to create Spring themed pictures.

David and his painters were in full flow.

If you would like to see some of David’s paintings, hear his poems or read his reminiscences click here.

We welcomed Carmen from The Greenwich Carers Centre. They say: “Everything we do is about supporting you. Our Carer’s Hub service provides emotional, practical and personal wellbeing support.” Find out more here.

Jamie is back with us next time with songs from the 1950s. This year Jamie celebrate30 year’s in show business – you can see many of his successes (and costumes) on his website here.

What a vision! Jamie preparing for a vintage Snow White panto:

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 10th May at 1pm.

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Tony Martin – 12th April 2022

Tony sang for us.

A selection of golden oldies.

You can hear some of Tony’s best tunes here.

The crafters got into the Easter spirit.

David showed some of the group’s completed artwork.

Dancing was inevitable.

We were very pleased to welcome Gary from The Greenwich Carers Centre who offers confidential advice to our members. The Centre has lots of useful information here.

Playlist for Life

Which songs trigger memories for you? Do you hear certain tunes which prompt an emotional response? I recommend you create a Playlist for Life for you and your loved ones. It’s fun and you will be surprised how powerful a tune can be. You can discover more about the benefits of a Playlist and access lots of information and example Playlists on the website here.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 26th April at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

Vikki will entertain us with her popular selection of songs from the 50s, 60s and 70s. You can see more of Vikki on her website here.

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Julian – 29th March 2022

Another polished performance by Julian.

Nice to see a chap with a tie.

Janet found another chap with a tie to dance with.

Gyda encouraged crafting and the word searches were popular.

Mary was in charge of Room 2 and kept the conversations bubbling along.

Best wishes to our former members now living in the South West. We hope you are back to full fitness soon.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 12th April at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Jamie – 15th March 2022

Yet another collection of exotic clothing today. The tunes were a bit more relaxed.

Jamie seems to have a very eclectic wardrobe, but he needs it to represent the singers he references. I wonder what he wears on a wild night out.

The dancers enjoyed the mellow tunes.

Gyda’s love map proved popular and David’s craft corner produced some more unusual artwork.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 29th March at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Vikki – 1st March 2022

Vikki was in very good voice today and put in a great performance.

As usual, she was looking the part, and danced-up a storm.

Everyone had a dance. Janet and her partner showed off their ballroom skills (too quick a quick-step to be caught on camera)..

The puzzlers enjoyed the jigsaws.

David’s and Gyda’s craft corners were busy with some detailed work this week.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 15th March at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Tony – 15th February 2022

A great afternoon with archery (with thanks to our instructor Marc) and music from Tony.

Tony was on good form again and ended up reminiscing about the 1980s, with his vintage coat.

There was lots of dancing as usual.

David had the crafters working particularly hard this week. The results were very impressive.

We were very pleased that two of the Reflections trustees, Sarah and Marc joined us today. Thanks also to Mary for changing her plans at the last minute to help cover of absences.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 1st March at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Julian – 1st February 2022

We were treated to a full-on performance from Julian this afternoon. He sang and played the keyboards and the saxophone.

Our favourite multi-instramentalist rocked the room with tunes from the 50s and 60s. It was loud and very dancable.

We had doors and windows open for ventilation, but he dancers soon got hot. As usual we provided soft drinks to keep everyone hydrated.

David kept the crafters busy in the first hour, with some more creative work.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 15th February at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Jamie – 18th January 2022

The New Year Rock n Roll Party Show.

Jamie had the group singing along and dancing. Tunes included “She wears red feathers and a hula hula skirt” and “These boots were made for walking”. His new tights were a popular change from the previous psychedelic ones.

The dancing may have included 1960s favourites: The Twist, The Watusi, The Loco-motion, or The Mashed Potato – and then again it may not. Everyone enjoyed whatever dance they did.

David had painted this version of one of the Reflections Friendship Zoom meetings from last year. It is rather large and had a lot of interest from group members and our volunteers. Nice one David.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 1st February at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

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Happy New Year – 4th January 2022

Tony welcomed everyone back for the first session of the New Year.

He had the group singing along and dancing.

David worked with his group of enthusiastic crafters to develop some interesting pictures.

There was a lot of energy on the dance floor. A good time was had by all.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 18th January at 1pm. Numbers will continue to be limited for the foreseeable future, to ensure everyone has plenty of space, and many safety measures will continue to remain in place.

You may now nominate Reflections as your charity when you buy items on Amazon. Click here for more information. It does not cost you (or the retailer) anything and Reflections will receive 0.5% of what you spend.