Tony Martin – 16th August 2022

Tony entertained a record post Covid turnout.

We were treated to a selection of tunes from the 50s/60s/70s.

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

Marc was with us to run the archery.

The colouring and quizzes filled the first hour.

We were very pleased so many people were able to dance in the cooler conditions.

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 30th August at 1pm.

Julian will entertain us with his power-packed selection of songs from the recent past.

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Vikki Melrose – 2nd August 2022

Another powerhouse of a performance from one of our favourite singers.

We were pleased to be back after missing our last date due to a burst water main cutting off the water supply to Shrewsbury House.

We had lots of new members today and they all liked to sing or dance or both.

Vikki gave us some very danceable tunes. The Abba section was particularly popular. This bit involved a Love Train.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 16th August at 1pm.

Tony will be back with us next time.

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Reflections 6th birthday – 5th July 2022

Jamie Steen

We welcomed Jamie to celebrate Reflections sixth birthday with his country music show.

Group members enjoyed warming up with some puzzles and a chat.

The dancing was fun, as ever.

Janet was very happy to have two new volunteers today, Tony (who stepped in at the last minute) and Debs (who has already spent a lot of time with the group in a carer’s role). We look forward to seeing more of both of them in the coming months.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 19th July at 1pm.

Julian will be with us next time.

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Tony Martin – 21st June 2022

The first day of summer and we had a bright and sunny performance from Tony.

Tony succeeded in getting most of us (not me) dancing and singing along. He even had a new couple dancing, when they had never danced together before!

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

Mary encouraged our puzzlers to work their way through word-searches and other brain teasers.

Janice (from the Carers Centre) was back with us giving advice to members.

David’s poems – David has recorded four more personal poems for Reflections. You may find them on his page.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 5th July 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.

Jamie will be back with us next time.

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.

Vikki Melrose – 7th June 2022

We celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with some scones, a cuppa and Vikki.

Another splendid performance from one of our favourite singers.

The dancers soon took to the floor, with just a little encouragement from Vikki.

Tony will be performing another sing-a-long when the Reflections Friendship Group next meet at Shrewsbury House on 21st June at 1pm.

For the latest from:

  • The Carers Centre Newspaper click here.
  • The Recovery Magazine click here.

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Julian- 24th May 2022

An hour of non-stop poptastic tunes.

Julian was asked for his business card before he had even sung a note! As usual he used backing tracks to frame his singing and keyboard skills. His trumpet playing added extra punch to a couple of songs. 

Julian gave us a fun packed, dance and sing-a-long performance.

The puzzlers became very involved with the latest word-searches. Eyes were locked on the grids until all the hidden words were found. Then the next challenge was taken on.

As the dancing became more intense, the windows and doors were opened. People took recovery breaks before they returned to the dance floor. Julian was non-stop party-power.

Vikki will be entertaining us next time when we will be celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.

The Reflections Friendship Group is next at Shrewsbury House on 7th June at 1pm.

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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.

Have you had your Covid booster jab? (I have) Find out more on the government website here.

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.

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.

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.