As life starts slowly to return to a new “normal” for the time being, for some people life will never be the same.

Sadly, we and our team were deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of 12 people associated with our Friendship and Carers Support Groups over the last 3 months.
Our love and thoughts go to the people who have died and their family and friends who mourn them.

In memory of the people who have died, we offer the poem, Helen by Tanya Lord, read at the funeral of a special lady, our friend Doris, who died in April. It was read by her grandaughter in law, Louise, who kindly gave permission to share the poem.

In support of family and friends who mourn their loved ones, we offer the poem Memories by Catherine Turner read by Janet.

Though they may be gone, we hold those who have died close to us, linked by the memories we shared. 

Reflections goes upmarket!

On 25 May 2020 we launched the new upgraded version of the Reflections website. We aim to improve the content and layout of this site for your reading (and listening) pleasure.

Our reasons for changing the website are: we were able to choose a more memorable name, adverts were removed and we have the addition of being able to upload audio files. Whilst we have to be careful with photos, to maintain anonymity of members at the group, audio files allow reminiscence and recall without revealing the identity of the group member.

The ever popular Tony Martin has been a regular at our Friendship Group meetings at Shrewsbury House, almost since we started. While we are waiting to return, here is a quick tune from Tony, written by the man himself.

Interlude with Tony

We do have a few short audio clips, recorded at previous sessions of the Friendship Group at Shrewsbury House. Over the coming weeks I plan to attach these to the relevant blogs for your enjoyment.

Reflections Groups suspended for the foreseeable future

We have decided to cancel all of our Groups for the foreseeable future. This is due to the government’s latest advice and concerns for our members’ (and volunteers’) health.

Remember: friends are like stars, you don’t need to see them to know they are there.

You can still contact us on 07981 741 499 even if it’s just for a chat.

The Carers Centre has closed its doors for the time being, but they too are contactable by ‘phone. The Carers Centre is in the process of arranging bulk orders of food from Tescos, which they can deliver by van to those who do not have access to shops or do not have someone to shop for them. The wonderful Sharon may be contacted on 07423 108 446 to arrange shopping, advice, support or just a chat.

We look forward to seeing everyone in the not too distant future. Keep healthy!