At Timberlog, our residents have been helping out with food donations for the Harvest Festival. And some people also joined in with Harvest Festival prayers and hymns.

One of our volunteers came into visit us this month with the great idea of talking about the news. She brought along the newspaper and picked out a few articles to read to the residents, which they then talked about together.

Our regular scrabble sessions have proved popular so another volunteer came in to run that with the residents. Studies have shown that playing scrabble can keep the mind stimulated and engaged, and it can strengthen the brain. Enough said.

We think it’s important to feel good as well as look good and that’s why we were thrilled to have a visit from our Avon representative this month. Residents got the chance to talk to her about the products and buy if they wanted to. There’s nothing wrong with a bit of pampering.