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Reminder: Mums the Word Event for Vets and Families, 11/11

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Today we are hosting veterans and military families from 10am – 2pm. Also welcome are people who are in recovery from difficult and/or complicated experiences (i.e. mine was dementia-caregiving for mom, Marg). We will host the event at the Caretaker’s Cottage. The wheelchair-accessible MargFMac Front Garden Loop is available for those undaunted by the chilly […]

Dawn Illumines Fall Foliage in Our Garden

Mums the Word Event for Vets and Families, 11/11, 10a – 2p

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Karl and I are welcoming veterans and military families on Veterans Day, Saturday, 11/11, 10am – 2pm. Barb Bodengraven, a local Topsfield author, will assist us as an expressive writing facilitator. – Experience and enjoy our wheelchair-accessible garden (now blooming: chrysanthemums). – Enjoy a picnic in the garden (carry-in; carry-out; a wheelchair-accessible port-a-potty is available […]

Peter & Mary Dowdell with Collette and John Hanlon share laughs at the Koi Pond.

Memory Café in the Garden Illustrates Our Hopes, 2017

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Saturday, October 28, showered sun and blue skies. Friendly new- and re-connections between two dementia-care duos were enjoyed in our garden. Two siblings, Jeanne Maurand of Hamilton and John Yntema of Atlanta, surviving the memory-care of their dad, Bob Yntema (d.2017), who was a guest at our garden, enjoyed a tour of the gardens and […]

Jim cuddles with his kitty-pumpkin

Pumpkin Parade Party 10/21 Serves 39!

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This past Saturday’s Memory Café in the Garden, 10am – 12pm, served a total of 39 people – our biggest gathering to date. In addition to our usual wheelchair-accessible Open Garden offering, we hosted a Pumpkin Parade Party. The party included offering small, medium, and large-size pumpkins for painting with oil-based paint markers, and decorating […]

Kitchen Garden Yield One Pumpkin Only!

Topsfield Memory Café in the Garden ~ Season Wrap-Up

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Hey everyone! Join us for one or more ~ Six more events to enjoy the wheelchair-accessible outdoors with your loved ones! Memory Café Saturdays, 10am – 12pm: September 30 October 7, 14, 21, and 28 Sunday Stroll, 11am – 2pm: October 8 Walk-ins welcome – RSVP appreciated. Read the good news about the Topsfield Memory […]

"Proud Land" Rose in Bloom, at the Koi Pond

Roses are Still Blooming!

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The seven roses we planted near the Koi Pond are growing great, thanks to lots of sun and water. This mini-rose-garden is the most wheelchair-accessible for our guests using wheelchairs. Thanks to Marlene Bettencourt, for the gift of watching two Monarch Butterflies hatch and fly away. Tomorrow, Saturday, August 26, 10am – 12pm, we a […]

Black & Yellow Butterfly Enjoys a Coneflower

Memory Café in the Garden – This Saturday!

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Tomorrow, Saturday, August 19, 10am – 12pm, we a hosting our “Memory Café in the Garden.” We have 10 parking spaces – we’d love to see you! Our memory cafe is inclusive of all caregivers with people impacted by memory hiccups, early-, mid-, or late-stage dementia. We also welcome dementia caregivers who seek comfort and […]

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