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

Memory Café in the Garden Illustrates Our Hopes, 2017


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!


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 […]

Fall Blooming Crocus

Fall Blooming Crocuses Surprise!


If you’re a local Topsfield senior, please join us at Octoberfest this evening, 5pm at Trinity Church, 124 River Road. Contact the the Topsfield COA for more info. We will be presenting to the attendees around 5pm about our four support programs here at Rest.Stop.Ranch, and also speaking more about the new winter-season Topsfield Memory […]

Pumpkins await Decorations & Carving

This Weekend: Events in the Garden!


Enjoy fellowship and fun in our wheelchair-accessible garden… with still-blooming roses, rose-hips, Chinese lanterns, dahlias, mums, and pumpkins. We’re harvesting tomatoes, squash, beans, and corn. Join us Saturday, 10am – 12pm, for our Memory Café in the Garden. For anyone with memory hiccups, or memory loss at any stage, and care-partners, age 8-88+ Join us […]

Lynne McHugh, David Cannistraro, and Jean DiVincenzo, Rosarians

Rosarians Consult and Contribute


Yesterday, seven members of the New England Rose Society visited from 11am – 2pm. They experienced a garden tour, shared their thoughts about our current Accessible Rose Rodeo Festival design & care, contributed several new rose plants, and even planted six shrubs! A special-effort ribbon goes to David Cannistraro (Just Roses, 978-430-9832) and his assistant, […]

Kitchen Garden Yield One Pumpkin Only!

Topsfield Memory Café in the Garden ~ Season Wrap-Up


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 […]