Abbeyfield Wessex Society

A national charity providing accommodation to older people. Encouraging all residents to remain as independent as possible and to live life to the full
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73 GoodGymers have supported Abbeyfield Wessex Society with 57 tasks.

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BournemouthGroup run
JamesMilly Corden-lloydEmma CuffSophie CuffMaryEleanor King

It's quizzmas, it's quizzmas time!

Monday 12th February

Written by Caprice McWilliams

It's that time again! Our favourite task of the month, GoodGym's Quiz at Abbeyfield Retirement Home! We were joined by newbie Mary for the short run to the task. Welcome Mary, we look forward to seeing you at some more group runs in the future! The Group Runners, Mary, Eleanor, Daryl, Caprice and Ross were met at the task by Sophie, Milly and Emma. The groups split into three teams, James joining his favourite ladies, "The Loose Women" , Daryl Eleanor, Mary and Ross in team "The Famous Six Go Large" (there was five but were joined by late by Janet) and Sophie, Milly and Emma in Team "No name". With this month's quizmaster being Caprice. Four rounds of good old General Knowledge as requested by the residents, with some True and False and multiple choice thrown in for good measure. This week's winners smashed it with a whopping 28/39 "The Famous Six Go Large" Well done to you, the sixth team member clearly made a mark! We will return for Quiz night on 11th March!! We hope to see you there!

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BournemouthGroup run
Jason LeamingMilly Corden-lloydJamesChloe Taberner-HaJanet BeauchampRoss Boon

Winter Winner takes it all!

Monday 8th January

Written by Caprice McWilliams

Daryl and Caprice met for the short Group Run up to Abbeyfield, it was a chilly one, so much so it started to snow!! Chloe, James and Ross were already waiting and it wasn't long until we were joined by Janet.

With just three teams this evening James joined The Loose women, Daryl Joined The A Team and Chloe, Ross and Janet Joined The Winter Winners. And of course leaving Caprice as the quizmaster for this evening.

Tonight's quiz consisted of four rounds. Round 1 - General knowledge Round 2- True or False Round 3 - Solve the Riddle Round 4 - Who are they?

With some very tricky ones this evening the teams battled it out. The Riddles were challenging but this didn't stop The Winter Winners snatching the win. This evening they scored a whopping 27/40. Congratulations you clever bunch!!

Quite a few GoodGymers were unable to attend this evening. Get well soon and we hope to see you next week!

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BournemouthGroup run
Daryl VennerEleanor KingMilly Corden-lloydPaul TChloe Taberner-HaJill Foley

It's beginning to look like a lot like Quizmas!

Monday 11th December 2023

Written by Caprice McWilliams

What another great night at Abbeyfield Retirement Home. This time we were lucky enough to be invited to Christmas Curry night. We were even spoiled with a cheeky drink (or two!!) We welcomed newbies Chloe and James, it was great meeting you guys and we hope that you will join us again on another Group Run. We were also joined by Sam a Bournemouth University Student who came to film the evening and it certainly added to the madness!! Before the quiz, GoodGymers Daryl and Katie helped draw the Raffle with some great prizes up for grabs. After the raffle it was a full house for the quiz with quizmaster Daryl putting us through our paces. Some tricky christmas trivia but snatching the title was The Loose Women. Well done to them, the brainy festive bunch! It was such a great turn out tonight, thanks to Katie and Eleanor for taking some good action shots. See you next week for our monthly session to help at Hope Housing.

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BournemouthGroup run
Ross BoonEmma YoungSue MacDermottDaryl VennerEleanor KingMilly Corden-lloyd

The Winning Coast

Monday 13th November 2023

Written by Janet Beauchamp

10 goodgymers made their way to Abbeyfield Care home for our monthly quiz. It was Janetโ€™s first time as quiz master and there were rounds on Remembrance Day, 50 (as Janet recently completed her 50th mission) and general knowledge. The multiple choice round on the theme of 50 proved tricky but lots of points were scored in the final multiple choice round. The Coasters Team won with 24/30, closely followed by Loose Women with 23/30 and Dream Team with 21/30.

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BournemouthGroup run
Emma YoungEleanor KingMilly Corden-lloydShirleyKansool RahimaShaila Banu

Gouls just wana have fun!

Monday 9th October 2023

Written by Caprice McWilliams

What a great turn out for this week's quiz!! Janet, Eleanor, Ross and Caprice met for the group Run and met GoodGymers Katie and Hannah at the Care home. Newbies Poppy and Millie arrived after their 40 minute stomp to the session. Well done to them! And we were then joined by Emma and some more new faces Shirley, Kansool and Shaila. We had actually met the week previous but the session unfortunately had to be cancelled last minute so it was lovely to see everyone again. After a quick introductions and after meeting the residents the teams were split into three team, "Loose Women" the "Eight Wise Men" and of course "The Winners Table" This week's quiz consisted of four rounds, Round 1 Halloween Trivia, Round 2 True or False (very random addition!) Round 3 General knowledge and Round 4 The Music Round with this week being "name that horror movie soundtrack" All teams did a great job and it was right down to the wire. With "The eight wise men" getting a grand score of 24/40, closely followed by "The winners table" with 26. This week though it was "The Loose Women" who snatched the title this week with 26.5, yes just half a point in it!! Well done to everyone and thanks to the residents who are always so welcoming, we love our monthly quiz. See you again hopefully next Monday to help at the charity Hope Housing or if not see you in a month for another Care Home Quiz! ๐Ÿ˜

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BournemouthGroup run
Caprice McWilliamsDaryl VennerKatie FoleyRoss BoonEleanor King

Name The Musical From The Anagram Sims Gsnaio

Monday 11th September 2023

Written by Daryl Venner

Three runners meet at the Care home in Westbourne for our once a month Quiz with the residences. Eleanor and Daryl ran the short distance from the Brewhouse with Ross meeting us there.We where very light in numbers this month but we still managed to have fun and the residence still enjoyed it .We split into two teams and Daryl was quiz master this month we had four rounds Musical Anagrams[did you guess the one in the title its Miss Saigon],Royalty,General Knowledge and Place Names . The scores where very close with Eleanors team getting 36 and Ross getting 42 well done to you both. I look forward to seeing some of you next Sunday Marshalling at Alzheimers UK Memory walk At Bournemouth Seafront.

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