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Mork on Loneliness…

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Mork & Mindy: ‘In Mork We Trust’ (#1.21) (1979)
Orson: The report, Mork.
Mork: This week I discovered a terrible disease called loneliness.
Orson: Do many people on Earth suffer from this disease?
Mork: Oh yes sir, and how they suffer. One man I know suffers so much he has to take a medication called bourbon. Even that doesn’t help very much because then he can hear paint dry.
Orson: Does bedrest help?
Mork: No because I’ve heard that sleeping alone is part of the problem. You see, Orson, loneliness is a disease of the spirit. People who have it think that no one cares about them.
Orson: Do you have any idea why?
Mork: Yes sir, you can count on me. You see, when children are young, they’re told not to talk to strangers. When they go to school, they’re told not to talk to the person next to them. Finally when they’re very old, they’re told not to talk to themselves, who’s left?
Orson: Are you saying Earthlings make each other lonely?
Mork: No sir, I’m saying just the opposite. They make themselves lonely – they’re so busy looking out for number one that there’s not enough room for two.
Orson: It’s too bad everybody down there can’t get together and find a cure.
Mork: Here’s the paradox, sir, because if they did get together, they wouldn’t need one.


Age UK need your help for The Big Knit!

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Age UkAge UK is joining forces with Innocent Drinks again this year for The Big Knit; a campaign aimed at keeping older people safe and warm in winter.

They need help to knit little hats which Innocent put on their small bottles of smoothies and for every bottle sold, Innocent will donate 25p to Age UK.

Funds are distributed to local branches according to how many hats they knit and last year Age UK did over 10,000 in Calderdale and Kirklees.

You can find more information and knitting patterns on the Age UK website.

Do you need some help with a small project ?

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Calderdale Council CMBCThe Council’s Economy & Environment Directorate are having a ‘Just Do It’ day on Thursday 17 September 2015 and are looking for projects within communities that staff can assist with.

A ‘Just Do It ‘ day is a team building event, with an emphasis on giving back to the community, whether it is planting in parks, tidying up sites, improving buildings, assisting a community group with I.T. skills, helping people with interview skills or visiting / giving talks in sheltered schemes etc.

Whatever your idea is for a small project, which can be delivered in a day , please let us know by completing the attached form by Noon on Friday 10 July 2015 and emailing it to Mark.broadbent@calderdale.gov.uk

Staying Well with Dementia

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Click here for Dementia support and activity groups running in your area this summer and autumn including:-

alzheimers society

  • Living with Dementia Group
  • Singing with Us in Brighouse and Rastrick
  • Cornerstone Café
  • and more….

alzheimers leaflet

Every man needs a shed of his own…

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LogoImagine a bigger version of the shed at the bottom of the garden. 

A place where you can enjoy a chat and a brew…

We are a group of men in Halifax looking for other men to join us in creating a place where we can get together to share and learn new skills.

A Men’s Shed is a place to pursue hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

The Phoenix Shed Halifax is aimed at men over 55 years but anyone is welcome to attend.

Find out more about our project and how you can get involved at our Launch Meeting on Wednesday 5 August 2015. BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE…

Or get in touch on 07481 543 881 or  email phoenixshed@outlook.com

And we need your ideas!  

Please complete our questionnaire and tell us how we can make the Phoenix Shed the kind of shed that would appeal to you. Click here…