Staying Well

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

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Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

Holiday at Home – Bethesda Methodist Church 11 and 12 July

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Holiday at Home at Bethesda Methodist Church, Elland on 11 and 12 July 10:00 – 15:30 each day.

For £3 each day have Fun, Fellowship and Food with

  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Sing along
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Crafts

To book a place call Christine on 01422 256244

This event also involves members of Southgate Methodist and is supported by Elland Staying Well.

 

The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 9 July

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Looking forward to the The Great Get Together at Crow Wood Park 9 July 12:00 – 15:00.

Lots going on with:

  • Music
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Traditional games
  • Face painting
  • Stalls

Bring food and share in a picnic (remember to bring a picnic blanket).

Bring your friends and neighbours.

For up to date information call June on 01422 706373 or Shabir on 07866 369916.

Download our poster to advertise it in your area.

 

Community Connections Volunteer Befrienders Information Drop-in June 21

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Community Connections are holding an information “Drop In” session  at Hamerton Close (sheltered housing), Elland on Wednesday 21 June 1 pm –3 pm for Befriending Volunteers in Calderdale.

We all know what it’s like to feel lonely from time to time, but facts show that around 1 million older people regularly go an entire month without speaking to anyone and their only form of company being the TV.

By visiting someone who feels lonely and out of touch every week can be so beneficial for their well-being and also extremely rewarding for you, the volunteer.

Community Connections follow a safe recruitment process which involves references and DBS check (free), all supported by a Yorkshire Children’s Centre Volunteer Coordinator .

They complete home safety checks and initial assessments with clients and introduce and match you with who you are happy to spend time with.

If you have ever thought of becoming a befriender to an older person for  company and conversation just 1 hour a week, someone local to you,  then please come along or get in touch with Jacqui Smith at jacqui.smith@yccuk.org.uk  or telephone 01484 519988.

 

Keeping Safe in Hot Weather

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It may seem strange to talk about hot weather in Britain but some of the forecasts indicate that we might well have a hot summer and we must be aware how to keep safe and stay well.
Calderdale Forum 50+ have kindly put together a fact sheet about just this issue which is reproduced below.

Bright, hot summer days are what many of us look forward to for the rest of the year – especially in cold, wet England! However, while we’re enjoying the balmy days of summer, we should not forget that the  temperature can get too high, that it can become uncomfortably hot, and for some, it can  become dangerously hot.

The evidence about the risks to health from heatwaves is extensive and consistent from  around the world. Excessive exposure to high temperatures can kill. During the summer  heatwave in Northern France in August 2003, unprecedentedly high day- and night-time  temperatures for a period of three weeks resulted in 15,000 excess deaths. The vast majority of these were among older people.

In England that year, there were over 2,000 excess deaths over the 10 day heatwave period  which lasted from 4 to 13 August 2003, compared to the previous five years over the same period.

How to Stay Cool

Stay out of the heat:

  • keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
    and light scarf
  • avoid extreme physical exertion
  • wear light, loose‑fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:

  • have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
  • eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
  • take a cool shower, bath or body wash
  • sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

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Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Over 50s Event

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For residents in Hipperholme, Lightcliffe, Bailiff Bridge, Coley, Norwood Green and Hove Edge. 

On Tuesday 27 June, 11am – 2pm

At Christ Church Hipperholme (at the crossroads), Wakefield Road, HX3 8AA

  • FREE taster activities in Tai Chi, Kurling, gentle exercise and Art.
  • Sing along with the High Five Singers! 
  • Meet the Staying Well Team!
  • Have your say on provision in your area
  • Information from the Falls Prevention Team, Home Library Service and local District Nurses.
  • BUFFET LUNCH INCLUDED

To book your place, please contact Richard on 01422 393704 or email stayingwellproject@calderdale.gov.uk. 

Transport may be available, please ask when calling.

 

Keep up to date! New Staying Well website and newsletter

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Staying Well Logo blueOur new Staying Well project website can be found online here: www.stayingwellhub.com/

On it you’ll find information about the service, links to what’s going on locally and news about how the project is developing across Calderdale. Read testimonials from recent clients involved in the service and make a referral yourself.

Click here to read the first  Staying Well newsletter and make sure you join the mailing list to receive further editions!

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