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Dementia Action Alliance 250-253

Memory Café at Ellesmere

Start Date:
29th April 2019

End Date:
29th April 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1200

Event title: Memory Café at Ellesmere
Venue: Ellesmere Library, Our Space, Trimpley Street, Ellesmere SY12 0AE
Name: Ellesmere Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 258555
Event description: The memory café provides a gathering place for people with memory concerns or a diagnosis of Dementia or Alzheimer’s along with their carers or family members.

It is a relaxed, friendly environment enabling opportunity for people to relax and enjoy socialising, refreshments, activities, entertainment, access to information and resources and opportunity to expand networks to reduce risk of isolation.

We welcome everyone who is touched by memory difficulties in their life. This could be concerns about your own memory or if you support of care for a person who is experiencing memory difficulties.

It is not a formal care service or respite service. People that have care needs are welcome to join with their support worker or carer.

Look out for future dates when this Memory Café takes place.

Dementia Action Alliance 250-253

Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in

Start Date:
11th February 2019

End Date:
11th March 2019

Start Time:
1100

End Time:
1300

Event title: Ludlow Library – Dementia support drop-in
Venue: Ludlow Library, 7-9 Parkway Lane, Ludlow SY8 2PG
Name: Alzheimer”s Society
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01952 250392
Event description: This is a free event.
Alzheimer’s Society can help both carers and the people with dementia. They offer personalised support to help you manage the symptoms of dementia, develop strategies for day-to-day living, and help with making plans for the future.

Come in and have a chat or alternatively you can contact them Alzheimer’s Society on: 01952 250392

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Oswestry Library-Singing for Health with Chloe Murray

Start Date:
1st February 2019

End Date:
8th February 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1145

Event title: Oswestry Library-Singing for Health with Chloe Murray
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
Name: Oswestry Library
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Back by popular demand! Relax and discover how Singing for Health can help support your health and well-being. No previous experience or talent required! Chloe is a professional community choir leader in Shropshire and Mid-Wales– visit https://www.kindredvoices.co.uk/ to find out more. £25 for whole block of 5 sessions or £6.50 per session

Sessions take place on:

  • There is session 5 of 6. A further date will be announced soon.

Prebooking is essential, please book with library staff.

Shropshire Council 250-253

Carers’ Forum Event

Start Date:
7th February 2019

End Date:
7th February 2019

Start Time:
1230

End Time:
1330

Event title: Carers’ Forum Event
Venue: Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
Name: Shirehall
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 0345 678 9044
Event description: This is an opportunity for family carers of adults with a learning disability in the Shropshire Council area to meet the director, senior officers, and the carers’ lead for adults with a learning disability. You will have the chance to discuss any issues you may have in an open forum, and also to hear the latest messages regarding developments in Adult Social Care.

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Functional Fitness MOT’s-Bridgnorth

Start Date:
28th February 2019

End Date:
28th February 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1630

Event title: Functional Fitness MOT’s-Bridgnorth
Venue: Bridgnorth Baptist Church, West Castle Street, WV16 4AB
Name: Shropshire RCC Wise and Well Team
Email: N/A
Telephone: 01743 360641
Event description: Shropshire Rural Communities Charity invites people aged 65 to 95 for a fitness MOT on 28th February in Bridgnorth Baptist Church.

Many people begin to feel less steady on their feet as they get older. This may be normal but not inevitable. Maintaining strength and balance in later life is vitally important for good health and quality of life in later years.

Anyone who is becoming aware of the risk of falling would benefit from attending this one-off Functional Fitness MOT event which will be delivered by Shropshire RCC, with funding from Shropshire Public Health. Seven basic tasks are measured against the age-group normal-range in the MOT. This gives an overview of the participant’s strength, balance, flexibility, endurance and their functional risk of falling. As well as the one-to-one fitness test, there will be a short film on how to prevent falls and a chance to make a personal Emergency Plan.

The FF MOT event will also include an optional “Elevate” exercise taster session. Attending specific exercise classes is a good way to maintain strength and balance. As well as existing Tai Chi and Otago classes, a new “Elevate” class is due to start in Bridgnorth shortly. The teacher, Wendy Southorn, has qualified at Level 4 in Postural Stability Instruction and will deliver a class which is designed to develop strength and balance for older people.

The event is free of charge but a donation would be greatly appreciated. Appointments will take about two and a half hours and must be booked in advance. To book an appointment, please call 01743 360641.

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Bishop’s Castle Healthy Lives Event

Start Date:
7th February 2019

End Date:
7th February 2019

Start Time:
1800

End Time:
1930

Event title: Bishop’s Castle Healthy Lives Event
Venue: Bishop’s Castle Town Hall, High Street, Bishops Castle SY9 5BG
Name: Enterprise House
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01588 638038
Event description: Our health can be affected by many things, even worries and concerns that may seem nothing to do with an illness or health problem. These might be for emotional problems, such as stress from caring for someone, social problems such as loneliness or practical problems such as financial worries or struggling with your lifestyle. All can have a long-term impact on our health but can’t be solved through medical or clinical treatment. Our communities provide lots of different types of support and activities that can help with these concerns, but people may struggle to recognize what would work for them.

Social prescribing enables GPs, and others to refer people to local community groups and services that offer different types of support and activities. Bishop’s Castle is one of the first communities in Shropshire to take part in the local Healthy Lives Social Prescribing Programme.
Our Healthy Lives Social Prescribing Event will enable to you:

  • Find out more about the Healthy Lives Social prescribing programme in Shropshire, involving GP Practices, CCG, Shropshire Council Public Health, Adult Social Care, Housing, Fire & Rescue services, the voluntary and community sector and a wide range of other services
  •  Learn about the progress of the Healthy Lives Social Prescribing programme at Bishop’s Castle Medical Practice. This is a non-clinical programme started in 2018 to help patients improve their health and wellbeing. It includes support from an advisor and a structured referral pathway in to local community activities, groups and services. Dr Adrian Penney will talk about the value of community activities to people’s health.
  • • Discuss the needs of local voluntary and community groups and projects in Bishop’s Castle and surrounding areas and consider creating a local supported network. A local ‘community connectors’ network can give local groups the opportunity to share information, details of services, help identify any gaps in provision and work together to meet the needs of local people.

To book a place at this event please contact Enterprise House on 01588 638038 or email: [email protected]

Click here for PDF poster: BC Social Prescribing flyer2 (1)

Shropshire Tinnitus Support Group

Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire

Start Date:
26th September 2019

End Date:
26th September 2019

Start Time:
10am

End Time:
12pm

Event title: Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/projects/united-kingdom/tinnitus-support-group/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358356
Event description: Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard inside a person’s head where no external source is present.

Signal’s tinnitus support groups allow people living with tinnitus to come together and develop support networks. Here they can not only exchange their stories and share their anxieties and worries, but also talk about their own coping strategies and ways in which they learn to live well with their tinnitus.

For more information please email: [email protected] or telephone 01743 358356

Shropshire Tinnitus Support Group

Signal tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire

Start Date:
28th November 2019

End Date:
28th November 2019

Start Time:
10am

End Time:
12pm

Event title: Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/projects/united-kingdom/tinnitus-support-group/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358 356
Event description: Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard inside a person’s head where no external source is present.

Signal’s tinnitus support groups allow people living with tinnitus to come together and develop support networks. Here they can not only exchange their stories and share their anxieties and worries, but also talk about their own coping strategies and ways in which they learn to live well with their tinnitus.

For more information please email: [email protected] or telephone 01743 358356

Shropshire Tinnitus Support Group

Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire

Start Date:
27th June 2019

End Date:
27th June 2019

Start Time:
10am

End Time:
12pm

Event title: Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/projects/united-kingdom/tinnitus-support-group/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358356
Event description: Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard inside a person’s head where no external source is present.

Signal’s tinnitus support groups allow people living with tinnitus to come together and develop support networks. Here they can not only exchange their stories and share their anxieties and worries, but also talk about their own coping strategies and ways in which they learn to live well with their tinnitus.

For more information please email: [email protected] or telephone 01743 358356

Shropshire Tinnitus Support Group

Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire

Start Date:
28th March 2019

End Date:
28th March 2019

Start Time:
10am

End Time:
12pm

Event title: Signal Tinnitus Support Group – Shropshire
Venue: University Centre Shrewsbury at the Guildhall, Frankwell Quay, Shrewsbury, SY3 8HQ
Weblink: https://www.signal.org.uk/projects/united-kingdom/tinnitus-support-group/
Name: Signal
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 358356
Event description: Tinnitus is a condition where sounds are heard inside a person’s head where no external source is present. 

Signal’s tinnitus support groups allow people living with tinnitus to come together and develop support networks. Here they can not only exchange their stories and share their anxieties and worries, but also talk about their own coping strategies and ways in which they learn to live well with their tinnitus.

For more information please email: [email protected] or telephone 01743 358356