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Sight Loss Opportunity Groups (SLOGs) Activities-March 2019

All sessions are FREE unless otherwise stated.

Oswestry Group meets on Wednesday 6th March 10 am to 12 noon at Oswestry Library, 9 Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN

We will be joined in March by John from Remap, a UK charity.  John will be telling us about how they create and adapt equipment to help people achieve independence and a better quality of life.  You will also have the opportunity of handling some of the custom made items.

Ludlow Group meets on Monday 11th March 10.30 am -12.30 pm at Ludlow Food Centre, Bromfield, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY8 2JR

We will all meet at Ludlow Food Centre before joining Dudley Martin, the Dairy Manager, who is very keen to tell us about the Dairy.   I have arranged for Dial A Ride to be at St Peters Church Hall at 10:15 am, for those who need transport.  Please don’t forget to let me know if you plan on using the transport, we don’t want to risk anyone being left behind.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]  or [email protected] 

Shrewsbury Cycling at Sundorne Sports Village-Wednesday 20th March 11 am-12 noon

Our regular cycling session at Sundorne Sports Village will be taking place.

Due to the costs there will be a minimum number of 4 to participate.  Should you wish to take part, please book yourself on by ringing on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected] or [email protected]  We need to know by 15:00 pm on the 3rd Monday of each month before the event on the Wednesday.

You can of course cycle at the Sports Village, every Wednesday, 13:00 – 15:00, for more information please contact Christian Smith the Sports Development Officer at Shrewsbury on 0345 0007 002.

Shrewsbury group meets on Monday 25th March 2 pm -4 pm at The Lion Hotel, Wyle Cop, Shrewsbury SY1 1UY

We are meeting at the Lion Hotel and will be joined by Joanna, from Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Roasters.  Iron & Fire Speciality Coffee Roaster is an artisan coffee roastery based in Shrewsbury.  Joanna will be educating us all about Coffee.  

All SLOG Groups

Due to some activities needing a deposit to secure the booking we now need an expression of interest, please, initially to book the event, followed by confirmation of your attendance two weeks prior to the event, or sooner if you can.  We understand that things can change on the day, this cannot be helped. 

The activities where we ask for a small contribution, we will need a minimum of 6 people to participate before we can book the event.  Can we ask that you let us know by contacting us on 01743 342168/342163 or emailing us at [email protected]   or [email protected]

Connect for Life

Dance and Dementia Workshop

Start Date:
1st April 2019

End Date:
1st April 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Dance and Dementia Workshop
Venue: Gatacre Pavilion, Gatacre Ave, Oswestry SY11 1DR
Weblink: www.connectforlife.co.uk
Name: Connect For Life
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07958 269001
Event description: Learn about the benefits of dance/music for dementia.

The training days will include brief power point presentations to illustrate theory, video clip examples related to this area of work, lots of opportunities to try out different techniques, and handouts with practical advice and further reading suggestions.
This workshop would be particularly beneficial if you work in a care setting eg. you are an activities co-coordinators / day care support workers.

Please click here for poster: Dance and Dementia April 2019

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Abena Continence Care Events

Start Date:
20th March 2019

End Date:
26th March 2019

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Event title: Abena Continence Care Events
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Weblink: https://www.ableworld.co.uk
Name: Ableworld
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01270 627111
Event description: Within our stores we occasionally hold Continence Care Awareness events, whereby with the assistance of a local Abena qualified nurse, we give advice and help for anyone wh suffers or cares for someone with a bladder or bowel dysfunction. During the sessions we can show you the continence products that we have available, and how the different styles benefit different people. There is also plenty of opportunity to ask us any questions you may have. These events are very casual and informal, and are all held within store so you can have a browse at our product ranges too whilst at the event.

These Continence Care Events will take place at the following stores on the dates and times below:

  • Wednesday 20th March 10 am – 12 pm Newport
  • Thursday 21st March 10 am- 12 pm Shrewsbury
  • Tuesday 26th March 2 pm – 4 pm Oswestry
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4th Annual Shropshire B.O.T.’s (Bums On Tums)

Start Date:
3rd October 2019

End Date:
3rd October 2019

Start Time:
1030

End Time:
1500

Event title: 4th Annual Shropshire B.O.T.’s (Bums On Tums)
Venue: Memorial Hall, Smithfield Street, OSWESTRY SY11 2EG
Weblink: http://iasupport.org/about
Name: North Midlands and Shropshire IA
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01785 817901
Event description: Food: Tea / Coffee / Sandwiches & Cakes All Day

Sponsor: Shropshire B.O.T.’s / Major Appliance Manufacturers Represented North Midlands & Shropshire IA – Information Stand & IA Visitors also Attending

Open event to everyone, all ostomates,families and friends
Speakers -

  • Dansac talking about Stoma Skin Care,
  • Jo Lawson talking about Gardening for the Disabled

AN EVENT NOT TO BE MISSED

Shropshire-Libraries

Oswestry Library-Singing for Health with Chloe Murray

Start Date:
1st March 2019

End Date:
5th April 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: 01743 250351   
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:

  • 1st March
  • 8th March
  • 15th  March
  • 22nd March
  • 29 March and
  • 5th April

Pre-booking is essential, please book with library staff by going in or calling 01743 250351   

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Knit for Life

Start Date:
27th February 2019

End Date:
27th February 2019

Start Time:
1330

End Time:
1500

Event title: Knit for Life
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Weblink: http://knitforlife.co.uk/contact.php
Name: Knit for Life
Email: N/A
Telephone: N/A
Event description: Knit for Life is a local knitting charity supporting direct aid distributions of knitting to many countries around the world. They mostly make blanket squares, hats and toys and sew together squares to make blankets.

No booking required, just come along.

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Oswestry Library Tech Day!

Start Date:
20th February 2019

End Date:
20th February 2019

Start Time:
1000

End Time:
1600

Event title: Oswestry Library Tech Day!
Venue: Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry SY11 1JN
Name: Vision Technology & Training Team
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 01743 254 846
Event description: Join the Shropshire Council Vision Technology & Training Team for a free drop in!

They can help you by:

  • Making your iPads, tablets or smartphones easier to use by setting up shortcuts to contacts, make text bigger and bolder, sending texts with voice dictation on smartphone & tablet etc, to help to use device more comfortably!
  • Trying out electronic magnifiers which make magazines, newspapers & books easier to read.
  • Demonstrating a reading machine which can read your post and newsletters to you.
  • Change settings on your laptop (bring it with you!) to make writing bigger, set up shortcuts to sites you frequently use, etc
  • And much more!

 

Shropshire Libraries

One to One Computer help at Oswestry Library

Did you know that Oswestry Library have a team of volunteers who provide one on one IT support for customers at the library?

A member of staff will sit with you, either using your own device or one of our library computers, and help you to work through whatever issue it is you’re having, be it setting up an email address, or learning to navigate your first smartphone.

The support is completely free, but MUST be pre-booked as volunteers are available by appointment only. At present, bookable sessions are available each week on a Tuesday morning, Wednesday morning, and Friday morning. Please talk to a member of staff to book a session.

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Do you live in Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen?

Help is available to anyone living in the Weston Rhyn, St Martins and Gobowen areas of Oswestry. Three Parishes Big Local is working with Citizens Advice Shropshire on a 3 year project that will help people to manage their household finances and access benefits. 

In the first year of the project, they have helped 125 local people, mostly with benefits advice or switching utilities. The advice and support that they have received from Karen Williams through My Money Matters has helped them get over £95,000 in extra benefits between them. This is money that they were entitled to but didn’t know that they could claim. 

If you or you know someone who might benefit from the advice that Karen can provide, drop in and see her for a confidential chat at any of the support sessions that she holds: Sessions are held each:

  • Tuesdays: 10am – 1pm at St Martins Community Centre
  • Wednesdays: 10am – 1pm at Weston Rhyn Institute
  • Thursdays: 2pm – 5pm at Gobowen Central Library and Hub.   

You can contact Karen at Citizens Advice Shropshire on  07526 169305 or 01743 280019. Help can be given with:

  • Budgeting advice
  • General Money Management
  • Shopping habits and food waste
  • Benefits advice
  • Information on Credit Union savings and loans
  • Advice on switching gas and electricity suppliers
  • Advice on fuel poverty and rural food issues
  • Debt   

The programme of workshops and drops in for Jan to Mar 2019 is shown below:

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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:

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

Prebooking is essential, please book with library staff.