FAB Newsletter 26/05/2020
Published on 26 May 2020 03:44 PM
Would you like a call companion?
If you’re over 75, living on your own and feeling lonely, we would like you to know about Re-Engage Call Companions.
If you’d like a bit of extra company, Re-Engage can match you with one of their friendly call companions. They love a good chat and they’re great listeners too.
To be eligible for a call companion, you need to be: aged 75 or older, living alone or in sheltered housing with little contact with family or friends, at a stage in your life when you struggle to leave the house. The calls last for half an hour or so and you can chat about anything that interests you. To find out more, call 0800 716543, email email@example.com or visit www.reengage.org.
Radio 5 Live Extra Exercises
10 minutes stretching for older people broadcast on Radio 5 Live Extra every day:
Sport England’s Join the Movement campaign has seen a partnership between 10 Today and BBC Radio to provide 10-minute, audio workouts designed to get older people stretching and moving at home. The audio workouts are played on repeat from 5am to 10am daily on BBC Radio 5 Live Sports Extra.
How can you listen to it?
Bristol Bears Community Foundation - The #GoldenMemories LP
Just like bringing the dance hall and disco into your home by sitting back and enjoying a good long-playing record, #GoldenMemories LP (Lockdown Provision) is a way to bring the Bristol Bear's provision into your home also.
What #GoldenMemories LP gives you:
➢ Weekly physical activity cards – exercise and fun for you in your own home.
➢ Weekly quiz – test your general knowledge skills!
➢ Reminiscence Bingo cards – flashbacks to the past with pictures, information and even a chance to join with some socially-distanced bingo!
➢ Phone befriending and companionship – we will be signposting to a range of opportunities available across the city to make new friends, chat with others and join companion groups – all over the telephone.
➢ THE SUPPORT HUB – detailed and friendly information on how and where you can access further practical, emotional or social support if you need it.
➢ All delivered straight to your door or email inbox!
How to access more support and information: Phone: 07766446572 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer stargazing from your window, We The Curious
“I was born in the summer, but my star sign is a winter constellation – how does that work?” This is just one of the many questions about astrology we’ve been asked by visitors to our Planetarium.
On Wednesday, Paul - one of the Bristol Planetarium presenters - will be bringing the Planetarium directly to you once again. With the free Planetarium software Stellarium he'll show you how to find the signs of the Zodiac and will explore the big part astrology has played in the history of astronomy. There will also be a chance to get your space questions answered live by Paul.
When? Tune in Wednesday, May 27 11:00 am for the next episode.
How do I join in? Check out the We The Curious Facebook Page
Image Credit: Stellarium/ Johan Meuris
Could you spare a couple of minutes to help a fellow FAB member?
Hello my name is Julie-Anne, I am a student at City of Bristol College, studying Community Development Level 2. This short questionnaire is part of my research for the qualification, and all responses are anonymous.
In 2020 the coronavirus pandemic crisis has impacted on activities in every aspect of life, including volunteering roles. This research aims to compare volunteering motivations before, during, and after lockdown. Please click on the link below to take you to my survey.
Survey: What impact has the coronavirus pandemic crisis had on people's motivation to volunteer?
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