Greetings from the Jubilee!
I hope you and your loved ones are well and safe. This week’s newsletter includes information about online activities, our foot care service, power of attorney and face coverings.
Needing a good night’s sleep?
When Susana from Healthy Minds phoned me up to see if we could run an online workshop, I grabbed the opportunity to ask if she could do a session on how to get a good night’s sleep. My sleep patterns are all over the place at the moment so I will welcome anything that can help,. People who have previously attended Susana’s workshop on sleep gave me some great feedback on how it helped them.
The online workshop “Tips to improve your sleep and some self-help techniques to deal with worries.” will be on next Thursday, 23rd July from 2.00 pm to 3.30.
This free session will focus on reviewing current sleep routines and introducing some new behaviours to aid sleep. During the session, we will also discuss some useful techniques to manage worries during the day and at night.
The workshop will be online using the Zoom platform – this software is available on apple and android platforms. Please download this beforehand and create a free account for yourself. If you have problems with setting up Zoom, call us in the office and we will put you in touch with our local IT wizard!
To sign up, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating your name, date of birth, address & postcode and ethnic background (e.g White British, British Asian, etc…). This information required by Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust and will only be used in relation to this workshop. See you there!
Foot Care is back!
Due to popular demand, Dougie, our Foot Care Practitioner, will be at the Jubilee Centre from 11.00 am to 2.00 pm on this coming Tuesday, 21st July 2020.
Dougie offers a basic foot care service, which includes a health assessment of your feet to identify any potential problems, toenail cutting, and removal of hard skin to encourage and improve circulation and wellbeing of your feet.
Each appointment costs £20. Please call in advance to make an appointment. Call 0161 763 9030, Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 2.00.
We will ensure that the room and service follows Covid 19-Secure guidelines for your personal safety and wellbeing. Please note the cafe and Jubilee centre will still be closed – we are only opening up for the foot care service.
Keep fit with Diana on Facebook
Diana held two popular Facebook sessions this week. Diana will next be live on our Facebook page on Monday and Wednesday next week.
- Monday: 11.00 to 11.30 am: Gentle Exercise / Seated and Standing
- Wednesday: 11.00 to 11.30 am: Pilates
These sessions are free and many thanks to Diana for setting them up. Please tell your friends they are welcome to join us.
If you can’t make these times, Facebook will let you watch at a later time. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/ageukbury/
Tai Chi on Zoom
We have not mentioned it for a few weeks but Sue’s online Tai Chi is going from strength to strength.
Sue holds a Tai Chi class online on Fridays at 11.00 am. This class is aimed at those who attend the 12.15 Tuesday class and 11.00 Friday class at the Jubilee. (We are planning a class for beginners soon).
You will need the free Zoom app on your ipad, iphone or any android device. Please download this beforehand and create a free account for yourself. Then send an email to email@example.com or message Sue via Facebook at m.me/taichiandwildgooseqigongbury for the access code.
A big thank you to Sue for running this class.
Face covering guidance
Face coverings will be compulsory in shops from Friday 24th July. At this time of writing, there is still some confusion about the guidance but, hopefully, this will become clearer as the week goes by.
Click here for Age UK guidance on face coverings
There is also information available on the Government website about when and how to wear face coverings: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
New online service to improve Lasting Power of Attorney
People managing their loved ones’ affairs will find it easier to safeguard their finances and wellbeing as a new online service is being launched today.
The new digital ‘Use a lasting power of attorney’ tool will help those acting as an attorney to contact organisations like banks and healthcare providers more easily. This will improve the speed with which they can make important decisions, such as those related to their loved ones’ care or property.
For more details, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-online-service-to-improve-lasting-power-of-attorney
For more information on how to set up a power of attorney, please visit the Age UK website https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/legal-issues/power-of-attorney/
We are still on course to opening up the Jubilee Centre Café & our shops from mid–August. I will be going through the new guidance on activities in the next few weeks and liaising with the tutors soon, We will be keeping you informed in future newsletters.
Happy Birthday Marion!
Marion, who volunteers in our café every Wednesday, celebrated her 90th Birthday on Thursday. It was an honour to catch up with Marion and I am pleased she is looking forward to returning, as soon as it is safe to do so.
The Weekly Quiz
This week’s quiz focuses on British actors and footballers. Good Luck! Again, there is no prize other than the honour of you knowing that you are very, very clever!
…and finally the essential stuff
For help with getting food deliveries and prescriptions, please phone Bury Community Hubs on 0161 253 53 53, every day of the week.
Our Keeping in Touch telephone service offers older people in Bury a regular friendly phone call from one of our volunteers. For more information, call 0161 763 9030 (Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up. Alternatively, call Jane Lees, our Befriending Coordinator on 07541 741891.
The Age UK Advice Line is 0800 678 1602 from 8 am to 7 pm, every day of the year.
If you would just like to have a friendly natter with another person, please call The Silver Line 24 hours a day on 0800 470 80 90.
Our previous newsletters are online at https://www.ageuk.org.uk/bury/about-us/coronavirus/
For all those questions about Coronavirus and how it affects your life, please check out the Age UK FAQ website: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus-guidance/coronavirus-faqs/
We are in the office on Monday to Friday and our phone lines will be open from 10.00 to 2.00. Call us on 0161 763 9030.
Please share this newsletter with your friends. If you know someone who is not on the internet, please phone and tell them the news.
Keep Strong, Stay Safe and let’s hope again for some sunshine this week!
Andy and all at Age UK Bury