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Local Excercise Classes

Friendly advice 

CHAIR BASED EXCERSICE CLASSES with Jo Wolf

  • Where :  Lime Stone View, Settle
  • When :  Wednesdays, 11am to 11.45am
  • £5 per session

Build confidence, improve balance, boost circulation, build strength with resistance band exercises, improve joint mobility and flexibility and make new friends whilst having fun!

For further information please contact Jo Wolf on 07966 981985

OR ...

Movement to Music with Gillian Walton

  • Where: The Place, Settle (Opposite the Ruchee)
  • When: 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month at 2pm
  • £3.00 per session.
A relaxing chair based exercise group focused on stretching and movement– Important at any age!

Half an hour chair based exercises followed by refreshments and time to socialise with others.

For more information or to express your interest in joining please contact Caroline Wilson on 01729 823066 or  email:cwilson@ageuknorthcraven.org

FRIENDLY ADVISE TO FULFUIL YOUR NEEDS

EVER wish you had a friendly person to offer you advice about things in life that seem to be getting beyond your grasp?

Here at Age UK North Craven we have approachable, understanding staff who can personalise a service to suit you, face-to face or on the telephone.

They will take you step-by-step through issues such as attendance allowance, benefit checks, energy switching, blue badges and ease your mind with problem-solving advice and information.

And the good news is the service is free.

Making that first contact can open up a wide range of options you maybe had not thought about.

During the current pandemic we have services up and running such as Telephone Befriending, Independence Support, ‘Strong and Steady’ Exercise and Fish and Chip Fridays for the vulnerable among us, etc.

We can give you more information about what services are available locally to enable you to find the right support to meet your needs.

Factsheets and information guides are also available, for example: Avoiding Scams, Home Safety Checker, Care Home Checklist, In the Driving Seat, Staying Steady, Looking After Your Money and Dealing with Debt

Always remember we are here to help and our offices are open as normal, so get in touch. You can call the office on 01729 823066 and ask for Tracy Whalley our Information and Advice manager or email   twhalley@ageuknorthcraven.org

 

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from our Chief Officer JONATHAN KERR

ur AUTUMN NEWSLETTER is out .... full of local information and news. 

and if you missed our last ones, click below to read ....

SUMMER 2021

and

SPRING 2021

on the proposed changes to Fire and Rescue services in North Yorkshire and York.....   Click here for further information.

Commissioner Zoe, your Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner.

 

Come and visit our Allotment at Dog Meadow Allotments, Settle.

Wednesday and Fridays

12.30pm to 3pm

THOUSANDS BEING TARGETED BY TV LICENCE FRAUDSTERS

AND THE NUMBER COULD RISE SIGNIFICANTLY FROM JUNE 2020.

THERE ARE CALLS ON THE NEXT GOVERNMENT TO RESTORE FREE TV LICENCES FOR OVER-75S 

More older people are likely to be targeted by fraudsters from next June when they have to buy a TV licence, prompting Age UK to issue a warning for older people and their families and friends to be extra vigilant if the rule change comes to pass. 

With 3.7 million more older households requiring a TV licence from next June following the BBC’s decision to introduce means-testing, and assuming the current rate of fraudulent activity and reporting, Age UK is estimating that fraudsters could see a 13 per cent increase in the number of successful scams, and could make off with a further £320,000 from the over-75s alone resulting in yet more chaos and distress for many of the very oldest in society.

Statistics obtained by the Charity show that over the past year alone, there have been almost 18,000 reports of people [of all ages] receiving fraudulent TV licence emails and hundreds of crime reports in which the victim has lost out financially. Figures from Action Fraud, the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime, show the average financial loss per victim in 2018/19 was nearly £8,000, with the total reported financial loss coming in at over £2.2 million.