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February updates

Have a read of our run-down of our news, events and notices from Age UK Oxfordshire in February.

Keep warm and well this winter

The magic numbersThe Met Office has issued a cold weather alert, predicting a strong chance of temperatures falling below freezing and icy or snowy weather.

As you get older it takes longer to warm up which can be bad for your health. The cold thickens blood and increases blood pressure, and breathing in cold air can increase the risk of chest infections.

The ideal temperature is 64°F (18°C) for your bedroom and 70°F (21°C) for your living room. Check your thermostat or use a room thermometer to monitor temperature, and keep your bedroom window shut on a winter’s night.

If there is anyone you know who might be at risk, make sure they know what to do.


Download Age UK's Winter Wrapped Up guide


Keeping warm and eating well in winter





Become a Digital Champion

One DigitalCan you give an hour or two to help older people get online?

We are recruiting volunteer 'Digital Champions' across Oxfordshire to work with us on our new, collaborative One Digital project. 

Find out more






'The Voyage' through loneliness

Friday 18 March 2016

The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

The Voyage advert


Join us on Friday 18 March for the world premiere of 'The Voyage' - a lyrical new composition by the popular composer Bob Chilcott. This new musical work is part of a project by Age UK Oxfordshire and explores the journey that we make through life, and our heartfelt need to connect to one another.


The Voyage will be performed at the Shedlonion Theatre in Oxford by younger singers and orchestral players from Oxfordshire schools, older singers from local communities, and local chamber choir 'Choros'. The evening will also include a new percussion concerto by local composer/conductor, John Traill and choral pieces by Eric Whitacre, Rendall Thompson and others. The whole evening will be compared by Pam St Clement, a devoted champion of Age UK and for many years a star of Eastenders as 'Pat Butcher'.


Watch The Voyage introduction video


Visit The Voyage website to find out more and book