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January updates

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

'The Voyage' through loneliness

Friday 18 March 2016

The Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford


The Voyage advertJoin 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'.


Visit The Voyage website to find out more and book






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





The Big Knit 2015

Thank you for sending in your hats to us. The deadline for knitted hats has passed and we are delighted to confirm that knitters across Oxfordshire have knitted 14,000 hats.  This means that we have raised £3,500 for our Information and Advice Helpline to support older people in the cold winter months.

This is a wondeful acheivement and we at Age UK Oxfordshire would like to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who got involved!

Keep an eye out in stores in February when the hats you’ve knitted will be sold on innocent smoothie bottles!


Find out more about the Big Knit





Age UK Oxfordshire Winter Newsletter

Age UK Oxfordshire Winter NewsletterThe Winter 2015/16 issue of the Age UK Oxfordshire Newsletter is out now! Have a read of the latest news, updates, events, information and advice from Age UK Oxfordshire and other local organisations.


Read the Age UK Oxfordshire Winter 2015/16 Newsletter


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Information Drop-ins

Our Community Information Network runs a number of Information Drop-ins across Oxfordshire, which provide an opportunity for you to meet our team and receive information, advice and support.


Find your nearest drop-in