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Superjam Tea Party returns to Ecclesfield School on 4th July 2018

27 Jun

ESJUNE

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NOT BORN YESTERDAY – Do you know someone who may be vulnerable to scams or rogue traders?

30 Apr

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North Sheffield’s “Whats on Where” Guide – find out whats happening near to you

11 Apr

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As we get older it is important to remain as active as possible, not only to keep in physical shape, but it has been proven that exercising and socialising with others is key to improving mental health.

In an attempt to combat social isolation across Sheffield, Home Instead have put together a What’s On Where Guide which provides a list of easily accessible activities in Sheffield such as; Choir Groups, Dance Classes, Art groups, Lunch Clubs, Coffee Mornings and many more!

Home Instead hope their guide will encourage people to get involved in the community and ultimately, reduce social isolation.

Take a look at the Home Instead WOW guide using the link below!

WOW_Guide_north_Sheffield_Third_Edition_FINAL_website_version1.pdf

If you would like more information about the WOW Guide or organise an activity within Sheffield and would like it to feature in the next WOW Guide then call Home Instead on 01142 469666

A trip back to the 1940’s at the dementia cafe in Stocksbridge

2 Feb

Stocksbridge and Upper Don Ward Councillors allocated £1000 from the ward pot to support the dementia café as they value the importance of the service it provides.

Stocks Dementia Cafe volunteers

Picture:Dementia cafe volunteers in 1940’s themed dress,

Its all fun and memories at the 1940’s themed dementia café in Stocksbridge as volunteers turn out in their best 1940’s dress to encourage the flowing memories of the people that use the service.

Stocksbridge dementia café offer a free drop in service for anyone who has concerns about their memory or the memory of a loved one or friend.

The Dementia Café serves the North of Sheffield and provides an opportunity for participants to meet regularly with other people with memory problems and their carers and presents a chance to exchange experiences and to give and receive emotional support. The café is run by trained volunteers with additional support from The Alzheimer’s Society Sheffield.

Anyone can come along and discuss their concerns in confidence. We look to provide support and information within a relaxed, friendly and stigma free environment.

Everyone is welcome and no pre-booking is required.

Sheffield Alzheimer’s Society, Sheffield Dementia Action Alliance, Stocksbridge Community Care Group Ltd and The Venue Stocksbridge have long recognised the much needed facility of a Dementia Cafe in the North Sheffield Area of the City

Dementia cafe poster.

 

 

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Can you spare a few hours this Christmas Day and help to make Christmas less lonely

28 Nov

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Older Person Awareness Day in Stocksbridge – Open to all 1st Oct 2017

25 Sep

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Are you worried about someone you love, but can’t always be there with them?

11 Apr

Due to collaboration between City Wide Care Alarms (CWCA) and Westfield Health, CWCA are now offering a FREE six week trial of a ‘3rings plug’.  

This can help ensure a vulnerable person is safe their home. 

A regularly used appliance, e.g. a kettle, is plugged into the 3rings plug and then, when that appliance is used, up to 10 family members can get a message via smartphone app, email, text or automated calls, which assures them that the person is up and active.

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Time bands can also be set, e.g. 5am to 9 am or 3pm to 6pm, so that if the appliance isn’t used between these times an alert is sent out instead. The plug uses inbuilt mobile technology so all that is needed is a mobile phone signal.  

After the six week free trial, prices are £15.99 per month for a minimum 12 month contract, or £18.99 a month for a ‘pay as you go cancel anytime’ deal. 

More information is available at www.westfieldhealth.com/3rings 

Anyone interested in having one of these on a six week free trial should contact City Wide Care Alarms on 0114 242 0351.

 

“Not Born Yesterday” Campaign Protecting vulnerable people from scams and rogue traders

17 Jan

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Pensioner backs “Not Born Yesterday” campaign after being scammed out of thousands of pounds: http://www.sheffieldnewsroom.co.uk/not-born-yesterday-campaign-launched-to-help-protect-vulnerable-people-from-scams-and-rogue-traders/ 

Do you know about the Home Library Service?

17 Feb

Home Library Service

Click here to download the enrolement form HO Enrolment form

Report ‘Being a Grandparent in Sheffield Today’ – Sheffield 50+

29 Dec

This summer Sheffield 50+ carried out research into ‘Being a grandparent in Sheffield today’. Working with the national charity Grandparents Plus, we asked our 2,500 members to tell us about their experiences as a grandparent – their feelings and experiences and their hopes and fears for the future.

Some of our key findings are:

  • one in six of Sheffield grandparents have either had to give up work, reduce their hours or take holidays in order to care for their grandchildren
  • Sheffield grandparents are not only part of the ‘squeezed middle’ having to care for both grandchildren and older people such as parents, partners or neighbours, but also
  • Sheffield grandparents are very worried about how they will be able to pay for their own care as they get older

Read the full report at www.sheffield50plus.org.uk/#!grandparent-project/c209q.