Places for People have properties for 55+ in Mytholmroyd

Places for People currently have available apartments at Elphaborough Close in Mytholmroyd which have been fully refurbished following the floods. They want to promote the benefits of living in this type of accommodation. Residents in their over 55 living accommodation have their own apartment but also benefit from access to a communal lounge where they can meet with neighbours and enjoy social activities. They also have access to our 24 hour Alarm system which gives access to assistance in emergency situations for added peace of mind. The apartments all have new kitchens and tiled bathroom with shower cubicles.

The Places for People website is the quickest way to access accommodation at www.placesforpeople.co.uk/rent

Self Discovery Peer Support Group – Tuesdays at Hanson Lane

Staying Well now have a peer support group every Tuesday 11 – 12 at the Hanson Lane Staying Well Hub (at the Hanson Lane Enterprise Centre).

This is a safe space to discuss any problems or issues in a friendly atmosphere with professional 1:1 support if needed. On the other hand, sometimes all you want is a cup of tea (or coffee!) and a chat.

Call Helen for more information on 01422 347392

Walking Football at OSCA on Tuesday mornings

Rediscover the joys of playing football again thanks to a slowed-down version of the game. Walking football is designed as a new activity and making new friends for the 50+. Make it the highlight of the week…so on a crisp morning or even on a semi-frozen astro pitch or with the sun on your back – rub your hands together in anticipation of another kickabout – you will absolutely love it!!

Tuesdays 12:00 – 13:00. Ring Simon on 07974 077143 to join or email him on  simon.duckenfield@oscafoundation.co.uk

Avoiding the Latest Scams – SAFER Newsletter

The SAFER project is an award winning Big Lottery Funded community protection and empowerment programme, supporting older adults (55+) in West Yorkshire.
The project aims to provide residents with the knowledge, skills and confidence to protect themselves against Doorstep Crime and Scams, helping them to feel safer in their own homes.
The project also offers free, confidential 1 to 1 financial advice, helping residents to manage & clear debts and provide assistance to help claim benefits.

Their latest newsletter can be downloaded here and further information can be found by emailing safer@wyjs.org.uk or call them on 0113 393 9809 or visit them on www.facebook.com/SAFERproject.

Fraudsters can be convincing and claim to be your bank. They may say there has been some fraudulent transactions on your account, or even request you transfer monies for safety.

Remember your bank will NEVER:

* Ask for your PIN or online passwords,
* Send someone to your home to collect your debit card and PIN, cash or anything else relating to your bank account,
* Ask you transfer funds to an account which has been set up in your name,
* Ask you to email or text personal information,
* Send you an email with a link to a website that asks you to input your personal information.

If in doubt check it out – ring your bank on the number from your bank statement or on the back of your card not a number that the scammer may have given you. Don’t ring back straight away as the fraudster may have kept the line open – better still call from a different phone.

The Age UK website has a very useful page dedicated to the subject. It’s well worth visiting from time to time for the latest info: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/money…/consumer-advice/scams-advice/

Memory Lane Cafe Coming Soon to Maurice Jagger Centre

Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary.  That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at  the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.

The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.

For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com

A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.

This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:

August 2 and 16

September 6 and 20

October 4 and 18

November 1 and 15 and December 6

 

C3 Healthy Communities at Beechwood Big Picnic Saturday 1 July

C3 Healthy Communities is coming to the Staying Well tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 1 July looking at diet and physical activity.  Anyone can talk to Lisa about what issues they have re: healthier eating or where to go for indoor/outdoor physical activity within the area.

They will be having fun with a human fruit machine where people fill in a questionnaire and then have an opportunity to press a buzzer and if they match 3 fruit or veg, then that is what they will win.  There will also be a glitter tattooist – she is working for free but will have a donations tin for Illingworth Rugby club and Ovenden Park to help them both out.

C3’s name comes from their belief that preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors before people fall sick or need care requires Collaboration between all of society to focus on the 3 risk factors that impact NCDs:

  1. Unhealthy eating and drinking
  2. Lack of physical activity
  3. Tobacco use

This includes addressing both the individual and environmental barriers to leading a healthier life.

 

Keeping Safe in Hot Weather

It may seem strange to talk about hot weather in Britain but some of the forecasts indicate that we might well have a hot summer and we must be aware how to keep safe and stay well.
Calderdale Forum 50+ have kindly put together a fact sheet about just this issue which is reproduced below.

Bright, hot summer days are what many of us look forward to for the rest of the year – especially in cold, wet England! However, while we’re enjoying the balmy days of summer, we should not forget that the  temperature can get too high, that it can become uncomfortably hot, and for some, it can  become dangerously hot.

The evidence about the risks to health from heatwaves is extensive and consistent from  around the world. Excessive exposure to high temperatures can kill. During the summer  heatwave in Northern France in August 2003, unprecedentedly high day- and night-time  temperatures for a period of three weeks resulted in 15,000 excess deaths. The vast majority of these were among older people.

In England that year, there were over 2,000 excess deaths over the 10 day heatwave period  which lasted from 4 to 13 August 2003, compared to the previous five years over the same period.

How to Stay Cool

Stay out of the heat:

  • keep out of the sun between 11am and 3pm
  • if you have to go out in the heat, walk in the shade, apply sunscreen and wear a hat
    and light scarf
  • avoid extreme physical exertion
  • wear light, loose‑fitting cotton clothes

Cool yourself down:

  • have plenty of cold drinks, and avoid excess alcohol, caffeine and hot drinks
  • eat cold foods, particularly salads and fruit with a high water content
  • take a cool shower, bath or body wash
  • sprinkle water over the skin or clothing, or keep a damp cloth on the back of your neck

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