New Craft Session for Wellbeing

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A new craft session will start here at Adapt (NE) this November.
‘Creating Space’ is run by local people, for local people, and will provide a friendly and supportive space for those who might find getting crafty helps with low mood and improves wellbeing.
Session one is on Thursday 7 November, from 9.30am. This will be an initial meeting to chat about what people want, how often the sessions will happen and other details of the sessions going forward. Please come along if you are interested – a warm welcome and a cuppa awaits!

Adapt (NE) AGM 2019

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Please join us at our AGM on Thursday 14 November, where you can find out more about our work over the last 12 months and meet members of our board and staff team.

Tea and coffee will be served from 10.30am with the meeting starting at 11.00am. A light lunch will be served after the meeting.

Our Community Information Morning will also be taking place the same day, where organisations will be coming along with information about support and advice, social and physical activities available locally. The event is open to the general public as well as people attending the AGM, so please let your friends and family know that they can come along.

Please let us know if you can attend by calling us on 01434 600599 before Monday 4th November.

Community Information Morning November 2019

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The next Information Morning is on Thursday 14 November, from 10.30am to 1.00pm. Call in to this free event for a cuppa and slice of cake and discover more about what’s on offer locally. Advice and information about health and wellbeing, local services, social activities and more. There’s so much out there – come along and see what there is for you.

 

 

Hand Massages by Rachel

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Enjoy a relaxing hand massage at Café @ Burn Lane!

Our intern Rachel will be offering hand massages in the café every Thursday, from 11.00am to 12.00pm. Rachel is a trained beauty therapist and is looking forward to bringing this relaxing treatment to our customers.

A hand massage can improve health and wellbeing in lots of ways, including less anxiety, better mood, improved sleep and can also help with pain caused by arthritis and other conditions.

The massage will last approximately five minutes (both hands) and donations would be welcomed (suggested donations of a few pounds or whatever you can afford).

Find Rachel in Café @ Burn Lane on Thursday mornings – no booking required.

Chatty Cafe Scheme

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We have joined the Chatty Cafe Scheme and will have a Chatter & Natter Table in Cafe @ Burn Lane every Wednesday.

A Chatter & Natter table creates a space for people to talk; whether it is for five minutes while you drink a cuppa, or an hour of good conversation. If you’re happy to have a chat with other customers then look out for the table sign on Wednesdays.

Hexham Sings Big

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We hosted our own ‘Big Sing’ on 26 September, as part of BBC Music Day. The theme this year was music and wellbeing – the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact. People all over Northumberland got together to sing ‘Hey Jude’ by The Beatles, at the same time; you can see the fantastic results of everyone’s efforts here in the compilation film. If you were one of the many wonderful people who came along and joined in – thank you – you were all amazing.

 

Christmas Lunches – book now!

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We have four dates this December where you can enjoy a Christmas lunch in the Resource Room, next to Cafe @ Burn Lane. Bookable in advance for 1 to 16 people, enjoy a two-course meal with coffee, mints & Christmas crackers for £12 per person. Perfect for a pre-Christmas celebration with family, friends or colleagues.

Available dates are 5th, 6th, 10th and 12th December at 1.30pm. For more details/bookings call us on: 01434 600599.

The Big Sing

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We’ll be holding our own ‘Big Sing’ at Cafe @ Burn Lane on BBC Music Day, Thursday 26 September. Music Day is the UK wide, annual celebration of the power of music to change lives, with over a thousand events across the UK and broadcasts on TV, radio and digital. The theme this year is music and wellbeing; the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact.

The plan for The Big Sing in Northumberland is to get as many people, groups, organisations and places singing the same song at the same time: 11.00am on Thursday.

As part of this initiative, BBC Music Day will be launching an ambitious project, to help bring music to everyone living with dementia by 2020. September is also World Alzheimer’s Month, with World Alzheimer’s Day being on 21st September each year.

We invite you to join us at 10.45am, ready for The Big Sing at 11.00am. The chosen song is Hey Jude and we will provide the words and accompanying music. It would be great to have your support – everyone is welcome! Please note we will be filming this event.

 

Healthwatch Northumberland Conference

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The Healthwatch Northumberland Conference 2019 is at The Phoenix Theatre in Blyth on Wednesday 16 October. Healthwatch Northumberland is the independent champion for people who use NHS and social care services. The Conference will include listening workshops, films and guest speakers on the areas of health and social care people in Northumberland said were most important to them – mental health, GP services, access to services and dementia. The event is free and there’ll be an ‘information buffet’ providing information on local health and support services, a free raffle, plus lunch and refreshments will be provided. This is your chance to share your experiences with those that provide them and find out what’s available locally.

A free bus will be available from Hexham – please call the team to book: 03332 408468.

 

Come and join in the community conversation about your local health and social care services.

 

Workshops and talks include:

Health Checks – why aren’t more people taking up these

Substance Misuse  – assessing local needs

Primary Care Networks – more about how GP surgeries are working together

Patient Participation Groups – how to get more involved with your local surgery

Social Prescribing – how community-based services can help with health issues

A Space at the Table – Real life experiences of those caring for loved ones with dementia

Singing workshop – a fun feel-good session from a local group which runs sessions for those with memory loss

Dementia-friendly ambulances – how listening to patients has led to innovative new dementia-friendly vehicles

 

If you live or work in Northumberland and are interested in NHS, health and social care services we think you’ll enjoy this event.

 

Register here

Dementia Support and Activities West Northumberland

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The latest edition of ‘Activities and Support in West Northumberland’ for people living with dementia or memory loss is out now. This is a comprehensive guide to support groups, classes, dementia friendly film screenings and cafes, singing classes, advice services, physical and sporting activities and lots more. Copies of the booklet can be found in Café @ Burn Lane or at reception here at Adapt (NE). The digital version can be downloaded below.

Activities and Support in West Northumberland

Find more advice and information on dementia services at the Healthwatch Northumberland dementia page