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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.

 

Community Information Morning November 2019

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The next Information Morning is on Thursday 14 November, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. 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.

 

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

Glaucoma Support Events

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As part of national Eye Health Week, the International Glaucoma Association is holding information events in Hexham and Alnwick this September. If you or someone you know is living with glaucoma, come along to get some support and information. Refreshments will be provided.

The events take place as follows:

Alnwick Library: Tuesday 24 September, 10.00am – 11.30am

Hexham Library: Thursday 26 September, 2.30pm – 4.00pm

If you would like more details or to book a place please contact Hannah Morrow on: 07854 821911 or email h.morrow@iga.org.uk.

Northumberland Pharmacy Bank Holiday Hours

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Another Bank Holiday is on its way, so make sure you pick up any prescriptions you may need before then. Some pharmacies in Northumberland will be open for a time on Bank Holiday Monday 27 May. Click on the link below to see when your nearest pharmacy is open. It is recommended that you call before visiting.

Pharmacy Opening Northumberland Summer 2019

Age UK Northumberland Drop In Clinic

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Age UK Northumberland has a monthly drop in clinic at Corbridge Health Centre, on the first Monday of the month, from 10.00am to 2.00pm. The drop in clinic can help you find out more about maximising your income, managing a health condition, social activites and day centres in your area.

You don’t need to be a patient at Corbridge Health Centre to visit the Age UK Northumberland drop in clinic.

If you would like more information please call: 01670 784800.

Library Pod comes to Hexham

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A new, soundproof listening pod that offers a quiet space to sit and read will visit Hexham Library from next week.

The pod has been specifically designed for the library service and is a modern, versatile space with audio access. It  is easily accessible by all ages and can comfortably seat two adults, or an adult with children. The pod provides a great space to listen to audio books, read a story to your child or just retreat with a book. The listening pod will be at Hexham Library from Wednesday 1st May until Saturday 1 June 2019.

Alzheimer’s Society monthly drop-ins

Are you worried about your memory? Come and have an informal chat with a dementia adviser at one of the new monthly drop-ins at Cafe @ Burn Lane. The drop-ins take place on the first Monday of the month, starting 3 December, between 11.00am and 1.00pm.

For more information contact: northumberland@alzheimers.org.uk.

Carers Over 60 Events

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If you’re a carer over 60 you’re invited to a free event from Carers Northumberland, to see what support is on offer. The event is a chance to find out about carers’ rights, have a go at some spring crafts and even take part in the Great Carers Bake Off!

To find out more details contact Sarah or Anne-Marie on 01670 320025 or email info@carersnorthumberland.co.uk. Please book ahead by 25 March. The winner of the Bake Off will receive a prize donated by a local organisation.

 

Otterburn Memorial Hall, Wednesday 24 April 2019, 1.00pm

Haltwhistle Leisure Centre, Thursday 7 May 2019, 1.00pm

Stocksfield Quaker Meeting House, Thursday 23 May 2019, 1.00pm

 

 

Coffee and Cake Offer – Cafe @ Burn Lane

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We have a new offer at the cafe, starting Monday 18 March. Between 2.00pm and 3.30pm you can choose any coffee (or a standard hot chocolate) and any piece of cake or scone for £2.50 per person. We hope this makes an affordable afternoon treat for local people and visitors to Hexham. For enquiries and take away orders please call the cafe on: 07864 692627.