Helen Beckett, Diabetes Nurse of Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust delivered a pre-diabetes awareness session yesterday for members and volunteers around Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. There will be another of these sessions arranged for later in the year . This will be held once again at the Little London Community Centre. Caring Together are also collaborating with the Diabetes Service in THE LEEDS PROGRAMME which is:
- A 3 week course for people who have a recent diagnosis of Diabetes or who want more information as to how to manage their diabetes
- an initiative that aims to increase knowledge and self management skills
Thursday 5th July 2018 2-4pm
Thursday 12th July 2018 2-4pm
Thursday 19th July 2018 2-4pm
Little London Community Centre
Please contact the office on 0113 2430298 if you are interested in attending either the next pre diabetes awareness session or the Leeds Programme course.so that we can add your names to the lists.
Due to improvements in the weather, the Diabetes Awareness Training session will go ahead as originally planned at the Little London Community Centre this afternoon. Thanks for bearing with us. We couldn’t be sure of the state of the roads and pavements when we cancelled this morning.
Caring Together joined other Neighborhood Networks at the annual Leeds University Tea Party yesterday. We were treated to food and music by the Jazz and Blues Society. Afterwards there was a raffle and we all played bingo. All in all, a great afternoon for everybody. Many thanks to the University for organising this and all of the students who helped out on the day.
The Caring Together office is open but all groups are cancelled for today. This includes the Diabetes Awareness Session. If you need assistance or advice please phone the office rather than popping in as the footpaths are fairly treacherous in places.
The Midweekers exercise class in action recently. If you, or anyone you know, is interested in attending one of our low impact classes, just call the office on 2430298. We always welcome new members.
…But for future reference
What is Woodhouse Moor parkrun?
It is a 5km run – it’s you against the clock.
When is it?
Every Saturday at 9:00am.
Where is it?
It’s run in Woodhouse Moor. See Course page for more details.
What does it cost to join in?
Nothing – it’s free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don’t forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won’t get a time.
How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!
Woodhouse Moor parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers – email: firstname.lastname@example.org to help.
Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee at the Opposite Cafe (opposite the large white Leeds University Parkinson Building on Woodhouse Lane – please come and join us.
Next week will see the final date of the three sessions of Tea and Teach – Staying Safe Online. In partnership with Barclay’s Digital Eagles and the University of Leeds Caring Together arranged to host a series of three online sessions in February and March 2018. A chance to get the latest advice and guidance about how to protect yourself whilst online. And,of course, a chance to have a chat and refreshments .
Caring Together were delighted to be invited to become involved in the ‘A Woman’s Place?’ exhibition organised by Abbey House Museum. Members (and staff) were photographed as part of the exhibition which will run until December 2018.
On the centenary of some, not all, British women getting the vote, A Woman’s Place? looks at the struggles and progress of women in achieving equality and recognition.
The exhibition reveals how everyday life has changed for women in the home, school and workplace. “We hope to inspire women and girls to believe that their ambitions and achievements are not limited by their gender,” said Social History Curator Kitty Ross.
Caring Together run 3 weekly exercise groups, on a Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Above is the Tuesday Group pictured recently. Usually a much bigger group, its numbers were depleted during January and February due to the numbers coming down with colds and viruses. Now that the weather has improved we will see the numbers rising again. Oh wait a minute…!