Memory Matinees

Caring Together attended the Memory Matinee screening of Jailhouse Rock on Monday at the Hyde Park Picture House. This matinee screening programme has been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia as well as family members and carers. It has been programmed in partnership with ‘A Life More Ordinary’ Project’ and is rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.

The next screening will be of the Wizard of Oz on Monday 11th June. If you would like to attend, in a group, with Caring Together, let us know. We will be there.

Anyone for Boccia!

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week Boccia once again came to Caring Together. We had a session at Woodhouse Community Centre and one at Little London Community Centre.
Boccia is a fun, precision ball game, similar to bowls. Boccia can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams. The aim of the game is to throw leather balls as close as possible to a white target ball, or jack. Games are mixed gender and can be played by all ages. Various aids and equipment can be used to assist with throwing the balls, and all players play sitting. It is great exercise which tests muscle, control and accuracy, and fun, with the opportunity to play games in teams.

“Come In and Rest”

Age Friendly Leeds has launched a new scheme called “Come In and Rest” and more than 40 local businesses and organisations have already signed up.
Participating organisations put a sticker in their window to signal that they’re age friendly premises where older people know they are welcome.
With 47p of every £1 in the UK being spent by someone over 50, there’s a great incentive for businesses to be age friendly.
There are premises in Moortown, Middleton, Farnley, Beeston, City Centre and Roundhay that have already signed up and we are hoping to get many more.
Keep an eye out for the sticker while you are out and about. We also need help promoting it around different neighbourhoods, so if you would like to get involved please visit:
 agefriendly.timetoshineleeds.org or ring 0113 244 1697.

 

Volunteer’s 1st Aid Training


Caring Together held a 1st Aid Training Session for volunteers at the Little London Community Centre last Thursday. The session was delivered for free by the British Red Cross. Many thanks to them for this. We are committed to on-going training for all of our volunteers across a wide range of areas. If you are interested in volunteering for Caring Together please contact the office on 0113 2430298 for further information.

 

Springtime Tea

Caring Together held it’s Springtime Tea Fundraiser last Thursday at Little London Community Centre. This was fantastically successful with over 90 people attending the afternoon event. Everything on the day from the prizes on offer for the raffle and the quiz and the buns and cakes were made and donated by our own volunteers as well as well as massive contributions by the staff and residents of Delph View as well as the local community PCSO’s. Cups, plates and cake stands were donated for our use by Headingley Methodist Church and music was provided by the Irish Arts Foundation. Many thanks to all of the staff and volunteers who arranged this and volunteered on the day and to those who contributed, entertained and attended. A great deal of hard work goes into these events but it is always worth it in the end.

 

”Let’s rock, everybody, let’s rock”

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY CINEMA

MEMORY MATINEES:

JAILHOUSE ROCK

THE HYDE PARK PICTURE HOUSE

9th April 2018 · 2:00pm

The Hyde Park Picture House, 73 Brudenell Road, Leeds, LS6 1JD · Get directions

ORGANISED BY: The Hyde Park Picture House

CERTIFICATE: U

FORMAT: DCP

Are any Caring Together members interested in attending this performance? If so let us know in advance if possible so that we are aware of numbers. A member of staff will be on hand during the film. Note: The toilets in the Hyde Park are not very accessible, are limited in size and require either climbing or descending stairs.

The 2nd in a season of matinees at the Picture House which have been designed to be inclusive to those living with dementia as well as family members and carers. It is rooted in the idea that a trip to the cinema is a powerful way for people to reconnect with memories.

Jailhouse Rock is an action packed musical drama, starring Elvis Presley as Vince Everett, who learns to play the guitar in prison and participates in a national TV show. The dance sequence in this film is considered by many to be Elvis Presley’s greatest moment on screen!

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About Memory Matinees

Everyone is welcome to attend these events and tickets are free. You can simply turn up on the day and get a free ticket on arrival.

Lights will be raised slightly and the sound level will be slightly lower than normal. Free hot drinks will also be provided.

Our trained staff and volunteers will be on hand throughout but please note pastoral care is not provided. A friend, family member or carer must also attend if pastoral care is required.

Doors: 1.30pm
Film: 2.00pm

 

Anyone for Cricket!

Caring Together were recently contacted by Beth Cook, Health & Wellbeing ManagerYorkshire Cricket Foundation who said;

‘I’m please to inform you that like last year, we will be providing tickets to certain YCCC Match Days this year! The  first fixture this year  takes place on Friday 20th April and is a County Championship game’.

This is a fantastic opportunity for members of Caring Together to attend Headingley Stadium to watch Yorkshire CCC playing at home, completely free of charge!

Due to limited availability on tickets this will work on a first come, first served basis, with the deadline being close of play Friday 13th April.

If you require any further information, please contact Beth on: beth.cook@yorkshirecricketfoundation.com or 0113 203 3662

 

World Storytelling Day


World Storytelling Day is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling. It is celebrated every year on the March equinox, on (or near) the 20th March. Caring Together took part in this last Tuesday and it proved a success with members. Two extracts from local authors were used for this session and this stimulated other more informal stories.We all know and appreciate the importance of storytelling to children as a means of learning and entertainment but pre television and the internet age it was an important part of cultures worldwide for all ages.