The Leeds United Foundation has launched two new health and wellbeing initiatives for the over 60s.
Fit Generations held via Zoom every Monday has been created for over 60s with dementia or any other mental or physical disabilities. It helps participants socialise whilst encouraging them to stay active and learn new skills. It includes a variety of activities along with 30 minutes’ physical activity.
Sporting Memories (via Zoom every Wednesday, 1pm to 2.30pm) features one hour of discussion for participants to share past sporting experiences and share sporting memories, followed by 30 minutes of physical activity.
For further information about the initiatives, please contact Beth.Kerrigan@leedsunited.com
You can also read the current national guidance on exercise during lockdown.
My favourite song, is “Try a Little Tenderness” by Otis Redding. My friend, Dot and I, loved Otis, back in the 1960s – we were mods and into soul big time. We used to go to the Old Mecca, in the County Arcade and dance around our handbags on Saturday afternoons! The DJ was Tamla Pete.
Otis was killed in a plane crash, when he was just 26 years old and when Dot and I heard this tragic news, we were inconsolable. Gone too soon has never been truer.
I still love Otis and my favourite album, is “Otis Blue.”
Thanks for evoking happy memories and I dedicate this song to my friend Dot, who I reached out and found, at the beginning of the pandemic, having lost touch and we now write regular letters to each other. One of the few good things to come out of these worrisome times. From Cherril Cliff
Thanks for sharing this with us Cherril, and lovely to hear you have been able to reconnect with your friend
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A new virtual group from Linking Leeds. Are you a whiz in the kitchen or perhaps a cooking novice who would like some ideas? You could join an online recipe/cooking tips sharing group on Friday lunchtime
If you are interested contact
We enjoyed an online bingo session yesterday. Not everyone was a winner but we are going to do it again, so there is always next time. Prizes for a line and house will be with you soon!
Save the date for your diary for the next one: Wednesday 17th February 2021 @3pm
Get in touch if interested: firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 07436 530073
Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen,
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho, the holly!
This life is most jolly.
Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
That dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remembered not.
Heigh-ho! sing, heigh-ho! unto the green holly…
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Here’s some information from NHS about getting the Covid vaccine for anyone over 80 who has not had it yet.
Half of adults say they are more worried during this current lockdown than the one in March 2020. However, at the same time 3 in 5 (60%) of those asked say they feel hopeful about the future.
To support people during this time, PHE has launched a nationwide Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign to support people to take action to look after their mental health and wellbeing and help support others such as family and friends. The campaign encourages people to get a free NHS-approved Mind Plan from the Every Mind Matters website. By answering 5 simple questions, adults will get a personalised action plan with practical tips to help them deal with stress and anxiety, boost their mood, sleep better and feel more in control.
Find out more: gov.uk/government/new
Ministry of Food Leeds are running a 6 week online cookery course over zoom from tomorrow. It will be hosted by cookery trainers Yvonne, Anthony and Neil. You are welcome to cook-along or just simply watch and ask questions! This is a FREE course – full of healthy recipes and batch-cooking solutions – plus you will even be sent a certificate on completion of the course! To enrol, contact Tricia using the leaflet below.
You MUST be a Leeds resident to enrol on this course.