Today is Older People’s Day, so let’s celebrate the achievements and the contribution older people continue to make in our societies.
And remember today to enjoy being unique and just being who you are!
Vision, imagination, creativity and fun is for anyone of any age
………to stroll in the park and help us raise funds.
Saturday 5th September is the date for our annual Sponsored Stroll.
This event helps us to raise £hundreds for Caring Together’s work with local older people but we need your help.
The more strollers we have, the more money we can raise so if you are free on the afternoon of Saturday 5th September please stroll for us. It will be a nice afternoon with friendly people, not too arduous – a circuit round the park (or more if you wish) and at the end a cup of tea and a certificate. We ordered the sunshine too – so fingers crossed!
If you think you could stroll for us, please get in touch and we will send you a sponsor pack.
If you can’t stroll on the day, please think about supporting us by sponsoring one of our strollers or making a donation.
Feel confident, feel calm, feel positive
Oblong are running a new Head Space course, specially for Caring Together.
What is Head Space? A programme of seven weekly sessions that will help you to deal with the tough times in life that happen to us all. Learn techniques for relaxation, coping with stress and positive thinking. Find your strengths, meet new people and get new perspectives.
What will you get out of it? People who have gone on Head Space before have found it useful for increasing their confidence and finding new direction in life. It has helped some people to find employment or training, others have found better ways of dealing with difficulties with family or friends and others have started new hobbies, social activities or exercise.
It starts on Thursday 7th May, at 2.00pm, Woodhouse Community Centre. If you would like to know more, call Lisa on 0113 2430298 or email email@example.com
The NHS in Leeds, along with Leeds City Council, have launched a campaign to raise awareness of bowel cancer and how important it is for people to complete and return their bowel cancer screening kit.
In Leeds the testing kit is posted out to people aged between 60 and 69. Completing and returning your testing kit could save your life as it gives us the chance to detect the disease in its early stages.
Things that increase your risk of getting bowel cancer include:
- Age:Around 72% of people diagnosed with bowel cancer are over 65
- Diet:A diet high in fibre and low in saturated fat could reduce your bowel cancer risk, a diet high in red or processed meats can increase your risk
- Healthy Weight:Leaner people are less likely to develop bowel cancer than obese people
- Exercise:Being inactive increases the risk of getting bowel cancer
- Alcohol & Smoking:High alcohol intake and smoking may increase your chances of getting bowel cancer
- Family history and inherited conditions:Having a close relative with bowel cancer puts you at much greater risk of developing the disease.
- Related Conditions:having certain bowel conditions can put you more at risk of getting bowel cancer
Our walking group were out and about this morning for the first Caring Together walk of 2015.
A walk from St Chad’s Church to Kirkstall Abbey was enjoyed by our group, out in the (almost) spring weather, meeting friends, keeping active and finishing at the Abbey cafe for coffee and cake.
Now that Spring finally seems to be here, the Caring Together Walking Group will resume. They have planned some very nice walks for the next couple of months, starting with a walk from St Chad’s Church to Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday 18th March. Other walks planned include: a canal side walk from Rodley to Kirkstall, Roundhay Park, Woodhouse to Meanwood Park, Cragg Farm – Horsforth and a riverside walk in Ilkley.
The walks are open to Caring Together members (if you are over 60 and live in Woodhouse or Little London you can join us – it’s free!). If you would like to know more please contact us on 0113 2430298 or firstname.lastname@example.org
David, Caring Together Walker, models the latest bag accessory for the discerning walker…also available in red or black….
Our walking group have been resting over the winter months but will be meeting very soon to plan the Spring walks. And will soon be getting out and about on local walks and sometimes a little further afield – usually finishing at a cafe for a cup of tea, of course
Lots happening at Woodhouse Community Centre today.
The Real Junk Food Project are running their fortnightly Pay as You Feel Cafe – lovely meals made from food that would have gone to waste and the Princes Trust are holding a Fun Day from 12noon to 3.30pm. Jumble, books, buns and activities.
So you could come for a nice lunch and then grab yourself a bargain – into the bargain!
Lovely lunch today at Woodhouse Community Centre thanks to the Pay as You Feel Cafe – run by The Real Junk Food Project
A big big thank you to the staff at Zurich Insurance company who collected food to make up 20 lovely Christmas hampers for us.
The hampers are being distributed to our 20 oldest members and are part of our winter support visits
We are very grateful to Zurich for these wonderful gifts at this special time of year