what’s on locally in your area?
On this page you can find out what is happening in your local area. If you have an event or information that you think would be of interest then please let me know via our website or telephone Sarah Smith on 01225 898498
Healthy Me - a fun approach to wellbeing
Fun sessions designed to help young people and their families adopt healthier lifestyles which become lifelong habits are beginning in Wiltshire this September.
Healthy Me is a 10 week programme for children aged seven to 11 years who may be less active than recommended and above their healthy weight range.
Young people and their families can attend the ten 90-minute sessions based in health and wellbeing centres and leisure centres across the county to find out about nutrition, food groups, portion sizes, food labelling, physical activity and making healthier choices a habit.
For more information please click here
Wiltshire Music Centre - Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ2
10.30 - 12 noon
Second Thursday every Month
Melksham Leg & wellbeing club
From Thursday 6th April 2017 all patients registered with a Doctor in Melksham and who would usually attend St Damian’s Surgery for their leg ulcer dressing, will now be able to attend the new weekly Leg & Wellness Club.
At the Leg & Wellness Club patients will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere which enables patients with lower leg problems to benefit from mutual encouragement, have fun and enjoy refreshments together in a social setting.
The service is drop-in which means patients do not have to make an appointment, just come along to be seen by one of leg ulcer team.
For more information please click here
The Happy Circle - Day Centre for Older people
Living independently in Melksham
The Happy Circle Day Centre meets at Rowley Place in Melksham and is a social club for isolated and lonely older people generally living in their own homes. Fun, food and friendship for Older People. Meets every Monday at Rowley Place from 10.30 am - 3 pm (excluding Bank Holidays)
Grand Launch - The Trintiy cafe
At The Holy Trinity Church,Church St, Bradford on Avon
Friday 19th May 2017 2-4pm
Come along, for free
For more infomation please click here
Events in Bradford on Avon
Monday May 15 Dementia Awareness Day at Dorothy House, Winsley, 12:30-4pm
Details available at—www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/events
Tuesday May 16 Dementia Friends Information Session
The Hub, Church Street 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday May 17 Virtual Dementia Tour Bus at Wiltshire Heights—professionals
The Tour allows people unaffected by dementia to experience what living with dementia can be like. Hourly slots available.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions 10:30am, 12:30 and 2:30pm
All bookable via 01225 435600 / email@example.com
Free event. Refreshments provided
16 Cottle Avenue, off Berryfield Road
Thursday May 18 Virtual Dementia Tour Bus at Wiltshire Heights— public sessions
10 minute slots for the general public. No need to book.
Dementia Friends Information Sessions 10:30am, 12:30pm and 2:30pm. Bookable as above. Free event. Refreshments provided
Cake Concert at Wiltshire Music Centre, 1-2:30pm
A dementia-friendly concert featuring the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Teatime Trio
£5 per person, including tea, coffee and cake
Book at www.wiltshiremusic.org.uk or 01225 860100
BoA Business Dementia Friends Information Session
5pm for a 5:30pm start. Ends 6:30pm. At the Fat Fowl, Silver Street
Friday May 19 Trinity Café at Holy Trinity Church, 2-4pm (free)
Tea, coffee and cake accompanied by The Memories of Yesterday singing group. For people with dementia, their families and anyone who would like to get out of the house and enjoy good company.
You can just turn up at most Dementia Friends sessions, but to guarantee your space and for venue details, please go to www.dementiafriends.org.uk or call 01225 776481
Miscarriage & Child Bereavement Workshop
Have you had a Miscarriage or Lost your Child?
Do you feel stuck in your grief?
Would you like the chance to say Goodbye?
Workshop on Friday 16th June 2017 @ 7.30pm
Huntington Street, Bradford on avon
Free Workshop with Donations on Day
To Register your Place or for more Information Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1-7th June Volunteers' Week
Whatever your skills we have the club, group looking for YOU!
St Margaret's Hall Bradford on Avon
Saturday 3rd June
12 noon - 3pm
Cancer Research UK - Race for Life
Race for Life 5K & 10 K Royal Victoria Park 11th June
For more information please contact RACEFORLIFE.ORG
Winsley Exercise class
Alternate Wednesday's winsley Village Hall off Bradford Road, BA15 2LU (next to the Bowls Club) 2 - 3pm Cost £3 per class
for further information please contact 01380 727767
Coffee Morinings - Parkinson's UK
NEW! Bradford on Avon Coffee Morning at Wiltshire Music Centre
10.30 - 12.30 on the 9th Feb & then on the 2nd Thursday of each month
Drop in for coffee,cake and a chance to talk to other people affected by parkinsons's
For more information please contact Jane Henderson 0344 225 3694 Jhenderson@parkinsons.org.uk
Falls and Balance Class goes from strength to strength
Designed to help those who have had a fall or who are afraid of falling
- It is a mixture of chair-based and standing exercises to improve strength, balance and increase confidence
- This class will safely and effectively improve your physical function and postural stability to reduce the risk of a fall
For further information on any of the classes please contact email email@example.com or call 07799074312
There are two classes held at St Margaret’s hall on a Tuesday afternoon 1.15 pm and 2.15 pm with a refreshment break for all at 1.45 pm. Around 40 people enjoy a cuppa and a chat together before the first group depart.
There is a small charge for each attendance, please see below others classes in your area:
The Wiltshire BOBBY VAN Trust – a Free Service!
The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust is an independent charity working closely with Wiltshire Police and Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service.
Our aims are to:
- Reduce the incidence of crime amongst older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people across Swindon and Wiltshire
- Reduce the fear of crime and make people feel safer in their homes
- Reduce the incidence of repeat crimes
- Reduce levels of domestic fire incidents by promoting awareness of fire safety, detection and prevention.
Who We Are: Bobby Operators are skilled carpenters/lock fitters, trained Crime Reduction Officers and Trained Fire Safety Advisers and wear uniforms similar to those worn by Police Officers, for reassurance, and always carry formal identification. Two vans provide mobile workshops, each with a dedicated Bobby Operator and are operated by the Trust across Swindon and Wiltshire.
FREE HOME SECURITY SERVICE
for older, vulnerable and disadvantaged people living in Wiltshire and Swindon If you are 60+ or vulnerable due to a disability and would like the
Bobby Van to visit you, please ring 01380 861155
As a charity funded entirely by donations we are always grateful for any contribution.
Exercise after stroke classes
If you have had a stroke, then a referral to this exercise programme will help you by:
- Improving your confidence to become more independent.
- Improving your fitness and energy levels so you can do more.
- Building your strength and mobility, so that daily tasks become easier.
- Reduce the risk of a second stroke and other illnesses.
- Improve your general health and wellbeing.
For more information please click here
Parkinson's UK - Find Out
Parkinson's Local Adviser
If you or a member of your family has Parkinson's you may need information and support for :
- Up to date information on Parkinson's
- Emotional support for you and your family
- Information about links to local services
Contact Lucy Scott
Tel 0344 255 3696