SENIOR CLUB 

We have games and bingo plus refreshments with a raffle. We occasional have speakers talking on various subjects or we show a film.

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Admission is £ 1.00   Bingo 50p    Raffle 50p

ALL NEW MEMBERS WELCOME

For more information please contact either: Tony or Joan Stickings on 01295 720666 or just come along to meet us.  

Meeting Every First and Third Monday in the Month from 2 – 4pm 

For our retired friends there is an active Seniors Club that meets, 2pm to 4pm in the Village Hall, the first and third Monday of each month. All retirees welcome to enjoy a social afternoon and react with their contemporaries.

Full details can be obtained from Tony Sticking on 720666.

PENSIONERS LUNCH AT THE HORSE & GROOM 

Booking advisable

Please check with Tony Stickings on 01295 720666

Seniors Club – from 2.00pm to 4.00pm in the village Hall.

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Do you need a Helping Hand?  

If you are looking for an alternative to residential care or extra support for those  everyday tasks that are becoming difficult for  you a loved one – then we’re here to help –  from 30 minutes per week to Live-in Care.

Our Milcombe care team has been  providing award winning quality homecare  since 1989 and can help with   personal care, housekeeping, help getting around or even to provide a break to an existing family member or care-giver. visit: www.helpinghands.co.uk

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OXFORDSHIRE BeReady Utilities 

UTILITY FAILURE A guide to extra care priority services by utility companies

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Bloxham Bowls Club

Bloxham Bowls Club is starting its new and 60th anniversary season in May. The anniversary is being celebrated with some special fixtures including a mixed Bowls England match and one against our oldest opponent, Adderbury Bowls Club. Other events, both social and playing, are also being arranged. Throughout the season – May to September – the Club will be competing in the Oxfordshire Mens League and the West Oxfordshire Mixed Triple League as well as many friendlies with local sides.
Members are reminded that the club joining night is Friday 21st April. Anyone who is interested in joining can come along that night or to the club on any Monday night when club evenings are held for members to come along and practice or just meet up outside of matches.
For further information take a look at the clubs web site, bloxhambowls.org.uk or contact The Secretary, Rod Ostler, 01295 720531.

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Make Age Mean More Opportunity for Wonderful Life.

Staying Healthy Over 50  –  http://www.helpguide.org/life/healthy_aging_seniors_aging_well.htm

Falls and Older Adults  –  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/falls/causesandriskfactors/01.html

22 Senior Health Risk Calculators for Healthy Ageing – http://www.calculators.org/health/aging.php

Health Information for Older Adults  –  http://www.cdc.gov/aging/aginginfo/index.htm

Health & You: Seniors and Swimming  –  http://blog.intheswim.com/health-you-seniors-swimming/

Planning Your Doctor Visit  –  http://nihseniorhealth.gov/talkingwithyourdoctor/planningyourdoctorvisit/01.html

Fire Prevention Preparedness for Seniors  –  http://www.homeadvisor.com/article.show.Fire-Prevention-Preparedness-and-Recovery.17335.html#seniors

Young Heart Tips for Older Adults  –  http://win.niddk.nih.gov/publications/young_heart.htm

Young At Heart: Vacation Ideas for Seniors Visiting Morocco  –  http://www.journeybeyondtravel.com/news/morocco-travel/vacation-ideas-for-seniors-visiting-morocco.html

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Health and Safety resources for our senior

https://www.drugwatch.com/seniors/

https://www.consumersafety.org/

https://www.consumersafety.org/drugs/

https://usinsuranceagents.com/home-fire-safety

Housing Tips and Advice from The National Ageing in Place Council

The Boomer’s Roadmap for Ageing in Place: How to Prepare Today for your Senior Years

Preventing Falls at Home

https://www.homesecuritylist.com/home-safety-seniors/

Exercise & Physical Activity: Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute on Aging

The Benefits of Cooking with Alzheimer’s: A Caregiver’s Guide

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Home Fire Safety Guides and Educational Resources

It was very useful resource !  https://usinsuranceagents.com/home-fire-safety

6 Informative Resources for Senior Fall Prevention

For many seniors, the fear of falling is a constant source of stress. Unfortunately, this anxiety isn’t unfounded. In fact, one in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year. These accidents can result in fractured bones, broken skin, and even traumatic head injuries.

The good news is that there are many things seniors and their caregivers can do to prevent tragedy. Our mission at ElderImpact is to help ease some of the stress seniors face so they can enjoy every moment of life. That’s why we put together the following list of resources for fall prevention education. We hope you’ll consider sharing these with your audience and inspire them to take simple actions that will help them live healthier, happier lives.

One in three seniors over the age of 65 falls each year.

Home Design for Fall Prevention for Seniors

25 Tips To Make Home Safe For Seniors: https://www.homesecuritylist.com/home-safety-seniors/

Preventing Outdoor Falls

Falls Information: How to Eat Well

9 Types of Medication Older Adults Should Use with Caution

Fraud prevention – http://www.homeadviceguide.com/fraud-prevention-checklist

Age UK Oxfordshire TODAY

“Without their help I simply would not have been able to manage”. Said one of our grateful clients in a thank you letter to Age UK Oxfordshire’s Home Support Team. “while recovering from a hip replacement operation, they took me to hospital, they did my housework, they did my shopping. I am deeply grateful for the friendly help I received through the Banbury Centre.” The staff and volunteers of Age UK Oxfordshire, based at 5 White Lion Walk, Banbury, OX16 5UD, want to let everyone in Banbury and District know what we can do to help older people locally. We have recently launched a major campaign, known as “Age UK Oxfordshire TODAY”, to raise awareness of and funds for the services we provide. These include :- -free Information and Advice on a range of matters from benefits and housing to care, legal issues, dementia and much more; -one-to-one Computer Classes tailored to your precise needs, costing £5 per hour, held at our White Lion Walk Centre; –Phone Friends service whereby a volunteer befriends lonely or isolated older people and rings them up weekly for a friendly chat; –Home Support service arranges for someone to visit people at home, for a modest fee, to help with jobs such as shopping, light housework or simply to have a chat. Transport to the doctor, hospital or to take you shopping can also be arranged; –Group Activities are held at our Centre and include Book Club, Knit and Natter, a Singing Group and free monthly Films are shown in Friday afternoons; –Insurance Services tailor-made for the over 50s cover Home, Car and Travel;  –Electricity, Wills and Funeral Plans can all be arranged through Age UK Oxfordshire; –Help for Carers. for further information, please feel free to ring us on 01295-278040 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday or just call in to the Centre at 5 White Lion Walk, BanburyAge UK Oxfordshire always welcomes new Volunteers to help with a variety of tasks. If you have an hour or two to spare, please call us on 01295-278040 or call in to the Centre. Fundraising is of major importance to us in order to maintain our help and advice services. We receive less than 2% funding from Age UK nationally and so have to raise all our funds ourselves. If you could be a Fundraiser in any way, for instance by signing up to a regular donation or by hosting an event for us, please come in to the Centre or give us a call. Our big new campaign, “Age UK Oxfordshire TODAY”, aims to raise £50,000 a year for 5 years to enable us to continue providing the invaluable services we offer. This campaign is supported by patrons Sir Tony Baldry MP, Sir Frank Davies, Esther Rantzen, and Tom Blinkhorn as well as Banbury Town Mayor Cllr Nicholas Turner, The Banbury Guardian, Godswell Park Care Home, DHL, Barclays Bank Banbury branch and others. In 2009, the charities Age Concern and Help the Aged combined under the new name of Age UK. The purpose of Age UK is to provide advice, services and assistance to everyone and anyone over the age of 50. We look forward to welcoming you into our White Lion Walk Cafe one day soon and hope you will find lots to interest you. Please tell you friends about us.

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