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Welcome to the Practice

 

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

08.05.17


 

Walking for the Mind!

Bradford on Avon walking group

 

This free, weekly walking group is aimed at those living with Dementia and their carers. The 30-60 minute gentle walk will be led by a team of warm and welcoming qualified walk leaders.  It is great way to stay active both physically and mentally and afterward to socialise with new friends and mentally afterwards to socialise with new friends over a cuppa in one of the local cafes.

 

Meeting Point: Library, Bridge Street, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1 BY

Time: 2.00 pm

Every: Monday from 2nd July

 

For more information please contact:

Louise Gale on 07342 066608 or email louise.gale@wiltshire.gov.uk


Falls and balance classes

Classes are specially designed to help people who have concerns regarding their balance, have has a fall or who are afraid they may fall. The class involves a variety of standing exercises supported by a chair which improves strength and balance and help participants to increase their confidence.

Class: Tuesday – Starting 20th February 2018

Time:   12.30 -1.15pm

1.30 – 2.115pm

2.30pm – 3.15pm

Location: United Church Hall, 10 St Margaret’s Hill, Bradford on Avon, BA15 1DT

Cost: £ 2.50 per person

For more information contact – Sally Phillips or email sally.phillips@wiltshire.gov.uk


Volunteering Opportunities in Bradford on Avon

 

Age UK Wiltshire and The Hub want to improve the health and wellbeing of older people and those in need living in our community - please can you help us make a difference?

Why not pop along to our coffee morning to find our more?

 

Friday 20th April 10.30 – 12.30

The Hub, Old Town Hall,

Church Street.

Bradford on Avon

BA15 1LS

 

For more information click here


If you use the services of Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust (AWP) your welcome.

 

Come have a coffee and a chat.

T.U.G will be available from 15.01.18 for 1pm to 5pm for the next month, times may change in February.

Sessions will run:

1pm to 4pm free drop-in for coffee, chat Advice on Benefits/Services etc.

4pm to 4.45pm Mindfulness/Mediation and wellness sessions come for relaxing meditation and share your tips for keeping well.

For more information please click here


Carer’s café

Get support   share information    Relax

The Kings Arms, 20 market Place, Melksham

1st Thursday of every month

10.30am – 12.00pm

For anyone aged 18 or over who help another person in their day to day life, usually a relative or friend, who could not manage without that support

For more information, please contact Carers Support Wiltshire on Freephone 0800 181 4118 or email admin@carersinwiltshire.co.uk

Or you can visit www.carerinwiltshire.co.uk

 13.12.17


 

Become a Dementia Friend

 

Dementia Friends gives people an understanding of dementia and the small things you can do that makes a difference – please join Alzheimer's Society

 

27th October 2017

8pm – 9pm

The Mount Pleasant Club,

1 Mount Pleasant,

Bradford on Avon

BA15 1SJ

 

Contact Details: Peter.dunford@wiltshire.gov.uk

Tel 01225 713060

to register for this FREE session

 

17.10.17


 

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

26.07.17


Parkinson's Café

Wiltshire Music Centre - Bradford on Avon BA15 1DZ2

10.30 - 12 noon

Second Thursday every Month

13.06.17


 

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

01.07.17 


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)

Newman279@btinternet.com

01225 708696

15.05.17


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 / libby.miles@porthaven.co.uk

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

2.05.17


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

Bearfield Church,

Huntington Street, Bradford on avon 

Free Workshop with Donations on Day

To Register your Place or for more Information Email: thevinecounselling@yahoo.com

10.05.17


 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

22.02.17


 

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

 

7.02.17


 

 

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

 

email: bobbyvan@wiltshire.police.uk

www.wiltshirebobbyvan.org.uk

 

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

 

02.05.16


 

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

Email: Adviser9.southwest@parkinsons.org.uk

03.05.16 


 
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