imAGE got off to a great start with the Inspire Dance Festival; train rides on the Stephenson Railway; craftism with WEA and dance with the Company of Others. There are still plenty of events and activities for you to take part in, so keep looking in our brochure and on InformationNOW (imAGE-Age Proud Newcastle- Information Now)
for further information.
What's the Elders Council doing?
United Nations International Day of Older People
The 1 October, every year is the UN International Day of Older Persons. The theme this year is 'Resilience of older persons in a changing world.'
Just Us Friday 14 October 4.00 – 6.00 pm at Holy Cross Church Fenham or Saturday 15 October 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at St Martin’s Centre
Part theatre show, part bingo – a performance by Unfolding Theatre who spent a week with communities in Fenham and Walker, chatting to people about age, identity and community. There’ll be stories, music,
and a few surprises along the way.
Physical Theatre Drama Workshop with Sarah Kemp
Thursday 20 October, 2.00 – 5.00 pm City Library
Develop your theatre-making skills through drama games, gentle movement exercises and improvisations. No experience is required, just a willingness to have fun and try something different.
If you would like to book for any of the above events, call us on 0191 208 2701 (leave a message if we’re not in) or email email@example.com.
We look forward to seeing you at the events. Come alongand be inspired! ☎ phone: 0191 208 2701
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The next broadcast is presented by Hugh and he's going to be checking up with Clare about how theimAGE programme is going. There will also be conversations about how 'cool' older people are. You might be surprised if you have a stereotypical view!
The programme is broadcast on Sunday 16 October from 2 pm - 4 pm
You can hear the show on Radio Nova North East 102.5fm
Our popular IT drop-in with students from Northumbria University has started again on Wednesdays 2.00 – 4.00 pm and will run every week until 14 December 2022.
Bring along your own devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop) and the students will help you to get to grips with whatever you want to learn.
To book a place contact: ☎ phone: 0191 208 2701
or email email@example.com
Are you interested in Home Care?
On 18 October from 10.30 am – 12.30 pm, members of the Elders Council are meeting researcher, Ruth McDonald from Newcastle University, to discuss how the provision of home care is organised and what might be done differently. If you have experience (direct or indirect) of home care and have views to share, please join us. The session will take place at our office on the
Campus for Ageing and Vitality (Old General Hospital).
To book a place please ☎ phone: 0191 208 2701
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Design and Planning for Age Friendly Environments across Europe, North and South
It sounds a bit intimidating because it's an academic but our very own Barbara Douglas put on her academic hat and wrote a chapter for this book. She is such a clever lady as you will know if you have met her. The book is published by Springer and Barbara's chapter was written by Barbara at the request of academic colleagues from Spain. Download your eBook
Facebook and Twitter
View our social media pages to see anything we've missed between Bulletins!
Interests and Activities
Stephenson Railway Museum
Get on board the Elf Express with Santa and his helpers at the Stephenson Railway Museum. You need to book and the link is here: https://tinyurl.com/y7zfz326
Apple Day at Jesmond Community Orchard
Taste the apples help juice them and join other activities in the orchard on Saturday 15 October 1.00 - 3.30 pm
The orchard is at West Jesmond Allotments
More information is available here: http://www.jesmondcommunityorchard.co.uk
St James Heritage and Culture Group
Behind the scenes at the museum
Fancy a guided tour of the museum, highlighting exhibits relating to coalmining? This is the date you need Friday 21st October 11.30 Discovery Museum
You need to book via this email address
To: St. James Centre for Heritage & Culture <email@example.com>
Mindfulness at Jesmond Library
Join the group that meets there each Sunday afternoon
from 1.30 -2.30 pm
There is a suggested donation of £3-£5 for each session.
email:firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Club a'Gogo Dance Party
Here is their latest activity bulletin. They have lots of great activities this month, including their evening social on 18 October at 6.00 - 9.00 pm tocelebrate older people’s day. You can search for the full month of activities here. https://www.searchnewcastle.org.uk/activities/
☎ phone: 0191 273 7443
Sign in to Must see Museums and receive early news of Tyne and wear Museums and Art Galleries Perhaps The Anatomy of Sex will appeal to you or Women in War Service. Look at the website and sign up for their newsletter https://www.twmuseums.org.uk/Ouseburn Valley News
There is a bus trip to York Christmas Market
on Wednesday 7 December price £15.00
leaving Bewick Street Newcastle at 9 am
Some seats are available if anyone is interested. You MUST contact to book: <email@example.com>
Phantom of the Opera at St George's Church Jesmond
Saturday 15 October, 8.00 pm at St George's Church
Lon Chaney’s depiction of Leroux’s Phantom is the thing of nightmares - even nearly 100 years after the release of the film that made him a household name. The 1925 black and white picture, The Phantom of the Opera, will be projected onto a large screen in the majestic surroundings of St George’s, and organist, Darius Battiwalla will provide a live, improvised
soundtrack on the church’s majestic pipe organ.
Join us for a night of murder and mayhem in Jesmond! Tickets (£12, £5 students, children FREE) are available on the door or from Eventbrite, and include wine and nibbles. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/phantom-of-the-opera-1925-silent-movie-tickets-
Voice Global always has research and consultations in which you may wish to take part. This week had Research on Auditory Cognition and Planning for health emergencies. Their website has all the details for this and more. Have a look and sign up to receive the weekly news yourself. https://www.voice-global.org/
Take the Accessible Transport Survey now with a chance to win £100!
Transport for All is a disabled-led organisation campaigning to increase access to transport and streets for Deaf and disabled people across the UK. They have launched a new project aiming to capture the experiences of Deaf and disabled people using transport in England. The responses from this survey will shape policies at Transport for All and highlight areas where we need to concentrate our future work. It is open to anyone who is a Deaf or disabled person, over the age of 18, and lives in England. Take the survey for a chance to win £100 shopping vouchers!
Paper copy: download a print/ large print version and return in the post
British Sign Language: Book a session held online via Zoom, with a British Sign Language (BSL) interpreter and a staff member from Transport for All.
Telephone: Take the survey by phone 020 8126 8161, leave a message stating your name and when you are available for a call back.
They will also be holding some smaller focus groups for anyone who is learning disabled and finds surveys inaccessible.
The survey runs until Friday 21 October (closes at Midnight)
Experiences of grief, bereavement and memorialisation
Call for Participants
Beyond the waves is a creative research project that explores how experiences of grief, bereavement and memorialisation have been impacted by covid-19.
If somebody close to you has died after March 2020, and you feel that your experiences have been impacted by the pandemic we invite you to
participate in this research.
There are two workshops in October near the beach at the Dove Marine Laboratory in Cullercoats. The workshops will involve creative activities, including gentle movement and art, that help us to understand how grief is experienced through the body, places and objects.
Workshops take place either on 21 October or 18 November from 10 am till 4 pm. It is essential that you can attend the entire day, and a 1-hour zoom or telephone interview following the workshop at a time that suits you.
Travel costs, refreshments and lunch will be provided.
We are also inviting participants who cannot attend the workshops to share their experiences, via 1-1 zoom interviews.
Please use the contact for further information
ASDA have announced that their own in-store cafés will be offering the over 60s hot soup, a roll and unlimited hot drinks for £1 this November and December to help them keep warm this winter. Spread the word.
Is the cost of living causing you stress?
Come along to speak to Mental Health Concern and local community organisations. They can help you to:
access free support and guidance on council schemes, benefits and finances
organisations that can provide practical and meaningful support
access local health and community services
to regain confidence, build resilience and improve your wellbeing
Winter Pressure event at Throckley Date: Thursday 20 Oct 2022 at Throckley Community Hall Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Read more
Winter Pressure event at Walker Date: Thursday 27 Oct 2022 at Walker Activity Dome
Time: 1.00 pm - 3.00 pm Read more
Winter Pressure event at Fenham Date: Tuesday 1 Nov 2022 at Fenham Library Time: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Read more
Winter Pressure event at West End Library
Date: Friday 18 Nov 2022 at West End Library
Time: 10.00 am - 3.00 pm Read more
New Treatment Centre at the Freeman Hospital
The first patients were treated at the £24 million centre on 30 September and the facility will provide thousands of additional operations and procedures to tackle waiting list backlogs caused by the pandemic. The new centre will provide procedures for orthopaedics, urology, general surgery, plastic surgery, neurology, pain management and some cardiology services. Patients offered an appointment at the centre will be carefully assessed to ensure they can be safely treated without needing an overnight stay.
Are you interested in working at InformationNOW?
We're looking for our new full-time Prevention, Information and Advice Lead at Newcastle City Council. We work to provide information to help people in Newcastle find what they need, at the right time. So people can plan ahead and make informed choices. If you're interested in all things information and supporting people who live and work in Newcastle to live well, you can read more about the role and how to apply on InformationNOW. Closing date 19th October 2022.
The role involves: Managing InformationNOW the information website for people in Newcastle: researching and updating online content, our information articles, organisation directory, events calendar and news; Promotion of our information resources through social media, delivering training to staff, volunteers and members of the public; Continuing to improving the InformationNOW user experience through ongoing focus groups and feedback from users: Publishing the weekly InfoNOW News; The Prevention, Information and Advice Network and partnership working; Developing and maintaining our other adult social care online information sources www.Newcastle.gov.uk
Contact David Forster for an informal discussion on 07795047820
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Just think carefully before you give any personal details out. You can report scams and find more information at: https://orla.uk/eWyLm
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