HEAR TO HELP – Over 60 Use an NHS hearing aid? Hearing aids protect your mind and memory. Getting it checked, new tube and batteries is simple. Come along to one of our Hear to Help Clinics. Next session will be Wednesday 29th March. At our base in the Seacroft Methodist Church Hall. Call us to book your place 0113 2734979
We are enjoying a new project thanks to our lovely craft lead Pam, hope the finished article looks like the one shes made! We are happy for new members, Thursday 2pm to 4pm. Occasional donation to cover materials…
Think CO – Promoting Carbon Monoxide Awareness The ‘Think CO’ campaign aims to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning. Each year about 40 people die from carbon monoxide poisoning and 2,000 people end up in A&E departments. What to look out for The first thing to say is that If you are getting your gas boiler serviced annually, by a Gas Safe Registered engineer, you are taking the best precaution you can and it is very unlikely you are at risk. But it is still useful to know about the signs so you are more aware and can help your friends, family … Continued
Switching energy supplier – its easier than you think! Shopping around to find the best energy deal could save you money. Switching supplier is quite simple and there is help available if you need it. Many people think switching energy supplier is a hassle and they don’t believe it will save them money, but you could make big savings, especially if you’ve never switched before. There are three basic steps: compare your tariff with other deals on offer choose the best deal tell the new supplier you want to switch and they’ll organise the change for you. It’s a fairly simple process but it can seem daunting we are … Continued
If you are over 75, or live with someone over 75 you are entitled to a free TV Licence. This is not applied automatically you do need to apply. It is best to apply before you reach 75 though refunds are available for those who apply later. Just ring the TV licensing help line 0300 90 6071 or online via their website www.tvlicensing.co.uk
The Bank of England has warned British households that they need to spend or exchange old style £5 notes before they become worthless after May 5th. The Bank of England estimates that the number of old notes in circulation has already halved, but that still means there are 165million of the notes still out there. High street banks are not obliged to exchange them after the May deadline, but the Bank of England has a legal obligation to do so.
We offer a Chair based exercise class on a Wednesday for the over 60’s, a great way to stay well and have fun. We would love to see you. Wednesday 1.45 pm to 2.45 pm come give it a try. If you wish to try the exercises in the comfort of your own home there is an on line video you can follow: “Chair based gentle exercise for everyone” available on the LCC YouTube, https://youtu.be/nkLjS5B64Rs The idea behind it is to help people who have limited mobility or do little exercise at the moment start to build more strength and confidence.
Safer Project – Supporting people affected by scams Trading Standards SAFER project (Scams and Fraud Education for Residents) supports older and vulnerable people affected by nuisance and scam telephone calls and doorstep traders. For further information on SAFER or ‘Don’t get Hung Up, Hang Up’ campaign contact 0113 393 9910 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We have been sent the following information: West Yorkshire Transport and Bus Strategies We are holding drop-in sessions to find out what people think about local bus services and the county’s transport network. The feedback received will be used to develop new, 20-year West Yorkshire Bus and Transport strategies. Seacroft Library Wednesday 10th August 10:30 – 13:30 Why not come along and have your say.
Sharing skills has enabled us to try our hand at jewellery making, petal flowers and even felting. This in addition to our usual card making, knitting, crocheting, chatter with coffee and cake makes for a very entertaining afternoon.