Deadline for spending old £5 notes

  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.

Chair Based exercise in the comfort of your home

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.    

Support for people affected by Scams

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 safer@wyjs.org.uk

West Yorkshire Transport have your say!

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.

Craft and Cake Thursdays

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.

Hear to Help

Hearing Aid Maintenance clinic.  We hold a clinic every 3 months.  The next one is booked for Wednesday  8th June.  If you would like to attend please ring and book an appointment. Our service is avaiable to older residents in Seacroft with NHS hearing aids. The clinic can help with:  Maintenance of NHS hearing Aids Supply and fitting of new tubing Supply and fitting of new  batteries Support with maintenance and fitting Advice and support on using your aid        

Welcome to our Social Work Student

  We are delighted to welcome Hayley a third year Social work student, who is visiting our scheme one day a week through March to June.  It is a fantastic opportunity for us to showcase what we do and for us to better understand current social work practice.  As Hayley now has first hand experience of our work she is also able to present back an overview of our work to the  Social workers in the Seacroft area. Hayley said “I have been spending time each week with the local neighbourhood network, this is for me to explore the service they provide and build relationships with other professionals. Before meeting the … Continued

Community Falls Prevention

FALLS,  FOOTWEAR &  EXERCISE The community falls team are part of the NHS, led by physiotherapists and  occupational therapists.  We were delighted to help the team hold an 8 week pilot bringing their services to the Seacroft Community.  In addition to this we have received funding to offer sturdy slippers to those attending  by the local council. Poorly fitting shoes or slippers and poor foot health contribute to risks of falling. A significant number of older people fall every year because of slippers that do not fit very well or have become unsafe through wear and tear – a problem identified as one of the main causes of falls. Shoes … Continued

Our Regular Activities

Decorating (Autumn Winter Only) Odd jobs Gardening (April to October) Fitting key safes Chair exercise class Computer assistance Newsletter Knitting Craft Coffee afternoon Outings Hearing aid clinic Help with forms & benefits Dementia support Home visits Emergency shops

Something to Smile About

*EATING IN THE FIFTIES* Curry was a surname. A takeaway was a mathematical problem. A pizza was something to do with a leaning tower. A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining. Brown bread was something only poor people ate. Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking. Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green. Sugar enjoyed a good press and was regarded as being white gold. Cubed sugar was regarded as posh. Fish didn’t have fingers in those days. Eating raw fish was called poverty, not sushi. None of us had ever heard of yoghurt. People who didn’t peel potatoes were … Continued