Saltburn District

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SDu3a outdoor groups are starting to resume in accordance with the guidelines appropriate to the current stage of the Government roadmap.

Tai Chi 1 which meets in Saltburn on Monday mornings has some vacancies. If you are interested please make contact with the group leader by clicking on the contact button on the Tai Chi 1 website page.

Walking 1 (Tuesdays) has vacancies. If you are interested and would like to know more please make contact with the group leader by clicking on the contact button on the Walking 1 website page.

THE DRAFT MINUTES OF OUR AGM ARE AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON THE LINK TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE

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Medway U3A have been producing Keep Smiling Newsletters

The latest one is available to read by clicking on the Link top right.

I hope it helps to keep us all cheerful as hopefully we come out of lockdown.

If you would like to read more all the back editions are on the Links Page

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On this page we will let you know about any events, trips, new groups or other items of interest.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PUT ANYTHING ON THIS PAGE PLEASE USE THE CONTACT BUTTON AT THE TOP RIGHT OF THE PAGE

HAVE A LOOK AT THE QUIZ GROUP PAGE ON THE WEBSITE! RON HAS POSTED A QUIZ - NO PRIZES BUT LOTS OF FUN! ANSWERS WILL BE POSTED NEXT WEEKEND AND RON PROPOSES TO ADD A NEW QUIZ EVERY TWO WEEKS

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NEWS FOR THEATRE GROUP MEMBERS
Hello to all Theatre Group members. I hope you are keeping well and, like me, looking forward to getting this new vaccine which, hopefully will get us back to normal. My last message to members mentioned that I was hoping to have a December Coffee morning on 12th December  As you will appreciate, this will not now go ahead in view of the current situation with Covid .

However, the latest news we have is that unfortunately the only show we still had booked  (Matthew Bourne’s “The Nutcracker” at Newcastle Theatre Royal on 1st May 2021) has had to be re-scheduled for April 5th – 9th 2022. The Theatre has given me various options and I have contacted  at least half of members going to this show and the majority decision seems to be that they would be happy if the Theatre gives us a Credit Note valid for 2 years. This will help the Theatre, which, like all theatres is struggling, and, as it is one to which we go very regularly, I am sure we will find a show/shows that we can go to within the 2 year time period.

For the 4 shows I booked during 2020; “The Taming of the Shrew”, “Everyone’s talking about Jamie”, “Cirque du Soleil” and “Phantom of the Opera”, we asked for and were given full refunds. All these refunds have been passed on to the appropriate people and, if anyone wants to query anything, please feel free to contact myself, Barbara Spight, Theatre Organiser.

As mentioned before, 2 outings which people paid for, namely Outing to Bishop Auckland Castle and the York Chocolate Experience will take place as soon as it is safe to do so, hopefully after Easter 2021.

I hope this explains where we are at the present time.

Barbara Spight

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This was passed onto me by Rosemary Nicholls.

It may be useful but I hope you never have to use it

DO YOU LIVE ALONE? HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED WHAT YOU WOULD DO IN AN EMERGENCY?

I do and I have.
A little while ago I discussed these issues with a friend and we came up with some solutions.

First - ensure that you have someone nearby whom you can call in an emergency. That person must have access to your home - a key and the burglar alarm code (if there is one).

Second - have an emergency hospital bag packed and ready at all times. Show the key holder where it is kept.

The bag should contain:
Nightwear
Slippers
Dressing gown
Panties (Disposable?)
Towels
Toilet bag with soap, toothpaste and toothbrush
A list of prescribed medications
A note of the name and contact number of the next of kin
Paper hankies
Bottle of water - only to be consumed with permission as you may be nil by mouth
It is also helpful to let the key holder know where the medication is kept - as this can be added to the bag.

I did all this and at the end of last year it was put to the test. I was taken ill, called my friends who came immediately and dialled 999.
When the paramedics arrived they said I would have to go to hospital and it might be a good idea to pack a bag. My friend showed what was in place and they were impressed!
The system worked well. It reduced the stress in a stressful situation and I would recommend it to anyone living on their own with no immediate family nearby.
Ann Gartside

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