Saltburn District

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Group News

1. Snapshots to Great Shots – this is a zoom only beginners photography group for now and will take place on alternate Fridays starting 12th of November at 2pm. For more details see the website and make an enquiry via the contact button.

2. Discussion Group – this group meets alternate Wednesday afternoons – the next meeting is on the 10th of November. There are currently some vacancies in this group and for more details see the website and make an enquiry via the contact button.

3. The next Theatre Group Coffee morning will take place on Saturday, 13th November at the ECHO centre from 10am – 11.30am. Barbara will be taking bookings for the trip to Castle Howard for the Christmas event on the 8th of December and the cost is £28.
Barbara will also be collecting money still owing for the Fantasy Christmas Concert at Harrogate Royal Hall on 18th December.
The play ‘Wuthering Heights’ at York on 20th November has been cancelled. Limited uptake has led to the cancellation of the production.

4. The Novel Writing Group is looking for some new members. This group meets on a Monday morning at Saltburn Community Centre and is aimed at helping its members to take the next step forward to completing a novel. During this process all aspects of writing for a public audience are examined from discussing different styles and genres through to different approaches to publishing. If you are interested please make contact with Maggie through the website page.

5. Knitting/Crochet Group 2 is taking a break until January 2022.

6. An Interest List is now open for a new ‘French for Beginners Group’. The group content will include greetings, introductions and basics such as numbers, dates, time and weather. In addition there will be an opportunity to do some role play to practise ordering food and drink, shopping, asking for directions, finding your way around town, travel and checking into hotels. This will be an interactive course focussing initially on oral skills. Likely to be on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon. Please make contact via the enquiries button on this website.

7.Art Group – Thank you to all who expressed an interest. A venue is now being sought and you will be contacted, hopefully, within the next few weeks.

New Committee members
A warm welcome is extended to Ken and Helen Johnson who have joined the committee as unelected ordinary trustees.

Zoom only interest groups

Sdu3a introduced Zoom interest groups as a way to offer a small selection of groups through the worst of the pandemic period. The technology was there and more importantly so were the willing group leaders.

Zoom groups are here to stay – some because they offer the most comprehensive way to demonstrate the skills being learnt and others, such as the update meetings, to give us the flexibility of offering attendance at a meeting to those who for health or other reasons cannot attend in person.

Zoom also remains as a useful standby should groups have to cease face to face meetings again if we have another lock down situation either locally or nationally.

The above means that we need to bring Zoom groups in line with the face to face groups and make a charge for each session attended. Zoom groups will cost £1 a session, the same as for groups who do not meet in a venue.

The charge will be per half term – likely 5 weeks at a time, but your group leader will advise. If you are unable to attend a group the £1 for that week will be carried forward.

Payment should be made to the treasurer in one of two ways and if you are in a zoom group your group leader will provide you with the relevant payment details.

Thank you.
Karin Slade
Groups Co-ordinator

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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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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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