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Older people


Pension Credits/ BBC TV Licensing Changes for the Over 75s

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Homemade Easter Cards!

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Survey: Lewisham health and physical activity strategy

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We’ve been asked to share the information below by the Lewisham Positive Ageing Council. The attached letter says:   Dear resident, Important deadline approaching to secure your free TV licence   From 1 August the free TV licence for people over 75 will only be available for those who claim Pension Credit. If you – …

Could your children help brighten up a neighbour’s Easter? There are a number of residents feeling very sad at the moment. A colourful homemade Easter card could be the thing to cheer them up! Please email hithergreenmutualaid@gmail.com & the drop off address will be sent!

Telephone Befriending Service: Lewisham’s Positive Ageing Council volunteers are very keen to support and get involved with telephoning befriending.PLEASE email Lucy if you and your family would like to get involved in telephoningan older person in our community.Email: Lucy.formolli@lewisham.gov.ukNOTES: Lewisham’s Positive Ageing Council is coordinated by Lucy Formolli who also organises the Catford South Assembly. …

Lesley Allen of the Diamond Club at Holy Cross, and the ‘Bring Me Sunshine’ reminiscence and entertainment project is galvanising her Sunshine Ladies team.  Together they will be working to support older members of the community! Today for example,  Lesley is  putting together little planting packs to deliver to people!  Do you have elderly friends …

Lewisham Council is holding a consultation about its health and physical activity strategy. They are keen to reach older people to ascertain their needs and hopes.Link to the consultation:https://consultation.lewisham.gov.uk/…/physical-activity-s…/ The Positive Ageing Council can supply hard copies. The closing date is the 15th of March.There is some entreaty for folks to share the consultation with …

St Patrick’s Day at Lewisham Irish Centre2a Davenport Road, SE6St Patrick’s Day is coming up and the team at The Irish Centre have three days of celebrations planned!

Support Groups and Events for Carers in Lewisham Free one-to-one coaching sessions for carers of people with progressive illnesses, to help them improve their wellbeing, energy and resilience from Carers Lewisham Link to the activities and events chart: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1d7iKAt-MzLHDQvtygrC8wsTFqH1y3aD1/view?usp=drivesdk Carers Lewisham 020 8396 4998

Remembrance Sunday Sunday, 10 November, Time: 10.30am   This Remembrance Sunday marks the 101st anniversary of the First World War.the Armistice. Lewisham’s official civic Service will take place on Sunday 10 November at Lewisham War Memorial which is directly opposite Lewisham Hospital.   All Lewisham residents are welcome to attend the service, programmes for the …

Hither Green Festival: Arachne Press- ‘Writing the Past.’ A free literary event laid on by Arachne Press! Saturday 18 May, 7pm at Manor House Library Published authors of historical novels and poetry will be doing live readings and providing a panel about writing fiction based in the past. With Cherry Potts Rebecca Skipwith Katy Darby …

Lewisham Council is funding the fitting of  24-hour alarm systems for older, disabled or vulnerable people. You can apply to have a 24-hour alarm system fitted in your home to use in an emergency to call for help: http://ow.ly/hKXH30nKRoP