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Diary January, February, March 2020

Unless otherwise stated all activities are held in Dove Cottage, 39 High Street, Debenham (just inside St. Mary’s churchyard). Please note that there is a waiting list to join the Fit Club and the Cross Green lunch clubs are also full. However we can accommodate just a few more participants in our other clubs and activities.

Tuesday 7th January at 10.30pm:

Fit Club

This is about making life easier for all who February be “over 60” and, perhaps, just “a bit stiff in the joints” or “a bit out of puff”. What a difference can be made with some simple exercises that we can do whilst sitting in a chair – removing stress, reducing pain, improving posture, balance and coordination, and so on. It’s gentle and fun - not at all about “no gain without pain” – and you can do it at home - less of the gym and more of the lounge!

Tuesday 7th January:

Cross Green Lunch Club

Tuesday 7th January at 2.00 pm:

CAMEO

Tea and fun activities – games and quizzes for the mind and the body - try it - you can join in or just have a chat – and enjoy homemade cakes “just like Mum’s”.

Thursday 10th at 2.00pm

The Nettus Barn at Otley

Listen to and join in with your favourite songs in a beautiful environment set in the delightful Suffolk countryside. These informal sessions are for Family Carers and Cared for, and are led by an experienced singer.

Tuesday 14th January

Coopersfield Lunch Club*

Wednesday 15th January at 2.00pm:

Info Café

Afternoon tea when you can get to know others in a similar position to yourself and make friends. A professional support advisor from Age UK will be there to talk through and help with your concerns and requests for information / support. Fabulous cakes!

Tuesday 21st January at 10.30am

Fit Club

Tuesday 21st January at 2.00 pm:

CAMEO

Wednesday 29th January at 2.00pm:

Fit Club

Friday January 31st:

The Other Cross Green Lunch Club*

Tuesday 4th February at 10.30am

Fit Club

Tuesday 4th February:

Cross Green Lunch Club*

Tuesday 4th February at 2.00pm:

CAMEO

Wednesday 5th February at 2.00pm

Carers Club

There will be tea or coffee and the largest slices and the greatest selection of luscious cakes in Suffolk for all. It’s just like an afternoon tea party and the cakes are stupendous! I look forward to seeing you all there, and please remember that everyone is welcome and especially past carers. If you need some information or advice we can usually help.

Tuesday February 11th:

Coopersfield Lunch Club

Wednesday February 12th at 2.00 pm:

Fit Club

Thursday February 13th at 2.00 pm:

The Nettus Barn at Otley

Tuesday 18th February at 10.30am:

Fit Club

Tuesday 18th February at 2.00pm:

CAMEO

Wednesday February 19th at 2.00pm:

Info Café

Wednesday February 26th at 2.00 pm:

Fit Club

Friday February 28th:

The Other Cross Green Lunch Club*

Tuesday March 3rd at 10.30am:

Fit Club

Tuesday March 3rd:

Cross Green Lunch Club*

Tuesday 3rd March at 2.00pm:

CAMEO

Wednesday March 4th at 2.00 pm:

Carers Club

Tuesday March 10th:

Coopersfield Lunch Club*

Wednesday March 11th at 2.00 pm:

Fit Club

Thursday March 12th at 2.00 pm:

The Nettus Barn at Otley

Tuesday March 17th at 10.30 pm:

Fit Club

Tuesday March 17th at 2.00pm:

CAMEO

Wednesday March 18th at 2.00pm:

Info Café

Wednesday 25th at 2.00pm:

Fit Club

Friday March 27th:

The Other Cross Green Lunch Club*

* We have 3 Food ‘n’ Friends lunch clubs – each meeting every month. These offer an opportunity for a carer with the person they care for to enjoy an informal lunch where they can relax and enjoy meeting others without any concerns – everyone is aware of the difficulties that carers face and is more than happy to help and to share. They are usually held in a host’s home and are small in their membership – 4, 6, or 8 guests. We currently have a few spaces, so if you feel that this is something you might like to try, either as a guest or as a host/helper, please let us know as soon as possible (01728 862003).

The Forge Church in collaboration with the United Reform Church also organise a luncheon group for elderly housebound residents in and around the Debenham Area. They can provide transport and meet at 12.30 on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month (01449 710437). Have lunch and then come on to enjoy afternoon tea at Dove Cottage!