Herald - Issue 449

16th November 2023 • The HERALD • Page 47 v THE HERALD - Proud to be part of your communityv WE CARE, YOU CARE christinashomecare@hotmail.com Fully Qualified, Insured and Enhanced DBS Call me for a friendly informal chat to discuss whatever you or your loved ones needs are on 07579 766797 Christina’s Home Care Professional Independent Carer Covering Waterside and New Forest SLIPPER SWAP Age Concern New Forest still have some Men’s and Ladies slippers available free of charge. Please ring their O ce (Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm) on 023 8084 1199 for the sizes they have available. Greenbuttercup Dementia Services in Romsey Greenbuttercup Dementia Services in Romsey run monthly ‘Arts & Cra s’, ‘Reminiscence Activities’ and ‘Singing’ activities. All activities take place in the Green Room at the Plaza eatre in Romsey, SO51 8JA, on a Friday morning from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Anyone with Dementia is welcome to go along with their relative/carer. On the first Friday of the month, they hold a fun ‘Arts & Cra s’ group. ere is a di erent activity each time and no experience is necessary. ey do not charge for the rst session, so you can go along and see if you’d like to join them. On the third Friday of the month, they run a ‘Reminiscence Activity’ group which can be a talk, games etc. Again, there is a di erent subject each time, the next session is on Friday 17th November for an interactive session with the Army Flying Museum. On the fourth Friday of the month, is ‘Singing with Traci’, this is a fun ‘sing-along’ rather than a choir, and participants are free to join in as much or as little as they wish and songs are mainly from the 60’s and 70’s. e next session is on Friday 24th November. All sessions cost £3 per person attending and this covers any materials, instruction etc. necessary and tea/co ee with biscuits. All helpers are Dementia Friends and there is always a First Aid-trained person available. Although not legally required, as we near winter again, volunteers will all take a COVID test before they attend and participants will have their temperature taken on arrival. Places are popular and need to be booked in advance. For further information, or to book a place, please call: 01794 501605 or email: greenbuttercupdementiaservices@gmail.com Hythe Huddle, the drop in support group for people living with dementia and their carers, organised by Families Matter, meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 2pm to 4pm at Cornerstone URC, Hythe SO45 6BR. Activities are planned throughout the year. eir next meeting is on Wednesday 6th December for their Christmas Party with a choir. Refreshments are available, kindly donated by Tesco. For more information call: 023 8020 7623 or email: o ce.fm.hurc@gmail.com Hythe Huddle PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD Age Concern New Forest foot clinics are operating for local people aged 55+. They offer Toenail cutting for £20 or Toe & Fingernails for £25. e registered Podiatrists and Chiropodists are also able to give foot care advice and information on other treatments available. If you wish to book a foot care appointment, cancel or amend one, please contact the o ce on: 023 8084 1199. A message can be le on the answer machine and they will return your call. Waterside Good Neighbours volunteers can help with transport if required. Clinics are as follows: Totton and Eling Community Centre: Every Wednesday and Friday at Civic Centre Buildings, Library Road, Totton, SO40 3AP. Age Concern New Forest office in Hythe: 1st and 3rd Fridays, 1st Thursday and 3rd Monday at 19-20 Marsh Parade, Hythe, SO45 6AN (opposite Hythe Club). Blackfield Baptist Church: 2nd and 4th Tuesday at Hampton Lane, Black eld, SO45 1XA. Lyndhurst Community Centre: 1st Monday of the month at Main Car Park, Lyndhurst SO43 7NY. Braish eld Ukulele Music Society (BUMS) are hosting sing along sessions for those with dementia on Monday 20th November and Monday 18th December, 2.30pm to 4pm, in All Saint’s Church Room, Braish eld, Romsey, SO51 0QH. All are welcome to take a carer, friend or partner. Dementia Sing Along in Braishfield