Herald - Issue 387

2nd April 2020 • The HERALD • Page 69 v READ THE HERALD ONLINE: www.herald-publishing.co.uk v v ON THE HOME FRONT v Pearsons are delighted to o er this well presented 5 bedroom detached family home situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within Orchard/ Noadswood catchment. Situated in a convenient location for access to Hythe and Dibden Purlieu, with a range of local amenities including schools, shops and bus services. Southampton CityCentreiseasilyaccessible by road or alternatively via the frequent passenger ferry service from Hythe Pier. e open countryside of the New Forest is also close by. The property has been modernised throughout by the current owners to include a re tted kitchen, bathroom and shower room, as well as lounge/diner, utility room and 5 bedrooms. e front garden is laid to lawn with shrubs and bushes. Tarmacadam driveway o ering o road parking. Pedestrian side access gate to rear garden which is fenced to boundaries, laid to lawn, patio area with pergola over and timber built garden shed. Further bene ts of this home include rewiring, new central heating system and UPVC double glazing. On the market for £395,000, an internal viewing is essential to appreciate this property. Contact Pearsons on 023 8084 4131 or email hythe@pearsons.com to arrange appointment. Well Proportioned Family Home If you are moving home, possibly the last thing you think of is to arrange to have your mail re-directed. However, with the increases in identity fraud, it is certainly something that should be high on the list of things to do. Even if you have a good relationship with the people buying your home who may forward post to you for a while, any mail going to your old address can put you at risk of identity fraud. Action Fraud recommends redirecting your mail for at least a year, to signi cantly reduce the risk. Redirection forwards all the mail sent to your old address to your new one and you can redirect your mail for 3, 6 or 12 months. Re-direction of mail can be arranged even a er you’ve moved. It can be done online, by post or at your local Post O ce ® branch. For more details visit www.royalmail.com Mail Matters Memoryworks Hampshire is launching a new Cognitive Stimulation erapy programmes in the New Forest. In one way or other we are all likely to be a ected by dementia. e Alzheimer’s Society estimates that one in fourteen over the age of 65 has dementia. It is a disease of the brain and not a part of natural ageing. e most common types being Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia. It is not just about losing your memory; it also a ects cognitive skills such as problem solving, learning and communicating. When someone has dementia there are di erent ways we can help. Cognitive Stimulation erapy also known as CST can help on a cognitive level and in terms of quality of life. What is CST? Is a structured programme of group activities and discussions. Each group meets for one hour once a week for a period of 14 weeks. ere is a maximum number of 8 participants along with two facilitators. Each session focuses on strengthening and maintaining: • Orientation to time and place • Short- and long-term memory • Problem solving/reasoning skills • Concentration/ focus/attention. What is the aim of CST? Our main aim is to get people’s mind active and engaged in a friendly and enjoyable setting. And to support people to live well with dementia in the community. Carers are invited to have tea/co ee in the village whilst their loved ones attend the session. Some of the feedback from the groups: “I feel relaxed in the group and not embarrassed about making mistakes” and “It’s been good for me. It makes you think.”. Where will the groups take place? Totton, New Milton, Lyndhurst, Lymington and Fordingbridge What is the cost? ere is a charge of £12 per person per session. To nd out more information about our CST Groups or to see if someone you care for is eligible to attend please ring Elena on 02380 286342, email hello@ memoryworks.org.uk or visit our website: www.memoryworks.org.uk DEMENTIA – KEEPING YOUR MIND ACTIVE AND ENGAGED From Memoryworks Hampshire Local charity, Home-Start Hampshire is celebrating a er being awarded almost £10,000 in National Lottery funding to support its work with families across the county. Being a parent, whatever your situation, can be tough. Many parents feel exhausted and overwhelmed by the stresses of family life, but for some parents it’s a particular struggle and this is where Home-Start Hampshire is able to help. Home-Start Hampshire has a network of trained volunteers who provide friendly, non-judgemental support to parents facing di cult times, on a 1-1 basis, in a group setting or a combination of both. e support offered by volunteers encourages parents to build con dence and family resilience, allowing them to give their children the best possible start in life. e new funding from e National Lottery Community Fund, which distributes money raised by National Lottery players for good causes and is the largest community funder in the UK, will be used to set up a new family support group in the New Forest. e group will help parents build relationships with others experiencing the same challenges and hopefully enable them to develop their own support network. Amanda Hardacre, Operations Manager for Home-Start Hampshire said: “We are very excited to have secured funding from the National Lottery, Awards for All to be able to establish a new support group for families within the New Forest. We are hoping to be able to offer support to families otherwise unable to access our service meaning we will be able to support more families across the area. Our support will encourage parents to build their confidence and resilience in the early years of family life, enabling children to grow up with prospects rather than problems... because childhood can’t wait.” Home-Start Hampshire Celebrates National Lottery Award TO ALL RETIRED NHS STAFF e NHS Retirement Fellowship is a group for retired NHS sta from all specialties in hospital or community, whatever role you were in. Partners are also welcome to meet and share experiences. e group have interesting speakers on a variety of subjects with occasional social and leisure events. You will receive a warm welcome from their members. ey meet on the rst ursday of each month (except August) at e Milford War Memorial Hospital, Sea Road, SO41 0PG, from 2pm. ere are opportunities to access information from the National Organisation on all aspects of bene ts available including travel insurance. On Thursday 7th May for their social a ernoon. Why not go along and meet them. If you are interested give Lesley a ring on 07907 881440 or just go along at 2pm. Sales & Lettings 023 8084 4131 • 7 & 9The Marsh, Hythe