Home Alone at Christmas?

Christmas Day can often be difficult for people who are isolated within our communities but there is a fantastic offer for people who will be alone at Christmas or those with dementia and their carers in and around Lewes.  The new Lewes community cinema – The Depot – is offering a free  3 course Christmas lunch and film on Christmas Day.  Arrive at 12 noon for lunch.  The film to be shown at 2 pm will be ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.  Departure at 4.30 pm.

As a new build facility accessibility has been built in so all areas of The Depot are wheelchair accessible (including accessible WCs) and there are induction loops for people who have hearing impairments.

Further information from www.lewesdepot.org/together  or email events@lewesdepot.org or phone 01273 525354.

Considering switching your Broadband?

A UK broadband comparison website, Broadband Genie are researching over 55’s and switching broadband. To help with their research they are looking to interview (by email or phone) broadband contract holders over the age of 55 to use as case studies. If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Alex on alex.tofts@broadbandgenie.co.uk.

Many thanks for thinking about this.

Do you measure your own blood pressure or BMI?

Do you ever measure your own blood pressure or your BMI?
– Do you own a blood pressure monitor or a weighing scale that measures BMI?
– Have you ever downloaded an app to help you track either of these things?


If you do this now or have done in the past, would you be willing to take part in an interview? 


Interviews can take place at a time and place convenient for you and people who take part will be offered a £20 voucher for their time and effort. 

The project has been reviewed by the Department of Sociological Studies Research Ethics Committee at the University of Sheffield.

If you are interested in taking part or would like more information, please email Ros at r.g.williams@sheffield.ac.uk or call 0114 2226423. 


Older People’s Day 2017

Celebrating Older People’s Day 2017

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Sunday October 1st is officially Older People’s Day 2017, an International Day to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to society.

Once again, we have worked in partnership with seniors’ forums, the voluntary sector, community groups and other statutory organisations to put together and support a programme of fun activities and information fairs.

This year is the 10th anniversary of Older People’s Day in East Sussex, with events taking place across the county throughout September and October.

You can download a copy of the booklet here, or pick up a copy from your nearest library.

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