Older Fitzrovia Newsletter August 2012


Time to Sing has been very popular. It will continue for the first two Mondays in August (6th and 13th) 11-12.30 in August at Fitzrovia Court, 24 Carburton St W1W 5AS. Come and have fun singing familiar songs with a friendly group of people. I’m not sure whether we’ll continue weekly or fortnightly in September but will announce in the next newsletter.

Massage/Reflexology will run throughout August on Wednesdays, 1.30 – 3:30pm in Fitzrovia Court, except for 1 August – Philomena will take people on Thurs 2 August, 2.30-4.

Our weekly Lunches will happen only onThursdays at Fitzrovia Court. The charge is £3.

All Souls Clubhouse does lunches on Wednesdays, 12.30pm for anyone over 60, £3.50. To book, phone 07806487690. They also offer free practical help and visits through the ClubCare project. For details of their other activities, phone 020 7387 1360.

The Expert Patient Programme will start another course in September. This is led by patient-trainers who have long-term health conditions themselves. If you’re interested and live in Westminster (or go to a GP in Westminster including Fitzrovia Medical Centre) please get in touch with me on 020 7580 4576.

Westminster City Council is doing a consultation about changes to the way they fund advice services across the borough, which runs until 24 August. You can find it online at www.westminster.gov.uk/advice or we have forms at our office, 39 Tottenham St. and we’re also collecting filled forms. Part of our advice service is currently funded by Westminster CC.

I am available for advice on pension credits, housing and disability benefits at our office on 39 Tottenham St W1 on Tuesdays 10am-1.30 or please call 020 7580 4576 for an appointment for a home or outreach visit. We’re happy to see both Westminster and Camden residents.

We’re all getting an increasing number of spam phone calls– remember to just put the phone down! You can cut down on these by 1/3 if you register with the Telephone Preference Service for free on 0845 070 0707.

Enjoy the rest of summer – hopefully this sunny weather will continue!

Barb Jacobson
Co-ordinator, Older Fitzrovia

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