Friday 19th June 2020 – Day Eighty Seven

Good morning everyone, please could you let me know if you received this update (if you are receiving them via email).
I am having some issues with my Google account, and my emails are being classified as ‘spam’

I have been working with older people for nearly 40 years.
Straight from school. One of my first jobs was as a carer in a nursing home. One of the ‘treats’ was a monthly visit to a local theatre and enjoy an ‘old time musical hall’ experience. Every show finished with ‘We’ll meet again”. Vera Lynn’s death yesterday, bought back a lot of memories of a young and naive teenager trying to make his way in the world.



What can I share with you today?




From Amber:

I’ve got a quiz prepared for you all this Sunday!
Feel free to invite friends and family as well. I hope to see you there. Here are the details:

Topic: Social Sunday with Amber via Zoom

Time: Jun 21, 2020 10:30 AM London


See you there!




Thank you to everyone who has forwarded their wonderful support and comments to me regarding the Food Bank Project organised by Covent Garden Community Centre / 7 Dials Club. It is really gratifying to hear that so many people are benefiting from the service:

Foodbank – We are flexible with regards to who we can help. If you fit the following criteria, please register.

  • Self Isolation due to symptoms
  • Isolation due to vulnerable or shielded status
  • Income reduction because of lockdown & crisis measures
  • Income reduction while waiting for benefits to arrive
  • Homeless

Go to Registration Form



Just a reminder. If you (or know of anyone) who cannot go out because they are vulnerable, self isolating or for any other reason and need help with food etc.
Assistance can be found on the government web page. The form is rather long, but is fairly straightforward. If you (or know of anyone who needs support) please let us know.

Here is the link:




From Theresa:

Peter Pan Live – FULL SHOW | The Shows Must Go On. Today  The Shows Must Go On flies to Neverland and premiere Peter Pan from 7pm BST. Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents a bold new LIVE television production of the classic Broadway musical that will gather friends, families and anyone who refuses to ever grow up. Telling the beloved story of Peter Pan, the mischievous little boy who ran away to Neverland.



From Chris:

Royal Opera House. Watch Live from Covent Garden 20 and 27 June.
Live from Covent Garden will celebrate ballet and opera in programmes of dance and music, curated by artistic directors of the Royal Opera House: Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera, Oliver Mears, Director of Opera, and Kevin O’Hare, Director of The Royal Ballet.




From Tudor A:

Local history recordings. Sound clips and talks.

Great Ormond Street – Radical Reform in the 19th Century. Alec Forshaw, author of “An Address in Bloomsbury”, tells the history of Great Ormond Street in the 19th century. Great Ormond Street – Radical Reform in the 19th Century (© Alec Forshaw) – running time 16 minutes

Here’s the Link




From Marcos: Zoom Sessions

Why not join Marcos for meditation on Tuesdays 10:30 – this is a session where you relax your body and your mind and at the end you’ll feel easier /looser in your physical body and your mind sharper. 

On Thursdays at 10.30 you also have a chance to do some chair yoga.  You take your own pace to do some gentle simple movement following your breath.

These are both short sessions and they don’t last much more than 30min each. Do come and have a go; it might be something that you can easily enjoy and it makes it a part of your weekly routine.




From Declan:

YMCA. Lower body workout focusing on strengthening your legs, glutes, hamstrings and calfs.



From Mary S:

The silver line

The Silver Line.
The Silver Line operates the only confidential, free helpline for older people across the UK that’s open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
We also offer telephone friendship where we match volunteers with older people based on their interests,  facilitated group calls, and help to connect people with local services in their area.

Here’s the Link




Mary Ward Legal Centre.

Housing, welfare benefits and other enquiries:

• Advice & Advocacy for People with Disabilities

• Debt & Money

• Housing

• Welfare Rights/Benefits

Tel no. 020 7831 7079 –

Email: Housing advice:

Debt advice: 0207 269 5455 / 020 7269 0292 – Email:





From Jenny S:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, ‘Wow! What a ride!”



That’s all for now!

You can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency

Be safe