Good afternoon, apologies for the late update, it has been a busy morning!
Plans are now tentatively being put in places for some of our activities to restart in mid – August. A combination of classes and social gatherings (mindful still of legislation and common sense of course) are in the works. Venues such as 7Dials and Phoenix Garden are already open and both Managers are keen to involve the over 55’s group.
What class are YOU looking forward to being reinstated?
What can I share with you today?
FOOD / SHOPPING
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
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.
ART & CULTURE
From Enrica G:
Is London Reel 1 (1950). British Travel Association travelogue. Commentary by Rex Harrison.
River Thames – Tower Bridge. Various boats travel up the river. Tower of London – L/S and shot inside the gates. Various shots of London landmarks showing different types of architecture.
From Chris B:
VIEWING ROOM, ART BASEL 2020 | LIFE AND LIGHT. Lévy Gorvy is pleased to announce Life and Light, an exhibition of masterworks that will fill its online viewing room for the 2020 edition of the annual Art Basel fair.
Featuring modern and contemporary works by American and European artists, Life and Light celebrates art’s ability to be a source of solace and optimism even in difficult times.
From Jerry – “CORONA MOANER.”
Coronavirus lockdowns! They’re a nightmare!
We’re banged up in our homely prison cell.
We can’t go out except for food and work-time,
And when it’s going to end, no-one can tell.
But then we realise we’re getting lazy,
As climbing up the stairs now makes us puff.
So we’ll start a little daily constitution.
Let’s see, now- two laps round the park should be enough.
The family now calls me “Uncle Albert,”
The stars of ‘Fools and Horses’ find it weird.
If I can’t find a barber’s shop that’s open,
I’ll soon be tripping over my own beard!
From the photos of the choir girls on our WhatsApp,
As one by one they each become unfurled,
They look so very nymph-like and attractive,
I’d find it hard to choose one as ‘Miss World!’
But some of us will want to start a diet
As all that extra weight we try to throw.
Though with ‘Jane Plan,’ ‘This Plan,’ ‘That Plan,’
It’s difficult to know which way to go.
So throw away those bathroom scales and lycra,
Don’t let the gymnasium block your path.
You’ll soon know when you need to start a diet –
There’ll be no room for water in your bath!
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.
PLEASE EMAIL JOHN FOR THE LINK
Pilates In Later Life – ZOOM session
Pilates is a low impact form of exercise that is an excellent route to increased fitness for older adults to build up your stamina, strength and flexibility.
The principle objective of pilates is to build abdominal, back and pelvic strength, resulting in body toning and improved posture. Many medical experts believe that when the body is balanced with good posture and good core muscle support, the involuntary body functions such as breathing, digestion and bowel function also benefit. Breathing techniques are also an important part of Pilates, helping the delivery of oxygen to the body as well as boosting your energy levels. And because a pilates session will leave you feeling relaxed and energised, your mental wellbeing will improve alongside your physical wellbeing.
Join Rosy every Wednesday morning at 10:45am
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From Stella R:
Windrush Day – share your stories for the Camden People’s Museum.
Monday 22 June was Windrush Day, a day to recognise and celebrate the outstanding and ongoing contributions of the Windrush Generation and their descendants. They’d love to hear your stories and experiences of Windrush, to be featured in Camden People’s Museum – email firstname.lastname@example.org
From Age UK Camden:
Advice & Advocacy for Older People • Debt & money • Welfare Rights/Benefits
Tel no: 020 7837 3777, 10am-4pm Monday to Friday
At their office: 45 minute appointments where you can see one of their trained advisers. Some issues may require a double appointment. Book by calling, emailing or dropping in to arrange an appointment.
LIGHTER SIDE OF LIFE
From Anna F:
Here’s a joke I found in the business section of the Evening Standard:
“If you think no one cares about you, try missing a couple of payments”
That’s all for now!
You can contact me on 07759 646507 in case of an emergency