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Summary Of Activities & Services For February


(PORTLAND ONLY, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)

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ICA Lunch Club at The Kimberlin Club, Blacknor Road, Weston. Starts Tuesday 20th February. Two course lunch, followed by tea or coffee, served at 12pm. £5.00. Transport available at £3.00 return. Booking essential. Pease call ICA on 823789 to reserve a place. 

Homemade soup and roll lunch at the St George’s Centre, Reforne. Starts Wednesday 21st February at 12.00pm. Transport will be available at £3.00 return. As above, booking essential. Pease call to reserve a place. 

Bingo. Following the lunch at the St. George’s Centre.Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. All welcome.

NB: ATTEND BOTH THE LUNCH AND BINGO OR JUST ONE…LUNCH OR BINGO.

Future


Have you ever fancied trying Tai Chi. ICA are thinking about starting a new class for this popular Chinese martial art, which is practiced for both its fantastic health benefits and defence training. This class would be suitable for those with memory loss, including dementia, and their carers. If you think you might be interested, please give us a call.

 

PORTLAND LOTTERY DRAW – Next draw on Friday 30th March. £1 a ticket, available from the ICA office and Cards ‘n’ Celebrations, Easton.

PRIZE BINGO Come along to the St George’s Centre on Friday the 2nd, 16th and 21st February.  Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. Great prizes and everyone welcome.

OVER 50’s BENEFIT ADVICE SURGERY – The Age UK Benefits Advice Surgery will be on Tuesday 13th February for anyone over the age of 50yrs.  One-to-one appointments available. Call ICA to book.

PENGILLYS SOLICITORS LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC – The next clinic will be on the Wednesday 7th February. Call ICA to book an appointment.

CHESIL ART (CHAT) – Group meets at St. John’s Hall, Ventnor Road, Fortuneswell every Tuesday, 1.30pm–3.30pm.  Members can enjoy painting or sketching alongside others in a friendly and welcoming environment, using a range of materials. Suitable for beginners upwards. Tutor support. Materials can be borrowed for the first few sessions. 

THE MAN SHED – This amazing project is currently in the process of moving to bigger premises. To make this move as easy as possible, the project is taking a short break and will re-open in spring. Watch this space.

THE OLD BOYS CLUB – Closed for seasonal break. Re-opening spring.

FIT+ EXERCISE CLASS – Every Wednesday, 11.30am –12.30pm at the YMCA, Reforne. Tutor led. Features cardio and core muscle strengthening exercises with a ‘hint of disco-ball.’ £3 per session

OSTEOCISE EXERCISE CLASS – ON PORTLAND every Monday, 10am-11am at the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. IN WYKE every Thursday, 1.45-3pm at the Wyke Smugglers, Portland Rd.  Features seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work. Ideal for joint problems, including arthritis and osteoporosis. Supports weight loss. Helps maintain and improve mobility. Tutor led. £3 per session. 

GET TOGETHER CLUB ‘SEATED’ EXERCISE CLASS’ – Every Thursday, 10.30am-11.30am at the YMCA, Reforne, Portland. Gentle exercise to improve fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls. Tutor led. £3 per session (including refreshments). Transport available at £3 return.

THE FORGET-ME-NOT SONGSTERS – A friendly and welcoming community based signing group, with each activity and song carefully chosen to keep the mind stimulated. Open to all. Great for anyone who has concerns about their memory. Dementia friendly.

Runs alternate Wednesdays. Next sessions 17th and 28th February, 10.00-11.30am at the C2000 Hall, Easton.  £3 per session (including refreshments).

THE COMMUNITY CROONERS – ICA’s weekly singing group for the over 50s. Runs Tuesdays, 10.00–11.30am in the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Suitable for those looking to fill their morning with fun, music and friends, in a safe and welcoming environment. Regular public performances. Cost £3 per session (including refreshments). 

COMMUNITY CAR & MINIBUS (wheelchair friendly) –The community car is available for all your appointments and shopping trips. Advanced booking is essential. This service operates on donations with volunteer drivers.

SHOPPING SERVICE FOR PORTLAND’S OVER 55s – ICA runs regular Thursday mornings shopping service to Tesco, Easton. Cost £3 return. Call ICA to book.

February trips…

14th Wyke Smugglers – £5.00 return

25th The Lobster Pot for Sunday Lunch – £4.00 return.

NB: Refreshments are not included in the above prices. There are limited spaces for the transport, so book early.

BEFRIENDING – ICA offers a range of befriending services from companionship to help with local errands, personal correspondence and small DIY tasks, or perhaps just a friendly phone call or chat over a cup of tea. All our volunteers are police and reference checked, interviewed and fully insured.

GARDENING – We are also able to offer help with gardening, including mowing, weeding, planting and hedge trimming and landscaping.

DIY – Any small jobs or DIY concerns, why not contact the office to see if we can help?  Wide variety of work undertaken, from putting flat pack furniture together to fixing broken curtain rails or changing light bulbs.

DOG WALKING – Volunteers available to walk well-behaved dogs on a regular basis. For those that cherish their pets but are struggling with their physical exercise.

NB: Some ‘At Home’ services carry a cost. For more information, call the ICA office on 01305 823789.

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