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Summary Of Activities & Services - August

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THE MAN SHED - A fantastic project and now in its newly refurbished workshop at 41 Chiswell, Lower Workshop. The Man Shed offers an informal and welcoming space where men can get together to share and learn new skills, socialise and work on both individual and community based woodwork and furniture restoration projects.

Open Monday 10am–12.30pm and 1.30–4pm, Wednesday and Fridays 10am–12.30pm. £15 life membership + £5 per 2.5hr session thereafter.

HOMEMADE SOUP AND ROLL LUNCH WITH BINGO at the St George’s Centre, Reforne. Wednesday 19th September at 12.30pm. Transport available at £3 return. As above, booking essential. Pease call to reserve a place. Lunch to be followed by Prize Bingo.Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. All welcome. Come to both, the lunch and bingo or just one.

PORTLAND LOTTERY DRAW – Next draw on Friday 28th September. £1 a ticket, available from the ICA office and Cards ‘n’ Celebrations, Easton

PRIZE BINGO Come along to the St George’s Centre, Reforne on Wednesday 19th and Friday the 14th and 28th September. Doors open 1.30pm. Eyes down 2pm. Great prizes. Everyone welcome.

OVER 50’s BENEFIT ADVICE SURGERY – The Age UK Benefits Advice Surgery will be on Tuesday 11th September 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 Wednesday 12th September. Call ICA to book an appointment.

CHESIL ART (CHAT) – Every Tuesday, 1.30pm–3.30pm Group meets at St. John’s Hall, Ventnor Road, Fortuneswell.  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.

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 – Every Monday, 10am-11am at the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. 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 are 12th and 26th September, 10.00-11.30am at the C2000 Hall, Easton. £3 per session (including refreshments).

THE COMMUNITY CROONERS – Every Tuesday, 10.00–11.30am in the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Singing group for the over 50s. Runs. 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 & Friday mornings shopping service to Tesco, Easton. Cost £3 return. Call ICA to book.


12th – TURK’S HEAD PUB, Chickerell for lunch, £6.00 return from Portland, £5.00 from Wyke
16th – WELLWORTHY CLUB for Sunday Lunch, £5.00 return from Portland, £4.00 from Wyke
25th – ALDI, Chickerell for shopping, £6.00 return from Portland, £5.00 from Wyke
30th – LOBSTER POT for Sunday Lunch, £5.00 return from Portland only

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.

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