How to use this site
If you want to find help, Go to the Services
If you are a community group interested
in being a Healthy Abingdon Associate, Go to
the Associates page -
Latest Associate - Abingdon
Dementia Friendly Abingdon - see April
Dementia Action Week ran from 20 to 26
May and we put on a range of events in Abingdon to celebrate this and
raise awareness. See news
35 Ock Street Café
reserves tables every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 am for people with dementia
and their carers to socialise and feel welcomed.
Singing for the Brain sessions are run twice a month at Peachroft
by the Alzheimer's Society.
Music for the Mind and Body, Thursday 21 March
There is lots of evidence that
music has many benefits for people's health and wellbeing. Listening to
music is good and plying music or singing even better. Combing
music with movement brings in another dimension to the benefits.
We therefore held an event in order to hear about some of the many
exciting musical activities going on in Abingdon. See the news
Clubs and Societies Day, Saturday 16 March
and Dementia Friendly Abingdon had a combined stand in the Guildhall, Abingdon.
Read the news report.
Health and wellbeing statistics for
An important point made at our first
meeting was was that we needed more details and statistics of the
health and wellbeing of people in the town. We thank John
Courouble of OCC for sending us this excellent
report which provides such details.
For more information, email Dave
Butterworth on email@example.com
or telephone him on 01235 525955. Go
to our Contact Us page for more. You can
also follow us on Facebook.
Let us know if you want us to keep you
informed of events and new developments.
We need more trustees.
As this is a new
charity this is an exciting opportunity for someone with ideas and the
skills to implement them in collaboration with the other trustees.
Contact Dave if you are interested: tel, 01235 525955; email, firstname.lastname@example.org
. You can find out more here.
Thank you to our various funders.
We are very grateful for the funding we
have from Doris Field Charitable Trust who provided our
initial funding. Then Oxford
Health Charity provided us basic funding for two years.
We have also had funding from Christ's Hospital of Abingdon
for Thames Boat trips for people with dementia and their carers.