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Working together to improve health and wellbeing in Abingdon-on-Thames

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Healthy Abingdon brings groups together in the town to improve people's health and wellbeing.  In particular, it helps community groups and individuals to work more closely with each other, with the NHS and social care services.

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How to use this site

  • If you want to find help, Go to the Services page

  • If you are a community group interested in being a Healthy Abingdon Associate, Go to the Associates page - 
    Latest Associate -
    Abingdon Fencing Club

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Dementia Friendly Abingdon - see April newsletter

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 item here.
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.  Details here.

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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 item here.

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Clubs and Societies Day, Saturday 16 March

Healthy Abingdon and Dementia Friendly Abingdon had a combined stand in the Guildhall, Abingdon.  Read the news report.

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Health and wellbeing statistics for Abingdon

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.


Contact us

For more information, email Dave Butterworth on healthyabingdon@aol.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.  

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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, healthyabingdon@aol.com .  You can find out more here.

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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. 

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