Hereford demential meeting, Herefordshire Pevsner, Probus Three and tribute to St Michael's Hospice (From Hereford Times)
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Hereford demential meeting, Herefordshire Pevsner, Probus Three and tribute to St Michael's Hospice
10:58am Thursday 21st June 2012 in Hereford
DEMENTIA MEETING - On June 27, at Hinton Community Centre Herefordshire Disability United will be holding an open meeting on dementia starting at 11am Speakers are as follows: Alan Farr will describe how Alzheimer’s has changed his life; Madeline Spinks from the research department of Hereford Council explains the dementia statistics that affect residents in the county; Singing for the Brain will be demonstrated, a therapy used to aid those with dementia; Helen Purkis talks of her role as young onset dementia co-ordinator.
Crossroads Care and Barton Farm representatives will be available to find out more regarding their services for care and hands on therapies.
Further details from Sylvie Nicholls 07817 473813 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HEREFORDSHIRE PEVSNER - Author Alan Brooks will describe the rationale behind the enormous task of surveying, researching and describing every notable building in the county. Next Wednesday, 7pm at All Saint’s Church, Hereford. Free entry.
PROBUS THREE - Members were enthralled with the latest talk given by Wendy Hill from the Elgar Museum on the life and music of Elgar. The next visiting speaker is Colin Addison who will be describing his experiences as a professional football player and manager. This half year’s programme will close with a talk on ‘Infections from animals to humans/TB in animals’ which will be given on July 11 by Kate Kerry, a local vet. In the second half of the year members will be hearing about ‘Hereford Cathedral in camera’ from Gordon Taylor, the Cathedral’s official photographer; ‘Fun with antiques’ from Geoffrey Crofts of Brightwells; ‘The Holme Lacy riding school for the disabled ‘ from Janet Alderton, centre manager at Holme Lacy; ‘Costa Rica’ from Nicholas Clark and ‘What did the Norwegians ever do for us?’ from Jane Davey, who has great experience as a background and destination lecturer in travel enrichment programmes for companies including Cunard, P&O, Fred.Olsen, Saga, Voyages of Discovery, CMV, Spirit of Adventure and Thomson. Members meet every Wednesday at 10.30am at The Bunch of Carrots in Hampton Bishop. New members always welcome. Anyone interested in joining should contact either Bob Hughes on Hereford 273622 or Roger Rowell on 880294 TRIBUTE TO ST MICHAEL’S - A Hereford family have paid tribute to the excellent care given to its mother/grandmother by staff and volunteers at St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree by entering a total of 11 family members and a friend into this year’s Hereford Half Marathon. Nora Mills of Breinton Road died on New Year’s Eve 2011 after spending her final weeks at the hospice.
So impressed was the family with the care and support given that it wanted to find a way to say a big thank you. All runners, finished the course and the family says donations have been overwhelming with over £5000 having been raised between them.