Andover Neighbourcare News
A look at the things we are doing at the moment, please call back soon, as we try to update on a weekly base.
Can I thank all who helped at the Andover Neighbourcare party hosted by Simplyhealth today. This year has been very sad with the loss of many staff and members who have been with Neighbourcare for years. It was wonderful to enjoy a party full of new members and staff. Credit to Danny Weymouth, Alan Mead, Simplyhealth and the volunteer drivers for making this so successful. Merry Christmas to all concerned.
LOADS OF VARIOUS SHEET MUSIC JUST ARRIVED IN ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE BOOKSHOP. OPEN 10 - 4pm.
14 UNION STREET. DONATIONS OF BOOKS ALWAYS WELCOME
Chatty Cafes and why they're important.
Today at the Chatter Natter table in the Blue Onion Cafe, I got chatting to a lovely lady called Sarah (not her real name). Following the passing of her husband and her children having "flown the nest", Sarah now spends most of her time alone.
Sarah loves talking with people and comes into town three times a week, chatting to people on the bus and just to be around people. Sarah would come in more often but the cuts to bus services where she lives prevent this and also restrict how long she can be in town.
Sarah now knows that Monday to Friday, there's a Chatty Cafe in Andover where she can meet up with people and chatter natter to her hearts content.
According to Age UK, over 2 million people in England who are aged 75 or over live alone, and over half of them admit that they go over a MONTH without speaking to a friend, family member, or neighbour.
Feeling lonely can lead to depression and a decline in mental, as well as physical health. Did you know that some research shows suffering from loneliness can have the same devastating effects on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day?
ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE REQUIRES GARDENERS FOR THEIR VERY BUSY SERVICE. STARTING AT £12.00 AN HOUR. INTERESTED . CALL INTO THE OFFICE IN UNION STREET OR RING 01264 339899
Still need more volunteers to man the shop
ANDOVER NEIGHBOURCARE NEEDS MORE VOLUNTEER DRIVERS. CALL INTO THE OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 12 UNION STREET - 01264 339899
WE ALSO HAVE MANY OTHER VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
We have some LP vinyl records and CDs in stock come along and have a brouse.
HUGE COLLECTION OF CD's. 3 for £1 at the Neighbourcare book shop 14 Union Street
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