Andover Neighbourcare Update

Weekly Update on what is happing and some fun items to keep your spirits up

I hope to update this page every week with items that relate to the current situation and some fun items so please scroll down the page. If you would like to contact me by e-mail ian.silversurfers@gmail.com

Why not have a sing song. So sing along with these songs, most of them have the lyrics on them so you can join in.

Our yearly dementia test !
 It's that time of year for us to take our annual senior citizen test.> Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow older, it's important to keep mentally alert. If you don't use it, you lose it!
 Below is a very private way to gauge how your memory compares to the last test. Some may think it is too easy but the ones with memory problems may have difficulty. Take the test presented here to determine if you're losing it or not.
 The spaces below are so you don't see the answers until you've made your answer. OK, relax, clear your mind and begin.
 1. What do you put in a toaster?


 Answer: 'bread.' If you said 'toast' give up now and do something else..
Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, bread, go to Question 2.

 2. Say 'silk' five times. Now spell 'silk.' What do cows drink?



 Answer: Cows drink water. If you said 'milk,' don't attempt the next question. Your brain is over-stressed and may even overheat. Content yourself with reading more appropriate literature such as Auto World.
 However, if you said 'water', proceed to question 3.

 3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made from black bricks, what is a green house made from?



> Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said 'green bricks,' why are you still reading these??? If you said 'glass,' go on to

Question 4.

4. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to
 Milford Haven in Wales . In London , 17 people get on the bus.
 In Reading , 6 people get off the bus and 9 people get on.
 In Swindon , 2 people get off and 4 get on.
 In Cardiff , 11 people get off and 16 people get on.
 In Swansea , 3 people get off and 5 people get on.
 In Carmathen, 6 people get off and 3 get on.
 You then arrive at Milford Haven ..

> Without scrolling back to review, how old is the bus driver?


Answer: Oh, for crying out loud!
 Don't you remember your own age?
 It was YOU driving the bus!!
 If you pass this along to your friends, pray they do better than you.
> PS: 95% of people fail most of the questions!!

Dorset Hospital If this doesn't brighten your day, we don't know what will! Our Emergency Department are absolutely fantastic and are working so hard for our patients - and definitely keeping spirits high!

That's keeping the children quite

I belong to Silver Surfers so I know how to protect myself

Avoid Coronavirus Scams

Be careful who comes to your door, all Andover Neighbourcare helpers are CRB checked and should have identification.

Scammers are taking advantage of fears surrounding the Coronavirus.

Thieves offering to shop for elderly but keeping money

People have been preying on the vulnerable as they stay at home and self-isolate.

Online scammers target vulnerable Internet users during coronavirus outbreak Common types of coronavirus scams

We have received reports of:

  • phishing emails and phone calls impersonating entities. These include the World Health Organisation, government authorities, people confirmed to have the coronavirus, and legitimate businesses such as travel agents and telecommunications companies

  • people receiving misinformation about the coronavirus, being sent by text, social media and email

  • products claiming to be a vaccine or cure for the coronavirus

  • investment scams claiming coronavirus has created opportunities.

Protect yourself

  • Be aware of fraudulent emails claiming to be from experts saying that they have information about the virus. For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus, visit the Department of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • Be careful of fake online shopping sites requesting unusual payment methods such as upfront payment via money order, wire transfer, international funds transfer, preloaded card or electronic currency, like Bitcoin. Information is available at:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.


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