Autumn news – Age UK Oxfordshire


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Dear Readers,

There is quite a bit of news to let you know about in this issue. We have been acting on requests to set up particular classes and as a result have lots of new sessions for you!

First up, in case you missed the Head of Generation Games talking about cycling on Radio Oxford on Saturday morning you can listen to the piece here at 2.16 BBC Radio Oxford . What are your thoughts on cycling? Why do more of us not cycle?…

Zumba Gold – seated. Free taster session
We will be having a free taster session of “Seated Zumba Gold” at our offices in Abingdon on Monday 14th November 11-12 am. Please let us know if you plan on joining us as space is limited! It was lots of fun last time – we hope to see you there.

New sessions

Big Bold and Balance, Parkinson’s class
Preston Road Community Centre, Midget Close, Abingdon
Tuesdays 10.15 – 11.15

Zumba Gold – following an incredibly popular taster session we have set up a regular class!
Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington
2-3 pm
£4 per session

Modern Jive Lessons
Day/Time: Friday 10 – 11 am
Venue: Conservative Club, 59 Ock St, Abingdon OX14 5AG (access by the rear car park from Conduit Road)
Starts Friday 4th November for 6 weeks
Cost: £4
No partner needed

Modern Jive is one of the easiest dances to learn and slower that the original jitter bug or rock and roll. It is a partner dance where we constantly change partners so you do not need to bring a partner and social dances take place in almost every town regularly. Not as serious as ballroom but tremendous fun and exercises both the mind and body. Any clothes that allow free movement and are not too hot. Ladies need shoes without sticky soles, Leather is good. No partner needed.

Strength & Balance
Grove Village Hall
Mondays 12 – 1 pm, starts 7th November
£4 per session *your first session is free*

Creative Movements
> dementia-friendly; chair-based
Shotover View, Craufurd Road, Oxford
Fridays 11 – 12 am – Start date 14th October call to book
£4 per session *your first session is free*

Therapeutic Movements & Healing Yoga
Glyme Hall, Chipping Norton
Wednesdays, starts 12th October
11.45 – 12.45
£4 per session *your first session is free*

Thame Barns Centre
Chair based- exercise
2-3 pm
£4 per session *your first session is free*

Golf sessions

  • Hadden Hill Golf Club, Didcot
  • Starts 17th October for six weeks
  • Mondays 11- 11.45 am
  • £6 per session (includes hot drink)

To book your place, contact Tom on 01235 510

Please see below a message about a campaign that we are running at Age UK Oxfordshire: Dignity in Care Awards

The Dignity in Care awards is a project that has been running since 2012 and is led by Age UK Oxfordshire. We want local people to nominate organisations, care settings, paid staff and volunteers who have gone that extra mile to deliver outstanding care. The awards are an opportunity for us to recognise and celebrate where great care has been given and in promoting this we hope that it will inspire other health care professionals and volunteers to raise their standards.

Our awards are for: Leadership, Care or support setting or service, Carer or support staff, Communication, Unpaid carer or a volunteer worker and the ‘Josie’ award.

Do you know someone or a care setting that could be nominated for an award?

If you would like to visit the website for more information or to make a nomination. Follow the link Dignity in Care.
If you would like any further information about the awards please contact Vibeke Kristensen-White by email

Here’s to a beautiful autumn.

Best wishes,
Generation Games

Modern Jive teachers
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