Home Exercise film 6 now ready

Play now Dear Readers,
Our 6th Home Exercise film is now available: Strength & Balance with Lucie Bowley.

This session was recorded at home after lockdown and edited by us, which is why it looks a little different to the previous films.
 
In this easy to follow class you will warm up your whole body, do an endurance section to work your heart and then finish with some stretches to cool down. 
 
You won’t need any equipment apart from a sturdy chair and some water to drink!

The orange button will take you directly to the video.

We always enjoy hearing from people how they are getting on with the films, or if you would like to take a short film of yourself doing the exercises we would love to see that too! Our colleagues at Age UK national (London) have asked if we have anything we could send them to use nationally to show what people are doing around the country to stay active whilst at home. This can help us to make the case for receiving additional funding.  If you would like to send any feedback or a film clip, please send it to gg@ageukoxfordshire.org.uk

Please do feel free to share these emails and films with anyone you think would enjoy them!

With very best wishes,
Generation Games
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Home Exercise film 5 now ready

Dear Readers,
Our 5th Home Exercise film is now available: Tai Chi with Carol Doherty.  

This week we have a 14 minute Tai Chi session for you that can be done seated or standing.
 
You will be mobilising the whole body using a combination of simple repeated movements that the teacher explains in a practical and easy to understand way.
 
Tai Chi can help to improve balance and coordination as well as being excellent for mental health and calming the mind.

The below orange button will take you directly to the video.

Please do feel free to share these emails and films with anyone you think would enjoy them!

With very best wishes,
Generation GamesPlay now

Home Exercise film 4 now ready

Dear Readers,
Our Home Exercise film 4 is now published: Strength & Balance with Carol Doherty.  

This week’s session focuses on exercises to strengthen arms, legs and core as well as exercises to help maintain and improve balance.

The below orange button will take you directly to the video (27 mins).

Please do feel free to share these emails and films with anyone you think would enjoy them!

With very best wishes,
Generation GamesPlay now

Charity Fundraising

Did you know you can support the MS Therapy Centre by shopping through https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/

How does it work?Just start your online shopping first at easyfundraising, then shop as normal. Retailers will then make a small donation to say “thank you”.  There are 4,112 retailers to choose from.  Its 100% free to use.  
Under Search for a cause type in ‘Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre Oxfordshire’
So far we have raised over £700.
Please share with your friends and family.

Resignation of Chair

Due to health reasons, Keith Beswick has sadly had to resign as Chair.  Keith has been an active Trustee and he will be a great loss to the Centre and Committee.  Andy Gower has very kindly stepped into the breach until the next AGM.  I’m sure you, as I, would like to thank Keith for everything he has done for OMSTC. 

Home Exercise film 3 now ready!

Today, we published the third film in the series: Home Exercise, Tai Chi on our website www.generationgames.org.uk. The below orange button will take you directly to the video (17 mins).

This week’s class is Tai Chi, providing easy repeating moves that anyone can do, at whatever level suits them – seated or standing. Each movement is simple in itself, but the combination of movements works to exercise the whole body, improving balance and coordination and allowing joints to move through their natural range. Trials of Tai Chi have proved it effective in helping heart health, lung issues and pain management, as well as giving mental relief. 

If you’ve never tried Tai Chi, this could be an opportunity.

With very best wishes,
Generation Games

P.S.: If you happen to be listening to BBC Radio Oxford today you may hear this film mentioned! Play now

Very Sad News

Brenda Fewings passed away today (10th).  She had a mini stroke a few weeks ago but was only in hospital for a day then returned to the care home.  She developed pneumonia and unfortunately passed away.  Our condolences go to Geoff and to the rest of their family.   With the current covid-19 situation, only 10 family members can attend the funeral.  We will miss you Brenda and are here for you Geoff.

Home Exercise film 2 now ready!

Dear Generation Games class participants, As you may know, we have created Home Exercise films that you can access online. Today, we published the second in the series: Home Exercise, Strength & Balance including floorwork on our website www.generationgames.org.uk. The below orange button will take you directly to the video.

Also, listen out on Radio Oxford who are giving these online sessions a mention!

With very best wishes,
Generation GamesPlay now

Orchard Centre Didcot

Orchard Centre Didcot

Essential retail still trading:

Sainsbury’s
M&S Simply Food
Boots
Superdrug
Specsavers
Poundland
Poundstretcher
Halifax
Holland & Barrett
Nationwide
Space Store (supplies/takeaway)
Lusso (takeaway/delivery)

Please visit http://bit.ly/3d5ZzyS for more details.

Space Store, Orchard Centre:

Space Store is now able to deliver supplies (e.g. flour, eggs, loo roll, pasta, milk) 7 miles around Didcot. And, we deliver to Wallingford, Abingdon, Caversham, & 1 mi around Reading West Station.  Volunteer Drivers are used.

You are also welcome to come by Space Store between 1000-1500 Wed-Sun to buy direct.

Order online anytime at https://www.spacestore.co/supplies-support. Phone orders can be taken between 1000-1400 Wed-Sun at 012358 12400.

Tesco Stores:

Here is a quick recap of some of the changes we’ve made to help our customers, colleagues and community. Because now more than ever, #EveryLittleHelps.

Opening times – We have changed our trading hours, with all stores closing at 10pm to restock.

Products per customer – We have introduced a restriction of 3 items per customer on every product line.

Elderly and vulnerable hour – Elderly and vulnerable customers prioritised from 9-10am, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (excluding Express stores).

NHS hour – NHS staff prioritised the hour before opening every Sunday, and from 9-10am Tuesday and Thursday (excluding Express stores).

For more information please visit tescoplc.com/covid-19

IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION IN YOUR LOCAL AREA YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER MEMBERS, PLEASE EMAIL SUE ON ms.therapy@btconnect.com AND SHE CAN SHARE ON THE NEWSLETTER.