Newsletter 2 – 19th May 2020

Dear Friends,

We cannot believe how long it has been since we were all together at the Café, but we hope you are enjoying the warm weather which allows us all to enjoy the outside space. We miss seeing your friendly faces and hope it will not be too long before we are able to be together again when the Café reopens.

We are glad that everyone has enjoyed receiving their gift bags, we wanted to wrap our arms around you all to let you know that we are thinking of you in these strange times. Cath, our secretary, organised the bags along with some members of her family and Kirsty organised the delivery addresses in areas to give to the committee members doing the deliveries. All of us have enjoyed catching up with you and having the doorstep chats, it has helped us all.  If you haven’t received it yet, it will be with you sometime this week.

Next month sees the start of the Zoom Carers’ Meeting which Chris is organising and we hope that you will benefit from keeping in touch although we realise this may be difficult if you are caring for a loved one at home.

Some more ideas for you.

Library

If you belong to the library you can go online at Warwickshire Library and sign up for eBooks using your library card number.

You need to download the Borrow Box app and from there it is straightforward to download up to 8 books at a time. Once you have read them you then click on return and they go back to the library. It so easy to use and you do not have to sign in once you have got the Borrow Box app as it is all done through the app.

Knitting

If you enjoy knitting the following web address gives lots of free patterns that you can print off. htpps://ukhandknitting.com/knitting-for-charity/charity-knitting-patterns

Singing

The Alzheimer’s Society has a YouTube video lasting 55 minutes for ‘Singing for the Brain’ which you can sing along with and it includes actions for all the well-known songs. Vicky McClure is involved, she is the actor who organised the Dementia Choir that was broadcast last year.  The web address is: htpps://www.youTube.com/user/AlheimersSociety

Carol Sampson

Carol is singing some good old favourites like ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’, ‘Sway’, ‘You are My Sunshine’ and ‘Oom-pah-pah’ and more. The words are on the screen so it’s easy to sing along. Click here to listen https://vimeo.com/417981882

Deborah Rose

Relaxing and soothing Deborah sings using her dulcet tones her renditions of ‘Jolene’, ‘Mountain Thyme’ and her original songs ’Truth of the Matter’ and ‘Butterfly’. Feel free to sing along as well. The words to the songs are attached if you want to print them off.

Click here to listen. https://vimeo.com/417990351

Tristan Pate Sings!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhn2Rj0mnfI&feature=youtu.be

Everybody Dance with Rachel Freeman
Gentle dance for older people
In the garden – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UWObK2Lj2U&t=93s

Bluebell woods – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjHv-v0dQfY&t=13s

A lakeside swim – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOH6OObkBv8&t=105s

Cycling home – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVfvJlwqgaA

Take care, keep safe and we will be in touch again soon.

Love from us all at the Alcester Café.

Eileen