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Over 50 yrs of age? Then come along to the Blaby District Over 50s Forum meeting

Group of senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District can ‘have their say’ and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them by attending the Blaby District Over 50s Forum this September.

The next meeting of the Over 50’s forum takes place on Monday 14th September from 2pm until 4pm in the council chamber at the council offices on Desford Road, Narborough, LE19 2EP.

The topic for the meeting is ‘keeping safe and well this winter‘.

Guest speakers include Blaby District Council’s Health Improvement Officer, Leicestershire Police and the Papworth Trust who will be talking about their new ‘Warm Homes, Healthy Homes’ project.

There will be advice on crime prevention and health and fitness services for the Over 50s within the district.

These were all issues that residents declared were important in the ageing well consultation earlier this year.

Joy, a member from Braunstone Town, said:

“I’ve been going to the forum for years now and it’s really come on a lot over time. You get so much out of going to the
meetings!”

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk or call Tel: 0116 272 7566.*

*Normal call charges apply

Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum – Annual General Meeting

senior citizensAnyone aged 50 years or over and living in Blaby District have an opportunity to have their say and keep informed about local issues and services that affect them.

Simply come along to a meeting of the Blaby District Older Persons’ Forum!

The next one is the Annual General Meeting taking place on Monday 3 March from 2pm until 4pm at the main council offices in Narborough.

The AGM will be an opportunity to review the achievements of the forum for the last year as well as plan what to focus on during 2014-15.

Chair of the Older Persons’ Forum, Cllr Marian Broomhead, said:

“The meetings provide an opportunity for you to get lots of useful information and advice as well as share any knowledge you have about local services or community groups. We’re a friendly and relaxed group and we are always keen to welcome new members.”

During the past 12 months, a range of different speakers have been invited to cover the following issues:

  • Keeping warm and budgeting during the winter months
  • Free health checks and nutritional information
  • Carers’ support services including dementia awareness
  • Crime and personal safety
  • Overcoming isolation and local support groups
  • Welfare Reform
  • Seated exercise session
  • IT support

The forum can help if you need transport assistance to attend.

For more information please contact Zoe Coulson at
strategic.partnerships@blaby.gov.uk
or telephone 0116 272 7566.

Enderby Band – a ‘new chapter’

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Enderby Brass band are in the process of change and are advertising for a new Musical Director as a result of Jonathan Mott’s enforced retirement through ill health.

The band had hoped he would be in a position to resume his role once back to full health, but he has decided to step down.

The organisation says it intends to use the appointment of a new Musical Director to open a new chapter in the band’s illustrious history.

As so often happens when a band is without a permanent full time Musical Director, a number of players have been tempted away to other bands and so the organisation is therefore looking to recruit around half a dozen players to bring them back to full strength.

The band rehearses on Tuesday and Friday evenings from 8pm to 10pm; then some call in at the pub on the way home!

Alongside ‘Enderby Band’, their partner bands in the Organisation (the Youth, Junior, Concert and Wind Bands) continue to thrive with a combined membership of over 100 players.

The Youth Band recently finished in joint first place at the Action Medical Research Youth Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain.

All four bands welcome beginners through to experienced musicians of all ages, allowing them the opportunity to enjoy their playing.

Any former player with the band – or a player wishing to join a successful friendly band can call Dave Stanley, Senior Band Chairman, on 0116 2866103 or Chris Stanley (Stan), Senior Band Manager, on 07855 625556.

Stan vcan also be reached on rugbystan@gmail.com for more information on any of the bands or details for attending a rehearsal.

» Visit Enderby Band’s website