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Alzheimer's Society - Nottinghamshire (Bassetlaw)

Memory Group: This group meets at the Hallcroft Community Centre on Randall Way in Retford.  The group runs from 10.30am-12.30pm every second Wednesday of each month.

Carers' Information and Support Programme: This course runs for 5 weeks, comprising of 1 session per week lasting 2.5 hours.  The course covers a range of topics including coping with caring, financial and legal affairs, dementia as a condition.  There is no charge but booking is essential for this course.

Dementia Advice and Support Service: (01909 540354) this is an information provision service for anyone with a memory condition.  Information can be supplied by telephone, email, letter or by appointment to attend the office.  We can provide practical information and emotional support, as well as signposting to other agencies to arrange support (such as Attendance Allowance, adaptations and Adult Social Care Support).

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Exercise - Age UK

While rest and relaxation are important as we get older, we need regular exercise to stay active and healthy. Exercise makes the heart stronger; increases energy levels, muscle strength and bone density and reduces the risk of falls. It can even reduce stress.

Have a look at our information pages to find out what kind of exercise is best, how much you need, and useful contacts for getting active.

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Continence Advisory Service

The continence service works closely with school nurses to provide advice and training.  If your child is aged between 3 and 18 years and attends a school in the city or lives in the city or has a city GP you can contact the service direct for advice.  Children’s continence clinics now run at Boots Victoria Centre Health Clinic, Bulwell Riverside, Clifton Cornerstone, Mary Potter Health Centre (Hyson Green), Sneinton Children’s Centre and Strelley Health Centre.  Clinics also run at Oakfield and Rosehill special schools. 

If you receive nappies or continence pads you will be sent a callback number with the delivery which explains where to phone for further supplies.  However if you have any problems with deliveries or have lost the number to call for more you can contact the Home Delivery Coordinator (8838900 option 2).  If you need a change of size or a different product contact the person who originally assessed your child for continence needs (Health Visitor or School Nurse). 

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British Heart Foundation

Our vision is of a world in which people do not die prematurely of heart disease.

We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.

Read more here about who we are, find out about the BHF in your area, see our history of pioneering research - and check out how you could have a career with us.

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Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, Kidney Patients' Association

Supports local kidney patients. Provides free days out and a holiday home for kidney patients to use.

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RNIB National Library Service

Braille, audio and giant print books, braille music scores, giant print sheet music, and audio tutorial CDs.  Regular magazine with book reviews (the Information Service at the Children's Development Centre has copies).

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My Sight Nottinghamshire

Previously called Nottinghamshire Royal Society for the Blind (NRSB).  Promotes greater independence for visually impaired people of all ages providng support, advice, information and adapted leisure activities.  Services include the provision of equipment and aids, home visiting service, counselling, leisure and sports, arts and crafts and a number of social trips.  My Sight Nottinghamshire support centre operates in Ortzen Street, Monday-Friday, 10.00am-4.00pm. 

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Nottinghamshire Deaf Society

Owns and runs a community centre for deaf people of all ages and for their families.  The centre offers a 'deaf friendly' space where deaf people can meet, socialise, participate in a range of valuable activities, and access specialist services and advice.  Offers a range of services including welfare rights, debt advice and sign language interpreting to the local deaf community.  Organises a 55+ group, luncheon club, social club, youth club and other activities.  The Acquired Deafness Project services support people who are deaf, deafened or hard-of-hearing but whose first or preferred language to communicate in is English as well as setting up taster classes in lip-reading and communication tactics and a social group for people with hearing loss and their families.  Campaigns for equal access, opportunities and information for deaf people.

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Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer's Society is a membership organisation, which works to improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Many of our 25,000 members have personal experience of dementia, as carers, health professionals or people with dementia themselves, and their experiences help to inform our work.

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Information Prescriptions

An Information Prescription is targeted information for a patient or their carer about their condition.

It includes facts about:

  • Condition progression
  • What to expect and when
  • Treatment available
  • Support networks
  • Money
  • Staying independent
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First Contact Signposting Scheme

One simple checklist helping people aged 60 and over to stay safe and independent in their own homes.

It saves people contacting lots of different organisations (e.g. Fire Service, Pension Service, Crime Reduction) to find out what they offer – the services come to you!

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Patient UK

Comprehensive, free, up-to-date health and disease information, mainly aimed at the UK general public and provided by UK GPs to patients and carers during consultations.

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Our Centre, Pond Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield

Staying Alive Activities:

  • Seated exercise sessions
  • Gentle chair based exercises tailored to all abilities
  • Tuesdays 12-1pm - £2 per session.  Transport may be available at an extra charge.
  • Annual membership to access all our services £5

Please contact Pauline Stojanovic for more information on 01623 753192

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Gentle Exercise, Hucknall

These sessions are run as part of the Ashfield Exercise Referral Scheme, for more information call Dianne Holmes 01623 457233 or e-mail d.c.holmes@ashfield-dc.gov.uk.

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Radford Care Group

We don't stop playing because we grow old ? we grow old because we stop playing!

Radford Care Group is a purpose built centre and registered charity that offers daytime activities for older people in Nottingham, with extended facilities for the more frail elderly, to support older people and help them to remain independent and in their own homes. Transport is available for those in the NG7/NG8 area.

We are open 5 days per week and organise activities such as arts and crafts, movement to music, quizzes, outings and getting together with others from the local area. We also offer services such as refreshments, a hot lunch, our own on-site hair salon, a small shop, regular visits from a local chiropodist, an aromatherapy massage service 3 days per week, bathing facilities and internet training.

The day care we provide is for those who are more frail and may have dementia, Alzheimer's or need help through a physical disability. This service is open 4 days per week, Tuesday to Friday, and offers all the services listed above and is also a valuable source of respite to carers. We accept referrals through adult services (formally social services), or privately. This service is run by professional carers.

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Royal National Institute of the Blind

The Royal National Institute of the Blind (RNIB) offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.

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Phoenix Physiotherapy and Laser Clinic

We are chartered physiotherapists who treat injuries from head to toe, combining hands-on physiotherapy and modern technology (laster therapy).

One of our specialities is treating arthritis related pain.

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British Complementary Medicine Association

Provides information on therapies and therapists.

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Action for Blind People

One call to Action ensures that visually impaired people receive help with anything from finding a job, applying for benefits, housing issues, aids and adaptations, holiday breaks or information on local services. Whatever the need, Action can help.

We can also offer advice to people who have a visually impaired friend or family member. People of any age can get in touch, regardless of their particular eye condition.

For issues outside our area of expertise, we have developed a network of partners who are experts in their field and we work with them to get the best possible deal for blind and partially sighted people. We guide people to the right partner, but we don't stop there. We ensure that the service received was right for them. If it wasn't then we find out why and help to solve the problem.

If you need help with anything to do with visual impairment, talk to our experts at talk to Action.

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Age UK - Health and Wellbeing

Getting older can take its toll, which is why looking after yourself, your health and wellbeing are important. This section will help you understand how to keep yourself healthy, as well as what to do if you fall ill and how to use the health services available to you.

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