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Events, campaigns and news from other organisations

Come and see the Knitted Bible

Come and see 33 Scenes from the Old and New Testaments at St Marks and St Cuthberts Church, Quarry Lane, Cleadon Park.

Free entry.

Saturday 13 Jan 10.30am – 3pm
Sunday 14 Jan 12 noon – 3pm
Monday 15 Jan 11am-1pm, 4-6pm
Tuesday 16 Jan 11am-1pm, 4-6pm
Wednesday 17 Jan 11am-1pm, 4-6pm
Thursday 18 Jan 11am-1pm, 4-6pm

New Diabetes Support Group

ACTS has received funding from Jarrow Big Local to run a diabetes support group.

The group is open to all the diabetic community, family or carers who live in Jarrow.

When: starting 9 January 2018 4-6pm

Where: Jarrow Hub, Jarrow Communtiy Centre, Cambrian Street, Jarrow, NE32 3QN

To book a place please call Age Concern on 0191 456 6903

Do the JabDab

People with asthma, who have been invited by their GP to get the flu vaccine, are being encouraged to get their free jab as soon as possible, and to do the ‘dab’.

This advice is being reinforced as part of NHS England’s and Public Health England’s ‘Stay Well This Winter’ campaign as 90% of asthma sufferers say that viruses like colds and flu can trigger their asthma symptoms.

To further encourage asthma sufferers, and those in other ‘at risk’ groups, to get their free flu vaccine, NHS England is launching the #JabDab social media campaign.

When anyone gets their flu jab, they are being asked to spread the word about the importance of getting the vaccine by taking a selfie while doing the ‘dab’, after they have had their jab, and posting it on social media platforms along with the #JabDab hash tag.

Mr Fitt, who is the patient featured in a #JabDab animation, to help promote the campaign, joins other celebrities and sports people famous for doing in the ‘dab’ including Manchester United’s Paul Pogba, Tom Hanks, Prince Harry and Hillary Clinton.
How to do the ‘dab’!

Alcohol and Old Age

Loneliness, isolation, boredom, bereavement and or health problems relating to age can trigger alcohol use, or make it worse in later life.

As you get older you are less able to handle the same level as alcohol as you were when you were younger, which can create further health problems, put you at risk of repeated falls and cause reduced brain function.

Turning Point can help!
Turning Point now hold clinics at Age Concern, South Shields every Friday from 9am to 12 noon. If you want help, or would just like a chat then please contact Turning Point on 0191 4041029, or Age Concern on 0191 456 6903, or pop into Age Concern Reception.


9am Every Friday from January 12th 2018