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Healthy Abingdon brings groups together in the town to improve people's health and wellbeing.  In particular, it helps community groups and individuals to work more closely with each other, with the NHS and social care services.

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New Parkinson's group for Exercise to Live Music

People with Parkinson's are welcome to join this friendly group for gentle exercise with a trained dance teacher and piano accompaniment.  This new group starts on 9 January and meets weekly.  They are looking for more volunteers to help out.  Find out more.

 

Previous Healthy Abingdon Event

6 December Event - help for community groups

News report coming soon.

We are keen to support community groups in Abingdon so for this event we have invited organisations that give help to community groups.  This includes Vale of White Horse district Council, Charity Mentors, OCVA, Community First Oxfordshire and the ROBIN Network.  This will be at the Northcourt Centre from 4:30 to 7 pm.  Find details here.

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Dementia Friendly Cafés in Abingdon

Two cafés in Abingdon reserve tables at regular times for people with dementia and their carers to socialise and feel welcomed.  The two cafés are 35 Ock Street and the The Barns CaféFind out more.  Also, follow this link to find the Christmas closures.

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Healthy Abingdon Event 25 September

This event focused on mental health problems, learning difficulties and dementia.  There were a number of presentations and a lively discussion session.  You can find a report on the event with pictures here.

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Launch of Safe Places in Abingdon

This scheme was launched in Abingdon Market Place on Thursday 26 July.  The scheme provides safe places in the town for people to go if they are lost, anxious, confused or are being bullied.

Find out more.

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Health and wellbeing statistics for Abingdon

An important point made at our first meeting was was that we needed more details and statistics of the health and wellbeing of people in the town.  We thank John Courouble of OCC for sending us this excellent report which provides such details.

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Contact us

For more information, email Dave Butterworth on healthyabingdon@aol.com or telephone him on 01235 525955.  Go to our Contact Us page for more. You can also follow us on Facebook. Let us know if you want us to keep you informed of events and new developments.  

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We need more trustees.

As this is a new charity this is an exciting opportunity for someone with ideas and the skills to implement them in collaboration with the other trustees.  Contact Dave if you are interested: tel, 01235 525955; email, healthyabingdon@aol.com .  You can find out more here.

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Thank you to Doris Field Charitable Trust and to Oxford Health Charity

We are very grateful for the funding we have from Doris Field Charitable Trust and from the Oxford Health Charity.  We currently have funding which should last for about two years which will enable us to show whether our approach to health and wellbeing works and could therefore be extended to other towns.

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