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Working together to improve health and wellbeing in Abingdon-on-Thames

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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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Our next event Thursday 21 March

Music for the Mind and Body.

This should be a lively event and will include presentations from the Abingdon Music Centre, Oxford Health Foundation Trust and the Alzheimer's Society.  Details here.

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Clubs and Societies Day, Saturday 16 March

Healthy Abingdon and Dementia Friendly Abingdon had a combined stand in the Guildhall, Abingdon.  Read the news report.

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New Singing for the Brain Group in Abingdon to help those with dementia

This group is organised by the Alzheimer's Society and is held twice a month in the Peachcroft Christian Centre.  Find out more here.

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Dementia Friendly Abingdon

35 Ock Street Café reserves tables every Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 am for people with dementia and their carers to socialise and feel welcomed. Most of the staff are registered Dementia Friends and members of the Dementia-Friendly-Abingdon team pop in.

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Launch of Safe Places in Abingdon

This scheme was launched in Abingdon Market Place on Thursday 26 July 2018.  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.


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 our various funders.

We are very grateful for the funding we have from Doris Field Charitable Trust who provided our initial funding.  Then Oxford Health Charity provided us basic funding for two years.  We have also had funding from Christ's Hospital of Abingdon for Thames Boat trips for people with dementia and their carers. 

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