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Contents 4 Caring 4 Books 6 Caring 4 Health 8 Caring 4 Home 9 Caring 4 Directory 10/11 Shoreham Airport

Books, events and a prize Help is out there for you This season’s garden

July – September 2014 12 Caring 4 Finance

Protect your interests

15 Caring 4 Carers

The Salvation Army can help

16 Caring 4 Competitions WIN two great prizes Past and present – WIN tickets to the RAFA Airshow

18 Caring 4 Health

Doctor Sarah takes to the road

From the Editor Many of you will be gearing up for the summer, perhaps looking forward to revisiting a favourite destination abroad or thinking of exploring more interesting parts of the world now that you only have yourselves to please. Sunshine and beaches are probably no longer the main criteria when booking that historical monastery or a mysteriously unusual city you always fancied that was too far inland for the rest of the family to enjoy in the past. However, take time to consider the countless places to visit no more than an hour or

two away from your own front door. In this edition we feature the Shoreham Airshow, celebrating its 25th anniversary – a fabulous day out, the town also boasting great restaurants and a museum. Your day could include a visit to the quaint harbour or a leisurely walk around parts other than just the shops you may know quite well. How about a trip to Arundel with its obvious attractions – but why not stay the night and explore nooks and crannies previously overlooked. Take a look at our stunning back cover. Here’s an idea for a day trip to Southampton SeaCity Museum – presently featuring over 80 breathtaking wildlife

images – followed by a wander around the sights of this historic area. So whether you’re contemplating a long haul to the Taj Mahal, a poddle around a local village 2 miles away, which you may normally drive through, or just a picnic in the local municipal gardens, have a relaxing and interesting summer and we’ll see you in the autumn.

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Details of the Worthing, Tarring and Broadwater Trails featured in our last issue can be found on www. worthingheritagetrails.org.uk

Our cover picture is of a biplane over Shoreham by Marcus Finch. More information on page 5.

Worthing Food and Drink Festival 2014 23rd – 24th August. Pavilion Theatre and Worthing Seafront Worthing’s Food and Drink Festival is getting bigger and better. The Worthing Town Centre Initiative, Proto Restaurant Group and Worthing Theatres are working together on the third annual Food Festival which will be a true “Flavour of the seaside” for 2014. Stalls will be set up inside the Pavilion Theatre and on the promenade outside, offering an eclectic range of food and drink with

something on offer to tempt every palate. A kitchen will be set up on The Pavilion stage with top chefs on hand to demonstrate culinary skills and offer great cooking tips. There’s wine tasting, competitions and much much more… On Sunday 24th August Celebrity Chef Rosemary Shrager will be offering her culinary expertise. Rosemary, an English Chef, is best known for being an haute cuisine

teacher on the reality TV show Ladette to Lady, and a judge on Soapstar Superchef. She’s appeared on the reality TV show ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here!’ and has written a number o f books. Her new one – Rosemary’s Cakes Bakes and Puddings – has just been launched. The festival’s absolutely free, as are all demonstrations, so make sure you don’t miss the experience that is Worthing Food and Drink Festival 2014.

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The Royal Observer Corps in Worthing By Graham Lelliott

Never Run Away By Julie C. Round Published by Oldstick Books Price £5.99 ISBN 978-0-9557242-4-4

Price £4.99 ISBN 978-0-9553893-5-1 Available from Graham Lelliott, 3 Busticle Lane, Sompting, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 0DH www.grahamlelliott.co.uk A well researched account of the changing role of the Royal Observer Corps with a local perspective. It tells how Graham’s trip to Newhaven Fort led him to trace the story from 1915 – with reported sightings of Zeppelins – through World War II to the cold war bunker at Brooklands Pleasure Park on the Worthing/Lancing border. The story ends locally in 1991, with the final closure of HQ in 1996, by which time, presumably, satellite observation has taken over. Sites and personnel appear in photographs and their roles are explained.

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When Barbara runs away from her husband Tony, he turns detective and tries to track her down. Barbara has changed her identity and made a new life on the South Coast – but it proves complicated for her, and opens up new possibilities for Tony instead. A tale full of surprises with strange happenings along the way. Special reader offer: £5 inc. p & p from Oldstick Books, 18 Wiston Close, Worthing BN14 7PU. Tel: 07981 239017

Bootsy’s New Home By Vicky Phillips Published by Hampton Bond International Price £3.99 ISBN 976-1-909555-12-9 We are always keen to support new talent and local writers, and when both come together it’s a bonus. Vicky Phillips is a student aiming for a career in illustration. Her delightful children’s book is ideal as a bedtime story or for a young reader to attempt with a parent. The pictures are bright, bold and uncomplicated.

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Great Food – Great Events Thursday 17th July – Best Seller Local Author, Pam Weaver launches her new book, For better For Worse with a talk and signing followed by a two course dinner and wine £23.00. Talk commences at 7pm. Wednesday 30th July – Marcus Finch, talented artist and tutor, demonstrates the art of painting a large impressive scene with just a few colours and a large brush. A treat for art lovers, artists and anyone just wanting entertainment before a two course lunch £19.00. 12 noon. Sunday 21st September – The Wordies present Worthing at War – a variety of literary works commemorating the anniversary of the Great War. Commences promptly at 6pm followed by a two course dinner including a glass of wine. £23.00. Booking essential for all events. DON’T MISS OUT! For a full list email reservations@ardingtonhotel.co.uk or call 01903 230451 Indigo Restaurant, Ardington Hotel, Steyne Gardens, Worthing BN113DZ www.indigorestaurant.info

Published by Avon Price £6.99 ISBN 978-1-84756-363-7 It’s July 1948 and Britain is recovering from WWII. Annie Royal and her new husband Henry are happily settled in Horsham with a baby on the way. Sarah, mother of two small girls, is struggling to survive in Worthing after being abandoned by her husband, Henry – in an era before benefits. On the day Henry is arrested for bigamy the two women meet. But if neither reported him, who did? Sunday Times bestseller, Pam Weaver is a master of twists and turns that keep you reading on, long after you really ought to be doing something else.

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COMING SOON

A Sussex artist who’s flying high Our cover artist talks to Wendy Greene

Soldiers of the Territorial Army march along South Street. Courtesy of West Sussex Library Service. www.westsussexpast.org.uk

West Sussex Library Services hold a wealth of information on all aspects of Sussex Life. For the past year, staff and trained volunteers have worked with other knowledgeable local people, under the editorship of Emma White, Great War Project Manager, and Martin Hayes, County Local Studies Librarian, to bring you the definitive Great War Britain: West Sussex – available from all public libraries, The County Record Office in Chichester and in book shops from 4th August. This is the first county title to be published in the Great War Britain series. With Heritage Lottery funding, the 200-strong team has brought together facts and photos on local regiments, the role of women and the church, the devastating effect on the population during and after the war and much, much more. It is a truly community-based project that not only tells its own story but also leaves the legacy of a network of contributors – many already collaborating on other projects – and a renewed respect for, and interest in, our Library Service and Record Office. More information is available on www.westsussexpast.org.uk

‘It’s all about the atmosphere,’ was Marcus Finch’s response when asked where he found his inspiration. ‘It’s not just the place or the subject matter – it’s the way the sky and the ground, or sea, interact to create that atmosphere.’ Marcus Finch lives and works in Sussex. For some years he has been teaching painting in all its forms, but his own work also includes some beautiful ceramics. He’s designed and commissioned the manufacture of his own printing press – small enough to use at home and bringing another string to his bow. Other activities include building maintenance for all trades in which he is qualified,

with a nice line in paint effects and trompe l’oeuil. Visit Marcus’s website – www.marcusfinch.co.uk – or his space on www.saa. co.uk and take a look at the clouds, the light and shadows. Then enjoy soaking up the atmosphere. You may even be tempted to buy something.

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I didn’t know where to turn A Sussex Al-Anon member’s own story When my lovely daughter was drinking heavily, I didn’t know where to turn for help. She seemed unable to stop drinking, yet she was causing so many problems and so much damage to herself and her family through her drinking. She didn’t seem to be aware of all the harm she was causing, but I was. I couldn’t understand why she didn’t just stop and I was desperate to try and find a way to stop her drinking – my health was suffering too. Luckily, someone told me about Al-Anon Family Groups. I had never heard of Al-Anon before, but I was told I would find people there who would understand my problems, so I thought I’d give it a go – after all, what did I have to lose? I looked Al-Anon up on the 18981 A_Work 4/11/11 08:38 Page 1 internet (www.al-anonuk.org.

uk) and as well as reading something about them, I found that there were meetings in nearly every town, so there was one quite near where I lived. It took me a lot of courage to get through the door the first time I went – I had been so ashamed of having someone with a drink problem in my family, I wasn’t sure if I was brave enough to admit it in front of strangers. I needn’t have worried! I was warmly welcomed and offered a cup of tea. I don’t remember too much about my first meeting, but I do remember being so grateful to find that I was amongst a whole group of people who understood exactly what I was going through. They understood because they too were in the same situation as me. What a relief it was to hear that I wasn’t going crazy, as I’d

Alcoholism

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often thought I was, and that many others had done the same things that I had done to try and stop the drinking too. They told me that alcoholism is a disease, and is recognised by the medical profession as such, and that I didn’t cause it, I couldn’t control it and I couldn’t cure it. This too was a relief – to learn it wasn’t my fault; I was dealing with an illness. Hearing this, and hearing the stories of other member’s loved ones recovery from the disease gave me hope that my daughter could recover too. Thankfully, she did find recovery and has been sober now for 7 years. I still go to Al-Anon meetings though, it helped me so much when I was desperate and now I can share my own experience, strength and hope with others who are in the situation I was at my first meeting. It isn’t just adults who suffer if

there is a problem drinker in the family, children can be equally affected, and there is also help for them too, in Alateen. Alateen is a similar fellowship to Al-Anon and which offers help and support to young people between the ages of 12 and 18, who have been affected by someone else’s drinking. There are 2 local meetings and to find out more about Alateen, visit the website (www.al-anonuk.org.uk) or ring 020 7407 0215.

Retiring to Succeed Retirement is a wonderful opportunity to kick back, relax and do the things that you have dreamt of doing all your working life. Sometimes people think, ‘I need a structure – to socialise, continue learning, to serve or gain fulfilment and success.’ Scoring – Learning, Earning or Giving Think about things that would make you happy. Make a list and score them out of 10, then list the top 5 in order. 1. Learning – Score what you want to learn – ask yourself if it’s to further an interest, or to secure new paid or unpaid work. 2. Earning – Score the money you’d like. What you will do with it? Score essentials and luxuries. What types of jobs could give you the money you need? 3. Giving – Score the charities you like to support or the places where you may like to volunteer.

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Wendy Greene finds out how an airport came to life Every year in August, thousands flock to the Airshow at Shoreham Airport – or to give it its correct title, Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport. Many others living nearby catch a glimpse of aeroplanes old and new arriving and leaving, dog fighting and formation flying. Man’s sheer determination to fly, overcoming failure and danger, has led to the creation of a mode of transport used for pleasure, trade, rescue and war. In 1921, the airport might have been left to pasture had Cecil Pashley and the Miles brothers not joined forces to use it as a base for the Gnat Aero Company, with activities such as airshows and flying meetings becoming popular. The Art Deco terminal, designed by Tiltman – now a Grade II* listed building – opened in 1936. World War II meant international airline operators moving away from London to Shoreham. In 1940 passenger traffic stopped, the Royal Airforce took over and the aerodrome became base for 277 Air Sea Rescue Squadron

who took part in the rescue of around 600 airmen from the Channel. Other units supported the Dieppe raid and D-Day landings.

The following year, Shoreham became a Municipal Airport and a tarmac runway was built in 1981.

The buildings were targeted by air raids which seriously damaged the main hangar but happily the terminal building remained intact. After the war, the Miles brothers returned, bringing aircraft manufacture, eventually becoming part of Beagle, who traded at Shoreham until 1970.

The airport, in private ownership since 2006, is well worth a visit. The Visitor Centre – opening weekdays 10am-3pm and 12noon-3pm – features

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exhibits about the airport’s history as well as having a library and archive of related historic materials. Guided tours of the airport are available.

Northbrook College’s engineering department has a Centre of Vocational Excellence in Aerospace and Aviation there, and apprenticeships are available.

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30th and 31st August 2014 If you’re looking for a great day out, we could have just the thing for you. The airport is once again hosting the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) Shoreham Airshow with flying and static displays by fast jets, military helicopters, aerobatic and historic aircraft. There’s a variety of ground displays by local organisations including flying clubs and the armed forces, alongside classic cars and military vehicles. If you’re treating youngsters, they’ll be able to have fun while learning a bit of history at the same time. Over the past 25 years the show has raised more than £1.9 million for the Royal Air Forces Association to provide care and welfare for veterans – from World War II to the present day – and their families. Parking is available but not guaranteed, so you may prefer to use the free shuttle bus from Shoreham Station. Disabled parking is available for badge holders. Guide dogs are welcome but no others will be admitted. To book tickets on line, go to www.shorehamairshow.co.uk or telephone 01903 282360. You can also buy tickets in person at the Airport ahead of the show.

RAFA have kindly given us two pairs of adult tickets for this year’s show on 30th and 31st August. For a chance to win a pair of tickets tell us what the initials ‘RAFA’ stand for. Send your answer with your name, address and telephone number to Caring 4 Sussex Airshow Competition, 19 Anscombe Road, Worthing, W. Sussex BN11 5 EN, or email your answer with Airshow Comp in the subject box to edit@caring4sussex.co.uk giving telephone number. Competition closes at noon on Monday 11th August 2014. One entry per household. We never use or pass on your contact details.

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Caring 4 Fi nanc e

Don’t get caught in the phishing net Nicola Sheeran has some advice on computer safety essential to have anti-virus software and safe passwords. Do not take the bait or get reeled in by the unscrupulous people who may try to fish for your personal information. Remember to stay SMART:

So you’ve bought your computer or tablet device and are getting to grips with all the wonderful applications and uses. The world has been opened up for you. From the comfort of your armchair you can go shopping, do banking, crosswords and quizzes, trace your family tree, and even talk to people the other side of the pond. However, a word of caution – look out for the sharks. There are hackers, scammers, viruses, worms, Trojan horses and phishing hackers. It is absolutely

There are many magazines and books for those of you starting out with your computers, as well as courses at colleges and computer classes which take place in the local community to help the novice computer

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Cryptic Corner We know you enjoy our Wordsearch, Wordlines and Oldies Quiz, but we have some new ideas. We’d love to hear which quizzes you’d like us to set in future issues. (Our contact address is on p3)

Cryptic games Your musical knowledge will help you answer the questions, but each answer also relates to a game or sport – board, green, pitch or sea. We’ve given you the first answer but other answers are on page 16. 1. Wild haired man, big in name and body, hit album. Answer BAT out of Hell (Meatloaf) 2. Record company for squares? 3. Cockney duo song – mad for a cue. 4. Energetic late 70s band scored 180. 5. US duo poured oil on this bestselling album. 6. We did well at this in Weymouth. 7. He gave us a new dance craze in the 60s. 8. She sang this without a smile, in a meaty dress 9. Annoyingly catchy dance song of the 80s. 10. American iconic birds and rock band.

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Companionship Assistance with medicines Assistance with travelling to appointments

Melrose Care gives you and your carers options, we ensure that you are able to choose where you receive your care and to what level you would like us to adapt this care to suit your needs. Contact our friendly Home Care team to discuss your needs

Diane Heward

Louise Bruce

Liz Seymour

Domiciliary Care Co-ordinator

Owner

Care Manager

“The carers who come to my home are wonderful!”

Tel: 01903 238338 • homecare@melrosecare.org.uk • www.melrosecare.org.uk


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High quality, low prices at Goring Café From a quick cuppa to a full Sunday roast Whether it’s lunch with a friend or a builder’s breakfast, you can always be sure of good quality, generous portions and a friendly greeting at Goring Café. Says owner Ali, “My customers are my top priority. I buy quality ingredients and make sure everything is clean.” He’s so confident, his kitchen is on full view – where friendly staff can be seen obviously enjoying their work. So if you made an early start at the shops and missed breakfast or really fancy a burger but don’t like big

impersonal burger bars, whatever the reason, Goring Café has something for you With children’s meals at £2.90 and full roast Sunday lunches at £6.30, you can happily give yourself a day away from the kitchen, knowing you’re not compromising on the quality of ingredients. Goring Café is at 282 Goring Road, on the north side of Mulberry Shopping Parade. Call 01903 506868 to place a takeaway order.


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Welcome Break? The Salvation Army can give carers just that

We all know about The Salvation Army – its wonderful brass band, its beachside services, the carol concerts and the smart uniforms. But there’s so much more. This initiative, organised by The Salvation Army in Worthing gives carers a chance to take

a break, attend to personal activities or just allow the person cared for a change of scene. Each session currently costs only £8 (this will increase to £12 in October) and you can also have lunch from the restaurant for an extra charge.

Organising a day out with a wheelchair or for someone with personal care needs can be hard, but the trained assistants and excellent volunteers can take over. Members have commented on the pleasant company, different surroundings and interesting trips to places like Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Bluebell Railway. The Welcome In is a great place for a snack or meal at a good price. It’s open from 9.30am-4pm Mondays to Friday and the centre staff and volunteers will make you feel

at home. Activities cover all age groups, from a parent and toddler club for just £1.00 a time, an OFSTED registered preschool, Thursday Club for young adults with a range of special needs, a Family Contact centre and a Befriending service. If you like to sing, why not join the Community choir which is for all ages and abilities. Welcome Break is partly funded by West Sussex Social and Caring Services. There’s always a need for new volunteers too, at the Centre or in their charity shops. You will be Welcome.

Welcome In Worthing Community Programme

A Welcome Break for Carers The Welcome Break aims to provide carers with the opportunity to take a break. While the person being cared for enjoys a sociable morning of activity, the carer can take time out at home or in town. We enjoy outings to places of interest in the area. Recently we've been to Broadbridge Heath and Portsmouth historic Dockyard, The Bluebell Railway and other places of interest. The group is based at 9-13 Crescent Road, Worthing and we meet Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am – 3.30pm.

For more information call them on 01903 234497. The group meets at The Welcome In, 9-13 Crescent Road, Worthing on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am – 3.30pm 10am.. The website is www.worthingsalvationarmy.org.uk which also gives a fascinating and surprising account of their history.

The Salvation Army has a chain of charity shops that sell second hand clothes, books, music and bric-a-brac items. Good quality donations always needed. Worthing: 1-3, Rowlands Rd, Worthing, West Sussex, BN11 3JJ Tel: 01903 824256

Contact The Welcome In on 01903 234497 for more information www.worthingsalvationarmy.org.uk

Lancing: 154 South Street, Lancing, West Sussex, BN15 8AU Telephone 01903 750594

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WIN,WIN,WIN! We have two more competitions for you – tickets for One man, Two Guvnors at the Hawth, Crawley and a set of Graham Lelliott’s books – see our Book Page. Please note the entry conditions are different for each competition. One entry per household only for each competition.

Win tickets to The National Theatre’s One Man, Two Guvnors

Book competition To win three books by Graham Lelliott, answer the questions, then find the word in the centre stripe. For a chance to win the reviewed book by Graham Lelliott (page 4) plus others about Brooklands Miniature Railway and Field Place Mystery, send us the word with your name, address and telephone number to Caring 4 Sussex Books Competiton, 19 Anscombe Road, Worthing, W. Sussex BN11 5 EN giving telephone number, or email your answer and details with Books Comp in the subject box to edit@caring4sussex.co.uk Competition closes at noon on Wednesday 10th September 2014. One entry per household. We never use or pass on your contact details.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Clues across 1. Valley north of Worthing 2. Line where sea meets shore 3. West Sussex city 4. East Sussex City 5. Local river 6. East Sussex Castle 7. Illegal, once rife in Sussex 8. Fun flying in Worthing or Bognor 9. Another local river

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Bat (Out of Hell) Chess (Records) Snooker (Loopy) Darts Bridge (Over Troubled Water)

6. Sailing 7. (Chubby) Checker 8. Poker (Face) 9. Birdie (Song) 10. Eagles

CRYPTIC ANSWERS

This award-winning comedy has, in its cast, three great actors who each played one of those rare parts – a likeable Eastenders character. Shaun Williamson, Jasmyn Banks and Emma Barton were Barry, Honey and Alice. Nicholas Hytner’s five star production is set in Brighton and tells the hilarious story of Francis Henshall. Fired from his skiffle band, he becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, but Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. It has been described as a glorious celebration of British comedy – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners. The show runs from 18th-23rd August at The Hawth, Crawley who have kindly given us two pairs of tickets for the opening night. To enter answer the following question: In which seaside town is the comedy set? Send your entry to OMTG C4 competition to The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley RH10 6YZ or email your answer to Hawthmarketing@parkwoodtheatres.co.uk with OMTG C4 competition in the subject box by noon on 4th August 2014.


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Competition Winners Maggie Morlen from Hove is looking forward to a delicious meal for two at Indigo Restaurant. Our thanks to Indigo at The Ardington Hotel in Worthing for this prize to the value of £40. We asked for captions to one of Pammy Long’s delightful swan photos and the winners were: ‘The team might be called The Seagulls but you can’t beat a swan in goal!’ from Judy Upton of Shoreham, “Doors to manual” from Josephine Stephens of Goring, and “You May be Mute but you don’t talk to me like that.” From

Discover Irene House residential & nursing care in Worthing

Roger Burman of Gravesend. (Yes we know it’s really a Trumpeter Swan but it made us chuckle.) Each winner receives a set of Pammy’s greeting cards to send to friends or frame for the wall.

WORTHING ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 7.30pm Dr Robert C. Smith, University of Sussex will talk about Supernovae. The Lounge, Heene Community Centre 122, Heene Road, Worthing BN11 4PL Visitors pay a small entry charge. Inquiries tel. 01903 505346 (No meeting in August)

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Friendly environment Good company, activities and entertainment Outings and social events Nutritional menus Hairdressing and therapies 24 hour nursing Private & state funded residents

Parkfield Road, Tarring, near Worthing 01903 327327 Registered charity 1044658

www.guildcare.org enquiry@guildcare.org

Leading the way in quality care An independent provider of superior quality home care in Sussex. Our experienced team of Home Care Workers can deliver a comprehensive range of care services to enable you or your loved one to remain at home and retain privacy, dignity and lifestyle choices. Our unique Care Connect system provides added peace of mind by giving family members online access to visit summaries so that they are kept fully informed and involved in We are also all aspects of care provision. To discuss how we can provide the very best care, tailored to your individual needs, please contact us or visit our website.

recruiting experienced Home Care Workers, visit website for more information

Richmond House, 38 High Street, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9RG Tel: 01273 840625 • e-mail: admin@elitechoicehomecare.co.uk • www.elitechoicehomecare.co.uk


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Doctor Sarah reminds us there may come a time when we should hand over the car keys. I used my mobile phone whilst driving my car along the seafront the other day. I was calling the police. I was behind a car being driven on the wrong side of the road. No amount of flashing, honking or gesticulating seemed to help. I called 999 and then dropped back a little, following at a distance. I reasoned that there was bound to be a crash sooner or later, and if I wanted to be any use to those involved, then I didn’t want to be part of it. Thankfully, after a nailbitingbut mercifully clear, and uneventful – few minutes, the driver turned off up a side street, and onto the right - ie left - side of the road. The police called me back after they’d paid the driver a visit. He was an elderly, and slightly confused, gentleman who lived abroad and was home for the holidays to see his family. The government has recently shelved plans to tighten up the rules applied to younger new drivers. Based on the statistics for road traffic accidents it would seem sensible. Young people make up a smaller proportion of the driving population but are involved in more serious road traffic accidents than older drivers. One sure sign of getting

impairments who venture out every day. This piece does not concern you if you have the reflexes, eyesight and hearing of a lynx, are on no medication and swim around the pier everyday 365 days a year, even if you have to break the ice first. I saw a little old lady not too long ago who was in possession of most of her marbles, but who was painfully frail, nearly deaf and had very poor sight. She looked as though a light summer breeze would blow her off her feet. She got into the driver’s seat of a brand new Golf GTi, with all the knobs and bells and proceeded to inch

old is becoming aware of one’s

and medication should be

own mortality. There is no way

taken into account, not

that I would get on the back of

to mention the fact that

a motorbike now and whoop as

motoring has changed beyond

the speedo crashed through the 100mph mark. What at middle

recognition in the lifetimes of those with the oldest licences.

age is blind folly, at 18 is just a

The trouble with driving is

lot of fun. The government has wimped

forward out of the car park with both the clutch and the

Dr Sarah Hone ss trained in Medicine at King’s College , London, and moved to Worthing in 2003, where she trained in An aesthetics an d Intensive Ca re. She now wor ks at the Accid ent and Emergenc y Departmen t at Brighton Ho spital.

Call for brochure or visit us at anytime: 01903 871326 claphamlodge@tiscali.co.uk www.claphamlodge.co.uk

Clapham Lodge is a care home for the elderly, surrounded by a large garden and far reaching views across of countryside and the sea from almost all rooms and flats. We provide a high quality of care with a homely environment ensuring wellbeing and comfort at all times. Short or long stay welcome.

accelerator virtually pinned to the floor, a plume of grey-blue smoke billowing from the tyres. It occurs to me that all drivers have a responsibility to be safe on the road, young or old. At the start of our driving careers we should have a ‘probationary’ period, with limited access to night/ motorway/ multiple passenger driving before further qualifications are taken. As we near older age, the effects of medical conditions

Can you spare 4 hours a week? Becoming a volunteer with The Friends of Worthing Hospital will help make your local hospital special. Volunteers are needed to help with the running of our Hospital shops The West wing shop and coffee bar is open 6 days a week The Cafeteria in the main entrance is open 5 days a week The trolley shop provides afternoon service on the wards Profits from the sales within these shops have already helped fund some much needed high-tech equipment

that we all think we’re experts. I recently attended a ‘Speed

out again. Just like it did with

Awareness Course’ (guess what,

minimum pricing for alcohol.

I’m not perfect either), and very

Living on the south coast

useful it was too. And sobering.

however brings other challenges.

What’s more, the demographic

It’s not so much the menace

was definitely older folk. So

of the boy and girl racer that

maybe it’s time we all took a

worries me, but the legions

long hard look at our driving before it’s too late….

of older folk with significant

Dr S a rah’s Case b o ok

If you would like to help or need any further information Call 01903 205111 ext.4540 or visit the shop for an application form


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Companionship, privacy, security and independence – you’ll find them all, and much more, in an Abbeyfield home. The Abbeyfield Ferring Society has two houses both serving freshly prepared meals. Cornwell House accommodates twenty residents in its residential home which is close to local shops and the sea. Old School House provides supported accommodation for eleven residents in the heart of the village, adjacent to the library and Doctor’s surgery and close to the shops. We aim to provide quality care in a warm, friendly environment. Respite care can be provided, subject to availability. We also have a domiciliary support service for people who require some assistance to remain in their own homes. l Friendship, privacy and practical support l Fully trained and caring staff l Residents treated with dignity and respect

Please contact Ruth on 01903 240313 for further details


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