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Zumba Zumba Zumba - Lets Party! Top fitness instructors Louise Freezer and Penny Crook bring the Zumba Fitness PartyTM to town! aerobics, step aerobics and circuit training to core strength training Pilates classes.
Above: Penny Crook (L) and Louise Freezer (R). Having taken the area by storm with the introduction of Zumba since early January, Lou and Penny are now offering additional classes to accommodate the staggering interest Zumba has generated. Penny and Lou have been friends and colleagues for many years and have worked collaboratively designing creative and effective fitness classes to accommodate people of all levels of ability. Their vast clientele benefit from classes ranging from high energy
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Lou Freezer, who previously worked exclusively at Breckland Leisure Centre, has branched out on her own and is running Zumba classes in various venues. Due to her popularity whilst at the Leisure Centre many of her clients have followed her, therefore she is planning to expand her timetable further. Penny Crook has been teaching fitness classes since she left college. Having seen the industry develop and evolve over the years she has continued to embrace the changes and is very excited about the buzz Zumba
is generating, also rapidly adding new classes to her timetable. Together Lou and Penny hope to organise various Zumba fitness events around the region. What is Zumba? Zumba is a Latin inspired, easy to follow, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and international music and dance movements. The Zumba Fitness-Party combines fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body using an aerobic fitness approach to achieve a balance of cardio and muscle toning benefits. It’s dynamic, exciting and guaranteed to make you smile! Ditch the workout, join the party!! For a class near you please see advertisement or contact: Lou: Phone or text 07866 534087 / email: email@example.com or find me on Facebook: Zumba Lou Lou Penny: 01842 815074 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Class costs: Zumba: casual £5.00 / block payment £4.00 per class in advance. Step Aerobics: casual £6.00 / block payment £4.00 per class in advance. Pilates: casual £7.00 / block payment £5.00 per class in advance. EXTRA SAVING WITH LOYALTY SCHEME
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Thetford Works Begin On Thetford’s Haling Path Work has begun to improve Thetford’s Haling Path as part of the Moving Thetford Forward Partnership.
Above: Haling Path Sign The project, which is the first major regeneration project to take place under Moving Thetford Forward will include the clean up of the path and the creation of a piled wall preventing the footway falling into the river. Works are due to be completed by the end of March at a cost of around £850,000 with £600,000 coming from Moving Thetford Forward and £250,000 from Norfolk County Council.
Attending the launch of the works at the Haling Path, William Nunn, Chairman of Moving Thetford Forward said: “The Haling Path has been in need of improvement for some time so it is great that the Moving Thetford Forward Partnership has been able to fund these works to begin. These works are the first of many regeneration projects planned for Thetford and it is very exciting for the town.”
the Haling Path which demonstrates our commitment to the Moving Thetford Forward Partnership. It is always good to work with colleagues in such a worthwhile partnership and see that work bear fruit. When complete I am sure the Haling Path will be enjoyed by Thetford residents for generations to come.”
Norfolk County Council will adopt the footway and piled wall and will therefore maintain it, in the future ensuring the finished cycleway footpath and wall should not fall into disrepair in the future. Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Travel and Transport at Norfolk County Council, said: “I welcome the start of work on
The launch was also attended by Thetford Parish Councillors Pam Spencer and Mike Spencer and Thetford Town Manager Susan Glossop. Further information regarding the Moving Thetford Forward Partnership is available by visiting www.movingthetfordforward.com.
Left: Councillors - left to right: Pam Spencer, William Nunn, Susan Glossop, Mike Spencer.
Possibly The Largest Table Top Sale Taking Place In Thetford! A local charity which runs a community Ballpark and a cooking club for young people is organising a fundraising event in Thetford to raise much needed finances to support its activities. The event is to take place on Saturday 23rd April from 10am and will be held at the Guildhall on Market place, Thetford. There will be lots of different stalls around including Liz Bishop Photography, Avon, Bodyshop, Jamie at Home, Lucy Lou Handbags, Jewellery, Home Made Cakes, Cards & Crafts, Local Charities, Raffle & Tombola and Supreme Soups etc….. Proceeds from the raffle & refreshments are to go to TCA activities for Young people in Thetford. Terry Jermy, TCA Project Co-ordinator explains “The TCA are committed to providing these activities to the young people of West Thetford, fundraising is always important but more so with our current climate. We have applied for various funding to help us continue for the
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next 3 years, but having the young people and staff work together at a event like this will show we are all committed to a better future.” Caroline Chad – TCA Admin Assistant says ‘Unbelievably we had 28 stalls in January and I have already had requests for repeat bookings for our Easter Saturday’s event, both rooms are booked for the Guildhall, Market Place, Thetford’, ‘So if anyone would like a stall I urge you to contact me as soon as possible’ on 01842 820871/821581 or you may email me at email@example.com The group is always in need of donations and funding support and is urging local residents and businesses to support the project. For more information, please contact Terry Jermy on 07742 157967.
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Stacey & Partners Make sure you use the allowances the government gives you. Act now before 5th April to save tax! Have you used all of your reliefs? While we often reflect on our plans for a new year each December, taxpayers are losing out on tax benefits by not planning ahead, so says Mark Wallace of regional accountancy firm Stacey & Partners.
the savings are able to grow free of income tax and capital gains tax.
There are a number of things that individuals can do to save tax by planning ahead. Some of these are as follows:-
Pensions The amount that can be paid into a pension scheme is reduced substantially with effect from 5th April 2011. Have you paid as much as you can and need to into your pension, making full use of the reliefs?
ISA Allowance Each individual is able to save £10,200 per tax year in an ISA account, where
Personal Allowance & Basic Rate Band Have you used yours? The basic
Santon Downham Village Hall Up coming events. Sunday 6th March Indoor Table Top Sale - Free admission - Starts at 10.00am - 2pm plenty of car parking space, indoor cafe and toilets. Wednesday 9th March Lunch Club (2 courses, tea/coffee and mints) £5.50 reservations need to be made in advance. Sunday 3rd April The first of our outdoor car boot sales begins, plenty of pitch space - £5.00 a pitch or £8.00 for 2 Starts at 8.00 am 1pm. Plenty of car parking space - indoor cafe and toilets. Friday 8th April Our now famous Quiz Night with Fish and Chip Supper - Admission £2.00, Fish and Chips £5.00 - Starts at 7.00pm - Teams of 4.
Sunday 1st May Outdoor Car Boot Sale - £5.00 a pitch or £8.00 for 2 - Starts at 8.00 am - 1pm - plenty of car parking space - indoor cafe and toilets.
allowance is £6,475 for the 2010/11 tax year, below which no tax is payable. By planning ahead, individuals where, say one person is working and paying tax, and another with no income, may be able to split savings and property income to use up their entire allowances. Savings can also be made where one individual is a higher rate tax payer and the other is a basic rate tax payer. If you are a business, has your spouse used their allowance? If it can be justified, how about considering a salary to your spouse. Capital Gains Tax allowance Have you used yours? Each individual has a capital gains tax allowance of £10,100. If you are planning a sale it may be necessary to look at its timing so that it occurs in the tax year which maximises your allowances. If you have assets that are standing at a capital gains loss, it may be useful to consider the sale of loss making assets to shelter gains.
Inheritance Tax Are you planning gifts? There is an Annual exemption of £3,000 that can be carried forward for one year if unused. So did you use last years? Also don’t forget small gifts allowances, gifts for marriage and gifts of normal expenditure out of income. Businesses Businesses – if you are looking to invest in equipment and have a 5th April year end make sure your Annual Investment Allowance is used. This year it stands at £100,000 but it goes down to £25,000 as from 1st April 2011. If you wish to discuss any of the above measures, Mark Wallace can be contacted at Stacey & Partners, Thetford, on 01842 826100 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org The information in this article is based upon legislation currently in force. No action on the information should be taken without considering your own circumstances.
Friday 6th May Flower Workshop - 7.00pm to 9.00 pm. Please ring for details. For enquiries regarding all of the above, or to book the hall for an event, please ring Sylvia on 01842 815213. Please note that our outside Car Boot Sale will run from 3rd April right through to October, on the first Sunday of each month.
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Thetford Works! Helping People Into Work As well as the One Stop Bus and their work with META, our team of Service Connectors, Helene and Sarah along with their manager Adam also work in partnership with The Keystone Development Trust delivering the Thetford Works! project. The project aims to ease work related issues for people in and around Thetford, it may be that confidence issues need to be worked on or clients need access to appropriate skills training to help them to enter the job market. The team help individuals, who are furthest from the work market, into voluntary or paid employment and provide them with the support they need to overcome the barriers they face to do so. Mandie Patterson, project co-ordinator said “We have been working with the Breckland Partnership on our “Thetford Works!” project since October 2010. The team, Adam, Helene and Sarah, have helped co-ordinate our neighbourhood work clubs each Wednesday, providing input, feedback and support to the existing team.” “Clients have found the team very supportive and have expressed thanks
on several occasions for the work they do helping with cv building, job searching and providing details of other organisations where they can find support.” “Having Breckland involved in the project has meant that we can capture a wider range of clients and see more people who require our help for reviews each week due to the manpower they provide. They have even seen clients on board the ‘Breckland Bus’ when they visit the estate and the feedback from the users has been incredibly positive!” Adrian Stasiak, Breckland Council Executive Member for Communities and Benefits said: “It is a really positive project to be involved in and Keystone’s commitment to helping local people into work is very encouraging. The team have enjoyed meeting and helping clients through the work clubs, providing several with CVs and the skills to write them. One of their clients recently became employed and others have been helped onto training courses.”
To assist the team further understand the issues that people need help with through the Work Clubs, people are urged to visit: www.surveymonkey.com/s/VGQK7WC to fill out a survey where there will also be a prize draw for the opportunity to win a high street shopping voucher. The survey will only take a few minutes to answer and can be completed anonymously. If you live in and around Thetford and think the team can help you visit one of the work clubs at:
The Meet-Up Cafe On the FIRST Wednesday of each month 10.30am to 2pm. META at The Limes EVERY Friday 3.30pm to 5pm For more information please contact the work club co-ordinator: Mandie Patterson on 07795 977704 or email Amanda.email@example.com
Thetford Grammar School The day had finally arrived! Junior School Council had prepared for the birdwatch by ensuring that the bird table was well stocked for the week before the event, so that the birds would get used to its new position. After the last of the Seniors had disappeared after their House meetings, the children watching at the windows could see a flutter here, a flash there until gradually more and more birds became brave enough to swoop down to the bird table to eat. Year 6 were very busy as when they were not counting at the windows, they were given the challenge to build a bird nest out of twigs, make bird fat balls which they then took out to hang in the playground (after the watch was over though!) as well as finding out bird facts about the birds. The children found making the nests very difficult, but these were able to hold a large amount of eggs! Great designing Year 6.
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The Abbey Neighbourhood Centre EVERY Wednesday between 10.30am to 2pm.
Meanwhile, Goldcrest were concealing themselves in the ‘hide’ so that they would not scare the birds whilst they were watching them. When not taking turns at the peepholes, the children were also partaking of a morning munch alongside the birds. They had brought in lots of different types of seeds - pumpkin, sunflower, linseed, sesame and poppy - as well as various kinds of fruit - grapes, raspberries, dried apricots and raisins. The children also got to make their own strawberry smoothie. This involved pouring, measuring, peeling, cutting and then watching the blender whizz everything around. Everyone got to try new things and discover that they liked some of them!
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Breathe Easier In Thetford! Ovenclean A new support group for people affected by breathlessness is starting in Thetford!
Every good cook knows that a clean oven is essential to great tasting food and a kitchen filled with delicious aromas.
If you suffer from shortness of breath or have been diagnosed by a lung condition such as COPD, bronchiectasis and emphysema, come along and meet us. We meet at the Cloverfield Community Centre in Thetford on the third Wednesday of the month to provide information and support to help manage breathless, which is increasing problem in our community. Each meeting is attended by a local respiratory nurse and also a speaker on health or related topics. Plus there
is always a chance to have a natter to others in the same boat – over a cup of tea!
If you hate spending hours cleaning your oven (and let’s face it, who doesn’t?) then get the professionals in.
Forthcoming speaker topics include: inhaler techniques, pension benefits and exercising with a lung condition.
Using advanced equipment and unique products their cleaning system is totally safe and will remove grease, fat and burnt on carbon quickly and efficiently. Hobs, extractors, microwaves, Agas and BBQs also cleaned. No fumes, no mess, no bother, just a perfect result every time!
We would love to see you there! For more information do call Clair on 07792 766456 or the British Lung Foundation helpline on 08458 50 50 20.
The Liberty Centre Proudly Present’… ‘An Evening With Friends’ on March 13th 2011 - 6pm-8pm. At The Liberty Centre, 5 Kelvin Place, Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 3RR
An evening of funky rock for all those who think they’re still young!!
Headlining: ‘Jenn and her Mysterious Band’ with special guest Karl Allison.
Lite bites and drinks will be available from the Liberty Café.
Call Ovenclean on 01842 766646 or 07946 300104.
Sew Clean Sew Clean was first established 2 1/2 years ago when a seamstress began cleaning to top up her income. Specialising in alterations of wedding, evening and prom dresses and working as the main seamstress for the local wedding shop ‘Purely You’, it was originally a seasonal business, but is now busy throughout the year. Giving a genuine friendly service of a high quality standard, Sew Clean is hoping to
expand on the cleaning side whilst offering a choice of :• Domestic weekly/fortnightly cleans • End of tenancy cleans • Spring cleans • Regular/occasional domestic washing or ironing
Millbank Estate Agents Due to the success in our East Harling Office in 2010 and an even greater start to 2011 we have now extended our office opening times to 9.00am – 5.30pm, five days a week Monday – Friday. We are looking to expand into some of the further villages towards Thetford and Diss. We are very excited about the year ahead and hope the success continues. If you are looking to buy or sell within the area please give either Dee or Hayley a call and we will be happy to help.
Telephone us - 01953 718372 or Email us – firstname.lastname@example.org
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Thetford Cyclists Are More Security Minded
Fun2play Celebrates Its 8th Anniversary!
Police and partners have joined forces to increase cyclist’s security and safety awareness as part of a neighbourhood priority.
Fun2play Ltd, in Thetford, celebrated its 8th Anniversary on Tuesday 15th February.
Officers have educated bike riders about crime prevention and keeping safe on the roads. Between Saturday 1st January and Thursday 10th February there were no reported cycle thefts in the neighbourhood. Thetford Sgt Steve Burke said: “We are encouraging bike owners to not be complacent about cycle security. My advice to all cyclists would be to always lock and secure your cycle, even when leaving it unattended for a short-while.” Officers have been asked by residents to carry on with the good work to reduce cycle thefts and offences, especially as spring approaches. Police have also stepped up patrols in Castle Street at key times. As a result of the high visibility policing presence in the neighbourhood, reported incidents of criminal damage and anti-social behaviour have reduced. This area was a priority for the last three months.
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A number of resident groups across Thetford have recently attended a meeting with the Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and partner agencies to help identify community issues. Thetford Youth Council also represented young people in the town at the priority-setting meeting last week. The suggestions were taken into consideration by the multi-agency team at the Safer Thetford Action Group (STAG) meeting. The following priorities have been adopted: 1. Cycle security and safety concerns in Thetford town centre. 2. Unsafe and inappropriate parking outside Thetford schools. 3. Littering issues in the vicinity of Minstergate, Thetford. To contact Thetford SNT call 0845 456 4567 or email email@example.com.
alongside Vicky’s daughter Megan Brown and Fun2play Manager Sonia Baxter. Fun2play is open 7 days a week for play or parties, for more information please call 01842 762600 or visit www.fun2play.ltd.uk
Owner Vicky Brown opened the Children’s Indoor Activity Centre 8 years ago and is delighted that it has continued to provide a clean, safe environment for children to play, whilst their parents relax knowing their children are having fun. To celebrate Fun2play gave a free raffle ticket to every customer who visited on Tuesday. The raffle was won by Laura Price who won a year’s unlimited free entrance to Fun2play for her child. Pictured are Ellie White (of Fantasy Faces) who drew out the winning ticket,
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Health, beauty & wellbeing Eat Your Way To Healthier Hair We are what we eat and that applies to our hair, too. Hair products help, of course, but nutritionists and beauty experts tell us that healthy hair begins from the inside out. Building blocks for great tresses include protein, Omega-3 fats, iron, biotin and foods that contain Vitamins A and C that help our bodies produce sebum, our natural hair conditioner. Exercising is also key. Jazzercise reminds us that consistent physical movement promotes better circulation and increased blood flow which aids hair growth. Here are some things you can eat for healthier hair: Swimmin’ Salmon – Salmon provides us with Omega-3 fats that help our scalps contain enough moisture to provide us with lustrous hair. A three-ounce serving of salmon also gives us one-third of our daily protein requirement. Not a fish lover? Take one tablespoon daily of ground flaxseed.
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Eat Your Vegetables – The darker and leafier the better to get Vitamins A and C that help our hair follicles produce sebum, a natural substance that keeps our scalp and hair from drying out. Also, iron has been shown to help hair grow so gravitate toward veggies with high iron content including spinach, broccoli, kale and chard. Lean Beans – Beans of all types are lean sources of protein, one of the most essential building blocks for healthy hair. You can also find protein in beef, chicken, fish and pork. Get Nuts - Nuts contain elements that are good for your hair as well as your scalp. Almonds, cashews and pecans contain biotin that has been associated with aiding hair growth. Nuts also pack a healthy protein punch to help keep our locks luscious.
Diet Naturally - While watching your weight, be sure to eat as many calories from natural foods as possible to assure that you are taking in enough nutrients for healthy hair – and a healthy body. Avoid heavily processed or fast foods as they provide little nutritional support. Sparkling Attitude – OK, so it’s not a food but our attitude has a tremendous affect on our bodies, including our hair. Manage your mind by counterbalancing stressful times with a walk in a park, meditation, and quality time with family and friends. Have a few moments of time to yourself? Treat yourself to a scalp massage. You’ll awaken your hair follicles and relax your mind. Jazzercise is a worldwide dance exercise
phenomenon, the Jazzercise dance fitness program was founded in 1969.and now has a network of 7,800 instructors teaching more than 32,000 classes weekly in 32 countries. The workout program, which offers a fusion of jazz dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, cardio box and Latin style movements, has positively affected millions of people worldwide. Benefits include increased cardiovascular endurance, strength, and flexibility, as well as an overall “feel good” factor. Additional Jazzercise programs include Junior Jazzercise, Jazzercise Lite and Personal Touch. For more information on Jazzercise in Thetford go to tryjazzercise.com or call 07971 449 420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Homes & Gardens Bennett Homes Opens The Doors To New Mundford Show Home In response to the high levels of interest shown by potential buyers, Bennett Homes has just opened a new show home at its St Leonard’s Mead development in Mundford. to live in a Bennett Home. The fully furnished show home will be open on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm. There will also be a company Home Adviser available to discuss buyer requirements and the range of schemes on offer to help make moving easy.
Already 15 out of the 24 homes have been reserved or sold, with buyers attracted by the rare combination of contemporary living in a village setting. Every weekend, visitors will be able to see at first hand what it would be like
St Leonard’s Mead is one of the very few new developments in this sought-after area on the edge of Thetford Forest. The spacious development, which is designed around large open green areas is ideal for growing families. Gardens are generous and most of the new homes come with garages. Prices start from
£157,995 for a three bedroom home with garage. Mundford Village provides all essential facilities including post office, primary school, village community centre, recreation ground, extensive playing fields, local shops and pubs and even its own local Iceni Brewery. There’s also a wealth of leisure activities on offer in and around Mundford, including Forestry Commission walks and cycle trails, Norfolk Wildlife Trust’s Weeting Heath, Lynford Quarry which is believed to show evidence of Neanderthal man and Grimes Graves, the only Neolithic flint mine in Britain open to visitors.
Further information from Bennett Homes on 01284 766057 or www.bennett-homes.co.uk
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Homes & Gardens Cottage Windows Ltd
Cottage Windows Ltd is a small family business with a growing reputation in the Dereham area.
Need your Fascias replaced? Think it will be too expensive? Think again!
Tony started the company in 2009 after working for a local firm for over 8 years and, with his son Robert, installs top quality doors, windows and conservatories to a high standard at competitive prices. We can also offer a wide range of composite doors and we fit ‘A’ rated glass as standard.
Call Jason now on 07747 847606 for a free no obligation quote and be pleasantly surprised by how little it can cost to transform the exterior of your home.
Being fully insured and holding a CSCS health and safety certificate enables them to do all jobs big or small, from repairing a gutter to a full house renovation. They pride themselves on their competitive prices and high level of service, take a lot of pride in their work and hope their customers can see this in the end result.
Maintaining the exterior of a house can improve its functionality and efficiency, as well as increase ‘curb appeal’. The appearance of your home will be vastly enhanced by replacing your guttering, fascias and soffits.
J & S Homeworks offer a 12 month call-back service on all fitted fascias and soffits, which includes an inspection and clean.
Cottage Windows Ltd is a member of Network Veka, a voluntary organisation within the double glazing industry, which monitors members’ work and covers all guarantees. This means, that should a member cease trading, Network Veka will arrange for another firm with the same high standard of workmanship to carry out any repairs. So your guarantee is worth the paper it’s written on.
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Because of our local building contacts, we are able to offer a complete service for conservatories or garden rooms. We can either put our customers in touch with local builders or deal with the builder on the customers’ behalf. If you are considering replacing your windows and doors or maybe adding a conservatory or garden room, please call Tony for a free, no obligation quote on: 01362 860331 or 07595 507244.
J & S Homework’s speciality is Fascias, Soffits and Guttering, however they are able to undertake all general property maintenance.
Special Offer - Have your Fascias & Soffits replaced by J & S Homeworks and receive Free Guttering. Call Jason of J & S Homeworks on 01953 458087 or 07747 847606.
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TW Gaze Complete traditional building and modern architectural services The architectural division of TW Gaze is headed by Sarah Roberts who is a member of the RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects). She has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the conservation, alteration and extension of historic buildings, as well as modern design and eco buildings. The philosophy of the department is that any project can be considered a success if the client achieves what they envisage, at a price they can afford, within a reasonable timescale. The practice is well respected and recognised for many successful and award winning projects throughout East Anglia and the South East. They have been responsible for industrial, commercial and community projects, as well as a wide range of residential commissions.
indeed, to propose ideas for the property you are about to purchase. They will discuss your needs in detail and then produce a design scheme either by CAD (Computer Aided Design), or by using traditional drawing for more sensitive projects. Once you have decided on the specific area of your home or business that requires change, they will draw up the plans and submit these for Planning Approval and Listed Building or Conservation Area Consent. They have a tremendous amount of knowledge and experience in how these processes work and know how to satisfy the very demanding and specific requirements. Planning is followed by Building Regulations and then Tender documents.
As architects, they should be involved from the earliest stages of your project, as they are able to offer you the benefits of their experience in deciding how to maximize the potential of your existing property or
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CARING FOR THE ELDERLY Manor Court Day Care Manor Court Day Care Centre for the elderly is based in Griston, Norfolk. It is open 5 days a week Monday - Friday from 9am - 4pm. We have around 36 guests per day all aged 55+, with social services funded and private places available. Our service provides transport either by social services or our own transport for our guests. We specialise in Dementia care, with quality specialist care
delivered by a fully trained staff team who believe in promoting independence in all individuals where possible. Reminiscence activities are available for individuals with dementia which recreate ‘life skills’. Extend exercise classes, musical entertainers, singing, dancing, quizzes,
Elderly Tips As you get older you may find it harder to manage in your home. • If you are having difficulty getting in and out of your property you could install a hand rail. • If you have difficulty getting to the front door when someone calls, you could consider installing a door-entry intercom.
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• If the ability to turn from a corridor into a room is inhibited by the door or width, it may be possible to widen the door frame or to re-hang the door so that it swings in the opposite direction.
table top activities such as dominoes, card games etc, hairdressing and chiropody are some of the services and activities
that we provide on a daily basis. Freshly cooked meals which are cooked on the premises are also provided to our guests.
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