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CATCH Workshop on Wednesday 8th May 2019 9.30am-3.30pm

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University Event Friday 17 May – Would you be interested in talking about your early life to a small group of school students? 

First Aid Course for “Third Agers” – Wednesday 10th July 10.00 -12.00

CATCH Workshop on Wednesday 8th May 2019 9.30am-3.30pm

at Westfield Heath, 60 Charter Row

The Centre for Assisted Technology and Connected Healthcare at Sheffield University is hosting a workshop for identifying facilitators and barriers for monitoring physical frailty at home using technology.

Attendance is free, refreshments will be available during the day and lunch will be provided. Participants will take part in a series of facilitated discussions focusing on developing plans and solutions to address research challenges in the area of frailty.

If you identify as frail, or if you are interested/ concerned about physical health in older age, or if you provide care for someone who may be considered ‘frail’ your opinions would be helpful at this workshop.

The organisers are looking to invite about 12 representatives from the older adult population to participate in this Patient, Public and Professional workshop.

 

Please contact Dr Phil Joddrell  by email (p.joddrell@sheffield.ac.uk) or phone (0114 2220779) for further information if you would be interested in attending.

 

University Event Friday 17 May – Would you be interested in talking about your early life to a small group of school students?

For several years now the University of Sheffield History department have run an oral history project ‘Witness’ in which SU3A has been involved.  This year’s event takes a different form.

 

Miriam Dobson, the project organiser writes:  ‘In addition to our normal programme which involves students interviewing Sheffield people about different aspects of their lives, we are also looking to organise activities in schools, with our student volunteers going into schools to help establish oral history activities such as interviewing family members about their lives and experiences. We’re also hoping to host an on-campus event in May.  There would be a variety of events for the schools (a mini lecture, a session handling historical objects, a tour of the campus), but we’d really like to have an oral history session in the afternoon. We were wondering whether U3A members would be willing to come along and be interviewed by small groups of school pupils aged 11-14? We hope the event is going to happen on Friday 17 May.

 

If you would like to participate this year please contact Shelagh Woolliscroft on 255 8948 or at shelagh@woolliscroft.com

 

CATCH Workshop on Wednesday 8th May 2019 9.30am-3.30pm at Westfield Heath, 60 Charter Row ,Sheffield.

 

The Centre for Assisted Technology and Connected Healthcare at Sheffield University is hosting a workshop for identifying facilitators and barriers for monitoring physical frailty at home using technology.

Attendance is free, refreshments will be available during the day and lunch will be provided. Participants will take part in a series of facilitated discussions focusing on developing plans and solutions to address research challenges in the area of frailty.

If you identify as frail, or if you are interested/ concerned about physical health in older age, or if you provide care for someone who may be considered ‘frail’ your opinions would be helpful at this workshop.

The organisers are looking to invite about 12 representatives from the older adult population to participate in this Patient, Public and Professional workshop.

 

Please contact Dr Phil Joddrell  by email (p.joddrell@sheffield.ac.uk) or phone (0114 2220779) for further information if you would be interested in attending.

First Aid Course for “Third Agers” – Wednesday 10th July 10.00 -12.00

To book, contact:  Samina Aslam:sammas1747@gmail.com

Venue: First Floor, Central United Reformed Church

Norfolk Street, Sheffield

  

Course Provider: Adult Education Coordinator, Crisis Education North East, British Red Cross

The British Red Cross work with many groups in the community, amongst which is adults over 65 who are at more risk of slips, trips and falls.

 

The sessions have had all of the technical/clinical language removed to ensure that it is easy to learn and therefore easy to remember in an emergency situation.

 

What can you expect from our first aid session?

 

>     Effective, easy to learn first aid education in a relaxed, fun and informal style.

 

>     Provide relevant first aid skills tailored to the needs of the group.

 

>     Break down the barriers to helping others.

 

>     Build the confidence and willingness to help in a first aid emergency.

 

>     Participants will receive a pack that covers the skills learned and will be awarded a certificate of learning upon completion.

 

>     Delivered by experienced Red Cross trained educators.

           

Should there be sufficient interest a further session will be arranged for later in the year

Contact:  Samina Aslam: sammas1747@gmail.com