OXTALK (Oxford & District Talking News) provide for blind and visually-impaired people weekly recordings of items which have appeared in the local newspapers. We are looking for one or two people (a) to help copy digital recordings and (b) to be a newsgatherer or editor. We have a four-weekly rota of volunteers so these posts do not involve a heavy workload! Details of OXTALK are on our website at www.oxtalk.org.uk. If interested you can then contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01865 453403.
HI, we’re a DRARA family who have bought a house which needs some work doing to it. We therefore need to find somewhere to rent for roughly 6 months from December whilst the work is being done. Ideally unfurnished.
We’d love to rent locally, so if you know of anyone who is off on sabbatical, or who would like some lovely tenants please can you let us know.
Please email me email@example.com
Divinity Singers is a small friendly choir that rehearses on Monday evenings in Divinity Road. We give two main concerts a year (Christmas at SS Mary & John; midsummer at Bartlemas Chapel) + two informal concerts in a local care home. We currently have vacancies for one bass and one alto. No auditions, but reasonable competence needed as we are a very small group! Rehearsals resume on 15 Sept. Enquiries asap to Wendy on 01865 248461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Ionut Moise is a 32 year old Romanian D.Phil. student, who has been living happily in a house share with the owner and another lodger in Divinity Road for the past 2 years.
Unfortunately, his landlady is moving, but he would like to stay in the area, and is looking for a room at a reasonable rent in a shared house or with a family.
Please email him at: email@example.com
or phone: 07531 290896
if you can help.
Dementia is a condition affecting an increasing number of adults, including some who have not yet reached retirement age. There are different causes of dementia, the best known being Alzheimer’s disease, but it broadly describes a range of symptoms including memory loss.
We are a group of residents trying to raise awareness of dementia and how it affects people in our area. We aim to share information, reduce social isolation and offer support. We have also successfully raised funds for Guideposts Trust during the DRARA Open Gardens afternoon – thanks to everyone who came along and enjoyed the gardens in such lovely weather.
If you or someone close to you are concerned that you may be affected by memory problems, the first thing to do is to make an appointment to see your GP, as the earlier help is sought, the better. The memory clinic, where you may be referred for assessment, is conveniently close for our area at the Warneford Hospital.
Here are some useful contacts if you are starting to look for information:
- DementiaWeb Oxfordshire: http://www.dementiaweboxfordshire.org.uk
- Oxfordshire Dementia Information Line: 0844 887 0005
- Alzheimers UK: http://www.alzheimers.org.uk/
- YoungDementia UK: http://www.youngdementiauk.org Supporting people and their families affected by young onset dementia (under 65) to live well.
- Oxfordshire County Council: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk – follow the links at the bottom of the page for Adult Social Care and/or Carers. Regardless of your income, the council has a duty to assess anyone who may be in need of support and this can be helpful.
A new novel entitled Divinity Road, a history of the Cowley Road, and local river historian Mark Davies’ Alice in Waterland, and more. Intriguing?!
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