Friendship Group Meeting on Saturday 11 April from 11am to 1.30pm at the Poplars, Overdale.

Jersey Alzheimer’s Association Friendship Group is for carers of people living with dementia. It is an informal and relaxed group - you may come and go as you please and will always be assured of a warm welcome.

You are invited to the next meeting of the Friendship Group which is on Saturday 11 April at 11am at The Poplars, Overdale. Our visiting speakers will be Bernard Place, Clinical Director of the Future Hospital Project and Rachel McBride, Head of Nursing, Older Adult Mental Health, Community and Older Peoples Services HSSD, who will talk about dementia friendly design.

The next Friendship Group Meetings will be as follows:-

NB Saturday 16 May Dave Luscombe who is a Regulation Officer in the Professional and Care Regulation Team from the Public Health Directorate will speak about the new Regulation of Care Law and the work of the Team.

Saturday 13 June Ed Jewell, Chief Librarian, States of Jersey, will speak about the 'Reading Well Books on Prescription for dementia' Library-based initiative and other ways in which The Library Service helps people living with dementia and those who provide care.

Saturday 11 July Michala Graham, who is Jersey Alzheimer’s Association’s new full-time Educator will speak about her role and a recent ‘Alzheimer’s Show’ which she attended in London.

If you need any further information about our forthcoming Friendship Group meetings or any of our other activities please visit our website: www.jerseyalzheimers.com

Alternatively do call in to our Drop-in / Office in Hilgrove Street which is open from 10am to 1pm from Monday to Thursday each week: Tel: 01534 723519 / email: jerseyalzheimers@hotmail.com

Name of Organisation: BeachAbility

Description of Activities: BeachAbility is a charity that provides manual, ballooned wheeled, wheelchairs available for use on the beach. The chairs roll over sand, shingle and slipways with ease and are suitable for anyone who has difficulties walking on the beach. An eco-friendly and fun way to enjoy Jersey's beautiful beaches.

Paid Position: Full time seasonal administrator

Brief Description of Duties: (mid June to mid September), main duties will be to receive requests for bookings and liaise with BeachAbility supporters.

Contact Details: contact the Secretary by email at beachability@hotmail.co.uk for further details

Honorary Treasurer required for Brighter Futures

Requirements:

Attend board meetings and related meetings
Act as an authorised signatory for the charity
Ensure that the finances of the charity are organised and managed effectively
Report to the board on the Charities financial status and projected financial status
Liaise with Auditors in relation to the production of year end accounts.
Contribute to the production of an annual budget
Perform other responsibilities as assigned by the Board

If you are interested please contact Fiona Brennan in the first instance: f.brennan@brighterfutures.org.je

Saturday 4th April, 10am, 11am, 12pm or 1pm, Easter Egg Trail in Quetivel Mill Woods, kindly sponsored by Waitrose

If you go down to the woods today, you’ll be more than a little surprised!

Bring the kids along to meet the Easter Bunny and search out the answers to the quiz to receive your chocolatey reward from the Miller at Le Moulin de Quétivel.

Start at the Mill Pond, St. Peter’s Valley. £3 Trust Members, £5 Non-Members. Telephone 483193 to book and pay in advance. Contact details: Trust office T. 483193, further details www.nationaltrust.je

Colin Taylor Honoured by the Queen. Many of you will not know Colin Taylor, but he is the visionary behind Caring Hands Charitable Trust (now Sanctuary Trust) for men in crisis, and for the first Alm’s House charity in Jersey for many years, Love Thy Neighbour, that offers long term accommodation for the needy. So sadly Colin has a terminal illness and will not be us for much longer, however his drive and enthusiasm in needing to help those less fortunate in society has resulted in the British Empire Medal being bestowed upon him at a special ceremony at Government House on Friday 20th March, 2015.