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The rightly admired Tyneside Cinema runs regular dementia friendly screenings. Films are usually popular classics in an environmnet where people with dementia and their carers are made to feel welcome. Take a look at their next screening at the end of March:

Jailhouse Rock (U)

Thursday 29 March, 13:30 

Our popular screening programme for people with dementia and their families and carers continues this March with one of the best of Elvis Presley's pre-Army films.

Jailhouse Rock sees The King play Vince Everett, a young man who is convicted of manslaughter after being drawn into a bar fight while trying to defend a woman.

In prison, Everett finds salvation when his cellmate, a country singer named Hunk Houghton (Mickey Shaughnessy), hears him sing and pegs him as a future star. Once released, Everett gets a job in a night club and meets Peggy Van Alden (Judy Tyler), a young woman who works for a record company and who, like Houghton, also sees talent in Everett.
Tickets: £4.50 each (Carers go free).

Search is welcoming the neighbouring charity West End Befrienders (WEB) to be part of the Search family. The WEB charity provides support to older people who feel lonely or need advocacy in the west of Newcastle. It relies on volunteers to run groups or to befriend people in their own homes. The two organisations share a lot in common and it makes sense for them to be under the same roof in the Search office on Adelaide Terrace. 

The move will take place in April and no activities or groups are expected to experience any change.


Search is now partnered with Unity Lottery and is offering a weekly lottery with a top prize of £25,000 per week plus other prizes. The idea is that Unity Lottery combines the prize money from hundreds of charities across the country but lets you specify which local charity benefits from your contribution. So if you pick Search we will take a proportion of the money and you will be entered into a large, nationwide lottery.


If you would like to find out more about helping Search through a lottery go to Unity Lottery http://www.unitylottery.co.uk/search Alternatively you can download a direct debit application form and print it out and send it by freepost.

It is time to celebrate our achievements and enjoy a dance

Join us at St James on Benwell Lane for a once a year look at what Search has been up to and share your thoughts on future plans and ideas. We will begin with lunch and then an afternoon tea dance,1940s style and chat with new and old friends. Feel free to dress up in your 1940’s finest attire. 

This is your opportunity to tell us what you think about Search’s work, ideas for the future and dance! 

12.30pm to 3pm. Booking essential 0191 273 7443

 

 

It might not seem like it but Spring is definitely on its way. The Spring newsletter from Dearch is full of new trips and groups and activities to help you enjoy the warmer months. Plus news about West End Befrienders coming on board and how to get help with repairs around the house. Get your newsletter here.

 

It's that time of year and our Autumn newsletter is full of news and activities to help you brave the Autumnal winds and get the most out of life. Click to find out more

After a public competition Search has won the title of Sainsbury's charity of the year for their Denton Burn branch close to where Search is based. We are very excited at the prospects of raising awarenes of the needs of older people in the west of Newcastle. It's going to be fun to be working in partnership with Sainsbury's to raise funds and support to change the lives older people. We are planning lots of events and activities to make the most of this great opportunity, stay tuned for more news.

As part of our drive to see more activities for older people in the outer west of Newcastle we are creating a new exercise group.

The Gentle Exercise in Walbottle group commences at 1.30 pm Friday 10 November for 5 weeks in Walbottle Village Institute and runs weekly until Friday 8th December. The class is for one hour followed by refreshments and costs £1.50 per session. No booking required just turn up.

It will then recommence in the New Year for another 5 week period and hopefully will continue into the foreseeable future!

If you need more information please ring Frances on 0191 273 7443. Walbottle Village Institute is based at the Green in Walbottle, NE15 8JE.


Following a very generation contribution from Lord Beecham we decided to produce a short 2 minute film to show people the work Search does and how we might be able to help. Lots of older people and their relatives aren't aware of the groups, advice and support available at Search on their own doorsteps. So we hit upon the idea of a video that shows Search through the eyes of someone passing our office on Adelaide Terrace and taking a look inside.

Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mq4CaHcr73c and check it out for yourself. You might recognise some familiar faces.