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A weekly drop in for men 50+ is beginning on Tuesday 17 April 2018

Time: 11.30am – 1.30pm  every Tuesday at The Oasis Cafe

The weekly get together for older men will offer Good Food at Good Prices and the opportunity to find out what's happening locally, take part in activities and get support. The Cafe is situated in Cruddas Park Shopping Centre on the route of the number 1 bus. 

Cruddas Park Shopping Centre, Westmorland Road, 
Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 7RW

Our singing group is based on the idea that singing brings people together in a friendly and stimulating social environment.

The group meets 11.30 am to 12.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month at St James Church on Benwell Lane opposite Lidl. Everyone over 50 is warmly invited to attend.

Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain.

No experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun singing.

For more information contact Search on 0191 273 7443

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.