Starting on 28th March, the Scrabble Groups will meet at 1.15 p.m. in the Community Care Centre, not 1.00 p.m. as previously.
We have been advised that pews in the Methodist Church will be replaced in 2013. This will affect the February, March and April monthly meetings, which will now be held in St Mary's Church Hall at Nunthorpe (on Morton Carr Lane). Watch this space to find out about the May meeting, but we hope that the pews will be replaced by then.Directions: To get to the Church Hall at Nunthorpe from Stokesley, take the A172 towards Middlesbrough. At the Dixons Bank roundabout take the 3rd exit (A1043 signposted Guisborough). At the next roundabout (Ormesby Bank) take the 1st exit onto Guisborough Road. After passing Nunthorpe school on your left, take the 2nd left into Morton Carr Lane and the hall is on the right. Post code TS7 0JU See here for a detailed map.
An Invitation from Swanland U3A
We have an invitation to Swanland’s Biennial Event, Tomorrow's World, to be held on 18 April 2013. This full-day event is their sixth, and they expect it to be a great success. Their poster gives details. Please fill in the booking form and send it (with cheque and SAE) to them before 31 March if you plan to attend.
ICE: In Case of Emergency
Did you know that emergency organizations, when they attend an incident, appreciate easily accessible information about who to contact, should the person be unable to communicate. The simple inclusion in YOUR mobile phone address book ofa contact shown as ICE (In Case of Emergency) giving the number of your nearest and dearest is their suggestion. Not got a mobile, or never switch it on? Then, you might want to think about an old fashioned written phone number in your bag, pocket, etc. It could save a lot of distress.
Message in a Bottle
And while we are on this sort of topic:
Do you live alone? Are you an organ donor? Do you take life-sustaining medication? Have you made a living will?
If the answer to any of these is YES, you should leave a 'Message in a Bottle' in your fridge. This scheme was devised and promoted by Lions Club International, and the 'bottles' (really small green and white plastic tubs) can be obtained from any public library. Inside the tub is a form on which to put your personal details, next of kin etc. On it you can list any medications you need, or whether you are an organ donor (and who to inform if you die), and any wishes you have about your care, in the event of a collapse.
There are also two green cross stickers in the tub. One you put on the inside of your front door, and the other on your fridge (or whichever cupboard you keep the bottle in). The emergency services know to look for the stickers, and in the (we hope unlikely) event that you collapse at home, they will be able to deal with you effectively and in accordance with your wishes.