Outings to Littlehampton and Stanmer have been enjoyed by Coldean and New Larchwood isolated older people, with a partnership outing to Fabrica Gallery planned for June 2012.
Enjoying the May sunshine in Littlehampton
The Gentle Exercise Group held at New Larchwood, Coldean has switched its time and day to a Tuesday afternoon, as there is another local gentle exercise group holding sessions on a Wednesday.
Contact Steve Andrews, Community Participation Worker at New Larchwood for more details.
In April 2012 Portslade Community Development Worker Lorette Mackie organised a highly successful trip to the famous Bluebell Railway which was enjoyed by a multi-generation group from 'The Sundowners, members of the Freedom Club, members of the Portslade Youth Forum and two Mature Media Students from the University of Brighton; a party of 31 all-told.
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On 4th April 2012 Steve Cole from Albion in the Community came to New Larchwood Community Cafe to give advice on cancer prevention.
Although this was targeted at males in Coldean there were some females in attendance.
There is a free health and weight reduction course on offer for people in the immediate vicinity of the Amex Stadium. Community Participation Worker Steve Andrews has enlisted with local male residents of varying ages.
On 3rd April 2012 at Steve Andrews' (Community Participation Worker at New Larchwood) encouragement members of the Black History Group visited the Coldean Art Group.
The purpose of the event was to record older people's thoughts on changing approaches to language regarding race and culture in their lifetimes.
The Hollingberries 50+ group will be holding their first AGM in June 2012.
Contact Kalishia Le Coutre for more information.
The Hollingbury Bilingual Women's Group gave a great presentation about their group's activities at the recent Equalities Showcase event at The Brighton Dome.