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Young At Heart ULO Stockton, Monday 3rd April 2017

This morning at Young At Heart ULO, St John’s Church, Stockton, we had a very laid back session. We started with the refreshments and biscuits as we normally do, but the tables were so engaged in socialising that it seemed rude to interrupt!

I would like to thank Jean from the Over 50’s Forum for joining us this morning. Jean worked closely with occupants of one of the tables to engage them in using iPads to explore creativity. Those who took part in the iPad activities explored using Smule’s Magic Piano to play music to the group, and Pottery HD to create custom pots that can be sold at auction for in-game credits.

We had a visitor from the IPC team, Anne, who came to talk about how some of our group members might be able to benefit from the great work taking place in Stockton-on-Tees around the integration of health and social care personal budgets to increase self-management of certain long-term health conditions.

We also had the opportunity to talk to both of the Cognitive Stimulation Therapy groups, that also run at St John’s Church, about the work that we do at Young At Heart ULO and what we might be able to offer them should they wish to continue to meet with their fellow group members.

Next week the church is not available so we will be meeting at The Centenary Pub, The Glebe, Norton, for an informal gathering. The following week will be Easter Monday

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