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Newsletter

Our Voice – May 2021

 FINDING WHAT FEELS GOOD

A lot of people talk about me-time and self-love; and maybe for you that conjures images of bath salts and chocolate cake. They’re both pretty good things. But after the year we’ve all just been through, we need to show ourselves a truly special kind of appreciation and focus on the things that make us feel our best.

Alone time? Exercise? Getting out of your comfort zone? Seeing family? Getting out in nature? Learning something new? Working out what makes you feel good can be harder than you think, especially with the ruts we’ve all been stuck in over the last few months.

So as a little experiment this month, how about at the end of each day you record on your phone, or simply think of, three things that have made you feel good that day? They can be big or small but whatever you jot down, it could just help to shift the way you see things this month…

WHAT’S HAPPENING AT BEDFORD HALL IN MAY?

May has kicked off with a bang, we’ve been delighted to welcome so many of you back to Bedford Hall, which has been abuzz with excitement:

“It’s GREAT to be out!” Eddie

“It’s like I’ve never been away! I feel so welcome coming back.” Rosemary

“It was very boring at home. I missed having noise and activity around me.” Mark

“It’s so good to not be sitting alone in an armchair watching telly!” Bob

“We can’t dance yet but it’s really nice to be back together. It’s nice to see people again – even Bob!” Patrick

From the 17th May, Croydon Vision’s internal services will resume fully. (please note, transport is £8 return and lunch is £5). Adapted services will continue until the14th May based on demand.

Below you’ll find the services we’re offering this month, which can be booked in advance with Natalie at Reception:

Mondays
Group Leader Group Other Info Time
Jim Smith Music Appreciation Listening to various songs (fortnightly – 10th May) 10.30am – 12.30pm
Patrick Fallon Bowls Short mat bowling (fortnightly – 17th May) 10am-12pm
Chaz Schokman New Addington Quizzes, games and fun discussions 1:30pm – 3pm
Tuesdays
Group Leader Group Other Info Time
David Elvy Quiz Group Diverse quizzes 10am-12pm
Sue Ardley Mental Aerobics Laughter and brain stimulation 1:30pm – 3pm
Wednesdays
Group Leader Group Other Info Time
Patrick Fallon Dance Square tango and other joyful dances 10:30am – 12:30pm
Masha Hammond Art Painting & drawing 10:30am-12:30pm
Masha Hammond Crafts Embracing creativity 1:30pm – 3pm
Thursdays
Group Leader Group Other Info Time
Frances Cullen Keep Fit Seated exercise 10am-12pm
Maria Stirling Social Group Mind challenging puzzles 11am – 12:30pm
Jane Bashford Social Group Interesting  real-life conversations 1:30pm – 3pm

 

Croydon Vision’s 2021 Fundraising Initiatives

Our 2021 fundraising initiatives have started and will run until March 2022. If you wish to make a donation please visit our dedicated Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/croydon-vision

GOALS: Approx. Cost: Quarter:
New Cooker – in 1yr we’ve cooked 2964 meals! £2,500 Q1
Improving Accessibility
(audible notice boards, tactile ground light)
£2,350 Q2
2 x Audible Disabled Toilets Functions £3,000 Q2
Braille Embosser – Promoting/Access to Braille £12,000 Q3
Improving Bedford Hall lobby area to make it audio descriptive £3,500 Q4

Our first target is for a new cooker, which is something Isha is very excited about! In just 1 year Isha has cooked 2964 fresh meals using our reliable old cooker, but it’s really on its last legs. We want to continue to provide hot, tasty and healthy meals for our members and would love your support to help us do so.

Our first event will be from Friday 30th April to Monday 3rd May and we’ll be participating in the 100 Challenge, which is part of Captain Tom Moore’s legacy. Captain Tom famously did 100 laps of his garden last year to thank the NHS, so we’re following in his footsteps. Can you bake 100 cookies, have a 100-minute dance-athon or take part in a 100-question Zoom quiz? It’s up to you! Whatever you decide to do, don’t forget to get sponsored, let us know your plans and share photos of your efforts on our social media platforms @croydonvision (Twitter or Facebook) – and together we’ll get that new cooker:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/croydon-vision-100

The second event will launch on Thursday 27th May, and will be a cake auction. Isha will be whipping up a Victoria Sponge Cake, a Chocolate Cake, a Strawberry Cheesecake and an Apple Cake, each of which will go to the highest bidders. Winners will be announced in the 2nd week of June! You can donate online via the following link:  www.justgiving.com/fundraising/croydon-vision-cooker or call reception on
020 8688 2486. We accept cash, card and cheques.
Thank you in advance for supporting our plans, via a one-off donation, standing order or legacy, we appreciate you and every little helps.

Special thanks
This month special thanks go to the following, who have made generous donations in support of the work we do here:

Claire White                 Doreen Platt                 Margaret Wilson

Mavis Jardine             Pauline Tate

Mr Tony Bird, in memory of Bobby Bird

We’re looking for new board members…

After six years of service our wonderful current Chair (Frances Cullen) is stepping down. She has played a key role here, positioning Croydon Vision to become a change agent whilst retaining an unrelenting focus for our members – thank you, Frances! So we are now recruiting for a Chair, a Legal Trustee and a Brand Champion, which are all pivotal to our future plans.  We’re particularly keen to recruit people with lived experience of sight loss to these roles.

Over the past few years, Croydon Vision has transformed as an organisation. So far, we’ve broadened our appeal to all age groups and have extended our reach to Croydon’s wider community. We continue to invest time and resources on team development, but we know there’s more to be done…
9,430 people in Croydon are living with some degree of sight loss.
2,110 people are living with moderate sight loss.
1,210 are living with severe sight loss and this number is increasing.
Chair’s Role: This is key to our continued development, growth and sustainability. A leadership role that will further champion our culture, vision, mission and values. It offers the chosen candidate a unique opportunity to join us as we paint the next 100 years for Croydon Vision.

Legal Trustee: If you have studied and have applied knowledge of law (preferably contract, tort and property), with recent experience of practice in at least some of those areas; we would love to connect with you. This is a great opportunity to contribute to the work of a charity with a growth mind-set.
Brand Champion:  This new and exciting role stemmed from our hybrid model of bricks (physical) and clicks (virtual) as well as our upcoming centenary in 2023, building for the next 100 years. So, we are looking for someone with passion, hunger, and drive to champion the role, providing strategic management, brand awareness and growth.

You can find out more about each of these roles on our recruitments page: www.croydonvision.org.uk/recruitment/

Interested in applying? Please email HR@croydonvision.org.uk your CV along with a covering letter of 250-300 words; stating why you wish to join the organisation, how your skills would add value to the board and any other relevant information. Please note, an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) and reference check will be obtained for the chosen candidate.

Application and Selection Process – Dates for your diary:

Application’s Closing Date 15th May 2021
Hiring Process (flexibility applies) 9th & 11th June 2021
Induction Process (flexibility applies) 28th June 2021

Throughout our recruitment, hiring and induction process, we aim to make reasonable adjustments to promote accessibility, making sure that everyone enjoys as similar an experience; thus, promote diversity and inclusion for all.
Please do feel free to contact us if you would like to know more.
Email: susanette.mansour@croydonvision.org.uk

HEALTH AND WELLBEING

Fresh Perspective; Our Place in Space

Did you know International Space Day falls on the first Friday of May each year? “How is space connected to Health & Wellbeing?” we hear you cry. Well, if the fact that the sunset on Mars appears blue doesn’t give you a fresh perspective then perhaps nothing will! To that end we’ve found five mind-blowing space facts to absorb and share with a friend or family member and together we’ll all feel a little bit closer to the stars…

  1. There is no sound in space. Since there is no atmosphere in the vacuum of space, the realm between stars is always perfectly silent.
  2. One day on Venus is longer than one year on Earth.
  3. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is so vast that even at the speed of light it would take about 100,000 years to travel across it.
  4. All of the planets in our solar system can fit in between the earth and the moon, with about 2,729 miles to spare.
  5. The Apollo astronauts’ footprints on the moon will probably stay there for at least 100 million years.

And finally, a quote from the English scientist, Fred Hoyle, “Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.”

Interested in finding out more about our place in the Universe? This TED Talk explains how supernovas created the very atoms that make us: https://tinyurl.com/jwjjd6su

MEMBER VOICE

Evelyn Wilson; fancies afternoon tea with a Prince!

We caught up with Evelyn Wilson, who – despite lockdown – has never felt more energised and mentally fit! Read on to find out what she’s been up to…

A photo of Evelyn in a floral dress taking delivery of a Croydon Vision meal through her window!

My brain has been activated since I’ve joined Croydon Vision. Members like me may be blind and partially sighted but our minds are active and so the services they offer are like a magnet. Lockdown had me longing to go back to Bedford Hall but I was kept busy the whole time. My week is always full and carefully planned. Any blind or partially sighted person will tell you that planning has to be part of your life!

I need to keep busy, I’m just that kind of person. You can learn new things at any age; I recently tried to learn knitting but it’s the kind of thing that requires your undivided attention for at least an hour. I may be 77 but I struggle to sit still for that long! I’m no natural but I’m persevering.

Then there are my French lessons, they’re delivered (along with meals) to my house on a USB stick. I had the basic grammar under my belt from when I was younger but with no-one to practice with my conversational French wasn’t great, so lessons with Odette have been wonderful. I can now chat with my grandchildren in French!

Friday afternoons have been a highlight. Sue Ardley, a Croydon Vision volunteer, has been organising a Friday afternoon chat. She’s a marvellous person who always has something interesting up her sleeve! One week we had to take our names and think of different words for each letter. My daughter was listening in and said afterwards “Mum, I can see your mind is being activated!”. It’s like keep-fit for the brain.

We had a wonderful challenge recently, we had to think of three famous people we’d like to have dinner with. I chose Chopin because I used to play his pieces. I’m a music person. Then I chose Julie Andrews; I just love her. And finally a royal, I chose Prince William plus his three children. I think it would be nice to have afternoon tea together. I love afternoon tea, it’s the perfect time to sit with someone and chat but also take time to really listen.

We could have seen lockdown as negative but Croydon Vision made it a positive. Mental maths, history chats, French lessons, meals and conversations on Zoom have been a joy. We share ways of coping with everything that’s gone on, we all take time to talk and listen to each other. You enrich yourself while you’re enriching others. And that’s a blessing.
YOU ASK, WE LISTEN… Following requests from Croydon Vision members, we’ve now installed a brand new gate at Bedford Hall. We hope it will improve access and safety in the car park and make everyone feel more comfortable here.
A photo of our new gate being installed at Bedford Hall.

VOLUNTEER VOICE

Sue Lawrence: Because I’m Happy….

Sue Lawrence recently celebrated an anniversary; she’s now been calling Croydon Vision members as part of our Befriending service for over a year. And she couldn’t be more positive about it.

Photo of Sue Lawrence smiling in a red cardigan.
She has black glasses and a lovely blonde bob!

It was thanks to my dear Mother that I first became involved with Croydon Vision. Mum suffered with Macular Degeneration for many years. Croydon Vision were very supportive to her, so much so that my Father was proud to leave the organisation a legacy when he passed away. I personally wrote the cheque!

When I retired, I was lucky enough to be surrounded by Grandchildren. Once they were all at school, I knew I wanted to volunteer and Croydon Vision was the natural choice. I was interviewed, DBS checked and I offered to help out with the dancing group. Although I could dance, I was taught The Cindy Viennese Swing and Barn Dance, all under the watchful eye of Bharat, Patrick and Christine. I was eventually able to lead after training. As far as I know there were no complaints. Bob who I twirled around in his wheelchair looked happy!

It was a very jolly and happy time, but sadly Lockdown descended, and we had to hang up our dancing shoes. I immediately signed up for the Befriending service, as I wanted to keep in touch with those who I knew and had formed a pleasant relationship with. Each week I would call 10 members. It was good to keep in contact and listen to everyone’s news. It was interesting hearing about their families and pets. Our conversations were cheery and informative. We would often discuss topics like when we were having our vaccinations and even try and put the world to rights!

I always looked forward to making my calls. I tried to keep to a pattern and telephoned usually on a Monday or Tuesday. There must be nothing worse than anxiously waiting for a telephone call. I remember on one occasion a member had a problem with their smoke alarm which was constantly bleeping. I was able to contact someone I knew who worked for the fire service and within hours the problem had been fixed.

Befriending is all about sharing a smile, listening and hopefully uplifting the person you are speaking to. Perhaps it is fitting that my grandchildren associate me with the song ‘Happy’ by Farrell Williams. This is one of my favourite songs, and whenever they hear it they say it is “grandma’s song” – so I guess you could say it is my anthem!”

TOUCHING BASE WITH STAFF

Getting to know Isha, the kitchen superstar of Bedford Hall.

Her meals and Facebook Live cooking videos may have been one of the high points of your lockdown, but how much do you really know about the lady behind the apron?

Isha making pancakes on her tired old oven in the Bedford Hall kitchen.

Croydon Vision (CV): Who taught you to cook?

Isha: My sister, who’s back in Sierra Leone. Thanks to her I’ve always loved cooking. My favourite bit is the prep; planning ahead for the good food I’m about to make.

 

CV: What’s your favourite thing to cook?

Isha: Chicken stew with rice and a side of plantain. The secret to making it really good is fresh thyme. But my guilty pleasure is sponge cake and custard, I always add an extra egg to what the recipes says to make it more fluffy. Oh my goodness, I could eat that all day long!

 

CV: How have you found cooking for Facebook Live?

Isha: Oooh I feel so nervous! The camera makes me uncomfortable, so I tried pretending it was a person. Actually I pretended it was Denzel Washington, from ‘The Preachers Wife’!

 

CV: Does it make a big difference to have volunteers help you in the kitchen?

Isha: It’s so nice to have extra hands. It really helps me and I think that maybe they pick up tips from me too, about what spices I put in and things like that. It also makes a big difference when members are in the hall. I missed that in lockdown – not only the compliments about my food <laughs> – but hearing about their week and their friends and grandchildren.

 

CV: Do you like to cook to music?

Isha: Smooth Radio keeps me going! If ‘Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now’ by Starship is on, then I’m singing!

 

CV: Finally, do you have any advice for people who aren’t confident in the kitchen?

Isha: Be yourself. Be Real. That way the food tastes nice. Plus it always comes out nice when you cook with love.

 

We’re currently fundraising to buy Isha a new oven to replace the tired old one she’s been soldiering on with. The lady herself will be doing 100 laps of Bedford Hall as part of the 100 Challenge we’re doing – go Isha!

If you or anyone you know would like to donate then please don’t hesitate to visit our JustGiving page via the link below, and Isha will turn your generosity into something delicious!

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/croydon-vision-cooker


PERSONAL GROWTH

What type of genius are you?

The Team at Croydon Vision are firm believers in personal development, so we make time to reflect on ourselves and our culture as individuals and as a team. In April we looked at The Six Types of Working Genius, which was devised by the brilliant management guru, Patrick Lencioni.

By answering a few questions, we all got a new insight into our natural gifts, as well as the things we find uncomfortable or require extra effort. Then, by sharing that knowledge we also learned how best to work together. It was pretty intense but in a fun way. To give you an idea of how it works, here are the six types in a nutshell:

THE GENIUS OF WONDER – The natural gift of pondering the possibility of greater potential and opportunity in a given situation.

THE GENIUS OF INVENTION – The natural gift of creating original and novel ideas and solutions.

THE GENIUS OF DISCERNMENT – The natural gift of intuitively and instinctively evaluating ideas and situations.

THE GENIUS OF GALVANIZING – The natural gift of rallying, inspiring and organizing others to take action.

THE GENIUS OF ENABLEMENT – The natural gift of providing encouragement and assistance for an idea or project.

THE GENIUS OF TENACITY – The natural gift of pushing projects or tasks to completion to achieve results.

So, which of these jump out as applying to your personality? To do the full questionnaire, here’s a link to the website as well as a discount code:

workinggenius.com

Standard price $25 – enter the code ANDY for 50% OFF
(making it around £9)

GADGETS & APPS FOR ME-TIME

Unplugging can often be superb for your mental health and wellbeing but there are also some high-tech ways for finding your bliss:

  1. Concerto 2 Easy-to-See Radio and Media Player

Music and relaxation often go hand in hand, so this all-in-one music player (which plays cassettes, CDs, USB sticks and radio) is ideal. The big yellow button allows you to switch between functions, while the smaller numbered yellow buttons allow you to put on pre-set radio stations quickly and easily. The media player costs £276 but is also available with financial assistance from the charity Wireless For The Blind via this link: blind.org.uk/get-support/our-radios/

  1. The Step-Counter on Your Phone

Walking is the ultimate low-impact way to get some space, raise your heart rate and change your perspective. Set yourself a challenge of walking a certain number of steps this month then see how you get on using your phone to count your progress. Step-counters are built into the Apple Health app on iPhones and the Google Fit app on Android phones.

  1. The Headspace App

This mindfullness and meditation app has now launched accessibility features including a screen reader, keyboard navigation, blinks blocking, colour-blindness adjustments, and more. Meditation has been shown to help people stress less, focus more and sleep better and comes with a free trial too: www.headspace.com/how-it-works

       4. Sleeping Tips

This article has loads of great tips from different sleep experts, as well as a wide range of people who have tried something that’s helped them get significantly better sleep: https://outwittrade.com/how-to-sleep-better/

If you’d like to know more about any of the tech mentioned here, please do give Katherine or Ola a call on 020 8688 2486.

LIFESTYLE AND ENTERTAINMENT

G’s Joke of the Month

Did you hear about the duck who bought a lipstick?

He asked the shop assistant to put it on his bill.

Overheard at Bedford Hall

“As a visually impaired person who lives in Croydon, I’m so proud to work here. We are one of the few charities who stayed open for our members over the last year. I hope everyone knows how fortunate we are to have this here on our doorstep.”

Odette reflecting on the past year at a recent team meeting.

Conversation Starters:

  1. It’s VE Day on the 8th of May, what do you do to commemorate it?
  2. What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Why?
  3. What do you do to relax, and how often do you do it?

Activity of the Month:

Have you ever heard of the song ‘Weightless’ by Marconi Union? Apparently, it’s the World’s most relaxing song, which is so effective that it’s used to calm patients before surgery. It was written by the UK band Marconi Union, who incorporated scientific theory specifically to reduce anxiety, blood pressure and heart rate.

The song is so effective that it is considered dangerous to play while driving! So, fancy eight minutes of pure, scientifically-proven relaxation? Take a listen via this link: www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfcAVejslrU

 

YOUR MAY CROYDON VISION QUIZ

  1. Before Giorgio Armani became a famous designer what did he do?
    a. lawyer in a large practice b. doctor in the army
  2. Who was a newspaper editor who was sacked’ because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas”?
    a. Walt Disney b. Tim Burton
  3. What did Mick Jagger start work as?
    a. road worker b. porter
  4. Which author had a career in paralegal law?
    a. William Crichton b. John Grisham
  5. Vera Wang is a Fashion Designer. What was she before?
    a. figure skater b. gymnast
  6. Which One Direction singer was a baker?
    a. Harry Stiles b. Louie Thompson
  7. What did pope Francis do before becoming Pope?
    a. bouncer b. bus driver
  8. Which actress was a funeral make-up artist?
    a. Oprah Winfrey b. Whoopi Goldberg
  9. Which career did Colonel Sanders not have?
    a. fireman b. streetcar conductor c. a policeman
  10. What did Bram Stoker do?
    a. Manager of the Lyceum Theatre b. Shopkeeper
  11. Which actor was a limo driver for strippers?
    a. Brad Pitt b. Steve Martin
  12. Which actor taught himself carpentry before getting into films?
    a. Michael Sheen b. Harrison Ford

May’s Quiz Answers:

  1. b. Army doctor 2. a. Walt Disney  3. b. porter   4.  b. John Grisham.  5.  A. Figure Skater       6. a. Harry Stiles.  7. a. bouncer   8.  b. Whoopi Goldberg.   9.  c. policeman. 10.  a. manager 11.  b. Brad Pitt   12.  b. Harrison Ford.

ISHA’S MENU

Eat Well, Live Well and Age Well.

A picture of Isha, Sarah and Mayson in the kitchen with their arms round each other. The photo was taken pre-Covid!
Tuesday 4th May (Includes main course and dessert)

Meat: Pasta Bolognese served with steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked salmon served with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade semolina or fruit salad

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Wednesday 5th May (Includes main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken hot pot served with steamed vegetables

Vegetarian: Vegetable hot pot served with steamed vegetables

Dessert: Fruit salad served with ice cream and yogurt

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Thursday 6th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken hot pot served with steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Cod served with steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade apple cake with custard or fresh fruit salad

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Monday 10th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken and potato bake served with steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Haddock served with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Seasonal fruit salad with yogurt or ice cream

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Tuesday 11th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken and potato served with steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Cod served with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade blueberry crumble served with custard or fruit salad

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Wednesday 12th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken and leek pie served with steamed vegetables

Vegetarian: Vegetable pasta served with steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade blueberry crumble with custard or Seasonal fruit salad

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Thursday 13th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Roast pork served with roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy

Fish: Pan fried Salmon served with roast potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade plum tart served with custard or fruit salad

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Monday 17th May (Includes main course and dessert)

Meat: Baked potato with tuna, baked beans or cheese served with salad

Dessert: Summer fruit salad served with ice cream or yogurt

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Tuesday 18th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Beef casserole served with mash and steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Cod served with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade strawberry cheesecake or seasonal fruit salad with yogurt or ice cream

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Wednesday 19th May (Includes main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken and pasta bake served with steamed vegetables

Vegetarian: Cauliflower cheese served with steamed vegetables

Dessert: Chocolate cake or summer fruit salad served with ice cream or yogurt

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Thursday 20th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Stew chicken with rice or potatoes and steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Salmon with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade bread and butter pudding with custard or seasonal fruit salad with yogurt or ice cream

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Monday 24th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Sausage, mash and baked beans

Fish: Baked Cod served with mash and bake beans

Dessert: Seasonal fruit salad with yogurt or ice cream

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Tuesday 25th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)
Meat: Roast chicken served with roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy

Vegetarian: Vegetarian roast served with roast potatoes, steamed vegetables and gravy

Dessert: Homemade tiramisu or fruit salad with yogurt or ice-cream

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Wednesday 26th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Cottage pie served with steamed vegetables

Fish: Baked Salmon served with potatoes and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Victoria sponge cake or Seasonal fruit salad with ice-cream or yogurt

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Thursday 27th May (Includes choice of main course and dessert)

Meat: Chicken tikka masala with rice or potatoes and steamed vegetables

Vegetarian: Lentil and three bean stew served with potatoes or rice and steamed vegetables

Dessert: Homemade rice pudding with jam or fruit salad with ice-cream or yogurt

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

By Appointment   Only

Monday – Thursday

Resource Centre, IT Sessions, Advice and Advocacy.

By Appointment Only

Monday – Friday

 

Outreach Home Visits, please contact Reception to arrange a visit.

Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays

 

Talking Therapies is over the telephone. If you would like to find out more or book an appointment, please speak to Reception.
Thursday 20th May and Thursday 20th June – 9.30am – 12.30pm Croydon Vision Low Vision Clinic (Fiona Hazell), please call Reception to book an appointment.
Every Wednesday 10am – 5pm Moorfields Low Vision Clinic, please call Moorfields to make an appointment.
TBC

Chiropodist (Joy Dell), please call Reception to book an appointment

 

 
FACEBOOK LIVE EVENTS

Every Thursday at 4pm

To join follow the link:

https://www.facebook.com/CroydonVision/videos

Thursday 6th May Eye Health with Dhruvin Patel, an optometrist and entrepreneur encouraging a healthier relationship with technology in the digital age. As well as being a Croydon Vision trustee, Dhruvin has been featured in Forbes, The Guardian & USA Today so we’re really excited to have him visit us at Bedford Hall.
Thursday 13th May Diversity of Thought, Race & Generations. Susanette explores issues that are relevant to us all as we strive to grow into a more inclusive society.
Thursday 20th May Your House, Your Gym! Tips and tricks for using your furniture and surroundings to keep fit. All without the expensive membership fees.
Thursday 27th May Cooking and Quizzing with Isha. Aprons at the ready, this fish pie will be a treat for the taste buds as well as the brain!

 

All our Facebook live events can be found on the Croydon Vision website in our SEEhub. Follow the link below to discover videos of past events as well as inspiring podcasts: seehub.croydonvision.org.uk/

Require support to access our Facebook live events through your phone, computer or other devices? Katherine and Ola are here to help via: info@croydonvision.org.uk or
0208 688 2486

CONTACT DETAILS/ FEEDBACK

We welcome your submissions for the June 2021 edition of Our Voice, the theme of which is acts of kindness! Please submit them by 12pm on Thursday 13th May: Newsletter@croydonvision.org.uk

Contact us – Croydon Vision (Charity Number: 1165086):
Bedford Hall , 72-74 Wellesley Road, Croydon CR0 2AR

Our telephone opening times are:
Monday – 8.30am – 1pm
Tuesday to Thursday – 8.30am – 4pm
020 8688 2486

info@croydonvision.org.uk

Apr 29, 2021

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