Come and see us at the BURGESS HILL FESTIVAL – 8th June

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting activities in St Johns Church as part of the Burgess Hill Festival on Thursday 8th June from 10am until 3pm.

There will be a whole host of activities on offer including flower arranging workshops, hand massages, various stands and we will even have live music provided by Burgess Hill School for Girls!

We also run our regular weekly IT drop-in on that day between 11am-1pm for help with your computer, tablet, smart phone – we will try and answer any related questions you have.

The Spire Café will also be serving refreshments on the day, and for the first 100 people over 60 who book to attend in advance (01444 242760) we will provide a voucher for a free tea or coffee and a sandwich to the value of £4.00. Please note this will be on a first come first served basis.

Please click here for the full festival programme Burgess Hill.

Dementia Day – 16th May, 2pm-5pm Clair Hall, Haywards Heath

Come and see us on the Dementia Day at Clair Hall – as part of the Dementia Week, we will be there with our information stand.

At the event, you can learn about local services available for carers and people living with dementia. Furthermore, it is possible to take part in the “Virtual Dementia Tour©” and to experience what it is like to live with dementia. To book a place on the tour contact Guy Boyling Tel: 07530 560412 or email: dementiaday@haywardsheathdaa.org.uk.

The event is being organised by the three Alliances and Town Councils in the District, Burgess Hill, East Grinstead and Haywards Heath, in collaboration with Mid Sussex District Council and with support from West Sussex County Council.

Ashenground Community Films show “A United Kingdom” – 13th May

The next film at the Ashenground Community Centre in Haywards Heath will be “A United Kingdom” showing at 6pm on Saturday 13th May. The film is “the story of King Seretse Khama of Botswana and how his loving but controversial marriage to a British white woman, Ruth Williams, put his kingdom into political and diplomatic turmoil” (imbd) – watch trailer here.

Tickets can be reserved through the website, by phone (01444 447050), email (ashengroundcc@talktalk.net) or in person when the centre office is open (Southdown Close, Haywards Heath RH16 4JR).

Tickets cost £5 for adults £2.50 for children under 17 years.

As usual there will be a licensed bar, raffle and of course popcorn and sweets!

St Swithun’s Church Coffee Morning

St Swithun’s Church ‘Nearly Spring’ Coffee Morning
Monday 27 Febuary 2017

As part of MSOPC’s ‘helping combat loneliness and isolation’, a coffee morning was held at St Swithun’s Church, East Grinstead. Where coffee, tea and home made cakes were served by MSOPC volunteers, who also offered support and information and how to access activities, via its information network, designed to help reduce loneliness, together with other benefits and organisations, that attendees could access.
Barbara Baldwin

For photographs of the event please refer to  Past Events on this website

Sally Anne’s Memory Lane Cafe – Dementia

INTRODUCTION

The Sally Anne’s Café is for people with dementia and their Carers.
Your invited to an introduction to the Café at a Coffee Morning
on Thursday 2 March 2017 between 10.45 and 12.15 at
Salvation Army Hall, Cyprus Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 8DX
For details click on blue text below
Sally Annes Cafe Introduction

START DATE

The café will start on Thursday 6 April 17 and will be open 10.45 to 12.15
It will then continue the first Thursday of every month.
There will be a small charge of £1.00 / session, (carers free)
For details click on blue text below
Sally Annes Cafe Start

Obituary to Elizabeth Willett

MSOPC is very sad to share the news that Elisabeth Willett died on 1 February 2017 after having had a fall on Christmas Eve.
Elisabeth achieved so much and will be sorely missed by MSOPC and its supporters. She was a founder member of the organisation which was formed in 2004 and played a very active role.  As its Secretary until April 2016 she kept MSOPC running smoothly producing the Committee Minutes and Agendas and wrote to Councillors and MPs on behalf of MSOPC putting forward the views of local people.  Together with a friend of hers in the business, she applied successfully for much of the funding that enabled MSOPC to provide its information network and hold public events, the last of which was the MSOPC Christmas Party on 10 December 2016 which she attended.  She was the Editor of the MSOPC newsletter and each article that we submitted was tweaked to make sure the spelling and grammar was Hansard perfect!  Even though she stood down as MSOPC Secretary, Elisabeth never stopped working to improve the situation for older people and supporting MSOPC in its efforts to do so.
On behalf of everyone associated with MSOPC we would like to say how sorry we are to loose Elisabeth and send our heartfelt condolences to Elisabeth’s family.  Rest in peace Elisabeth and thank you for all you did.