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On Wednesday 5th June. MSOPC held an event for the Burgess Hill Festival at St. Wilfrid’s Church Hall. Tanya Rodd sang and we provided lunch as well as stalls and activities, including Pilates, balance, Zumba Gold, flower arranging, knitting and crochet, wood carving and engraving. We also had information from the Sussex police, Mid Sussex Health and Wellbeing Team and the Monday Club. Please see our past events page for photos from the day; https://www.msopc.org.uk/some-more-good-news/what-we-do-public-events/

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NEW IT help sessions at Hurstpierpoint College!

The Hurstpierpoint College dates for the summer term are; April 23rd, 30th, May 7th, 14th, 21st. Then after half term, June 4th, (no session on 11th or 18th due to exams), and final one of the summer term on 25th June.

On Tuesday 26th February, 2.30-3.30pm MSOPC launched our NEW free technology help sessions for the over 60’s at Hurstpierpoint College. The friendly students at the college are on hand to help you with any technology related questions you may have, every Tuesday during term time from 2.30 until 3.30pm with time for a coffee and chat afterwards.

Any questions you like, big or small, from turning on your device, to using Skype or looking things up. Bring your laptop, iPad or any other devices you have questions about. The college also has PCs to use if needed.

There is a minibus available to pick people up from Trinity Road car park at 2.15 before every session, and drop back around 4pm. For everyone else, please just go to the college reception and you will be shown where to go. There are a few steps up in both the minibus and the college.

No need to book the sessions or the minibus, just turn up. For any questions, please leave a message on our answerphone 01444 242760, or e-mail Nicola8@msopc.org.uk.

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We hold FREE one to one IT drop in sessions every Monday at Ardingly College during term time from 4.20-5.20pm. They will continue until 20th May when they stop for half term. June dates to be confirmed.

Free one to one IT help at the Spire Café, St John’s Church Burgess Hill.

Thursday Mornings.

The team continues to help people every Thursday Morning 11.00 -1.00pm. Bring your phone, Laptop or iPad no need to book just come along and help is on hand.

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MSOPC has a Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/msopc.org.uk/

Please ‘like’ us and help spread the word about all the good work that we do

Upcoming activities around Mid Sussex

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.

Bus User Survey on proposed changes to West Sussex routes 2017

It is proposed to make changes to the West Sussex subsidised local bus service in 2017. This is due to falling passenger numbers on some routes. The objective of the survey is to assess the impact of the changes on the travelling public.

Please click on the blue line below for details.
Proposed changes to bus routes
A link to the survey is included in the above ldocument

Responses to
Jo Kenworthy
Information Officer, Transport Bureau
Residents’ Services, Highways and Transport
West Sussex County Council

MSOPC’s Winter Programme of Events

We’ve got a varied and interesting programme of events coming up this Autumn.  Here’s what’s coming up in February and March 2017

Mobile phone/Computer help drop in events: at

The Spire  Cafe at St John’s Church Burgess Hill
One to One help

Sessions every Thursday 11am – 1pm

Ardingly College
Term-time on Mondays 4.30 – 5.30pm
Starting again from 24 April 2017.
Ardingly College IT drop in 2017

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HEAT FOR HEALTH

Drop in Events 

Find out how to change your energy tariff or provider,  improve your energy efficiency and keep warm and well.

Heat for Health Conference: Affordable Warmth for Everyone in Mid Sussex

Monday 27 March 2017 at Clair Hall, Haywards Heath

9.30am – 14.30pm (Includes an information market place, workshops and lunch.)

Do you work (as a professional, or as a volunteer) with Mid Sussex people aged 65+ or families with children under 5?

Does your organisation or company provide social healthcare or energy services to Mid Sussex households?

Would you like to know about what help is available from April 2017 if you are living in a cold home?

If so, you may like to book yourself a place (and/or an information stand) at the free Conference.

Please ring 07460 088989 or email katja@msopc.org.uk to do so.

Any MSOPC enquiries contact the answerphone 01444 242760
Or email trustee@msopc.org.uk