A Community Day is on Friday 31 October 2014 at 12noon-3pm on the Green in Shifford Crescent, Maidenhead. Residents will have the opportunity to receive free advice and information from agencies such as the RBWM Community Safety team, Early Help teams, Thames Valley Police and the Fire Service. The younger residents will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of fun activities including; face painting, apple bobbing and a bouncy castle.
The idea of the event is to help promote positive community engagement by bringing essential services into the community so that residents have the opportunity to speak to us face to face about life in the area and help us gain a better understanding of what support we can give in order to improve the quality of life of our residents.
If you are in the area please pop by as it is sure to be a fun and informative afternoon.
Halloween Pumpkin Party
Join us in Windsor for a Halloween Pumpkin Party at Windsor Royal Shopping on Friday 31st October, 1pm – 4pm at Windsor Royal Shopping. Now in it’s ninth year, this FREE event is one of the most popular of the year and remarkably last year, over 250 pumpkins were carved during the afternoon. This event is hosted by Windsor Royal Shopping and is supported by The Windsor and Eton Town Partnership and the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair. No booking is required. Come along in Halloween fancy dress, carve your very own Pumpkin head, watch the magnificent Mr. Marvel magic shows and enjoy some Pumpkin Soup and fabulous cup cakes. Join in the Halloween fancy dress parade which will commence at 3:30pm along with the Pumpkin Judging. Pumpkins are free to participants of the pumpkin party workshop whilst stocks last. For further details please visit www.windsorroyalshopping.co.uk
Into the Woods
Hatton Operatic Society will be performing Into the Woods at the Magna Carta Arts
Centre, Thorpe Road, Staines from
28th October – 1st
Whilst curses, cows, shoes, capes and much more is all you can ask for
in a Fairy Tale, this one has a dark twist that might leave a bitter taste in
your mouth. Little Red Riding Hood, the Wolf, Jack and the Beanstalk, two
princes, Cinderella and her not-so-pretty sisters, and Rapunzel all appear. But
there is a witch’s curse to contend with too. And will any of them live happily
Beginners Jive Classes
Our Beginners Jive Dance Classes are fun, friendly and relaxed - we were all beginners at some point!
Not only will you learn to dance, you will meet lots of new people and get fit at the same time! Doors open 7.30pm, absolute beginners class (no experience or partner required!) 8pm, followed by practise session, stroll classes and dancing. Only £5 entry!
Amazing fully SPRUNG wooden dancefloor, BYO drinks, plenty of parking! Only 5 minutes from the M40. Very close to Marlow, Henley, Maidenhead and High Wycombe! Run by The Rocking Rebels, find us on Facebook!
Every Wednesday starting 22nd October 2014!
Maidenhead in the Great War: An Exhibition Exploring Life on the Home Front, 1914-1918
Discover the impact that war had on life for ordinary people in Maidenhead during the First World War. (WW1)
Dementia Awareness Training in the Community
Dementia Awareness Training for all in RBWM
Monday 18 August, 2014
"A great free service, giving a real insight into dementia."
Alzheimers Dementia Support
This event is for people living or working in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead.
What is it?:
Alzheimers Dementia Support(‘ADS’) is a local charity, operating in the Royal Borough of Windsor, Ascot & Maidenhead. Earlier this year, we were commissioned by the RBWM, to devise an informative and interactive training program, aimed at raising the awareness of Dementia within our local community. In addition, our training program has been designed to demonstrate how seriously the disease affects the lives of the many people it touches.
As a result of our collaboration with the RBWM, ‘ADS’ Dementia Awareness Training in the Community will be delivered to all attendees as a ‘free of charge’ two-hour session and all organisations, operating in the RBWM, have the opportunity to nominate multiple numbers of delegate attendees.
Availability at each session will be strictly limited and therefore an early booking is strongly recommended, to ensure that you and/or your nominated attendees are not disappointed. Please Note: If our currently arranged training dates are not suitable, please let us know and we will make all efforts to ensure that you are informed when additional dates are added to our calendar
Introductions and any experience of dementia
Facts & figures about dementia
Brief description of different types of dementia
DVD showing what it is like to have dementia
Discussion re the video
What happens in the brain to memory when you have dementia
Things that you might notice if you suspect someone has dementia
How to approach someone you suspect has dementia
Understanding difficult behaviour
The course is complemented by a pack containing various information sheets covering discussions from the day together with our latest newsletter.
Book your place or *Contact us* firstname.lastname@example.org or 07513 762900
Who can Attend?:
Anyone living or working in the Royal Borough if Windsor & Maidenhead. Our training has been specifically developed to accommodate the awareness needs of all individuals and agencies, such as; commercial organisations, six form pupils, faith groups, retailers, (large and small – all sectors) and public agencies etc., and so attendees of our training will achieve an enhanced understanding of the condition, which will assist them in their daily work and life. Training course attendees will also be introduced to many of the issues people with dementia encounter and they will be encouraged to explore how best to manage many of the more common situations.
Booking more than 1 person:
You can bulk book 1 to 25 people to a public event. We can also bring the training to you and arrange Private training at your facility for large numbers (12+) of delegates on request - this can be either 1 or 2 hour time slots, tailored to suit your availability, and is also free of charge.
Follow Up Training:
Following completion of our training, some attendees may be considered eligible to, at a later date, join a “Train the Trainer” session, as in so doing these individuals will be empowered to share the important lessons they have learned, with colleagues within the greater structure of their own organisation and/or environment.
As previously mentioned, ‘ADS’ - Dementia Awareness Training in the Community, is offered on a ‘free of charge’ basis, however, should any booked attendees (to any session) fail to attend, it should be noted that non-attendance will attract a per delegate charge of £75 (invoiced) unless 72 hours/3 working days notice is given. We do understand that things happen beyond our control and this fee will be waivered on only one occation when registering and attending on an alternative date.
"A great free service, giving a real insight into dementia. Hopefully even if just a little information can be taken away by all that attend it will help in society." Legal Exec
“I was at a presentation last night at Berks Search & Rescue given by 'ADS'. It was the best talk I've seen in years and certainly helps us understanding the condition more. Thanks very much” Mel BLSAR
We hope you can make it!
This is an 8 week course of Mindfulness combined with Positive Psychology to develop life skills and tools to enhance your life.
Curious About Windsor
Have fun discovering Windsor with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Find answers to clues and match pictures whilst reading stories about this famous town – resident or just visiting, you’re guaranteed to spot things you’ve never noticed before. The two walks can be enjoyed separately or joined together to form one longer walk – depending on available time and energy! Walks are suitable for all ages (detours to avoid steps are marked on the route map), and typically take 1-2 hours each to complete. Booklet of two walks available to buy or download from www.curiousabout.co.uk/windsor/index.php
Have fun and stay curious!
Colne Valley Food and Music Festival
Celebrate everything that is local with this fun, family friendly festival in the heart of the Colne Valley. Sample delicious local foods and listen to a variety of wonderful musicians throughout the day. There’s something for everyone, including activities for the children, cookery demos and of course the opportunity to sample some of the extraordinary produce which is grown on our doorstep. Parking is £2.50 per car and there is no entrance fee for the festival and many of the attractions are free.
Event parking will be in Priory Meadow off Old Mill Road, Denham UB9 5AR - Please follow the signs from the Denham roundabout. The festival entrance is just a short stroll from the car park.
The Scenic Routes: The Festival is a half hour scenic walk along the Grand Union Canal from Uxbridge (next to the Swan and Bottle Pub) and directions from the Canal to the Centre will be signposted just before Denham Deep Lock. There are several walkways across through the fields or woods, making it an enjoyable walk or cycle to the event.
Maidenhead Macular Disease Self Help Group
The Maidenhead Macular Disease
Support Group meets on the first Friday of the month from 1.30 to 3.30pm, at the Walton Cottage Hotel, Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7LT.
The meetings are open to anyone affected by central vision loss.
Carers are welcome too.