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Digest -May 24

            Southend & District Pensioner’s Campaign                                                                        “Digest”  –  May, 2024   Tips on Lovemaking for Wrinklies. Write your partner’s name on a pad at the side of the bed in case it slips your memory. Last month’s Meeting:                                              We enjoyed an interesting talk from Diana of Cats Protection. It …

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Digest-April 2024

            Southend & District Pensioner’s Campaign                                                                        “Digest”  –  April, 2024    Joke:  In retirement, never drink coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon. (Bob Howes)                                                     In Committee: Following a suggestion from our Member Mr. Ali, the Committee discussed various options which may enable us to …

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Digest- March 2024

            Southend & District Pensioner’s Campaign                                                                        “Digest”  –  March, 2024     Quote: “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be.” Robert Browning (1812-1889) Last month’s Annual General Meeting:                                                            Members enjoying lunch: We agreed to allow Peter Wilkins to become an Associate Member of the Campaign without a …

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Digest- February 2024

            Southend & District Pensioner’s Campaign                                                                        “Digest”  –  February, 2024     “I still have a full deck; I just shuffle slower now.” (Tom Stoppard). Last month’s Meeting:                                                            We were pleased to welcome Keeley Beech who gave us a demonstration of Chair Yoga for us to follow as we were able. …

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Digest December 2023

      SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                                  “Digest “- December 2023 Joke: . We are only young once, after that we need some other excuse. Change of Address:  Our email address has changed to southenddistrictpensioners@gmail.com  Please use this address, and respond to a message to ensure that all future …

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Digest November 2023

      SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                                  “Digest “- November 2023 Joke:  Another good thing about being poor is that when your 70, your children will not have you declared legally insane in order to gain control of your estate. (Woody Allen). Issy Isaacs.  Our Committee Member and financial …

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Digest October 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                                      “Digest “- October 2023 Quote “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count-it’s the life in your years!! Abraham Lincoln In Committee Jean   met with Garda, a Marketing and Design Company,  together with Roger Savage, Deputy CEO of SAVS …

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Digest September 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                                      “Digest “- September 2023 “I enjoy waking up and not having to go to work so I do it three or four times a day”  Bob Howes Change of Address:  Our email address has changed to southenddistrictpensioners@gmail.com Please use this address, and respond …

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Digest August 23

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                                      “Digest “- August  2023 “Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life” (Herbert Henry Asquith) Please help at our next Meeting. On Wednesday, 16th August we have four of our Committee Members who will be absent. It’s …

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Digest July 23

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                             “Digest “- July  2023 “I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it, at my age I’m very pleased to be anywhere” (George Burns).  Last month’s Meeting. We were let down by the Co-op when our speaker failed to show-up. We decided to proceed …

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Digest June 23

Last month’s Meeting. Nikki Godfrey-Shaw from Essex Police talking about preventing fraud, Kevin Blake talking about Neighbourhood watch schemes and crime prevention. In Committee. We agreed that the Southend Transport Centre is not fit for purpose, and Jill will write to the Council Leader Tony Cox listing the various problems …

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Digest May 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                             “Digest “ –  May, 2023 What the comments in the Retirement Speech really mean:- Active socially:  drinks heavily. Has the energy of a man half his age:  he’s worn out 6 young secretaries so far – and that’s just this year. Is well informed: …

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Digest April 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                             “Digest “ –    April, 2023 “I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap”  ( Bob Hope) Good News from the NPC London Region Council. We are pleased to see that at the recent Council Meeting in …

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Digest March 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN “Digest “  – March, 2023. As long as we live, there is never enough singing. (Martin Luther). LSE Research Study on Housing and Adult Care at last month’s AGM. At our AGM, Nicola and Jayeeta gave an outline of their project exploring the links between …

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Digest January 2023

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN “Digest “- January, 2023. “Retirement must be a wonderful thing. I mean, you can suck in your stomach for only so long.”   (Burt Reynolds) Happy New Year to all our Member’s! Last month’s Meeting. We enjoyed hearing about the life of Peter Wilkins who was …

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Digest December 2022

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN“Digest “ December, 2022The perks of getting older:“You’ve finally got your number of brain cellsdown to manageable size.”“You’ve got nothing left to learn the hardway.”Merry Christmas to all our readers!Our Member, Mr Brian Hill, kindly asked us toremind you that the old postage stamps maynow be …

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Digest-November

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN                   November Digest 2022 Dying is not popular; it has never caught on. That’s understandable; it’s bad for the complexion.  (George Burns). Last month’s meeting. We enjoyed an interesting talk by Bob Delgarno on the river Thames with projected slides of an amazing collection of …

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Digest- October

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN October Digest 2022 “The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off”.   (Abe Lemons). Last month’s meeting. Our President, David Norman joined us to welcome His Worship the Mayor and Mayoress of Southend, Cllr. Kevin Robinson with his wife Debbie. Kevin gave …

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Digest- September

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGNSeptember Digest 2022“The greatest problem about old age is thefear that it might go on too long.”(A.J.P.Taylor).Queen Elizabeth IISouthend & District Pensioner’s Campaignare deeply saddened by the death ofQueen Elizabeth II, and the President,Committee and Members join theKingdom, Commonwealth and Realms inmourning. We send our deep …

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July- Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN Digest – July  2022 John David Stansfield 25th October 1931 – 26th June 2022 We were very sad to hear of the passing of our Honorary Treasurer, in post since August 2008. There will be a minutes silence at our July Meeting, and I shall …

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