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Digest-October 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN October 2021 “Birthdays are nature’s way of telling us to eat more cake”.  Jo Brand David Amess You no doubt have heard and read about him after the barbaric act that took him from us.  Across the board I’ve seen nothing but praise.  A laudible …

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Committee Report 2021

Committee Report 2020/1 Annual Report. In this  extraordinary year, our AGM, which should have been held in February 2021,   was postponed until October because of Government Restrictions during the  Covid pandemic lockdown. Our meetings  April, May, June, July 2020 were cancelled but the good news is that we restarted our …

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Statement of Accounts 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONERS CAMPAIGN TREASURER’S REPORT FOR AGM 2019-20 Status The audited accounts show the liquid assets were Co-op bank balance, £1634.75 and cash £37.25 making a total of £1,672.  There were no liabilities.  There are also fixed assets valued at £49 consisting of depreciable equipment.  These are the …

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Programme of Events 2022

www.southendpensioners.org.uk President: David Norman MBE. Events Programme 2022 19th January                          Carer’s First – support for unpaid carer’s 16th February                        Health Watch – what’s it for? 16th March                            TBA 20th April                                Ann Hardy -Theatrical costumier to the stars 18th May                                 TBA 15th June                               Trust …

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Digest- September

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN September 2021 “I used to demand good looks.  Now all I ask for is a healthy prostate”.  Joan Rivers In committee We highlighted the fact of two consultations by SBC.  Caring Well and Aging Well.  On line is the only way of responding so for …

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August Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN August 2021 “God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked”. Terry Wogan In committee The digitising of your medical records has now been postponed indefinitely.  That’s good, but don’t delay sending the letter to your GP.  It may come back any …

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Programme of Events 2021

President: David Norman MBE. Events Programme 2021   21st   April                    Colin Beaumont  “My life as a Master of Ceremonies” 19th   May                      Bob Howes “My Musical Life” 16th  June                     Kelly Marks- SBC  “Council and Community” 21st  July                     Laura Mansell- Essex Fire & Rescue “Fire Safety” 18th  August                Penny Poppins “My life as …

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July 21 – Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN July 2021 “One of the many things nobody tells you about middle age is that it’s a nice change from being young”  William Feather The Outlook By the time you read this normal service was planned at the time of writing.  In the face of …

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Digest -June 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN June 2021 No man is ever old enough to know better! Your Medical Records 1st September   is the deadline date to allow you to opt out of your records going into the public domain.  Register your decision by signing and dating the attached generic letter …

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May 2021-Digest

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN May 2021- Digest At the end, it’s not the years in your life, it’s the life in your years! Member’s News Bob Howes weathered his surgery and is now at home.  His interest in the election results shows he is back to normal. April Talk …

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April – Digest 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN April 2021 Live each day as if were your last, and garden as though you will live forever! Member’s News Bob Howes has an in patient appointment at the hospital on Monday 19 April.  Join me in wishing him well and that he is soon …

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Digest- March 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN March 2021 Middle age is when narrow waist and a broad mind exchange places! The Outlook We now have dates on the way to saying goodbye to lockdown.  At the time of writing it was 3 days ago that schools fully reopened.  It was at …

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Digest- February 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN February 2021 Advanced old age in when you sit in a rocking chair and can’t get it going! Editorial I am deeply disappointed that my direct request for vaccination and National Service experiences have yielded nothing since last month.  I can’t believe that a group …

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NHS- Covid-19 Vaccine rollout

We have produced an update on the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine across Essex that you can download. From today this slide deck will also be available online where it will be updated regularly here:eput.nhs.uk/news-events/coronavirus/coronavirus-vaccine/Kind regards,Stakeholder update on COVID-19 vaccination programme  Communications teamMid and South Essex Clinical Commissioning GroupsCopyright © 2020 Mid …

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Digest-January 2021

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN January 2021 At your age people expect you to be calm, dignified and sober – disappoint them! The Outlook Altho I wish everyone a Happy New Year I fear it will be a long time coming.  At the moment, ie, early January we have to …

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Digest-December 2020

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN December 2020 Merry Christmas In Committee We were pleased that the Balmoral Centre reopened as covid safe after the November lockdown expired.  Note, this holds good for members meetings.  As the next is in a few days time,   we had to consider its catering.  We …

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NPC December Campaign! Bulletin

 The December issue of Campaign! is out now Great stories include:  NPC calls for Older People’s Commissioner at Human Rights webinar Pensions & Incomes WP meets BBC Policy Director MPs must save universal entitlements Public Transport may not recover unless action taken  and much much more…You can download the campaign fromhttps://www.npcuk.org/post/campaign-bulletin

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Digest – November 2020

SOUTHEND & DISTRICT PENSIONER’S CAMPAIGN November 2020 The best part of living is to know how to grow old gracefully! Barbara Armitage Our congratulations to her on nomination as a “Good for Leigh Winner”.  Mentioned is her working life as a social worker for SBC and ECC, her work for …

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