What a busy month for Rotherfield St Martin! Activities are flourishing, membership is growing and much fun is being had by all.
Charlie & Mary had a surprise celebration at the pantomime on 31st January when The Dame incorporated their celebration in ‘her’ opening speech and two James Bond look- a- likes brought them champagne. It was really lovely to see Charlie & Mary having this surprise on the actual day of their anniversary.
Activities for March are printed in this edition of the magazine and include talks by Daphne Bagshawe about her role as a magistrate, and a visit from Becky Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of East Sussex County Council. We have once again been invited to the Young Musician of the Year Competition at Beacon Community College and we will be having our annual Easter Bonnet competition at the meeting before Easter.
Please note that we will be closed on Friday 22nd March for our annual Planning Day. This is an important part of our development each year when Trustees, Committee and Staff reflect on the past year and look carefully at plans for the future.
We are thrilled at the development of our activities particularly those involving exercise. The classes at Freedom Leisure go from strength to strength; Older and Active now runs every Thursday, one being a seated class, the other being more advanced. Numbers for Yoga and Zumba have grown and sessions at The Hydrotherapy Pool have been well attended.
We have had many enquiries from local and national groups to share the model of Rotherfield St Martin. We want to encourage others with a heart for care of older people and have held evenings here for Parish Councils and directed others to the pack we have produced setting out ideas for starting up. We hope this will increase and develop.
One new area of work has been to support the work of the Carers Break Dementia Service. We have welcomed a small number of folk with their support workers to join in some of our activities which is working very well and we would like to develop this service for our own members and their carers.
As always we welcome people from the community to drop in for refreshments at RSM Centre. We would dearly like to reach more folk who would enjoy our activities and support.
Dates to remember-:
Friday 29th March - Good Friday RSM Centre closed
Monday 1st April - Easter Monday RSM Centre closed and no meeting at Village Hall.