Hi, I'm Mary-Jane, your Community Connector!
I'm here to connect local people, build and strengthen support networks and, as a result, combat isolation and improve health and wellbeing.
I work alongside Moulton Parish Council and Moulton Surgery to promote our Health & Wellbeing Strategy. We organise informative and fun events and talks aimed at raising awareness and improving health and wellbeing for us all. If you have any thoughts, ideas, knowledge or experience regarding health issues that you feel would be of benefit to the community, then please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on 07484 907438.
Upcoming Health & Wellbeing events' posters and information leaflets are on display at our brand new Community Centre on my stand in the library, noticeboards around the area and at the Surgery. Also please like my Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/moultoncommunityconnector/ or follow me on Twitter: @moultonconnect for the latest news and information.
There are regular meetings and events at the community centre including:
Every Wednesday 2pm-4pm and Thursday 7pm-9pm our Health & Wellbeing Choir, Claret Room: (£5 including refreshements)
Every Friday Morning 10am-12pm, Board Games and Cards: (£1 suggested donation which includes tea and biscuits). Take a look at the link to the YouTube video about this morning to the right of this page (just above the Facebook banner) to see more!
Various Fridays (see dates below), 2pm-3.30pm, Musical Memories, Main Hall: our wonderful entertainer, Steve Brown, sings all the favourites for us to listen to, singalong, or even have dance! He's open to requests too (Small suggested donation of £2 to go towards expenses). Refreshments can be ordered from the café which will be served in the hall. Upcoming dates in 2018: 2nd November, 23rd November, 7th December and 14th December.
First Saturday of the Month, 7.30pm - 11pm, Golden Oldies Disco, Main Hall do you love the music from the 60s, 70s and 80s? Then come along for a dance at our Golden Oldies Disco! All ages welcome. There is a bar service and plenty of seating around the hall if you prefer to sit and sway. £3 donation at the door.
Every Third Monday of the Month, Moving Forward after Cancer Treatment, from 2pm-4pm in the Manfield Room: This is a rolling six month programme running alongside Macmillan and Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals. This is for anyone who has been through or is still going through cancer treatment, to provide practical support, information on how to improve wellbeing, cope with side-effects, and a chance to chat with others over a cup of tea/coffee and some cake.
Saturday 10th November, from 4pm at Moulton Parish Church: tea and cakes with stallholders in the church centre followed by an optional service to commemorate the eve of 100 years since the end of the First World War. All veterans and those close to them are welcome.
Saturday 27th April, 2pm - 5pm Main Hall: Spring into Health & Wellbeing for All Event, Main Hall: a big annual event at Moulton Community Centre with stallholders and other activities.
New! Walking Football Club at Moulton Magpies Football Club, Brunting Road: There are three sessions per week: Monday's: 7pm - 8pm, Tuesday's: 11am - 12pm and Fridays: 11am - 12pm (Daytime sessions are recommended for starters to assess health before going onto to evening session which is slightly higher level) Ladies are welcome too! Call Phil Andrews on: 07842 537854 for more details.
The Family Safety and Wellbeing Event at Moulton Primary school was a great success and we're planning on organising more Family Events in the coming year.
Please see Fit Plans, Over 60s Activities and Mums and Tots listings to see groups or activities in the area as well as the centre (Please look under Health & Wellbeing section which is above me in the Community Section).
We have a vibrant and lively community spirit and I work to develop connections and relationships. We have set up the Good Neighbour Volunteer Scheme to help the more isolated people in our community who are in need of a neighbourly helping-hand, transport or just a little company. There are so many ways in which you can help:
• Befriending someone in your community (visiting in person or even just making a regular phone call can make a huge difference in someone's life). As part of the visit, there may also be a practical purpose, such as reading a newspaper for a visually impaired person, mowing the lawn, or changing a light bulb. If you know anyone who may be interested in receiving this kind of support then please encourage them to get in touch.
• Volunteering as a Driver, accompanying residents to medical appointments on our car scheme. Or if you would like to drive the minibus for local residents, we can train you to update your licence to do this. This could make such a difference for people who would otherwise be unable to get out.
• Being an Outings Helper, for example going to the cinema and assisting with mobility, carrying shopping or pushing a wheelchair.
• Being a Functions Helper and assisting us with light tasks at the Health & Wellbeing Events
• Organising a new interest group or talk to share your knowledge, experience, skills or expertise with others.
No matter what skills or experience you have and whether you only have 10 minutes or 10 hours a month, please do get in touch (see contact details above)