Alton Webteam: October 2017
Tuesday 7th November — Lip Reading, 2.30pm with Maggie Short, Lip Reading Tutor (ATLA)
Sunday 19th November — T @ 3, light afternoon tea, 3pm in the church hall, with chat and quizzes over tea and cakes. This group, run under the umbrella of the Hard of Hearing Group, is open to everyone including HoH members and their friends. Come and join us!
Tuesday 21st November — Drop-In, 2pm in the church hall. Catch up with the chat over a cup of tea and continue to support the Knitters Anonymous Group, knitting for local and national charities. Cribbage players also welcome!
Tuesday 28th November — Jane Short, "The ups and downs of being a Magistrate" 2pm in the church hall, plus update on the Group's activities and a Raffle.
REMEMBER — the deafPlus unit will be in Sainsbury's car park from 10.30 am until midday on Tuesday 28th Nov. Graham, the volunteer, is there to give advice on hearing related supports, eg modified telephones, flashing doorbells and hearing aid use. Do take advantage of this free service provided for us in Alton by one of the smaller national societies supporting the deaf and hard of hearing. A volunteer from Open Sight, for the visually impaired is also present offering a similar service.
Advance notice — the two December dates you need to note in your diary are Saturday 2nd December, 3pm in All Saints Church — the Annual Christmas service and in the church hall, The Christmas Afternoon
Tuesday 5th December, 2pm
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