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ICA SERVICES UPDATE FOR JULY

***Please Note*** CASH BINGO – Due to Covid restrictions, the start date has changed to the 5th of August. Come along to the C2000 Hall, Easton every Thursday evening. Doors open 6.30pm. Eyes down 7pm. Raffle. Everyone welcome. Please bring your own refreshments.

***New*** CHESIL ART (ChAT@Wellies) – Every Tuesday, 1pm–3.30pm at the Wellworthy Sports & Social Club, Dumbarton Road, Wyke. First session on the 6th July. Members can enjoy painting or sketching alongside others in a friendly and welcoming environment, using a range of materials. Suitable for beginners upwards. Tutor support. Materials can be borrowed for the first few sessions. £4 per session (including refreshments).  

CHESIL ART (ChAT) – Every Thursday, 1pm–3.30pm. The group meets at St. John’s Hall, Ventnor Road, Fortuneswell. All other details as above.

PORTLAND LOTTERY DRAW – Next draw on 24th September.  £1 a ticket, available from the ICA office and Cards ‘n’ Celebrations, Easton. More tickets sold the higher the prize fund!

BEFRIENDING – ICA offers a range of befriending services, from companionship to help with local errands, personal correspondence or perhaps just a friendly phone call or chat over a cup of tea. All our volunteers are police (DBS) and reference checked, interviewed and fully insured.

COMMUNITY CAR and MINIBUS (wheelchair friendly) – The community car is available for all your appointments and shopping trips. Advanced booking is essential. This service operates on donations with volunteer drivers.

SHOPPING SERVICE FOR PORTLAND’S OVER 55s – ICA runs regular Friday mornings shopping service to Tesco, Easton. Cost £4.00 return. Call ICA to book.

JULY / AUGUST TRIPS…

18th July – Wellworthy Sunday Lunch. Transport £5.00 from Portland. £4.00 from Wyke. 

NB: Refreshments / food are not included in the above prices, unless stated. There are limited spaces for the transport. Book early on 823789.

***Re-opening*** GET TOGETHER CLUB ‘SEATED’ EXERCISE CLASS’ – Every Thursday, 10am–11am at the YMCA, Reforne, Portland. First session starting on the 8th July. Gentle exercise to improve fitness, strengthen joints, increase inner core strength, keep you moving and improve stability to prevent falls. First session free, then £4.00 per session (including refreshments). Transport available at £4.00 return. COVID-19 – Participants must have had both covid jabs.    

OSTEOCISE EXERCISE CLASS – Every Monday, 11am–12pm at the Girt Hall, St Georges Centre, Reforne. Tutor led. Features seated and standing exercises, stretching, stamina and core strengthening work. Ideal for joint problems, including arthritis and osteoporosis. Supports weight loss. Helps maintain and improve mobility. First session free, then £4.00 per session (including refreshments). COVID-19 – Participants must have had both covid jabs.

FIT+ EXERCISE CLASS – Every Wednesday, 11.30am–12.30pm at the YMCA, Reforne. Tutor led. Features cardio and core muscle strengthening exercises with a ‘hint of disco-ball.’ First session free, then £4.00 per session (including refreshments). COVID-19 – Participants must have had both covid jabs.      

THE MAN SHED – A space for men aged 18+ to share and learn new skills, socialise and work on individual and/or community-based DIY, woodworking and furniture restoration projects. Open Mondays and Wednesdays.

THE WOMEN’S SHED – Are you 18+ with an interest in basic DIY, woodworking or furniture refurbishment? Let the Women’s Shed team help get you started. Open Thursdays.

NB: Friday am, is a shared space for both men and women.

The Shed is based at 41 Chiswell, (by the side of the Ocean Bay Chinese take away) Opening hours – Monday, Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays 9.30am – 12.30pm 

 £15 life membership + £5 per 2.5hr per session.  Afternoon sessions by arrangement only.  

GARDENING – We can offer help with gardening, including mowing, weeding, planting and hedge trimming and landscaping. NB. This service is not free. 

For more information about ICA, its activities or how you can support us, please get in touch.