On-line Talks

A number of organisations are offering on-line talks viewed from the comfort of your own home.  Most are free but some attract a small fee (per machine).
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In all cases you need to book in advance using the links supplied.  In return you will receive the link needed to log in – you will not need any special software. If you have not received the email with the link 2days before the event please get back in touch with the organisers. If you book and cannot attend please be fair to others on the waiting list and inform the organiser

Currently, in addition to our own Zoom meetings, talks are available from

Membership Renewal/New Members

The current membership year ends on 31st July but to spread the load of the renewal process you may renew from 1st May to cover you until 31st July 2022. We welcome new members, again from 1st May and their membership fee will too cover them until 31st July 2022.
It would be most helpful if those able to could make their payments by bank transfer – full details on the forms.
The forms are now available by following this link 

Reminder Ken, our membership secretary, will be standing down at the end of this renewal year so if you think that you might be interested in the post please contact Ken who will be pleased to explain the role and offer every assistance in the transition.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Age UK Bucks produce a list of contact telephone numbers that might be useful to people of our age.

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SubjectOrganisationTel Number
Health
Memory ConcernsAlzheimers Society Memory Support Team01296 331749
Hearing or Sight concernsBucks integrated Sensory Service01296 479970
VisionBucks Vision01296 487556
FallsCommunity Falls Team0844 2252403
01494 426868
Telecare EquipmentCarersBucks0300 7772722
Mobility Equipment LoansNRS Healthcare0345 1238248
Mobility Equipment LoansIndependant Living Consultants01844 273050
Mobility Equipment LoansRed Cross01296 739302
Mental HealthHealthy Minds Bucks01865 901600
Carers' supportCarers Bucks01296 392711
Transport
Bus passesBucks CC0845 5212521
Blue BadgeEnquiries
Applications
01296 382902
0845 3708090
Benefits
Personal Independence Payment Helpline0800 1214433
Attendance Allowance AdviceAge UK Bucks01296 431911
Attendance Allowance Helpline0800 7310122
Carers Allowance0800 7310297
Pension Credit Claims0800 731 0469
Housing BenefitAylesbury Vale
01296 585618
Housing
Accommodation EnquiriesThe Elderly Accommodation Counsel0800 3777070
Housing SupportBucks Housing Support0808 1641810
Safety & Security
SafeguardingMulti-Agency Safeguarding Hub0800 137915
ScamsTrading Standards0300 1232329
Home Fire Risk checksBucks & Milton Keynes Fire & Rescue01296 744477

u3a Radio

You can listen to a series of podcasts ranging over a wide variety of subjects which are designed to be of interest to us

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Bus Passes

Although you may not have used it recently – have you checked your bus pass?

You may find that it ran out on your last birthday.

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You can renew online.

or ringing the automated telephone service

 01296 873 011.

 

 

Old Aylesbury

A Collection of photographs illustrating the changes in Aylesbury over many years, including the ‘improvements’ that many of you will remember over the fairly recent years.

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 Contributions from

Watermead Aerial Photo

Phil Toler responded to our requests for pictures of Aylesbury with this photo.

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It was taken in August 2018 of Watermead village. In the foreground are the two lakes with the larger one on the right suffering a blue-green algae bloom which can be compared with the clear smaller lake on the left. Phil says that is the only time this has happened in the 26 years he has lived here.

Background information
Cyanobacteria or ‘blue-green algae’, a type of blooming algae, can produce toxins. These toxins can kill wild animals, livestock and pets. They can also harm people, producing rashes after skin contact and illnesses if swallowed.
Algal blooms block sunlight from reaching other plants in the water. They also use up oxygen in the water at night which can suffocate fish and other creatures. Oxygen is also used up when the bloom decays.