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This section contains information and advice on maintaining your independence whilst self isolating. There are links to official COVID-19 guidance, positive and uplifting articles on how individuals and communities are working together, ideas for socialising using technology, and also guidance for improving your physical and mental well-being while at home.
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Mind for better mental health, has developed useful information to cope with being anxious or worried about the coronavirus and how it can be affecting you at this time. This might feel stressful but there are a lot of things you can try to help your well-being. Please do share this article with friends and families or colleagues in your workplace.read more
"Doreen Burns, Carol Spark and Dotty Robinson are all in their 70s and have known each other for over 40 years.read more
In November, octogenarian Russ Mantle became the first person in the UK to ride 1 million miles. The 82-year-old from Hampshire completed a five-mile trip from his Aldershot home to a cafe in Mytchett, Surrey, to reach the feat. Mantle rolled into Canal Cafe in Mytchett recording his millionth mile flanked by fellow cyclists.read more
104-year-old woman says continuing ed, dancing and positivity have kept her feeling young. Some say the secret to a long life is staying physically active, others say that it's maintaining a healthy diet. But 104-year-old Virginia Leitner, of St Charles, Missouri, says the real key is keeping up-to-date with the changing world and being creative. Leitner has taken classes to learn how to use a computer, sews, showcases her paintings and has even competed in a pageant.read more
Chilton resident Rod Alexander, aged 72, is planning to cycle 700 miles in seven days in memory of his wife Jacky, to raise money for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Rod, who has lived in Chilton near Thame for the past 31 years, will complete the first 600 miles in six days around the undulating Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire countryside. The final 100 miles will be completed on a static bike on Saturday July 27 th outside the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity Shop in Thame where he volunteers two days each week.read more
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