02: Learning & mental stimulation

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Purpose/role:

To play duplicate Bridge and enjoy social interaction

When & where: Every Monday at 7pm at the Masonic Hall
Person to contact: Steve Pedrick
Phone: 01934 712852
Cost: Annual subscription £4.00 Table money £2.00 per session
Who can attend: Open to all Bridge players
Support with attending : Contact Steve to discuss.
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A UK wide movement, which brings together people in their ‘third age’, ie after working full time and/or raising a family

When & where: Initially, Monday mornings from 10.30 to 12.00am in Cheddar Library, for coffee and a chat. Then there are 50+ interest groups as well as monthly coffee mornings and speaker meetings
Person to contact: Margaret Woodliffe
Phone: 01934 712852
Cost: Annual fee of £12.00 or £22.00 per couple. Separate fees for meetings.
Who can attend: People who are retired or semi-retired, who want to continue learning and personal development for its own reward.
Support with attending : U3A does not offer transport. However, its 500+ members are widespread and often share transport when suitable.
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Purpose/role:

To enjoy learning about gardens

When & where: Monthly meetings on a Tuesday at 7.30pm in Masonic Hall
Person to contact: Andrea West
Phone: 01934 712161
Cost: Single person £15.00 per annum Couple £25.00 per annum
Who can attend: Anyone with an interest in gardening
Support with attending : Lifts by arrangement.
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Run by the Royal Voluntary Service ,  it  delivers and return books for readers who are unable to access the library in person, due to poor health, mobility problems or caring responsibilities.

When & where: At the user’s home by arrangement.
Person to contact: Kirsty Jenssen
Phone: 07920 250834
Cost: Free
Who can attend: Volunteers visit at home to collect and deliver library books for anyone who cannot reach the library.
Support with attending : To use the service or volunteer, contact Kirsty by phone or email.
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Purpose/role:

To provide help with using computer and other IT devices

When & where: Cheddar Village Hall by appointment
Person to contact: Lynne Duckett
Phone: 01934 741751, to leave a message.
Cost: £10.00 per hour session, one-to-one
Who can attend: Open to anyone who needs help with modern technology
Support with attending : Contact Lynne to discuss.
Wellbeing Theme Category:
Purpose/role:

Socialising with an artistic bent, including workshops

When & where: Meetings every Friday afternoon in the Masonic Hall in winter months from 2 – 4.30pm. In summer months, visits and sketching outside.
Person to contact: Jim Collett
Phone: 01934 712663
Cost: Annual subscription of £70, reviewed annually at the AGM in October
Who can attend: Open to anyone. Separate workshops or events can be open to non members for a fee
Support with attending : Contact Jim Collett to discuss, but no help with transport