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Burns Night

Join us for a Burns Night supper on Friday 25 January at 6pm and enjoy haggis or highland beef, with tatties and neaps, plus take part in a Scottish
themed quiz in the Old Pomona Inn. Cost £7 per head; booking essential. Contact reception on 01782 986300 to join us.

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day

Dignity Action Day is an annual opportunity for health and social care workers, and members of the public, to uphold people’s rights to dignity. Help us to provide a truly memorable day for people who use care services, on Friday 1 February. Students from Newcastle College will be with us from 1:30pm – 3pm, serving a selection of homemade cakes and refreshments, plus there will be an opportunity to join in with a game of bingo and other entertainment. Community members and residents from other care providers welcome.

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

Celebrate Chinese New Year and join us on Tuesday 5 February, in The Bistro, for a delicious Chinese themed menu. Available from 6pm; cost £7 per head. Please contact reception for menu details and to book on 01782 986300.

Award-winning exercise service

Belong’s work in transforming lives through exercise has been recognised with the ‘Innovation in Quality Outcomes Award’ at the prestigious Third Sector Care Awards 2018.
The exercise service at Belong Newcastle-underLyme is available to members of the wider community as well as residents and enables people to take advantage of personalised programmes using our state-of-the-art SilverFit equipment. Belong works with other health professionals to ensure programmes are targeted effectively. Outcomes include improved wellbeing, mobility, balance and physical strength, helping achieve rehabilitation after an operation or hospital stay and enabling people to stay independent for longer. Find out more about our award-winning exercise service by calling the village reception on 01782 986300.

Afternoon tea

Afternoon-tea

Enjoy a delicious afternoon tea or cream tea in Samuel Bell’s Tea Room or The Bistro for just £6.95 per person. Includes a selection of sandwiches and small cakes plus a cup of tea or coffee; available every day from 12noon – 2pm. Advanced booking essential. Contact reception on 01782 986300 to join us.

New Year, New You

New Year New You

Access a variety of exercise and therapy services, available throughout the week including, yoga, reflexology, beauty therapy, foot care and acupuncture;
see weekly activities listing for days and times and contact reception to book.

Healthy Hearts

Healthy Hearts

Join us in The Bistro for a ‘Healthy Hearts’ session on Valentine’s Day, Thursday 14 February, from 11am – 12:30pm. Discover how to cook healthy, nutritious meals, with live cooking demos and free samples. Entry is £4; booking essential. Contact the village on 01782 986300.

Free day care on Act of Kindness Day

Free day care on Act of Kindness Day

Experience community life in Belong Newcastle under-Lyme, through our vibrant day care service, and enjoy a free ‘taster’ session. The Belong day club provides the opportunity to meet new people and take part in a range of meaningful social activities. We’re offering you the chance to try our popular service for yourself, to celebrate National Act of Kindness Day on 17 February, with a free ‘taster’ session available from Monday 18 – Friday 22 February. To claim your session please contact Daniel Turner on 01782 986300.

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Enjoy delicious pancake stacks, with a choice of sweet or savoury fillings, on Tuesday 5 March; available in The Bistro all day; from £2.50 each.

Time for a cuppa

Time for a cuppa

Support Dementia UK and ‘Make Time for a Cuppa’ with us on Wednesday 6 March. Reminisce and indulge in our coffee morning and cake sale from 1:30pm – 3pm in Samuel Bell’s Tea Room.

St Patrick’s Day

Enjoy a delicious homemade Guinness and ale pie in The Bistro on St Patrick’s Day; available all day on Sunday 17 March, for £5.95. Contact reception on 01782 986300 to book to join us.

Vibrant new day club

Experience community life in Belong Newcastle-under-Lyme through our vibrant new day club. Our Experience Days service offers a huge variety of activities, from music and dancing to traditional games and arts and crafts, knit and natter and exercise classes to retail therapy! The service costs £35 per half day and includes lunch in The Bistro and free access to our state-of-the-art exercise studio (one session per week). To find out more, or to book a free ‘taster’ session, call Daniel Turner on 01782 986300.

Knit and natter

Knit & Natter

If you love to knit, and you love to natter, then you’ll love our weekly knit and natter sessions. The group meets every Thursday in The Venue, from 2pm – 3:30pm, and sessions cost just £2; new faces welcome. To find out more please contact the village on 01782 986300.

Pomona pottery exhibition

Pomona pottery exhibition

Enjoy a guided tour of the Heritage Gallery and explore our exhibition of Pomona pottery from the 1740s, as well as artefacts on loan from the Bramptom Museum and Apedale Heritage Centre. Tours take place every Wednesday at 2pm; booking required. Please contact the village on 01782 986300 if you’d like to join us.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi sessions take place every Thursday in The Venue. Sessions cost £5 each and run from 1:30pm. Suitable for people of all abilities and new faces always welcome so come
along and give it a try. Please contact the village on 01782 986300 to book.

Silver surfers

Become a silver surfer in our regular computer workshops. Sessions will include technical advice, information on how to access the village’s free internet café, plus a demonstration on how to keep in touch with family and friends with the use of Skype. Contact Daniel Turner at the village on 01782 986300 for further details and to book.

Dine @ 6pm

Join us every Thursday, starting 1 November, for a speciality dining experience in The Old Pomona Inn from 6pm – 9pm; licensed bar available. Cost from £5.90 per head; contact reception on 01782 986300 for menu details and to book your table.

Movie time

Catch a favourite movie on the big screen in The Venue for free every Friday at 2pm. Contact the village on 01782 986300 for details of screenings and to book.

Game zone

Join in with a variety of traditional board and card games in The Old Pomona Inn, every Tuesday from 2pm. Entry is free and there is a licensed bar available so come along and join in the fun. Contact the village to find out more on 01782 986300.

Yoga for everyone

Run by a professional yoga instructor, yoga sessions take place every Monday and Wednesday from 6pm in The Venue . Please contact the village on 01782 986300 for further details and to book.

Church service

Members of the community are very welcome to join us for a Christian church service, to be held on the first and third Tuesday of every month at 2:30pm in The Venue. We look forward to welcoming you.

Chair based exercise

Come along to one of our gentle chair based exercise session held in The Venue every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 11am – 12noon. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to find out more and to book.

Baking session

Rekindle a favourite pastime or learn a new hobby in our weekly baking session, taking place every Monday afternoon from 2pm – 4pm in Samuel Bell’s Tea Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 for further information and to book.

Acupuncture

Weekly acupuncture sessions take place every Wednesday from 12noon – 6pm in the Therapy Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to book your appointment.

Tea dance

Enjoy an afternoon of music and dancing during our weekly tea dance sessions which take place every Wednesday from 2pm – 3pm in The Venue. Cost £3 per person; contact the village on 01782 986300 to book.

Arts & Crafts

Explore your creative talents in our weekly arts and crafts session, held every Friday morning from 11am – 12:30pm in the Arts & Crafts Room. Contact the village on 01782 986300 to book.

Experience Days ‘taster’ session

For a chance to meet new people and take part in a range of meaningful social activities, try our popular Experience Days service with a FREE ‘taster’ session. Contact Daniel Turner on 01782 986300 to find out more and to book.