• 1 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas
  • 2 Colten Care homes raise £5,000 for Children in Need
  • 3 Salterns 24 hour sail raises £6k for Children in Need
  • 4 Crisis control at Christmas - how to reduce stress levels.
  • 5 20th 24 hour Sail-a-thon at Salterns for Children in Need
  • 6 Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018
  • 7 Colten Care wins 'Company of the Year' at prestigious awards
  • 8 30 Days to Healthy Living with Shape Up Fitness
  • 9 Christmas party venues in Lymington and the New Forest
  • 10 Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge – act now.
  • 10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas

    10 good reasons to shop locally this Christmas.

    Support your local, independent shops and businesses in Lymington and New Forest.

    Christmas in Quay Street Lymington

    Many of us dread this time of year. Unless you're the most organised person on earth and have done your Christmas shopping by Halloween, the sudden realisation that we are only a few weeks from Christmas Day can send us into a flat spin.

    Luckily we live in an area with many independent businesses and shops and it is easy to find local gifts - especially if you think out of the box a little.

    Listed below are 10 good reasons

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  • Colten Care homes raise £5,000 for Children in Need

    Hampshire care home provider’s Children in Need totaliser hits £5,000

    Residents and staff at Colten Care’s 20 homes in the South have raised more than £5,000 for Children in Need

    Colten Care residents and team members with Pudsey Bear at their Strictly Come Tea Dance in Lymington in aid of Children in Need. A Strictly Come Tea Dancing competition, a pyjama walkathon, a teddy bear picnic and a car wash were among Colten Care's fundraising initiatives for Children in Need over recent weeks. Other events included coffee mornings, bingo competitions, all day ‘spotty’ mufti days, raffles and quizzes.

    Hilda Snelling, a resident at Belmore Lodge in Lymington, was one of the participants in the tea dance competition held at the town’s community centre.

    She

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  • Salterns 24 hour sail raises £6k for Children in Need

    Salterns 24 hour Sail-a-thon raises almost £6,000 for Children in Need

    Another fabulous effort by Lymington's sailing club for children run by children in this 20th year of fundraising!

    Salterns 20th Sailathon finished at 4.30pm on Saturday 17 November 2018

    They've done it! This weekend the children of Salterns Sailing Club completed their Sail-a-thon, sailing non stop for 24 hours in aid of the BBC Children in Need appeal.

    The total so far for this year's Sail-a-thon is almost £6,000 - can you help the children increase this amount? You can donate to Children in Need via the Salterns justgiving page:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/salterns-sailing-club-cin

    The challenge started promptly at 4.30pm on Friday 16 November with

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  • Crisis control at Christmas - how to reduce stress levels.

    Crisis control at Christmas - how to reduce your stress levels.

    Bring your life into balance with polarity therapy at The Natural Health Hub.

    In this month's update from The Natural Health Hub, Sue Leach explains how important it is to find balance amongst the stresses of the festive season and how polarity therapy can provide clarity of mind and relaxation (with a Special Offer until 31 December!)

    Special offer on polarity therapy at the Natural Health Hub this November and December When all is said and done Christmas is just another day with tinsel on top. But for nearly everyone it has its moments… If, for you, the festive season is an emotional minefield, fraught

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  • 20th 24 hour Sail-a-thon at Salterns for Children in Need

    20th year of fundraising for Children in Need by Salterns Sailing Club

    Over £150,000 raised so far by children sailing non-stop for 24 hours in Lymington.

    The 20th annual fundraising 24 hour sailathon at Salterns Sailing Club in aid of Children in Need This week the children of Salterns Sailing Club are fundraising for the BBC Children in Need Appeal - for the 20th consecutive year!

    Salterns Sailing Club, based at Eight Acre Pond in Lymington, is a sailing club for children, run by children. Over the last 19 years, the children of Salterns have raised over £150,000 for Children in Need - not bad for a small children’s sailing club!

    In 1998, the Junior Committee came up with

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  • Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018

    Christmas in Lymington and the New Forest 2018

    Your complete guide to Christmas events, carols, fairs, markets and other festivities in the New Forest area.

    Here is your definitive guide to Christmas in Lymington, Pennington and surrounding areas in and around the New Forest. We have included here Christmas events, Christmas fairs and markets, carol services and crib services, last posting dates, how to get in touch with Father Christmas - and where to find him locally in the run up to Christmas... plus we'll add other useful information such as changes to refuse collections and where to recycle your tree.

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  • Colten Care wins 'Company of the Year' at prestigious awards

    Colten Care wins ‘Company of the Year’ at prestigious awards

    Lymington-founded care home provider praised for dedication and dynamic approach

    A Lymington-founded care home provider with five New Forest homes has seen off the challenge of companies from a range of sectors to win a coveted business award supported by blue-chip sponsors. Family-owned Colten Care won Company of the Year at the 2018 Solent Business Awards.

    Colten Care representatives on stage at the Solent Business Awards. Hoping the trophy for Company of the Year is Mark Aitchison, Chief Executive. On the left is BBC presenter Sally Taylor and on the right is ITV's Alastair Stewart. Judges said the award, sponsored by KPMG, was made for “strategic thinking, an outstanding financial track record, a dedication to excellence and a dynamic approach to quality and innovation”.

    Founded in Lymington more than 30

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  • 30 Days to Healthy Living with Shape Up Fitness

    30 Days to Healthy Living in the New Forest

    Kick start a healthier you today! Sign up by 5th November.

    Coaching, support and goal-setting with Shape Up Fitness 

    Have you enjoyed the excesses of BBQs, holiday cuisine and summer vino a little too much in recent months? Does your body need a health MOT? Your car needs an MOT and oil change every now and again – it’s the same for our bodies.

    30 Days to Healthy Living with Shape Up Fitness Shape Up Fitness are launching a brilliant new programme. Sign up by 5th November for '30 Days to Healthy Living' which will help you to balance your eating and

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  • Christmas party venues in Lymington and the New Forest

    Christmas party venues in Lymington and the New Forest.

    It's time to book a fabulous festive celebration for your business or group get-together!

    Whether you are small group wanting to share a big party atmosphere with other groups and offices, or looking for a private Christmas party - perhaps with something a little different , there are some wonderful venues, offers and options available to you in and around Lymington and the New Forest. And these are not just open to businesses - gather together a handful of your best friends for a great night out!

    Find below the latest information on great

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  • Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge – act now.

    Life Matters and a very simple message for us all:

    Getting our affairs in order:  don't put it off until tomorrow...

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    "Life Matters" for Lymington with Paula from Lester Aldridge

    For the next in our new "Life Matters" monthly series on those niggling legal matters, Paula Shea from Lester Aldridge gives us some very good reasons to get our affairs in order now.

    Don’t Put It Off - Getting Your House In Order

    By Paula

    As a Private Client solicitor I am privileged to be able to assist families at the most difficult times in their lives.  

    Failing health, terminal illness,

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Worried about dementia?

Information and advice from Lymington Dementia Action Group.

 

Couple worried about dementiaWhat is dementia?

Dementia is not a normal part of ageing, and is not confined to the elderly. The term dementia describes a set of symptoms that occur when the brain is damaged by certain diseases, such as Alzheimers or a series of small strokes.

Symptoms of dementia

Everyone’s experience is different, but things to look out for include problems with:

  • day-to-day memory
  • concentrating, planning or organisation
  • language e.g. struggling to find the right word
  • judging distances and seeing objects properly (not caused by poor eyesight)
  • orientation e.g. confusion about day or month or where you are
  • changes in mood or emotions

These changes are often small to start with, but gradually they begin to affect daily life and family and friends may start to notice too.

Visit your doctor if you are worried about the signs of dementia

Visit your GP and explain your concerns

First of all it’s important to rule out other conditions that may have similar symptoms and may be treatable, including depression, dehydration and urinary tract infections, etc. You may be asked to take a short memory test – a series of simple questions. If appropriate your doctor will then refer you to our local specialist dementia centre, the Becton Centre in Barton on Sea. Their specialists and memory nurses will carry out more testing and possibly a scan. Based on results combined with your medical history they will compile and make a diagnosis. You may then be given a prescription for medication, which can slow the progression of the disease. 



Getting a dementia diagnosis is a positive step

First of all, it allows you to take control of the situation rather than letting it control you. And it unlocks the door to legal, social and practical support, which will help you and your loved ones to live well, for longer. The good news is, there are people to help you with every aspect of coping with dementia. You don’t need to feel alone; there is support and help on hand.

 

Dementia Advice

Hampshire County Council funds the Dementia Advice Service for our area. When you receive your diagnosis you should be introduced to your local dementia advisor, who will ensure you have all the information you need. Dementia advisors provide one to one support, as confidential as you want it to be. They can arrange to visit you at home or if you prefer you can visit them at the regular local drop in session, where you can keep visiting again for as long as you need and as your needs change. They will also be available on the end of a telephone when you need more help.

Contact your local dementia advisor on 023 9289 2034 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

More useful resources and information about dementia

 

  • LYMINGTON.COM:
    NEWS, EVENTS AND LOCAL INFORMATION

    Lymington.com provides you with information about the town of Lymington and its surrounding area, including the New Forest National Park. Find here news, events, things to do and local information, including where to stay, where to eat and drink, as well as places to visit. The Lymington.com Directory provides a comprehensive guide to local businesses and organisations, with a search function enabling you find what you are seeking and a review function so that you can tell others what you think!

  • LYMINGTON:
    GEORGIAN MARKET TOWN AND FAMOUS YACHTING CENTRE

    Lymington is a pretty Georgian market town in the south of the New Forest. The town's sheltered position on the western bank of the beautiful Lymington river has made it an important settlement since the Iron Age. For many years Lymingtonians have made their living from the sea or the river - as boatbuilders, fishermen, sailors and in past centuries as salt workers and even smugglers! Today Lymington is an internationally famous yachting centre with a population of almost 17,500.

  • SAILING IN LYMINGTON:
    PERFECTLY LOCATED FOR THE BEST SAILING IN THE BRITISH ISLES

    It’s not surprising that Lymington is one of the “Best UK Coastal Towns in Which to Live”. Combined with accessible road and rail links north to London, west to Bournemouth and east to Southampton and beyond, as well as the car ferry service to Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, the town combines practicality with pleasure; the perfect work-life balance. There are many excellent schools and a wealth of local sports, clubs and leisure activities.

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