Age Well Hwyliog Môn
Youth Club for the Over 50's
We are a registered Charity run by a Board of Trustees with separate centres in Amlwch and Llangefni.
New members most welcome – from the top menu please see the contact details and activity timetables for Amlwch and Llangefni.
23 March 2020
Due to the Coronavirus outbreak our clubs at Llangefni and Amlwch will be closed until further notice.
If you would like and further information then please do not hesitate to phone 07857769743.
Look after yourselves.Thank you
Dear Age Well Member
We are writing to you to let you know that in these difficult times we are still here for you.
We have been busy behind the scenes. We have linked in with Medwrn Mon so that we can collate and receive up to date information and advice. All this has had to be put together very quickly so bear with us as well.
We are trying to establish contact with you and as you have an email this is the quickest way, we can do that so forgive us if it seems impersonal it’s just it’s the most practical way,
You can still contact us on the telephone or email above. This information is also on your membership card. These will be checked daily. If you don’t get an answer leave a message it means we are busy. Someone will get back to you. All messages left will be treated with the utmost confidence.
Now the practical bit. You only need to respond if you answer YES to questions below.
1. Do you need help with shopping?
2. Do you require any urgent supplies?
3. Do you need anyone to pick up a prescription?
4. Do you want a friendly phone call? We will try to buddy you up with someone.
Medwrn Mon: 01248 724944
Do not suffer alone. There is help and advice out there.
If I have forgotten anything please let me know and do check your emails regularly.
Susan Brown Vicky Prentice
Reg, Charity no.1156241
Age Well Hwyliog Môn
Industrial Estate Rd
Email: [email protected]
Firstly, I hope you are keeping well. I have so much admiration for every single one of you with the work you are doing as front line staff; not only for people affected by dementia, but every single person across Anglesey and Gwynedd, thank you from me and the team.
We’ve been thinking about how we can help you outside of Dementia Connect and people affected by dementia across Anglesey and Gwynedd. Whilst this is going on, I’m happy to change the ways we work to accommodate the needs of your staff and those who require support. Apologies to those of you who have already receiving a similar email this morning.
If you know of anyone living with dementia, carers, family or friends, who would benefit from a fortnightly telephone call (can be less or more regular if requested) from a local Dementia Advisor (bilingually) please let us know. Even if they don’t require any specific support at this moment in time, we are happy to make these calls. I am happy, for the time being, for referrals not to be made to Dementia Connect, and directly to our Dementia Advisors, or myself, and for them to be triaged to a Dementia Advisor in their area. The DA’s are working closely with the voluntary councils to know what support is out there and can link them up where needed. More so, I’m hoping we may serve as a point of contact for your roles so we can feedback to you and flag anything that needs your input. All we require is their verbal consent for their details to be passed on and to receive the calls. We are also more than happy to work locally with the community connectors, to share work where needed and to provide that specialist input if needed.
We are also running virtual singing for the brain groups through youtube and zoom; so if people want to get involved in these at home, or if there are care homes that may want to get people together to participate, please let me know and I can pass the details on.
If you want to suggest anything else we can do please do – we really are open to supporting you all as much as we can during this time.
I will communicate with you all as and when the referral process becomes business as usual.
The DA’s details for you to use are:
Sian Evans (rhan amser)
Unscrupulous criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. National Trading Standards is warning people to remain vigilant following a rise in coronavirus-related scams that seek to benefit from the public’s concern and uncertainty over COVID-19.
Members of the public should ignore scam products such as supplements and anti-virus kits that falsely claim to cure or prevent COVID-19. In some cases individuals may be pressurised on their own doorsteps to buy anti-virus kits or persuaded into purchasing products that are advertised on their social media feeds. In addition, some call centres that previously targeted UK consumers with dubious health products are now offering supplements that supposedly prevent COVID-19.
Communities are also being urged to look out for signs of neighbours being targeted by doorstep criminals. While there are genuine groups of volunteers providing help during self-isolation, there have been reports of criminals preying on residents – often older people or people living with long-term health conditions – by cold-calling at their homes and offering to go to the shops for them. The criminals often claim to represent charities to help them appear legitimate before taking the victim’s money. There are genuine charities providing support, so consumers should be vigilant and ask for ID from anyone claiming to represent a charity.
COVID-19 scams identified include:
- Criminals targeting older people on their doorstep and offering to do their shopping. Thieves take the money and do not return.
- Doorstep cleansing services that offer to clean drives and doorways to kill bacteria and help prevent the spread of the virus.
- Email scams that trick people into opening malicious attachments, which put people at risk of identity theft with personal information, passwords, contacts and bank details at risk. Some of these emails have lured people to click on attachments by offering information about people in the local area who are affected by coronavirus.
- Fake online resources – such as false Coronavirus Maps – that deliver malware such as AZORult Trojan, an information stealing program which can infiltrate a variety of sensitive data. A prominent example that has deployed malware is ‘corona-virus-map[dot]com’.
- Companies offering fake holiday refunds for individuals who have been forced to cancel their trips. People seeking refunds should also be wary of fake websites set up to claim holiday refunds.
- Fake sanitisers, face masks and Covid19 swabbing kits sold online and door-to-door. These products can often be dangerous and unsafe. There are reports of some potentially harmful hand sanitiser containing glutaral (or glutaraldehyde), which was banned for human use in 2014.
- As more people self-isolate at home there is an increasing risk that telephone scams will also rise, including criminals claiming to be your bank, mortgage lender or utility company.
- There have been reports of thieves extorting money from consumers by claiming they are collecting donations for a COVID-19 ‘vaccine’.
- Illegal money lenders are expected to prey on people’s financial hardship, lending money before charging extortionate interest rates and fees through threats and violence
People are being encouraged to protect their neighbours by joining Friends Against Scams, which provides free online training to empower people to take a stand against scams. To complete the online modules, visit riendsagainstscams.org.uk.
NTS is also issuing urgent advice to help prevent people falling victim to COVID-19 scams through its Friends Against Scams initiative.
Members of the public are being urged to keep in contact with family members regularly and inform them of the most prolific scams and the possible dangers to them. If someone has been targeted by a scam it can be reported to Action Fraud online at actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040. For advice and information on how to check if something might be a scam, visit: citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/.
Age Cymru Support:
Age Cymru is to offer a check-in-and-chat telephone service for the over 70s in Wales who live alone. It is hoped that the initiative will help provide some reassurances to older people, answer basic queries and link people to local services and support during the Coronavirus outbreak. Anyone over 70 in Wales can register with Age Cymru, free of charge, to receive a regular telephone call from the charity in either English or Welsh. All you have to do call the Age Cymru Advice Number on 08000 223 444 or email [email protected].
ACGM on Anglesey - Llangefni office will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future but we are available on the phone and via email to speak to veterans if they so wish.
01286 685 922 [email protected].
Ynys Môn Covid19 support (including Mon Community Link)
Covid-19 support teams are currently being developed across the Island by willing individuals who want to help. The aim of the Covid-19 Support Teams will be to provide support in the event of someone self-isolating and in need of food or hygiene essentials. All community members who are kindly offering their support will have varying availability and may not be able to respond immediately. Should you be in a position to help others and it is safe to do so, please contact the Covid-19 Support Team for your area (find out where your nearest Support Team is by contacting Môn Community Link).
Mantell Gwynedd – Caernarfon (Gwynedd CVC)
Mantell Gwynedd offices are closed and staff are working from home. However anyone wishing to help can contact Tracy preferably by email at [email protected] or on 01286 672672. Mantell Gwynedd and Cyngor Gwynedd are setting up a group of volunteers for shopping or collection of medication etc during the current situation
Useful sites for members
Fun things to keep hands and minds and body active
Supporting your mental health
People at risk of isolation: padlet.com/dcwalestraining/isolation
Keeping in touch: padlet.com/dcwalestraining/Keeping_in_touch
Mental Health: padlet.com/dcwalestraining/Mental_Health
Digital Communities Wales: www.digitalcommunities.gov.wales/covid-19/
Contact: Roy: 07532 242994 to see if you qualify
Shop Ellis Llangefni: 01248 751117 or message on face Book.
Texaco Garage Pentraeth: 01248 450011
Anglesey Fine Foods: provisions box – milk bread, eggs, fruit and veg. tel 01407 742391. Telephone orders payment over the phone.
Pritchard’s Pentraeth: 01248 450269 Smokeless coal, kindling, Bird food, Calor Gas, firelighters etc.
Siop Y Paget Rhosybol: 01407 832274 Order by 11.30am day before for next day delivery
Community box £20 contains milk sliced loaf 6 eggs potatoes, grapes, clementine’s, bananas, apples, baking potatoes, cucumber, red and white onions, cherry tomatoes and savoy cabbage
Radcliffe Butchers Amlwch: 07760301121. Cash on delivery or card payment over phone Deliveries 4.30-7.30pm- Meat, Potatoes, jams and Ready Meals.
Sew Anglesey Llanfairpwll: 01248 715553
Welfare and Benefit Advice
Jimmy O’ Toole: Centre 01407 760208