News – Page 11

Want to know more about the CORE Centre?
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CORE is delighted to offer another drop in computer class on Wednesdays between 11.30 and 13.30. They are ongoing and cost £5 for 2 hours.  You can learn how to email, Facebook, shop online, attach files, upload photos, YouTube and much more. The first session started on 29 January and lasts for 10 weeks so you will still be able to attend if you are a beginner.

CORE – What does it mean?

We are often asked what CORE stands for. It is a bit of a mouthful, we agree. To explain – the acronym means Calverton Oasis Resources and Education.

“Calverton” identifies our location. We are an independent community charity currently funded by the Big Lottery.  We were set up in 1994 to offer services and activities to the residents of Calverton and the surrounding areas. For those who have not used us we are situated in the heart of the village in St Wilfrid’s Square. We are open Mondays through Thursdays.

“Oasis” has several dictionary definitions such as a retreat, haven, sanctuary, escape, fertile patch in a desert, a place offering relief in the midst of difficulties. CORE is all of these things. We can help with solutions to problems, relieve loneliness and isolation, give access to courses that relieve stress and anxiety and provide people with ‘me time’ and help people make friends and feel part of the community.  “Resources” … well, where to start! We have a Job Club, various advice surgeries, hearing clinic, computer/internet access, photocopying and other office services, health and well-being activities, general local information, volunteering opportunities, and much more.

“Education” One of our main aims is to provide further adult education in the community. Current classes include languages, family history, beginners IT, and crafting sessions.

Put together, the  logo highlights that we are at the nub and hub of the community and reflects the contribution we make to the social cohesion of village life. We have adopted the apple core image and apple green and red colours to underline this concept. Pop in and have a closer look at who we are and what we do.

The CORE Centre
17 St Wilfred’s Square, Calverton, Nottingham NG14 6FP

Tel 0115 8470551

Parkinson’s Support Group

Gerry and Nina

New members David & Chris volunteered to organise the January lunch and chose Springfield Restaurant at Epperstone. The nice thing about having individual members choosing a venue from their own locality means we go to a wide variety of different pubs and restaurants

We all benefitted from a very enlightening talk by Nina Marshall. Nina has been working as a specialist Parkinson’s Disease Nurse at Mansfield hospitals for over 20 years. During these years Nina, and her colleague Janice Turton, have developed a great understanding of the problems facing people with PD.

Nina’s talk this time covered sleep disorders, blood pressure fluctuations (which can cause falls) and the need to drink lots of water and reduce caffeine intake. Chairman Gerry presented Nina with a plant as a thank you.

If you would like to know more about this friendly independent group please contact Michael &  Michael on 01636 812399 or email

We meet from 11.00 – 1.00 on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Reach UK, Prebend Passage, Southwell NG25 0JH – Just £1 per person and a plate of food towards the buffet lunch.