Chin Up & Chatter – 1 October 2019

What an amazing turnout : we couldn’t fit everybody in the picture

We were delighted to host our latest Chin Up & Chatter at Upper Crust Too within Ableworld Llandudno, North Wales today. It isn’t always easy to reserve a table in a cafe, so when I spoke to Sonia from Ableworld, she assured me they would work closely with Debi from Upper Crust Too to accommodate our members.

Upper crust too

Debi was kept busy today as our members kept arriving, though not everybody was able to join us. Such a fantastic idea to have a cafe on site within Ableworld.

The food was delicious. From sausage butties to full breakfasts, toasted teacakes to buttered scones but you should see the scones with cream and jam (I missed out on that one) and the cakes are just amazing. Nothing was too much trouble for Debi and her team, I would like to say a huge thank you to the Upper Crust Too team and “WE WILL BE BACK“.

You can find more information about Upper Crust Too here : Facebook

Ableworld Llandudno
Ableworld Llandudno : the local Mobility Superstore with Superstar Staff : thank you Sonia and Paul for looking after us.

Sonia from Ableworld bent over backwards to accommodate and demonstrate some products to our members, we had a welcome pack on arrival at each seat and she was only too happy to bring some more through when more members arrived.

We had some items on display and some smaller items we were able to pass around to each other. To say I was really impressed by the support offered by Sonia and the branch manager Paul is an understatement.

Foolishly, I have never been into a mobility shop, I assumed they would be all about the mobility scooter and other large items. I was wrong, they have a whole host of smaller items available for those that need a little support. I bought a couple of chill pads for my pillow and a support pillow with a chill pad enclosed within and have found these to be invaluable, especially at bedtime. I can now lie down to watch tv without feeling I need a neck brace in the morning.

You can find more information about Ableworld Llandudno here : Facebook and website.

What our LFSN Members thought about it…

Without exception, our members had a thoroughly enjoyable meeting, we may have overstayed our welcome because we were still there beyond our usual 2hr.

We had no complaints about the food or service and everybody was impressed at the welcome we received.

Sonia and Paul from Ableworld escorted some of our members to look at items within the shop that may help and they encouraged our members to sign up for VAT relief on some products.

We discussed hosting events at Ableworld and Upper Crust Too “out of hours”. We are hosting our first “out of hours” session on Wednesday, 6 November 2019 at 5-8pm where we have a Rheumatologist Physiotherapist coming to talk to us about managing our pain. NOT TO BE MISSED.

Upper Crust Too will remain open for our November event. Debi will look to put on a few hot dishes (chicken stew, chilli con carne, a vege option, etc) plus the usual cakes, etc.

Chinese Therapy

I am delighted to introduce Jenny Thomas from LEAF Health Llandudno and Menai Bridge, North Wales to our group meeting on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. Jenny will be talking and demonstrating her Chinese Therapies with our LFSN Members.

I was lucky to meet Jenny last week, I was completely transfixed by her knowledge and passion, I was completely at ease with her and I am sure the session will be a complete hit with us all.

Not only is Jenny giving our LFSN a raffle prize, a full hour of a therapy of choice with her but also 10% discount off future treatment to all LFSN Members (see our Membership page for details of how to join).

A message from Jenny

I am a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner, practicing at LEAF osteopathy and complementary health clinic.

I use a combination of my therapies (acupuncture, Tuina medical massage, cupping, moxibustion and Qi Gong) to treat various complaints and illnesses including fibromyalgia.

Each client is very particular and will present with their own pattern of disharmony and treatment is determined by a full consultation.

I may require a few volunteers during the talk to illustrate this on!

When treating fibromyalgia we are looking at different aspects of physical and emotional wellbeing which can be brought back into balance using the various methods which we shall discuss on Tuesday, 7 May 2019, and I shall also share a few inspiring success stories.

So if you’re tired of being tired and sick of being sick then pop along and see what is possible. You may be pleasantly surprised!

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Join our mailing list to be kept up to date of future events, I am sure we will be able to convince Jenny to share more of her expertise with our group.

 

May 2019 Events

Throughout May 2019 we will continue to meet for our regular 11.15am Tuesday catch ups at The Trinity Centre, Trinity Avenue, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 2TQ with a cuppa, cake and biscuits.

On the dates where we have no planned events, we will be planning bingo, a quiz or similar.

In addition, we are pleased to announce the following special guests/events :

Chinese therapy

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 : meet Jenny from LEAF Health, Llandudno, North Wales (also offers treatment at Menai Bridge) who will not only talk about the benefits of Chinese Therapy for Fibromyalgia and similar debilitating conditions but will also do some demonstrations of acupuncture, massage, etc, finishing off with meditative exercise. We will be inviting volunteers for Jenny to demonstrate her therapies on.

Jenny is also generously offering a full hour of your chosen therapy with her as a raffle prize. And, just as we thought it couldn’t get any better, LEAF Health have also offered 10% discount off most of their services to members of LFSN (details of membership can be found here).

Find out more information on our Facebook event here.

the benefits of massage

Tuesday, 14 May 2019 : meet Tamsin from EFA Massage and Relaxation, Colwyn Bay, North Wales who will talk about the benefits of massage for Fibromyalgia and similar debilitating conditions.

Tamsin is also offering a free therapy session valued at £35 as a raffle prize.

Find out more information on our Facebook event here.

Chin up and chatter

Tuesday, 21 May 2019 : we are meeting for an informal chatter at The Rabbit Hole, Llandudno. Relax with a cuppa and cake, what’s not to love.

Find out more information on our Facebook event here.

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Be kept up to date on upcoming events and meets by joining our mailing list. We will never share your information outside of the LFSN Group.

April 2019 Events

Throughout April 2019 we will continue to meet for our regular 11.15am Tuesday catch ups at The Trinity Centre, Trinity Avenue, Llandudno, North Wales LL30 2TQ with a cuppa, cake and biscuits.

In addition, we are pleased to announce the following special guests/events :

The Benefits of Massage

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 : meet Tamsin from EFA Massage and Relaxation, Colwyn Bay, North Wales who will talk about the benefits of massage for Fibromyalgia and similar debilitating conditions.

Tamsin is also offering a free therapy session as a raffle prize.

Ty Hapus : Power Assisted Exercise

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 : meet Jayne from Ty Hapus, Llandudno, North Wales who will talk to our group about the benefits of power assisted exercise using The Shapemaster system they have recently introduced to their centre in Llandudno, North Wales.

Join our mailing list

Be kept up to date on upcoming events and meets by joining our mailing list. We will never share your information outside of the LFSN Group.