WIL­LOW WOOD HOS­PICE Dine out in style

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WHY not start the fes­tive sea­son off in style with the Wil­low Wood Win­ter Won­der­land ladies’ lunch?

Treat your­self to a bit of ‘me time’ with an early Christ­mas present to your­self, or if you can’t think what to buy for your favourite girl­friend – prob­lem solved!

Join us at noon on Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 12, for a glass of Pros­ecco in the lovely sur­round­ings of Oak­lands Hall, Hyde, be­fore a leisurely (and de­li­cious!) three-course lunch.

There’ll be en­ter­tain­ment, a raf­fle and you’ll also have the op­por­tu­nity to browse and buy from a gor­geous se­lec­tion of clothes, hand­bags and ac­ces­sories plus Body Shop toi­letries.

You could fi­nalise all your Christ­mas shop­ping while in­dulging in a so­phis­ti­cated and fun af­ter­noon with your girl­friends. What could be nicer? Elaine McCon­nell, event or­gan­iser, said: “Let’s face it, we all de­serve some re­lax­ation, es­pe­cially at such a hec­tic time of the year.

“Tak­ing a day out of the pre-Christ­mas whirl of shop­ping, clean­ing, dec­o­rat­ing and or­gan­is­ing will re­ally help get you ready for a won­der­ful fes­tive sea­son. And at just £32 per head it’s a very af­ford­able treat!”

Full menu de­tails are avail­able on the Wil­low Wood web­site, where you can also book eas­ily, quickly and se­curely.

Al­ter­na­tively, con­tact Elaine on 0160 330 7788 or at [email protected] wil­low­wood. info. l OUR mag­i­cal Gar­den of 1,000 Lights is a won­der­ful spec­ta­cle, as twin­kling lights twine around trees, glow­ing stars hang from branches and spot­lights illuminate the land­scap­ing.

You are in­vited to view this win­ter won­der­land from WORLD COPD Day fell on Wed­nes­day, Novem­ber 21, and Wil­low Wood used this day to raise aware­ness both of the con­di­tion, and aware­ness of the fact that we can help those who have the con­di­tion.

Many of you may not know what COPD is: it is in fact an um­brella term, Chronic Ob­struc­tive Pul­monary Dis­ease, which de­scribes a num­ber of lung con­di­tions. Th­ese in­clude bron­chi­tis, em­phy­sema and re­frac­tory (non-re­versible) asthma, all of which make breath­ing more dif­fi­cult as they progress.

Symp­toms can vary, but in­clude breath­less­ness, fre­quent cough­ing, tight­ness in the chest and wheez­ing.

It can be a very de­bil­i­tat­ing con­di­tion, and as it pro­gresses leads to a lower qual­ity of life. Many can end up need­ing oxy­gen to help them breathe.

How­ever, Wil­low Wood can help peo­ple self-man­age and take some con­trol back.

A first step in this di­rec­tion could be by join­ing our O2 cafés, which meet on Mon­days or Wed­nes­days.

We can pro­vide both phys­io­ther­apy and com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies; phys­io­ther­apy can help both with ex­er­cise and with breath­ing tech­niques, while our com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies aid re­lax­ation and thus a bet­ter qual­ity of sleep.

Emo­tional sup­port can be l 5pm-8pm ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day un­til De­cem­ber 20.

Event or­gan­iser Chris Hay­den said: “We had hun­dreds of peo­ple through our doors last year to view the lights, and are ex­pect­ing even more this year. En­try is free.

“It’s also an ideal op­por­tu­nity to view the a huge ben­e­fit; mak­ing friend­ships and talk­ing to oth­ers with COPD can open up new hori­zons and make you feel so much more pos­i­tive.

Our highly-trained staff and vol­un­teers are al­ways on hand should you need fur­ther sup­port, and they will also help you un­der­stand and man­age the con­di­tion.

The more you un­der­stand your symp­toms and treat­ments, the bet­ter able you are to cope with any flare-ups, pos­si­bly re­duc­ing the need for a hospi­tal visit.

Some mem­bers of the O2 café have been com­ing for Light Up A Life Book of Mem­o­ries; and if you’d like a loved one’s name in­scribed prior to your visit, you can do this on­line by go­ing to our web­site, www. wil­low­wood.info - al­though please re­mem­ber it will take a week or so be­fore you are able to view your ded­i­ca­tion.” many months now, like Janet who said: “I’ve been com­ing since Oc­to­ber 2017 and I love it.

“It’s my day out in the week and the sup­port I get is fan­tas­tic.”

Lor­raine agrees, say­ing: “Ev­ery­one says how much hap­pier I am now.

“Ini­tially, I didn’t want to come, I was shak­ing, but it’s helped me so much I couldn’t do with­out it now. I even can­cel other ap­point­ments if they clash with the O2 café.”

If you feel that you may ben­e­fit, please ring 0161 330 1100 and ask for the START Clinic.

Win­ter Won­der­land event or­gan­iser Elaine McCon­nell

Lor­raine and Janet at the Wil­low Wood O2 Café

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