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Now that the Government regulations on COVID restrictions have been lifted, COPE members can start socialising again. During the pandemic, COPE has kept in touch with its members through bi-monthly Newsletters and phone calls from volunteers manning the Office, and through Talking Together sessions enabling members to discuss various subjects ranging from art and literature to gardening and the environment.

We are now getting active again. Talking Together is going from strength to strength with four sessions over the next 12 months. Following the June/July session the next sessions will be October/November.  We have also set up a special Talking Together page with details, including how to register to take part, on the website here.

We held the COPE Annual General Meeting on the 16 August in St Luke's Church Hall, including a presentation of our annual accounts and elections to the committee, followed by presentations on transport and news from the National Pensioners Convention. A full report can be found in the October/November Newsletter.

The St Ives Branch has resumed meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 2.00 to 4.00pm in the Corn Exchange. The Queen Edith Social started again in August on Wednesday 11th from 12.00 to 2.00pm.

Further ahead, there will be a Silver Sunday singalong on Sunday 3rd October from 3.00 to 5.00pm in St Luke's Church. Please phone us if you will be coming. COPE is also planning for other Singalong Cafes in Community Centres throughout the County. If you would like to be involved with Singalong Cafes please ring the office.

COPE is now planning to bring back its Christmas Lunch. We are hoping that the reorganised Bar Hill Hotel, now called Best Western Signature Hotel will be able to host us – please watch this space for updates.

Last updated 24 September 2021
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