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Hello from engAGE – 15 April 2020

I hope this email finds everyone well and keeping busy in our new temporary world?

I thought I would hop on and say hi and pass on some info that fellow engAGE people have been sending me…

***Thanks Linda for sharing that you’ve signed up to some FREE courses on the Open University Site.  I had a quick look and here is a link to follow.  You just need to create a FREE account using your email address and away you go!


***Is anyone a BORROWBOX user?  I wish I had set up my library PIN before the lockdown but if you know yours then like Linda you could be checking out the online catalogue to both read and listen to books.  This doesn’t work on Laptops or Desktop computers as it uses an APP that you download from either the APP store (Apple devices) or Googleplay – so it will work on Chromebooks, phones and tablets.

***Anyone interested in Archaeology??  Thanks for another link Andrea – what fun! https://digventures.com/shop/how-to-do-archaeology/

***For anyone struggling with shopping – as well as asking for support from VODA please check out the following link.  This will take you to a list of North Tyneside Businesses who are delivering groceries and take aways – I had a quick look and spotted that the coffee shop at Earsdon Plant centre are delivering home made goodies! YUM!


***Our lockdown time is perfect for getting in the garden ( I must do this myself!) and our Encompass project is still delivering it’s ‘Small Space Gardening’ workshops via the wonderful world of ZOOM!  It’s super easy to sign in and join in …. if you fancy but need some help please get in touch. Just click this link https://zoom.us/j/921818706  at 2pm on Wednesday 29th April and follow the instructions.  Helen will be at the meeting to help with any ‘I can’t hear anything’ queries!  It’s good fun I promise.   As always there will be plenty of opportunities for your questions, as well as a guide to jobs for May and live demonstrations from Howard’s Greenhouse. You can use your phone.

If you’re finding that lots of support is online and you’re coming across a hiccup or two and would like some tech advice please let me know as I can ask our digital champions to help out.

I  think that’s enough to digest for now.

Take it easy…rest, relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Charly Mulvaney

Older engagement worker



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