Connections

Connections


A new community-based project, primarily for older people, was launched in February 2018 for friendship and support. Meeting in church, it provides a great opportunity to meet people in a safe environment. The plan is for a constantly changing range of activities to form part of each meeting, with everything from craft demonstrations and games to speakers. Now we have been running this newly formed group for over a year we are beginning to get a feel for what best suits those who come! We have settled on always enjoying a cuppa with one of Zena’s homemade cakes and we reliably have an ongoing jigsaw puzzle, card or table top game, carpet bowls and the chance to sit and chat. Additionally, we have had craft activities, speakers on a range of interests, hand massage, gentle exercises, book and magazine swaps and local history discussions. We have also tried a couple of extended sessions which have been popular and included a simple lunch. We will continue trying these and may be able to have a chance to listen to longer talks - it is encouraging that a few people have recently offered to do this in the coming year. We have also just begun to provide an excellent hearing aid support service, provided by the NHS, and this is going to be regularly held within our monthly sessions.

Not only church members have come along - it is good to see increasing interest from members of the local community, some of whom have become ‘regulars’. There is no cost and no membership expectations - it is great to see anybody who is passing, even if just for a quick drink and cake! Please come along if you are interested. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 11am-12.30pm (with occasional extensions) and there is usually a reminder on the weekly pew sheets in church and on this website.
 

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