Virtual Open Meeting

Posted 7th July 2020

On 25th June we hosted our first Virtual Open Morning and it was a real success!
Rosemary and 4 of our Ambassadors were joined by 4 Visitors, and they discussed our ‘Dyscover at Home’ programme where we demonstrated some of the Zoom features we are using to aid conversations. The group separated into breakout rooms for our visitors to chat with Members about the benefits of this on-line service and even did a poll on what they’d be doing when the call ends! We will offer this again next term to anyone interested in seeing how this is working well for us with positive outcomes.

Getting more members on-line

Posted 3rd July 2020

Initially we were pleasantly surprised at how many of our Membership would take up our on-line services but we’ve been even more thrilled to get those a little more hindered by either their lack of tech equipment or those a little less confident joining our Zoom groups!
We have been able to loan out some of our iPads and our Service Staff and Volunteers have offered some 1:1 sessions to build confidence and help people to familiarise themselves with these new methods. Members have been really pleased to see some much missed faces joining the groups.

Virtual Volunteer’s Social

Posted 18th June 2020

Last Thursday as part of Volunteers Week, we held our first ‘Volunteers Social’ on Zoom and it was lovely to see so many group volunteers all together again. We were joined by Alice, Rosemary, one of our trustees Jenny and also our president, Gill. We do hope that everyone enjoyed it!

Pilates Taster

Posted 18th June 2020

Service Coordinator, Suzanne, has been planning a busy schedule of Summer Activities, all to be delivered online via Zoom. Last Monday 3 Members participated in a Seated Pilates Taster session with coach Natalie. All exercises were carried out sitting on a chair and focussed on developing core stability and coordination. Paul said how much he enjoyed the session and complimented Natalie on her slow speech and precise instructions. Natalie has agreed to run 2 sessions in our summer break.

Photography Planning

Posted 18th June 2020

More Summer Activities are in the pipeline, this time developing the skills of our own Members. Paul has a passion for photography and spent time with Suzanne discussing his ideas for a Summer Photography session which he will help deliver via Zoom.

Media Info

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