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Trip to London for Wednesday Group Members

Posted 7th October 2021

Volunteers and former Members Susie & Barry organised a visit to Central London for Members. They arranged a time and place to meet and invited anyone who was interested. Staying in touch outside of the structured groups at Dyscover has become increasingly important, especially as the pandemic restrictions ease. Benefits include building Members’ confidence to become increasingly independent as well as enjoying delicious food and riotous conversation. Here’s to the next trip!

Trip to the Oval

Posted 7th October 2021

Volunteers Jim & Barry organised a visit to The Oval  for both Nicks from our Thursday Group. They all have a great love for sport, particularly cricket. They booked tickets and planned the transport and even resolved last minute parking issues to make the visit go smoothly.

They watched the second day of a 4 day match between Essex and Surrey. Nick P thoroughly enjoyed the event , saying that it was a very long time since he’d enjoyed a boys day out.

Volunteers Going the Extra Mile

Posted 7th October 2021

Volunteering for Dyscover is something Dee is so passionate about that she tuned in from her holiday in Bodrum, Turkey, to support her Zoom group this week. Technology has become our best friend over the last 18 months and our skills as a team to make remote sessions on Zoom so effective and worthwhile seem to be limitless.

Singing at KQC

Posted 27th September 2021

This week’s topic was music and the Kingston face to face group really enjoyed singing along to a range of their favourite music including Toots and the Maytals, David Bowie, Amy Winehouse, Pavarotti, Queen, The Kinks and Led Zeppelin. The lyrics flowed naturally, a little air guitar and chair dancing plus huge smiles all round. It was wonderful to see how singing can unlock tricky words, bring people together and fill the room with happiness!

Conversation Cafe

Posted 27th September 2021

The Kingston group held our first Conversation Cafe session at Waterstones “Cafe W” in the Bentall Centre. The cafe team couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful, and we hope they found out a bit about Aphasia too.
Conversation over coffee ranged from the transition from school to University to discussions on the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil alongside a chance to peruse the Dyscover Autumn Newsletter.
Varied as ever , with lots of laughs thrown in. Nice to be out and about on a sunny day in Kingston.

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