Activities focus on maintaining the physical and mental level already reached by members and, where possible, encouraging further improvement. Emphasis is placed on the active participation of members in discussion groups, arts and crafts, keep fit, computing, reading, writing or communication by any means possible, outings, music and talks on interesting subjects.

An art session

Communication

Volunteeers are trained to help members communicate through varied activities, using non-verbal methods where necessary (mime, gesture, drawing). The group has two iPads and members use special Apps designed to help with aphasia.

Exercise

A qualified physiotherapist leads exercise sessions, all of which are gentle and can be carried out while sitting.

Music

Music sessions are held regularly including listening, group singing and musical quizzes. The group has a digital keyboard and a pianist.

Outings

We arrange outings, for example to a garden centre or for a pub lunch. There is one full-day outing to a place of interest during the summer and, of course, a Christmas lunch. We have occasional informal coffee mornings in central Winchester. Partners and carers are welcome at all these events.

Speakers

About once a month we invite a guest speaker to talk to the group on an interesting topic. Recent talks have covered Winnall Moors, CAB, owls, Canine Partners and Neighbourhood Watch.


Support from the local communityChristmas LunchVisit to Winnall Moors Nature Reserve