Care Network has been supporting the relaunch of the Medway Community Centre in Huntingdon and our Community Navigator District Coordinators Rachel and Lorraine popped along to visit the Coneygear Seniors Group last week.
One of the group brought along some wool for the knitting table. Rachel suggested knitting squares to make a blanket for a homeless charity, thinking of similar efforts to raise funds happening in our Chatteris office. This was really popular and helped to give the knitters satisfaction that they were able to help others. Our ladies had some lovely conversations, sharing information on various local services and activities and will be giving further support to some members, including referring to our Wellbeing service. They also met a member that is already receiving support from one of our wonderful volunteers.
Rachel and Lorraine enjoyed participating in the chair based exercise group “It was really interesting for us to experience. A lady asked after the exercise where she could get a resistance band. I asked Everyone Health if they could let her have a free one but they don’t have many, so directed her to Amazon or Sports Direct. She said she would ask her son to order her one.”
One of the ladies Lorraine spoke to said she had moved to Huntingdon 8 years ago and this club was the first opportunity she had had to get out and meet new people. She was really pleased she had made the effort and we will be working with her to explore other social opportunities.
Rachel and Lorraine are both looking forward to visiting again to build relationships and obviously to finish their knitted squares –their knitters have promised to keep going in their absence J
The Coneygear Seniors group takes place every Wednesday from 9am to 1pm at the Medway Centre. There are lots of activities to take part in along with refreshments and a 2 course cooked meal.