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Don’t let sight loss be a barrier to trying new things, going to new places and making new friends.
Visually impaired, a family member, friend or helper of a person living with sight loss and want to do more adventurous or social activities?
Our SocialEyes Group is for adults of any age.
Members have recently enjoyed a guided tour of Haden Hill House museum, a night at the races, coach trip to Clarks Shopping Village and a Christmas afternoon tea in Birmingham. SocialEyes wants to try new things, so all ideas are welcome.
Come along to a suggestions and feedback meeting on Wednesday 29 January from 10.30am to 12noon at West Bromwich Town Hall.
Contact the SVI office to find out more about the SocialEyes group.
Get the details of our past activities in our SocialEyes Bulletin. A new bulletin will be available as soon as new activities are scheduled in
Over 50 and want to do more activities to keep you active for longer? Statistics show that people who are active in body and mind as they approach their 60s stay healthier and happier for longer. SVI’s Active 60 group meet once monthly to either go out for a meal or trip or meet at the SVI base for a chat and other fun things like quizzes, themed events and more.
Active 60 members pay for their trips and events which are subsidised from SVI A60 funds.
Activities coming up soon are: Burns lunch at the Court of Requests, Oldbury on Wednesday 22 January 2020 and on Wednesday 19 February 2020 there will be pancakes and treats followed by a review of last year and activities planning for the next twelve months.
Contact us to be added to the Active 60 mailing list.
A monthly meet up for SVI’s women members to chat, learn from each other and listen to guest speakers who will give them information and support on women’s health and wellbeing. Meetings are usually at our base at West Bromwich Town Hall.
Over the last few months, women have taken part in a shopping trip followed by a meal at the Harvester, along with demonstrations from Avon cosmetics and Essen’s perfumes. Some activities coming up soon include healthy lifestyle, healthy eating, nutrition and cooking demonstrations.
- Evening Women’s Group – meets the first Monday evening of each month from 5pm to 7.30pm.
- Daytime Women’s Group – meets the third Monday of each month from 11am to 1.30pm
Note: for special trips and events, such as afternoon tea, dates and times are likely to change and fees are made for some activities and pamper treatments.
The Women’s Group was first set up with a Healthy Sandwell Micro Grant.
Whether you have recently lost part of your sight or you have been blind or visually impaired all your life, this group can help you to chat and take part in activities you might have thought were not for you any longer.
Men’s talk and support sessions take place between 2pm and 3.30pm on the first Monday afternoon of every month at our base at West Bromwich Town Hall. Men have the chance to discuss health and wellbeing matters and take part in games like dominoes and darts. Or you can bring your own ideas along to the group.
Our men’s group also meet at the Portway Lifestyle Centre on the fourth Monday of every month where they take part in VI walking football.
The men’s group is having a guided tour of the Hawthorns, home of West Bromwich Albion with the date to be confirmed. Please contact the office if you’re interested and for more details of men’s group activities.
This group is funded by a Healthy Sandwell Micro Grant.