We’ve got lots of virtual (online) activities coming up for SVI members to enjoy, usually via Zoom. We’ve partnered up with some other organisations too, to bring you some interesting offerings.
And we’re taking a few steps into the real world too, as we prepare for in-person activities to slowly start up again.
Contact the office for more information about any of these sessions and to register your interest and/or book your place. We can guide you through the process of connecting via Zoom.
Back due to popular demand, but now done differently! Cassie will be offering a series of virtual mindfulness sessions together with a relaxation CD. Sessions start on Wednesday 2 September 3pm to 4pm. Some one to one sessions will be available for those unable to make the virtual sessions.
Light exercise sessions with Emma
[Zoom session run by Age UK]
Many of you have already met Emma from Age UK. She is now partnering up with SVI to run light exercise sessions every other Tuesday morning starting on Tuesday 8 September from 10.30am to 11.30am.
Our women’s groups are back – virtually. The daytime group will be an informal talk and support session for women, with an invited guest every month. The next session is on 24 August 2020 at 1.30pm – 2.30pm. Our guest for August will be Sophie Shuttlewood from HealthWatch Sandwell, whom many of you may have heard on the Sandwell Talking News. She has recorded virtual tours of local nature trails.
The evening group is on the first Monday of the month and will be topic based. The next session is on Monday 7 September from 5pm to 7.30pm.
HealthWatch Sandwell consultation
[Zoom session run by Healthwatch Sandwell]
HealthWatch Sandwell is inviting people who are visually impaired or blind plus their family or carers to a scheduled Zoom meeting on Friday 4 September at 12noon to 1.00pm. Sophie Shuttlewood would like to have a conversation with you about the impact of Covid-19 on your health and care services. The information gathered from the meeting will help inform and improve services. She will also be able to provide information or guidance in the meeting or afterwards for any current issues.
Coffee and conversation
Fancy a relaxed chat with friends? Join Mike every Wednesday lunch time from 12pm to 1.30pm for an informal virtual meet up.
Designed to assist you to make the most of your mobile devices and more. At our last session we also chatted about accessible TVs and Smart Speakers. We haven’t yet set a date for the next session, so contact the office to register your interest and we will send you a Zoom invitation nearer the time.
[Run by Staffs & Wolves VI Cricket Team in Wolverhampton – in person activity]
The outdoor cricket training session with Staffs & Wolves VI Cricket Team resumed on Sunday 16 August. Please contact the office if you wish to attend any future cricket sessions. These are usually on a Sunday afternoon from 2pm to 4pm.
Doing things differently
Supporting you to navigate the ‘new normal’.
We have recently received funding from the Heart of England Community Foundation to run this programme. It starts with a series of virtual Zoom focus groups, giving you the opportunity to tell us what worries and concerns you have about getting back out and doing things. Following the focus groups, we aim to provide members with a one-to-one volunteer helper to assist you to start to do the things you enjoy, that now need to be done in a different way. To find out more about the kinds of help we can offer and how frequently, register to join one of the focus groups:
- Tuesday 25 August – 10.30am to 12pm
- Wednesday 26 August – 5.30pm to 7pm
More Zoom and telephone focus groups will take place during the first week of September please call the office to book a place.
We will keep you updated on post coronavirus developments and please rest assured that as soon as it is safe to do so we will be taking steps to resume our normal services.