My name is Martin Brennan & I work for the charity Health For All.
We were recently successful with a bid to Time To Shine (TTS) which is a lottery funded project established to work with people over 50 mainly around things such as tackling loneliness and social isolation. I am now coordinating a project within TTS called connections.
The connections projects aims are to work with groups of people who are 50+. We are looking to engage them in activities that will inspire them and hopefully reduce their social isolation.
As such we are offering FREE courses where we will come to you and work with your older people. We are ready to offer these courses, which will last 4 – 5 weeks (one session per week) immediately.
We do ask beneficiaries if they could fill in an anonymous questionnaire on how doing activities may help them.
We can offer the following courses:
Photography – a 4 week course teaching camera basics, photo composition, camera & the computer, best way to show and back up your photos.
When we were young – a reminiscence group talking about the days gone by all caught on video for posterity.
Technology Made Easy – a 4 week course teaching the basics for computers, plus another 4 week course teaching I pad/I phone basics plus another 4 week course teaching android tablet and phone basics. Beneficiaries can choose one of the above or all.
Marquetry – teaching basics of working with wood veneer
Potting & Planting – showing how best to grow small plants and herbs in pots
Video making – using a digital video camera, composition, lighting and shot angles, downloading and editing to a computer, saving and sharing.
Chair based exercises – gentle fitness routines by a qualified instructor
If any of the groups wish to continue after the courses have finished this is something we will help with, including constituting the group and helping with raising funds. These courses are for anyone over 50 but primarily those that you work with who are lonely and possibly have some social isolation issues.
More information is available on the flyers, if there is a lot of interest then we can establish waiting lists as we could accommodate up to 12 participants per course.
Please could you reply with any interested numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do ring me on 07432702911 with any questions
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