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New health and wellbeing group for older deaf people to help reduce isolation and loneliness

We are launching a new health and wellbeing group for older deaf and hard of hearing people on Friday 11th January at the Deaf Cultural Centre on Ladywood Road. This has been made possible with funding from Awards for All.

 

Activities will include arts and crafts projects, exercise sessions and a range of speakers to provide health awareness, an understanding of how to keep fit and look after themselves as well as how to keep up to date with the latest technology.

 

Sessions will run on Friday mornings from 11am until 1pm and will be managed by Kiran Allcock, our co-ordinator for the new group. Kiran will also be supported by volunteers.

 

On Friday 18th January, Gary O’Dowd of GazCraft will be coming in to teach the group how to make cards and on Friday 25th January, we have a lady who will be teaching the group how to crochet. 

 

Although, the aim is to help reduce isolation for older deaf people, we will also welcome those over the age of 25 who may have additional needs especially those who are lonely as we recognise the importance of socialisation. 

 

Please contact Kiran Allcock if you would like further information, email kiran.allcock@bid.org.uk.

 

Posted 2nd January 2019