Age UK Isle of Wight offer a free activities programme that offer new social opportunities to combat the effects of the pandemic and boost wellbeing.
By connecting with us, people will regain social skills and develop new networks.
Themes of the sessions will vary each week, covering aspects of heritage, wildlife, poetry, and creative writing, to name but a few, so that our audience will be keeping their brains active by learning something new. Helping us to create and deliver the activities will be our volunteers and we will offer new volunteering opportunities and encourage everyone to be supportive during interactive sessions.
The key to wellbeing is mindfulness; we will take time to notice the contributions of everyone, celebrate the learning journeys that our audience takes and promote an inclusive ethos. Our programme will build from an initial three sessions each week, depending on uptake. See the next two weeks shedules below!
Sessions are available via Zoom and you can also watch at your leisure on our YouTube channel., as well as through the Kraydel Konnect system. Coming soon there will also be a monthly fully interactive activity session, whereby we will supply a pack of resources for use within the session.
Our Digital Inclusion Project offers one to one help for those who may need some additonal support getting online to join our virtual activities programme.
If you do not currently have any access to technology but would like to get involved, get in touch with Claire our Digital Incusion officer today by calling (01983) 525282 to find out more about our iPad Loan services and also our Kradel Konnect project.
How do I join online?
Simply click the link below before the session is due to start.
Be Active - Join Tuesday 11am
Nature Watch - Join Thursday 11am
Island Heritage - Join Friday 11am
Each session will be popped on to our YouTube Channel that we are calling Thrive TV - To give you an idea of what our online sessions will be like, you can watch a selection of sessions HERE
Get Active with Age UK Isle of Wight and join our new walking group!
You can walk by yourself or with a group, when you like and however you like!
We will host weekly virtual meet ups to talk with other walkers about the routes you took and steps you counted, which you can record with FitBits provided by Age UK Isle of Wight!
If you're interested in taking part starting from Mid August, call Kelly on (01983) 525282 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Age UK Isle of Wight's Activities programme is kindly supported by the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Charitable Foundation and Newport Congregational Church through the Mary Pittis Fund.
Get In Touch
For more information about joining one of our activities, contact Kelly our activities co-ordinator by calling us on (01983) 525282 or by pressing the pink button to email us today.