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With recent news, now could prove to be a very difficult time for our members, but at Age UK Kensington and Chelsea, we are trying our hardest to continue to tackle isolation and loneliness in anyway that we can. We have had to temporarily suspend many of our activities, and we know that this is disappointing for our members. It is also disappointing for us, who want to make sure that we can provide as many fun and engaging activities as possible. We are in this together!

We create new online opportunities for you to join in where our members, activities team and volunteers can interact in group sessions via video on your computer, tablet or smart phone. We use ZOOM to keep activities going within the comfort of your own home! Please see below for a step by step guide of how to use ZOOM to access our online activities and our timetable!

The Activites and Events timetable

We will be adding more activities every week. If you are interested in joining our online Activites & Events via ZOOM, then you can sign up by emailing: event@aukc.org.uk. You will receive a link every week by email with the invitation for each activity.

Monday 12th October to Friday 16th October

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10am -  11am

Meditation

French Lessons Intermediate

Qigong 

Chair Exercises with Kate

Reiki session

Chair exercises with Liz

Coffee & Chat Group for Carers

11am - 2pm

Italian for Beginners - A1

Italian Lessons Beginners - A2 

Jazz Dance with Dance West Meditation

Spanish Lessons Beginners

German for Beginners

12pm - 1pm

Half hour Boxing with Fit For Life Youth

Chatting with Chelsea - Starting on 20th October

English Lessons Advance

Creative writing

Singing Lessons with Opera Holland Park

Half hour Yoga

1pm - 2pm

 

 

   

Come dine with me - Fortnightly - Next session on 23rd October

Lunchtime Concert with Opera Holland Park - Last Friday of the month

2pm - 3pm

Art Appreciation

French Lessons Advance

Latin Dance

Coffee Afternoon with Wallace Collection

 

Spanish Lessons Intermediate

 

Art Appreciation

English Conversation 

Pilates

3pm - 4pm

Chair exercises with Chelsea Football Club

Reading Club with The Reader

Poetry 

Flamenco with Dance West

Read Well with The Playground Theatre Games with Queen's Gate School

4pm - 5pm

French for Beginners

Coffee Afternoon with Barclays Bank - Starting on 13th October

Photography workshop with Riive

Fortnightly - Next session on 21st October

Contempporary Dance with Dance West  

How to use ZOOM to take part in activities: from laptop/computer

  1. At the allocated time of each activity, make sure that you have your email inbox open. You will be sent an email from X Chiesa asking you to “Please join Zoom meeting in progress”. In the email, it will say “Join Zoom Meeting”, and there will be a blue link that you can click on directly below this. Click on the link, and you will be directed to a new page.
  2. Once you are on the new page, you will be asked to provide your name- please put your full name so that we know who we are talking to once you enter the activity.
  3. Once you have done this and continued to the next step, you will be asked if you want to connect audio and video, please accept these options so that we can see and hear you.
  4. If you do not get prompted to add audio and video, once you have joined the activity, there is a camera icon and a microphone icon on the bottom left of the activity screen. Click on both in turn and activate them.

How to use ZOOM to take part in activities: from Iphone/Ipad

  1. If you are using any of the devices listed in the title, you will first need to download the ZOOM app. If you have an apple product (iPhone/iPad) you will need to download this from the App store. For other phones and tablets, such as Samsung, you will need to go to the Google Play store to download this app. Type in ZOOM, and the first option on the store should be ZOOM Cloud Meetings- this is the app you need to download.
  2. Once you have downloaded this app, make sure that you have your email inbox open. You will be sent an email from X Chiesa asking you to “Please join Zoom meeting in progress”. In the email, it will say “Join Zoom Meeting”, and there will be a blue link that you can click on directly below this. Click on the link, and you will be redirected to your ZOOM app.
  3. Once you are redirected to your ZOOM app, you will be asked to provide your full name. This is needed so that we know who we are talking to once you join the activity. Once you have typed in your name, click on “Continue”.
  4. You will then be asked if you agree to the Terms of Service, click on “I Agree”
  5. After this, you will see a notification saying “ZOOM wold like to access your camera”- click on “OK”.
  6. A notification will then ask you “Zoom would like to access the microphone”, click “OK”
  7. Finally, you will be asked if you want to “Call using Internet Audio” or “Dial In”. Please click on “Call using Internet Audio”.
  8. And that’s it! You are now connected to the activity.

How to use ZOOM to take part in activities: for other devices

  1. Once you have clicked on the link in the email, you will be asked if you want to open the link with ZOOM or chrome, open with ZOOM. Click on “Always” rather than “Just Once”.
  2. After this, you will be asked to enter your name. Enter your full name so that we know who we are talking to when you enter the activity. Then click on “OK”.
  3. You will then be asked if you agree with Terms of Service, click on “I Agree”.
  4. The next notification will say, “Please allow Zoom access permission”, this means you are allowing the app to use your camera and microphone. Click on “Got It”.
  5. Then it will ask “Allow Zoom to record Audio?”- click on “Allow”
  6. You will then be able to see everyone else’s faces on the screen who has joined the activity, if you can’t hear them and you can’t see your face, at the bottom of your screen there is camera icon with a line in it, click on this to “Start Video”. You will be asked, “Allow Zoom to take pictures and record Video?” Click on “Allow”
  7. There is also an icon at the bottom left of the screen that says, “Join Audio”, click on this, and then click on “Call via Device Audio”, DO NOT click on “Dial in”.
  8. Now you’re all set!

Together, we will read a great novel, short story or poem aloud. This club is perfect for those who want to share their opinion and discuss the literature chosen each week, and it is also perfect for anyone who just wants to sit, listen, and enjoy their time with The Reader.