Ageing Well South offer an informal taster programme designed for people aged 55+ who are interested in opportunities to socialise.
The aim of the programme is to improve mental wellbeing by affording participants a positive setting and a chance to focus on an interesting activity.
Taster sessions give the opportunity for participants to try out different creative activities they may not have tried before in a friendly and encouraging environment.
The sessions are adapted to suit the interests of participants and are delivered at a level to meet the needs of people with little or no experience.
The programme of activities is negotiable and we actively encourage groups to choose and design their own programme. Activities can include Art and Crafts, exercise and quizzes. At the end of the programme we signpost participants to activity groups and other organisations in their locality.
The positive outcomes of the programme are that participants
- Gain confidence
- Have fun
- Forge friendships
- Have a sense of achievement
- May become involved in further community action such as volunteering or leisure pursuits
- Experience a general feeling of wellbeing