Arts, Crafts and Memories
Several ‘wellbeing’ groups run by Tenancy Support Workers now exist throughout Telford. Most are based in the community rooms within retirement living schemes and the groups are open to residents and non-residents alike.
The emphasis is on staying well, keeping informed and feeling part of the community. Some include activity sessions such as arts and crafts, musical activities and reminiscence.
Hall Barn, Madeley: Alternate Tuesdays 10.30-12.30
Morton Court, Dawley: Alternate Tuesdays 10.30-12.30
Churchway, Stirchley: Alternate Thursdays 10.30-12.30
Ridgway, High Ercall: Alternate Thursdays 10.30-12.30
Walton Court, Oakengates: Alternate Thursdays 1.30-3.30
Newfield Court, Trench: Alternate Thursdays 1.30-3.30
We are always looking for interesting artefacts which might stimulate memories and discussion along with materials which can be used for art and craft work. Volunteer helpers are always welcome whether on a regular or an occasional basis. If you can help us either with materials or by volunteering, and for more information on the above groups, please contact Sue Hearn on 01952 217386.
Walk2BWell groups are held regularly from a number of retirement living schemes across Telford. This is an opportunity to walk with other people at a pace and distance to suit you. Afterwards, you can benefit from a health check and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.
For more information, please contact Kath Stevens, Tenancy Support Worker on 07816 510362.
There are many positives about getting older
Wisdom, experience and having the confidence to voice your opinion are just some. However, as we age, many of us find it increasingly difficult to do those things we used to, and we can become frustrated by failing health.
The brisk walk is no longer so brisk, and joints begin to creak and groan! We often have to come to terms with living with a long term health problem such as heart failure, arthritis, poor hearing/sight, and memory loss. This ebbing away at independence can be frightening and soul destroying. The GP and health service are not always accessible and don’t always have the answers to our questions which adds to a sense of frustration!
Having a positive outlook on life and keeping a sense of well-being are important to maximise our quality of life, even in the face of deteriorating health and disability.