We are currently running alternative Support and Cuppa & Chat groups online.

All activities are for Unpaid Carers registered with Derbyshire Carers Association only.

For more information and to book a place please contact Katie Matkin on 07773 173 416 or email Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk    

 

Week Commencing

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

28th Sept

Mindfulness Mondays

1-2pm

 

 

 

Exercise Classes

1:30-2:15pm

5th Oct

 

Chair Based Yoga

1:30-2:15pm

 

Creative Writing Sessions

1-2:30pm

Bingo Fridays

1-2pm

12th Oct

Mindfulness Mondays

1-2pm

 

Coffee & Chat

10-11am

 

Exercise Classes

1:30-2:15pm

19th Oct

 

Chair Based Yoga

1:30-2:15pm

 

Creative Writing Sessions

1-2:30pm

 

26th Oct

 

 

Coffee & Chat

10-11am

 

“Pumpkin Carving Competition”

Exercise Classes

1:30-2:15pm

2nd Nov

 

Chair Based Yoga

1:30-2:15pm

 

Creative Writing Sessions

1-2:30pm

 

9th Nov

 

 

Coffee & Chat

10-11am

 

Exercise Classes

1:30-2:15pm

16th Nov

 

Chair Based Yoga

1:30-2:15pm

 

Creative Writing Sessions

1-2:30pm

 

23rd Nov

 

 

 

Carers Rights Day!!

 

30th Nov

 

 

 

Creative Writing Sessions

1-2:30pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coffee and Chat Virtual Social group – on Zoom:

This is a relaxed social group that meets to have a friendly conversation and discussion around how we are coping and a chance to hear about the different hobbies, groups and activities we can get involved in. Pop the kettle on, put your feet up and enjoy a conversation with likeminded carers.

 

Creative Writing Workshops on Zoom:

Online ‘Expressive Writing Workshops’ – a workshop facilitated by experienced Derby based writer Sophie Sparham, who will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing.

 

Exercise Classes & Chair based Yoga on Zoom:

Exercise sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun! Take things at your own pace & exercise in the comfort and safety of your own home, and with other Carers online.

 

Zoom Bingo!

Please join us at our new Friday Bingo sessions…  A great chance to catch up with other Carers and have a game of Bingo. See our staff do the number calling and have some fun!

 

Mindfulness Mondays…. on Zoom

Take a minute to relax and unwind with our Mindfulness Mondays.  We have different sessions to suit your needs including, building a compassionate practice, setting mindful intentions, recognising how you feel, acceptance and embracing who you are. It is important to take a moment to focus on yourself – please join us.

   

Pumpkin Carving Competition

Send us your photos of your pumpkin carvings ready for Halloween season. The spookier the better….! Or your disaster carvings and funny faces made from pumpkins. There’s a prize for the winner of the best Carers carved Pumpkin! Winner to be announced in the next Newsletter with a photo of the winning pumpkin….

Please send your photos to: Katie.Matkin@derbyshirecarers.co.uk  by the end of October 2020. We look forward to seeing them all. All carers welcome to get involved.

  

Zoom cookery sessions – coming soon!

Please keep a look out in the next Newsletter for dates & information on Zoom cookery sessions for Carers. We hope to run sessions focusing on: quick healthy meals, batch cooking, cooking for health needs and budget friendly meals. Some sessions will include practical demonstrations, other sessions will include a chance to discuss and pick up cooking tips and recipes.  The sessions are suitable to all abilities, ages and genders and delivered by experienced adult education trainers.  Please let us know if you are interested in joining in with this fun learning activity.

 

Home activities ideas not internet based 

Home Activities Idea's (no internet).pdf

 

Relaxation and Exercise Videos

 

Joint Mobility Chair Exercise Routine - https://vimeo.com/399922218

 

Breathing Exercises for Relaxation - https://vimeo.com/417629556

 

Body Scan - https://vimeo.com/417956039

 

5 Mindfulness Exercises https://vimeo.com/418296390

 

How to Make Stress Cushions and Stress Balls https://vimeo.com/417253976

 

Stretching at Home https://vimeo.com/403444578

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