Chat Central News April 2020

Hi Chat Central members, volunteers and friends!

We are living in strange and challenging times and for a lot of us we are more isolated than ever before. 

It’s so important at this time that we really make an effort to stay connected and I would urge you all to try hard to get involved in some of the many things that are happening on-line – if you have the Wifi or data capacity to do so.

If not, then we are always happy to call you for a chat.

If you can’t make the zoom meetings that are happening every week but would like to dial in from your phone and be on speaker phone then that can work well - let me know and we can set that up.

We can also telephone conference call (more than two people on the telephone at the same time) – if you would be interested in being involved in that then let me know.

If you are working but would like to stay in touch – let me know – there are new opportunities to do things in the evenings and weekends if people want that

If you know anyone else that is lonely or isolated (and who doesn’t at the moment) then please do refer them to us and we can see how we can help people to stay connected.

Upcoming events – for your diary                                                     

This month we are going to have these regular sessions on zoom – please click on this link 

Monday 11am-12 – general drop-in, organisations joining sometimes, info about what’s going on - catch up – NOT on Easter Monday

Tuesday 11-12 – parents with children at home drop-in – catch up and some simple activities

Thursday 11-12 – drop-in - with activities – e.g craft, yoga, games – but still chance to chat so come along even if you don’t want to participate in the activity

This Youtube video shows about how to join a zoom meeting for the first time but please do ask if you are having a problem and we can help you

Drumming workshops

Mahendra continues to do a really nice relaxing and fun drumming workshop every weekday afternoon at 2pm – this is on a similar to zoom platform and is easy to connect to.  Like zoom, you need to download the app on a phone to join but not on a laptop.  You don’t need a drum - your knees, a table top or pots and pans will do just as well, and don’t worry, you don’t need to go everyday – just turn up when you can. Just follow this link

There are loads of neighbourhood support systems being set up and no-one needs to cope on their own – we can help you link up with local people who can help with practical things and who will also keep in touch - so just let us know what you need and we will do our best to help.

There are also loads of things happening on-line that people can tap into so again stay in touch and we can point you in the right direction.

We also often have spontaneous activities happening that members organise and I will keep people informed of things happening – if you would like to be kept in the loop – please let me know your contact details and look out for them on social media  @ChatCentral2  Instagram: chatcentralcoventry

If you need any more information just contact me

Heather Parker: 07840 550801   h.parker@vacoventry.org.uk

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