Chat Central August News

 

   

Hi Chat Central members, volunteers and friends

Olugbemi Moronfulu

We have great news, Olugbemi Moronfulu has joined Chat Central as a Liaison Officer and will be joining in with all of our activities. It means that we will be able to keep in touch with more people, do more activities and generally build Chat Central to be even better! We are so excited to have Olugbemi joining us as she is full of ideas and enthusiasm and will make a great addition to the project. Please do come and welcome her at any of activities.


We have started to meet up in small groups outside a couple of times a week now and it seems to be working well.  It’s been so lovely to see some people, who aren’t on line, for the first time in four months and others face-to-face rather than just on zoom. 

Please do join us if you feel comfortable doing so – we generally meet up on Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon but this depends on the weather so get in touch if you are not on our message list for regular weekly updates.

Here is our regular weekly on-line timetable

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

11am -12

Drop-in coffee morning  

Meet outside if possible

11am - 12

Drop-in coffee morning

12 -12.30pm

Culture Club

2 - 2.45pm

Mindfulness/

meditation

12 - 12.30pm

Culture Club

4 - 5pm 

Crafts

4 - 5pm

Dancing

4-5pm

Chair Yoga

Please do join us - on zoom via video or phone

Video link  -  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/442864444

To join by phone: dial   0131 460 1196 Meeting ID: 442 864 444   Then it will ask you for participant ID or # - so just press #

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.  We also have a new Chat Central Facebook Page

 

What are our on-line events?

1. Drop-in coffee morning – a chance for anyone to come along for a general chat amongst friends – you can join this session via phone only if you want - don’t need internet access.

2. Culture Club –come along and talk about any TV, film, book, radio, music etc that you are enjoying.  We may decide to watch something and discuss it, people may bring a short poem to share and discuss – let’s see….. you can join this session via phone only if you want - don’t need internet.

3. Crafts – Seyedeh shows us how to make various creative projects, using things that you have around the house – you can just watch or join in, relax and chat at the same time as learning new skills

4. Mindfulness/meditation – Manjit guides us in various ways and methods to feel peaceful and calm and live in the present moment – you can join this session via the phone only if you want – don’t need internet.

5. Dancing – Seyedeh runs a very inclusive and enjoyable dance session with a mixture of Iranian/Arabic/Western/Bollywood tracks – open to all - you can use as much or as little energy as you like.

6. Chair Yoga – Neeta run this inclusive yoga session – is a lovely stretch for everyone – easy for those that need it and more challenging if you are more experienced. Make sure that you talk to Neeta if you have any physical conditions that need to be thought about.

 

Foleshill Creates

If you have Facebook and you like art – Foleshill Creates has an art workshop every Tuesday at 10.30am on Facebook Live. There’s always something new and it’s a fun, relaxed class 

 

New Volunteers

We are always looking for new volunteers who are willing to get involved with our activities and maybe to call up people on the phone also for a friendly chat.

 

Some pictures from July

  • Foleshill Community Garden Trip

    Foleshill Community Garden Trip

  • Meeting outside at Memorial Park

    Meeting outside at Memorial Park

  • Chair yoga with Neeta

    Chair yoga with Neeta

  • How to make Chickpea with <<br />
Zahera

    Zahera showed us how to make Chickpea curry

 If you need any more information just contact us on 07840 550801 or email us

Heather: h.parker@vacoventry.org.uk

Olugbemi: o.moronfolu@vacoventry.org.uk

Or

chatcentral@vacoventry.org.uk