Please see below an email inviting community members to a virtual coffee meetup being held on Tuesday’s by Devon Communities Together for residents aged 55 or over.
Coronavirus is affecting all our lives now and many people feel alone, isolated and lonely. For many of us, especially those in later life, loneliness and isolation can have a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. It can also define our life. But we can help you to feel less alone! Devon Highlights is a community project led by Devon Communities Together, funded by National Lottery’s Community Fund and HM Government that supports people in later life (aged 55+) living in Devon, who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation.
Every Tuesday we run weekly, hour long, virtual coffee meetings via Zoom for people living in Devon.
The sessions are very simple, friendly and easy going, with a mixture of chat and activities like quizzes, chair yoga, virtual museum visits and tours or a drawing practice.
Last week, for example, we had a shiatsu and mindfulness session with Sandhya who is a shiatsu practitioner. She taught us breathing exercises and simple self-care methods to relax and to relieve pain and anxiety and everyone really enjoyed it! After the session, people were saying they felt very relaxed and calm, we all noticed that even our faces changed and we looked happier. It was a great outcome! You can view last weeks session here.
Through our virtual coffee meetings, we provide an opportunity for people to meet online, make new friends, try out new activities and build informal support networks.
It is very easy to join us, if you feel this is something you would like to try to get involved with, just follow the invitation with details of the meetings below or if you feel you need support to get you on Zoom on your home device please contact us and we will guide you through.
Once we are in touch, every week we will let you know the activities that we will be looking at for the following week and forward to you the online link or resources, so that everyone is able to participate with a common theme and have a chat and coffee time together.
Our weekly virtual coffee meet ups are:
TOTNES, PAIGNTON & TEIGNMOUTH VIRTUAL GROUP – EVERY TUESDAY WITH AGGIE:
Every week on Tuesday 2pm-3pm, until July 7, 2020 (12 occurrences)
Join us on: www.zoom.com
Meeting ID: 873-5995-8435
If you wish to join us via phone just call this number :+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
And quote this reference when prompted using the keypad: Meeting ID: 873-5995-8435 Password 306864
OTHER AREAS VIRTUAL GROUP – EVERY TUESDAY WITH HARRY
Every week on Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm, until July 7, 2020 (12 occurrences)
Join us on: www.zoom.com
Meeting ID: 86449535593
If you wish to join us via phone just call this number:
+44 203 481 5237 United Kingdom
And quote this reference when prompted using the keypad: Meeting ID: 864-4953-5593
Please find more information about the project, here or call us on 01392 248919.
We hope you, or someone you know, can join us every Tuesday to connect with others – Harry & Aggie