For those who don’t have access to the Internet and are feeling lonely and missing the Church, please spread the word!
The Wellbeing at Home programme is a free, 12 week programme aiming to increase activity levels and improve wellbeing of over 55 year olds living in Cheshire.
Groups of up to 10 people will meet on Zoom, for 1 hour per week, on the same day and at the same time. Sessions will be delivered by the Active Waterways team and our wonderful Active Waterways volunteers.
Over the 12 weeks we focus on both physical and mental health and wellbeing. Discussions are held around the heritage of the canals and rivers in Cheshire and the wildlife they support as well as showing several virtual canal walks we have created, allowing the group to enjoy a relaxing and informative wander along the canal/river, from the comfort of their own home.
We bring our attention back to the 5 Ways to Wellbeing throughout the programme and we start each session with a relaxing 5 minute mindfulness activity.
We will be delivering 10 minutes of gentle activity (chair based classes/breathing exercises/Work out for Seniors with Joe Wicks/pilates etc) and each week we share a local walk route with the group, and online activity resources for those who aren’t currently accessing the outdoors.
If you would like to find out more about the programme or the Active Waterways Cheshire project please visit our website
People can sign up to the programme by clicking on “Join the programme today” on the website or by going directly to our secure registration form.
Shirley is a qualified Tai Chi and Medical Qi Gong instructor. She is a member of the Tai Chi Union of Great Britain and holds qualifications with the Tai Chi for Health Institute and the International Tai Chi Alliance.
She is a qualified Postural Stability Instructor (falls prevention/OTAGO/FAME) and an accredited teacher with the Keep Fit Association.
But her ‘day job’ is in mental health. She is a Dance Movement Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree from Canterbury Christchurch.
BOOKING VIA SOCIAL PRESCRIPTION:
Social Prescription is available via the Link Worker at your GP Practice, please book an appointment through Reception in the normal way. Further details are available by clicking on the Social Prescription link.
Something Seated aims to get people breathing deeply and moving their bodies but we’ll take a different approach each day, so sessions could be based on Qi Gong or Tai Chi, Bollywood or Ballroom Dance, Mindful Movement, or maybe Otago and FaME exercises and they will end with a guided relaxation.
Please feel very welcome to dip in and out according to your daily needs and commitments.”
Here is Shirley’s full Movement In Mind timetable of online dance sessions:
Parkinson’s – Movement Therapy sessions for people with Parkinson’s and their carers. Mondays 11.00-12.00pm.
Feeling Good – Dance Movement sessions to strengthen the body and improve balance but mostly to lift the spirits. Mondays and Fridays 2.00-3.00pm.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong – Traditional forms for better physical and mental health. Beginners Class Tuesdays 11.00am-12.00.
Daily Qi Gong – Medical Qi Gong is a branch of traditional Chinese medicine. These exercise sessions are gentle on the body and benefit all the major organ systems as well as improving strength and mobility. Weekdays 12.30-1.00pm.
Something Seated – Seated Movement sessions with a different approach each day and a guided relaxation. Weekdays 3:15-3:45.
Dance Movement Therapy – An embodied alternative to talking therapy using creative process and relational movement. One to One sessions by appointment.
The 70 and 72 services, to and from Nantwich bus station, will operate every 90 minutes from 9am to 4.30pm, with the last service leaving Hankelow at 5.16pm.
Craig Browne, Cheshire East Council deputy leader and cabinet member with responsibility for strategic transport, said: “We have listened to representations made by local communities and ward members and have taken these steps to reintroduce these services.”
Alternative Solutions is a “one-to-one” support service at your GP Practice for people aged 18+ who might have health and wellbeing concerns as a consequence of non-medical issues. You might want to come and speak to us about anything that matters to you, for example:
The service is available in your GP Practice, further details are available by clicking on the Social Prescription link.
TEA AT THE TOWER IS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED. WE HOPE TO BE BACK SOON AND DETAILS WILL BE POSTED HERE.
This is how things normally are!…..
Join us at St Mary’s Acton for a guided walk around our beautiful Cheshire countryside. The walk will leave St Mary’s Church at 1pm on a Sunday and lasts for about 2 hours.
Join us at St Mary’s Acton for afternoon tea, and maybe a trip up our famous Tower too. Every Sunday afternoon 2.30pm until 4.30pm at St Mary’s Church Acton, Monks Lane, Acton Nr. Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 8LE.
Please check the website for dates and contact Stephan on 01270 624135 to reserve your place or confirm details.
ADCA provides welfare support to vulnerable and socially isolated adults and older people and their carers within Audlem and District, promoting social inclusion, community participation and independence.
We are based in the Audlem Public Hall Annexe.
We are always looking for more volunteers to join us in our work!