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Main Monthly Meetings

We meet on the 3rd Thursday of the month in St Mary's Church, Ferndown, at 2pm. We have speakers on topics of interest, visits from people who can help in a variety of fields, talented performers and quizzes. There are no special requirements, just come along, but if you are new, maybe with slight trepidation about coming, let us know (using the details on the contact page or by clicking here to use the contact form, we'd love to meet you and will gladly roll out the red carpet.

Social/Informal Meetings

Being a friendly bunch, we like to go out. Once month, usually on a Tuesday, we have a lunch at Cobham Sports Club, meeting at 1200 for 1230. Recent changes at the sports club mean we now have two choices for meals, but this does change on every visit. Irene kindly organises the meals, and needs your choices in advance, which she usually does at the monthy meetings. Costs are currently: 1 course - £8.95 & 2 courses - £12.

Please note: In the event of a no show, charges WILL be made for food ordered unless cancelled 24 hours in advance. Contact Cobham 01202 885773 or Irene 01202 874249

In addition to the lunches, we regularly visit Plowmans Garden Centre (also on a Tuesday) for a coffee morning, and there is no booking required, just come along.


This is a complete list of the meetings & activities for this calendar year:

Type
Date
Location
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Therapies and Activities

Exercise Class

Our weekly exercise class, led by physios from BWT, goes from strength to strength and is currently the best ever. Classes are every Thursday at 12pm and last an hour. You will need an assessment from BWT to make sure you're suitable - We ask you to pay this but you will receive the equivalents worth in vouchers to use at the sessions. If you are interested, please get in touch using one of the methods on the contact page (click here to go to the contact page). Classes cost £5 or 1 voucher. Also, if you are a carer, we have an agreement with the news Kings Park care home (two doors up the road) where the carers go for a free coffee, cake and a natter whilst they wait for the class to finish.

Tai Chi

Studies have shown that regular sessions of Tai Chi are a great weapon in the fight against Parkinson's and has major benefits for others as well. The weekly sessions on Mondays at 1130 are an hour long and cost just £5 each. Paul Hammerston is the tutor, who boasts over 30 years in Tai Chi, a relaxed style and takes the time to explain things so people know what they are supposed to be doing and why! Anyone is welcome to join and our classes have a whole range of abilities so don't feel you'll be the new person, you'll fit in just fine. Just come along to the Quarterjack Suite at the Allendale Centre in Wimborne and join in this popular and fun class.

Speech Therapy

Further improve your vocal communications with professional speech therapy. In a two pronged attack, there are the twice weekly online (via zoom) sessions - approx 45 minutes each, Monday and Wednesday at 2pm, £5 per session - which are backed up by an hour long monthly face-to-face session on the second Thursday of the month, which costs £10. Together they represent outstanding value for money for therapy of this quality. Anyone is welcome to join but sessions must be booked, and an assessment is required so your personal needs can be calculated. You can arrange this by getting in touch using one of the methods on the contact page (click here to go to the contact page). If you cannot make a session, please let Margaret Stephens (therapist) know on 07763 235997, thank you.


This year's list of activities to help keep you in tip top form.

Type
Date
Location
Details
Restrictions
Tai Chi Class 29/11/2021
Monday November 29, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
For more Information:
07707 710058
Physio Exercise Class 02/12/2021
Thursday December 02, 12:00 PM
Beacon Centre St Marys Church
Church Road, Ferndown, BH22 9EU

It's our popular and best ever physio led exercise class that has something for everyone. Exercise is extremely important, just as much so as our medication as it really is a case of use it or lose it. The fun exercises have differing levels of difficulty to push our limits but it is certainly made very enjoyable. Every Thursday at 12pm, in the main hall at St Mary's Church, Ferndown.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: BWT Physio
BWT assessment required
For more Information:
07707 710058
Tai Chi Class 06/12/2021
Monday December 06, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
For more Information:
07707 710058
Physio Exercise Class 09/12/2021
Thursday December 09, 12:00 PM
Beacon Centre St Marys Church
Church Road, Ferndown, BH22 9EU

It's our popular and best ever physio led exercise class that has something for everyone. Exercise is extremely important, just as much so as our medication as it really is a case of use it or lose it. The fun exercises have differing levels of difficulty to push our limits but it is certainly made very enjoyable. Every Thursday at 12pm, in the main hall at St Mary's Church, Ferndown.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: BWT Physio
BWT assessment required
For more Information:
07707 710058
Tai Chi Class 13/12/2021
Monday December 13, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
For more Information:
07707 710058
Tai Chi Class 20/12/2021
Monday December 20, 11:30 AM
QuarterJack Suite
Allendale Centre, Hanham Rd, Wimborne, BH21 1AS

Everyone gets a lot out of this relaxed and enjoyable form of weekly hour long exercise class - loose clothing that allows easy movement needed.


ALL welcome, especially partners.



Session cost: £ 5.00 and is run by: Paul Hamerston
All welcome, just come along
For more Information:
07707 710058


Your Group

Occasionally, we'll do some other type of fun stuff, like a cream tea somewhere or have a colllection day to help group funds. We welcome any ideas for activities that you may wish to try so please let us know as it's the only way we can make it happen for you. The best way is to use the contact page (click here to go to the contact page). Thank you.


The other goings on for the year.

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