Whilst lots of us are taking steps back to reality, it's important to remember that for many people, they are still shielding, missing out on seeing friends and loved ones, and inviting the inside world in through solely their TV or radio. We've got lots of ways to connect and spend time with your older neighbours, whether that be through our Virtual Social Clubs, getting stuck in to the #AloneTogether Activity Packs or chatting away to new pals through Phone-A-Friend.
Monday 3rd, 10th August, 2-3:30pm: Cinema and Memory Club
Watch old footage of the North, live music and entertainment, and come together with your neighbours in Liverpool to discuss memories and stories.
Friday 7th August, 4-5pm: Phone in:
Call up to join in with this group chat! We will be coming together on the phone to have a general gab. Absolutely no internet access necessary - just your normal phone line (and it’s free to call!).
Wednesday 12th August, 12.45-2pm: Mystery Magic
Join Neil the magician for an exclusive Zoom magic show.
Wednesday 19th August, 1:45-3pm: Chair Yoga with Hebe
Join us for a relaxing session of chair yoga with qualified yoga teacher Hebe Reilly.
Friday 21st August, 5-6.30pm: Desert Island Discs
This week's theme is Smile/Laughter - we want to hear those tunes that make you giggle, or that bring back an amusing memory! We will play some of them out loud for everyone to enjoy.
Tuesday 25th August, 6-7pm: Cares Family Choir Club
What could be better than having the company of neighbours far and wide as we get together for some joyous song with our amazing choir coach Gabriella who will be leading us in warmups, laughter and lyrics?
Wednesday 26th August, 4-5pm: Virtual Quiz with Ged
Embrace the healing properties of mindless trivia, and join your neighbours for our Virtual Quiz Club hosted by neighbour Ged.
Thursday 27th August, 6.30-7:30pm: The Cares Family Disco - Carnival themed
Get on your party outfit and those dancing shoes and join your neighbours from across the UK at The Cares Family disco!
#AloneTogether: Daily Creative Activities for August ✍🏼
Download this months pack that's full of activities to get the juices flowing, from breathing exercises to ice cream dreaming. 🍦
Posted by Amy Saunders on Thursday 23rd July 2020
Amy is Manchester Cares' Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator.