Activities to Reduce Isolation and Enhance Wellbeing
Just a reminder about the free online activities that Active Dacorum is currently running to reduce isolation and keep people active (for Dacorum residents):
Every Monday at 1pm for anyone aged 18+
30 minutes of easy chat for anyone aged 18 and over in Dacorum. People can join for as little or as long as they want, join the chat or just listen, connect with others, share experiences and enjoy meeting other people in the area. It’s very relaxed and you can have a cuppa, eat your lunch and even answer the door. The sessions are hosted by Jenny from the Chatty Café who ensures everyone is welcome and at ease and lets the conversation flow. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link to join.
Wake Up and Dance!
10 minutes of free dancing each morning to boost your mood. All ages.
For 10 minutes each weekday morning at 9am, the Wake Up and Dance host plays three popular songs from across the decades that you can dance along to in any way you choose. You can join in standing or sitting, have a boogie from your desk, in your kitchen, front room or garden! At the end of the session, everyone says a quick goodbye before getting on with their day. Dancing to 10 minutes of music each morning can make you feel more motivated for the day ahead, get the blood pumping around the body and improve your spatial awareness, memory, problem solving and creative thinking. Wake Up and Dance is also an opportunity to connect with others and become part of an online community. You do not have to have done any dancing before, you can come along and sway, bop or tap along to the music or just enjoy listening and connecting with others. Wake Up and Dance is delivered in partnership with Dacorum Community Dance and BEEE Creative. Visit the webpage to find out more and to register for the Zoom link: beee-creative.co.uk/wp/2021/02/25/wake-up-and-dance
Seated dance sessions with Louise from Dacorum Community Dance for adults aged 18+
These 1 hr sessions on Zoom are a fun way to improve your flexibility and enjoy moving to music from your chair. It is a small supportive group with gentle movement, lovely music and a chance to connect with others. There is even time for a chat afterwards for those who want to stay a little longer. The sessions are particularly suitable for older adults or those with limited mobility. The seated dance sessions are run in partnership with DBC Supported Housing and Dacorum Community Dance. To find out more or book a place email Louise at email@example.com
Details about all of the above can also be found on the Active Dacorum webpage www.dacorum.gov.uk/ActiveDacorum and on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/ActiveDacorum.