We were devastated to postpone all of our Sporting Memories sessions a few weeks back because of the ongoing concerns with the Coronavirus pandemic.
But the health and safety of all our attendees is of the upmost concern to us all, and we're looking forward to when we can all be together at our groups again in the future. In the meantime Helen John, our health and wellbeing co-ordinator who leads all the sessions, has been busy reaching out to all our members to keep them engaged during these unprecedented times.
Everyone on the programme receives a weekly newsletter jam-packed with sporting memories with an added quiz to think about. Like many others across the region, Whatsapp has become our virtual rugby club to meet in for regular catchups which has led to various conversations flowing and resulted in members creating a sunflower growing competition.
As well as reminiscing over past games, watching re-runs of classics and catching up with their friends over Whastapp, Helen has made sure to keep the physical aspect of the sessions going including stretching exercises, ten-pin bowling, and target throwing games with paper aeroplanes.
Our Sporting Memories sessions are designed to help re-live positive memories and provide joy and companionship. Here at Ospreys in the Community, we’ll be rolling out our Sporting Memories groups into Briton Ferry and the Melin. If you or someone you know would like to get involved and join us during these unprecedented times, contact us today at [email protected]