Loneliness, a lack of contact with others and social isolation have been key contributors to poor mental health throughout the coronavirus pandemic. We know that staying connected and social relationships are crucial for promoting wellbeing and protecting our mental health and resilience, so we are delighted to announce Connecting Minds, a new programme of social activity groups for the over 55s.
The 8 weekly, one hour sessions, will be run online via Zoom (though it is hoped when restrictions allow that some groups may be able to meet face to face) and will provide lots of opportunities to meet and connect with others and to participate in meaningful discussions and enjoyable activities. These will include tips on maintaining good mental and physical health, reminiscence, and fun, creative ideas to stimulate and develop a range of interests.
The groups are free to join, and open to anyone over the age of 55 living in Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and Tonbridge and Malling Districts. Connecting Minds is a rolling programme so new dates will be added throughout the year.
Everyone is welcome! If you or anyone you know is interested in joining one of the groups or would like further information, visit www.westkentmind.org.uk/connect-minds or call 01732 744950