CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other)
Feeling well is not just about being physically fit. It’s also important that you feel well mentally. Contact with family and friends plays a vital role in this, but what do you do when your family live away? How do you enjoy the company of others if you’ve lost your spouse or partner? How do you make new friends when you live alone?
It’s a well documented fact that staying active – mentally as well as physically – being with other people, learning new skills, passing on your skills and feeling valued has a positive impact on our health and wellbeing – particularly as we get older.
One of the ways to achieve this is to join a friendship group.
CAMEO meets on the third Thursday of every month from 2pm until 4pm in Meeting Room 1 at St John’s Parish Centre, Walton Back Lane. This group is a way to meet new friends over cake and a cuppa in a safe environment. Everyone is welcome and we have a programme of gentle activities, speakers and opportunities to learn something new. There is a small charge of £1 to cover refreshments and we can sometimes help with transport if there is a problem.
Why not come along and see if this is for you? Bring a friend or come alone, we promise a warm and friendly welcome.
CAMEO Programme 2018
January 18th – Jonathan Barber Senior Partner, Elliot Mather Solicitors to talk about asset protection and answer your questions.
February 15th – ‘Have a go’ – practice calligraphy & creative ideas with felt
March 15th – Easter surprise and sing along with Phil and his ukulele.
April 19th – Remember When? Items to evoke memories and discussion.
May 17th - Talk - Baby Basics and Moses Baskets.
June 21st - Cream Tea and Poetry. Bring a favourite poem to read out.
July 26th/27th – Summer CAMEO - two day event for all. Speakers, crafts, pampering and much more - £4 per person per day.
August 16th – Talk – Mike Hodgkins retired fire fighter and author.
September 20th - Beetles and Bingo
October 18th - Christmas trees and crafty ideas.
November 15th - Shoeboxes and Let’s Get Active
December 20th - A celebration of Christmas in music, readings and quizzes.
We would love to welcome you. We can usually arrange transport for those who have difficulty in travelling. If you require any further information, please contact the Church Office on 01246 566205.
Dementia Friendly Church
During 2017 we will be working towards becoming a dementia friendly church. We believe that it is important to enable people living with dementia to practice their Christian faith in a safe and friendly environment. To this end, we will be looking at how we can provide dementia friendly services which are a little shorter, use more visual aids and include well loved songs and hymns. We will be encouraging our staff, volunteers and church members to attend a Dementia Friends session to help us understand, welcome and support those in our community living with dementia who wish to come to church and worship, Watch this space for information on our progress.