When restrictions were put in place back in March our local group get-togethers were cancelled and we quickly had to adapt to online zoom video meetings.
Although not quite the same as meeting in person it has allowed the social interaction to continue between attendees, volunteers and staff and we have been amazed at the positive feedback from all. These groups have been fundamental to maintaining existing friendships, developing new ones and keeping people connected within their local community.
The OPAL Zoom Room is an activity group for older people throughout West Lothian which takes place weekly on a Wednesday afternoon from 2-3pm. It is led by our Group Facilitator Sandy and has a varied programme of entertainment and activities which are chosen by the group and is for anyone age 60+.
During the past few months we have enjoyed live entertainment from singers, storytellers and speakers on various different subjects. Wellbeing exercises include seated Yoga, Ceilidh and Tai Chi. We even arranged a delivery to each household for our Afternoon Tea Party!
Whatever is in the programme for that day you can be sure to leave the session feeling uplifted and smiling.
The group are always keen to welcome new people and if required our staff can assist you to get connected.