Events
Events at Connecting Carers 2020

The Art of Caring for Self and Others: July 29th, Aug 5th, Aug 12th, Aug 19th, Aug 26th, Sep 2nd, Sep 9th 10.30-12pm 
This is an uplifting carer’s resilience programme. We share useful strategies, knowledge and understanding through a creative process, about care-related topics. From years of practice research Creativity in Care know that emotional support, and care strategies, can really help prevent crisis. People tell them about the difference this course has made for increased wellbeing, inner strength and hopefulness. The ART of Caring for Self and Others is a programme that builds week by week.If you need to miss a session,
or leave early due to life events, we will work around you.
All sessions can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/connecting-carers-13577057753 with all sessions being held via zoom. 

Parkinsons UK: August 6th, August 13th, August 20th, August 27th, September 3rd, September 10th 10am-12pm

Parkinson's UK and Connecting Carers are running a course online this Autumn. It is aimed at those caring for a family member or friend with Parkinson's, and who want to learn more about the professional help, drugs, benefits and support available. The course will cover things like medication physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy, relaxation, mindfulness, benefits and entitlements, complimentary therapies and medicines. All sessions will take place on zoom with zoom links sent out closer to the time.

All sessions can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/connecting-carers-13577057753 with all sessions being held via zoom. 

Creativity in Care: Places Remembered and Imagined  September 8th, September 15th, September 22nd, September 29th, October 6th, October 13th, October 20th, October 27th, November 3rd

This is a free programme for people or families of all ages and abilities. No art experience needed. It's a lovely way to have time out to be creative and relax with no pressure. Places remembered and Imagined is a fun way to transform our imagination or ideas into art, about the places we love. The course looks at inner and outer landscapes, maps and directions. We will use different textiles, papers, fabrics, objects etc to build individual and/or family sculpture pieces. There is usually some poetry, song or movement along the way, and everyone works together towards creating an exhibition or a book.

Participants are supported to:

• Increase self-expression, imaginations or ideas

• Learn about different sorts of maps, compass and crafts

• Increase social networks

• Work together towards a group exhibition or book

This programme includes posted kits to use during the online sessions. We will work through a creative process to make our individual models of special places, with step by step guidance.  All sessions will take place on Zoom due to the ongoing Covid19 Pandemic with the hope of a celebration event in person. Zoom is an easy to use and free to download and use app that can be accessed on desktop computers, laptops, mobiles and tablets.

All sessions can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/connecting-carers-13577057753 with all sessions being held via zoom. 

Summer Schedule
Date and Time Event Host
     
Thu 13th Aug 2-3pm Zoom Quiz Connecting Carers
Mon 17th Aug 2-3.30pm Nature Creativity Gael Hillyard
Mon 31st Aug 7-8pm Beginners Tai Chi Highland Healing Space
Thu 3rd Sep 7-8pm Zoom Quiz Connecting Carers

All sessions can be booked at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/connecting-carers-13577057753 with all sessions being held via zoom. All sessions are completley free. If you have any requests for additional events please email mgrant@connectingcarers.org.uk