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Virtual Activities

Post Published: May 21, 2024

Virtual activity groups for the Ataxia Community

Our Virtual Activity groups started in the first Covid-19 lockdown and have been so popular that we’ve continued with them ever since.

At Ataxia UK, we wanted to create social activities that help the ataxia community to stay connected with each other from the comfort of your own home. The sessions are created and hosted by the Services team and our wonderful volunteers, including wellbeing activities,  information sessions on a range of topics covering different aspects of living with ataxia and fun activities like Tony’s music club.

We hope these sessions will be informative, entertaining and leave people feeling a little less isolated.

We have a number of  events planned throughout 2024, with the next ones being:

Volunteers Week

  • Tuesday 4th June 13:00-14:30 – Tony’s Music Club
  • Friday 7th June 13:00-14:00 – Quiz with Sandeep, Jess & Tilly

Carers’ Week

  • Tuesday 11th June 11:30-12:30 – Chair Pilates
  • Friday 14th June 10:30-11:30 – Building Resilience As A Carer

Coming up…

  • Wednesday 17th July 10:00-14:00 – All About Ataxia
  • Friday 18th October, 13:00-14:00 – Mindfulness

 

Volunteers Week  3 – 9 June

A collage of some of our volunteers

To celebrate volunteers week and all the hard work our volunteers do to help deliver our services, we’re holding some fun sessions, listed below. Although this is to celebrate our volunteers, anyone is welcome to join!

Tonys Music Club – Tuesday 4th June 13:00-14:30

This is your chance to share the music you love with other avid music lovers. Themes for this session: Simultaneous number 1s, tracks that were #1 in the US and the UK at the same time. Link to Register: https://bit.ly/3UEgak3

Quiz with Sandeep, Jess & Tilly – Friday 7th June 13:00-14:00

Link to Register: https://bit.ly/3yilMc0

 

Carers’ Week  10 – 16 June

Carers Week 2024 Logo

As Carers’ Week (10-16 June) approaches, Ataxia UK celebrates the invaluable contributions of unpaid Carers within the ataxia community. We pay tribute to those who selflessly devote their time and energy to caring for their loved ones, navigating the challenges of illness and disability with unwavering dedication.

Chair Pilates

Sonia Forde

Our next Chair Pilates session will be held on Tuesday 11th June, 11:30-12:30! This session will be run by Sonia Forde, a Pilates instructor with over 17 years of experience. As this session will be held during Carers Week, we hope that it will benefit carers who do so much for the community. As always though, anyone is welcome to join! To sign up to this session, please fill in our booking form here.

Building Resilience As A Carer

In celebration of Carers Week join us for a session on Building Resilience As A Carer. Caring is not a 9-5 job, and can take its toll on the Carer. In this session we will explore how to build your resilience, to enable you to look after yourself, as well as the person you care for. Friday 14th June 10:30-11:30. Register, here: https://bit.ly/4bmKgiU

 

Coming up…

 

All About Ataxia

All About Ataxia is an information seminar that gives anyone affected by ataxia (patients, carers/family members) information about the clinical and practical implications of living with ataxia. They explain what is known about ataxia, how it may progress, and what can be done to mitigate its effects.

Our next AAA event will be held on the 17th of July 10:00-14:00.

Click the link to learn more

Mindfulness

Lucy will take you through a range of techniques such as body scans and meditation to help you manage everyday stresses with a calmer mind.

This session is free, with an option to donate more if you feel.

The next scheduled Mindfulness session is Friday 18th October, 13:00-14:00, click here to register.

 

 

Please Note: Using Zoom

Once you have completed the booking form, an email from Ataxia UK will be sent to the email address you provided. This email will contain a registration Zoom link to the session you have booked for. Please click the link and register your attendance using this Zoom registration link, and Zoom will then send you an email with the direct link to join.

It is important to make sure your email address is typed correctly and you check your spam/junk folder as it is likely it will be sent there.

If you would like more information on the sessions or support with using Zoom, please contact volunteering@ataxia.org.uk. We look forward to seeing you there!

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