One of members today Chrystalla celebrated her 89th birthday and this was celebrated in the usual DCUK fashion.
We also had 2 visitors. I introduced our first visitor Serena Dhaliwal who is a Development Assistant Producer of Boundless. From the makers of Channel 4’s Grand Designs and BBC ‘s The Apprentice, Boundless are putting together a unique exciting expedition of a lifetime for anyone over the age of 65. Members were certainly very excited to hear this. Serena stayed for most of the session and also interacted with members.
I then introduced our second visitor - Linda Gilling Director of the British Reflexology Association came to talk today to members about the benefits of reflexology. She brought her special chair to show us which looks like a luxury sun bed which elevates your legs. Linda explained how every part of a foot plays an important part to your Wellbeing as there are many pressure points. It is still unfortunately not recognised by GPs to refer patients but Linda gave us a few real life stories of how she has made a difference to many people’s lives.
Linda then asked if anyone wanted to experience a short treatment and Marina one of the carers wanted to take this opportunity. Linda performed this infront of all members who watched attentively as Marina was being treated. A full treatment would normally take one hour but Marina’s treatment was only 10 minutes. Marina did however feel very relaxed after even after a short time.
The session then followed with a Halloween quiz. Lisa surprised members when she put on a witches hat during the quiz. Everyone was very amused. The winner of the quiz who most answers correct in fact was also given a witches hat.
Before moving on to the next part of the session, Lisa read out a few jokes which everyone always enjoy. Members were now ready for the exercise part of the session which Lisa took and was then followed by games and some singing.
Lisa had no volunteers today but this was not a problem as carers offered to assist. We had 2 new members today who enjoyed the session.