ACTIVITIES 

These are the regular activities that continue throughout the year, but it doesn’t end there. We also arrange theatre trips within Worthing. In the summer we have outings to places of interest that are slightly further afield and we also have Sunday drives some with a stop for a cooked lunch and some with a picnic. In December we host a Christmas party, to which all members are invited.

WE TRY TO OFFER SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE AND MEMBERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SUGGEST NEW IDEAS
Because transport has always been a problem for sight impaired people, we will provide this where possible and with that in mind, some years ago we purchased a minibus allowing us to increase our activities within the town – we are now managing to reach more sight impaired people than ever before.

MONDAY
DayTimesDescriptionBooking and Transport
Every Monday10:00am – 12:00pm

DROP IN MORNINGS NOW EXTENDED TO MONDAY TO FRIDAY
Coffee ‘N’ Cake
In the Conservatory

A drop-in morning where members, friends and family can socialise and enjoy the centre’s facilities, tea, coffee and cake.

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea or coffee and a piece of cake.
No booking required.

No transport available.
Monday
Fortnightly
09:30am - 1:00pmMonday ‘Club’
Out ‘N’ About

Enjoy one of our morning’s out to a local garden centre, coffee shop, beauty spot or place of interest and be assisted by one of our volunteers.

£££’s
A contribution towards transport is required.

You may wish to purchase your own refreshments when you are out – bring plenty of loose change!!.
Booking Required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Monday
Fortnightly
10:00am - 12:00pmKnit ‘N’ Natter
The Conservatory

Perfect for those who enjoy knitting and gossiping. Some equipment may be available but those who knit regularly may like to bring along their own.

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea, coffee (is cake available?) NO

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Monday
Monthly
2:00pm - 4:00pmCurrent Affairs – Discussion Group
The Conservatory

A well attended, volunteer led and structured afternoon where members can spend their afternoon discussing current affairs. Based around…

‘Have you heard…?’
‘It’s in the papers…!’

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
TUESDAY
DayTimesDescriptionBooking and Transport
Tuesday
Weekly
10:30am - 12:00pmFit ‘N’ Fun – Exercise
The Conservatory

45 minutes to 1 hour of gentle, mainly seated exercises followed by a good gossip, tea, coffee and biscuit.

Using resistance exercise bands, gym balls, soft footballs, scarves and other exercise accessories Members will be challenged to take part in gentle exercises to stretch, strengthen and help mobility.

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Tuesday
Fortnightly
09:30am - 1:00pmTuesday ‘Club’
Out ‘N’ About

Enjoy one of our morning’s out to a local garden centre, coffee shop, beauty spot or place of interest and be assisted by one of our volunteers.

£££’s
A contribution towards transport is required.

You may wish to purchase your own refreshments when you are out – bring plenty of loose change!!
Booking Required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Tuesday
Monthly
2:00pm - 4:00pmClassical Music Extravaganza
The Conservatory

An afternoon of culture. Listen for a couple of hours to some great music and hear about the Composers who wrote it, an afternoon put together by one of our Volunteers who has a passion for Classical Music that he likes to share with others.

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and a biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
WEDNESDAY
DayTimesDescriptionBooking and Transport
Wednesday
Weekly
10:30am - 12:00pmTai Chi
The Conservatory

1 hour of Tai chi.

Originally developed as a martial art in the 13th century it combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movements. Tai Chi is often practised today as a health promoting exercise, the term taiji refers to a philosophy of the forces of yin and yang, related to the moves.

Volunteer assisted but led and run by a qualified instructor.

£££’s
£3.50 trial session
£20.00 per 6 week course

50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and a biscuit.
Booking Required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Wednesday
Monthly
2:00pm - 4:00pmBoccia (seated Bowls)
The Conservatory

Boccia, a para-olympic sport, is a precision ball sport, similar to bocce, and related to bowls and pétanque where players test their muscle control or accuracy by placing a ball close to a target ball.

Not at all strenuous, just a fun, full afternoon of games, played as a seated sport and fully assisted by Volunteers.

£££’s

50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Wednesday
Monthly
2:00pm - 4:00pmLine Dancing – Yee Ha!
The Conservatory

Line dancing to country and popular music, and assisted by Volunteers, a fun and energetic afternoon.
£££’s

50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
THURSDAY
DayTimesDescriptionBooking and Transport
Thursday
[frequency]
Crafting
The Conservatory

Come along and try your hand at all sorts of things. It could be painting, silk screen painting, mosaic, knitting or seasonal crafting. If you feel creative come along and join in.

Led by a qualified instructor and assisted by Volunteers.

£££’s

£2:00 towards materials.

50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Thursday
Fortnightly
10:30am - 12:00pmFit ‘N’ Fun – Exercise
The Conservatory

45 minutes to 1 hour of gentle, mainly seated exercises followed by a good gossip, tea, coffee and cake!

Using resistance exercise bands, gym balls, soft footballs, scarves and other exercise accessories Members will be challenged to take part in gentle exercises to stretch, strengthen and help mobility.

£££’s
50p contribution per person for tea, coffee and biscuit.

A contribution towards transport may be required.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Thursday
Monthly
11:00am - 2:30pmLunch Club
A Local Eatery

A social event where you can enjoy lunch at a local pub or eatery. Previous venues have included the North Star Pub, The Roundstone Pub and the Toby Carvery, although the venue changes each week. This event is fully assisted by Volunteers and transport will collect you and return you to your home address.

£££’s

A contribution towards transport is required.

Payment for your own lunch (please bring some change).
Booking Required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
FRIDAY
DayTimesDescriptionBooking and Transport
Friday
Fortnightly
09:30am - 1:00pmFriday ‘Club’
Out ‘N’ About

Enjoy one of our morning’s out to a local garden centre, coffee shop or place of interest and be assisted by one of our volunteers.

Transport will collect you and return you to your home address.

£££’s
A contribution towards transport is required.

You may wish to purchase your own refreshments when you are out – bring plenty of loose change!!
Booking Required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.
Friday
Fortnightly
09:30am - 1:00pmShopping at Waitrose
Waitrose, Worthing

There is no need to carry those heavy shopping bags, take advantage or our ‘Shopping at Waitrose’ morning and let one of our able-bodied volunteers carry those heavy bags for you! Then sit down and relax in the Waitrose Café before being returned home.

Transport will collect you and return you to your home address.

Once a month, for the 5 years we have also be lucky enough to be joined by a Staff Member of the Yorkshire Building Society, who kindly give up their time as a volunteer and assist on the shopping trip.

£££’s
A contribution towards transport is required.

Don’t forget you need to pay for your shopping and anything you would like to purchase at the café.
Transport only booking required.

Fully assisted transport is available from Members home address. Please telephone to book.

Additional Activities which take part throughout the year include:

Members Forum

Three times a year, usually on a Monday, Sight Support Worthing invites and welcomes its Members into the Conservatory to hear about the Charity’s future plans, keep up with the organisation news and have their say. The event is chaired by the Charity’s Chairman or a Trustee. Members have the opportunity to put forward new ideas and suggestions and receive positive feedback.

£££’s

Transport and refreshments are provided for this event.

 

Seasonal Events

At Sight Support Worthing we enjoy celebrating notable times of the year, by decorating the Centre or going out to a local pub, previous events have included our Christmas parties with a ‘Fish ‘n’ Chip Lunch’ to our Summer Strawberry Cream Teas and Saint’s days celebrated in the pub, or a suitable drink at the centre, such as Burns Night by drinking Whiskey, or St Patricks Day – by drinking Guinness and Baileys

 

Large sporting events

Screened on our 50” TV, you are invited to enjoy watching these events, in one of our comfy chairs in the Lounge and enjoying the atmosphere of watching with other passionate viewers. Regular screenings throughout the year have included Wimbledon, and The World Cup.

 

Classical Music Events

As well as our regular monthly Classical Music Extravaganza afternoon’s which usually take place on a Tuesday, there are 4 additional classical music events which take place throughout the year. Centred around a particular theme, musical or composer. Watch this space!

 

Rotary Bingo

Run by the Rotary Club of West Worthing, booking for this fun afternoon is essential as places are limited to 12. Everyone’s a Winner!!

 

Others

Singing with Sandra and walks along the prom … and many many more. Keep an eye on the Sight Support Worthing Calendar or sign-up for our newsletter for further details on upcoming events.
Sight Support Worthing really does have a fantastic range of social events, all fully assisted, with the ability to book transport to and from your home address. Don’t miss out.
Become a member and sign-up here.