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 CLUB – A club for members who like to go out and catch up with their friends over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. This group goes out every other Monday morning, usually somewhere local. Pickups start at 9am and return home is by 1pm.
DROP-IN – Every Monday morning (except bank holidays) we have an open house where you can come along for coffee and cake and a chat with other members and volunteers. 10am and 12 noon.
PATCHWORK – this group gets together once a fortnight to be creative with needle and thread! 10am – 12 noon
BRAILLE CLASSES – We have 2 volunteer Braille instructors who can come to our headquarters every fortnight to help members learn this reading method for the blind.
DISCUSSION GROUP – Discussing local and international news and events 2pm – 4pm
TUESDAY GROUP – Outings once a fortnight to garden centres, coffee shops and places of interest. Pickups start at 9.30am return home is around 1pm.
EXERCISE CLASSES – A fortnightly chance to do some gentle exercising either standing or seated. 10am – 12 noon.
CLASSICAL MUSIC – Tony our longest serving volunteer does a two hour programme, playing the best in recorded music once a month. In addition to these he does several extra music sessions throughout the year of a slightly lighter nature, with themes such as ‘Broadway Musicals’, ‘Gilbert and Sullivan’ and ‘Comedy in Music’. 2pm – 4pm
ART CLASSES – Not for the Vision Impaired, you may say, but this has been a popular activity with our members for a few years now. Maybe you are a keen artist and want help to carry on painting or maybe you just fancy giving it a go as a beginner. All standards are welcome. 2pm – 4pm
TAI CHI – The basic Tai Chi discipline and moves are used for exercise and self-improvement therapy. 10.30am – 11.30am.
LINE DANCING – Another popular monthly activity, join our troupe of line dancers trained by Fay & Jan. It’s a good way to exercise (gently) and it’s great to be part of a team. 2pm – 4pm.
BOCCIA – Wednesday afternoon, once a month is a new slant on bowls! Boccia is an indoor game played whilst seated so everybody can join in. 2pm – 4pm.
CRAFT – Another activity you may feel is not suitable for vision impaired people, but again we find this to be well attended. It tends to be a social occasion into the bargain and an ideal opportunity to make friends. Tea and biscuits included. 10am – 12 noon.
LUNCH CLUB – Once a month as many members as we can fit in our minibus get taken to a reputable local hostelry where they enjoy lunch……and undoubtedly the odd tipple or two! Pickups start at 11am.
MOVIE CLUB – More socialising…..but that’s one of the main reasons we exist; to bring together those with similar problems and to try to make their lives more enjoyable. Catch up with your friends or make new ones and enjoy a good movie with audio description. 2pm – 4pm (depending on the running time).
EXERCISE CLASSES – Another fortnightly chance to do some gentle exercising either standing or seated. 2pm – 4pm.
FRIDAY GROUP – Another club for members who like to go out and catch up with their friends over a cup of coffee and a piece of cake. This group goes out every other Friday morning, usually somewhere local. Pickups start at 9.30am and return home is around 1pm.
SHOPPING – Currently we go to Waitrose. Pickups start at 9.30am and return home is around 1pm.