Happy Christmas to all our friends! While 2020 has been the most challenging time for everyone and we’re all still hugely restricted in what we can do together, everyone at Be Well is determined to be positive and promote a sense of togetherness in adversity. We’ll review everything in our programme again when we have more information about future restrictions and will update customers accordingly, both here and on the Be Well Facebook page. In the meantime there’s a special bonus edition of the Be Well Bugle – the Christmas Puzzler – in these pages for you to have a go at during the Christmas period. We hope you enjoy it!
In the meantime, we’ll be working hard to make sure we stay connected with our community. We have our letter writing project – Do The Write Thing – up and running, which involves linking penpals from across the generations. If you’d like to be involved, contact Vicky (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The first Bugle of 2021 will hit the streets (and the website) in the first week of January and id packed with great stuff! If you’d like a copy of your own please contact the editor, Malcolm Bradford at email@example.com or ring Jayne on 07590 839421. We’re we’re also online through YouTube and Facebook – clicking the buttons below will get you to all the other online activities.
Like many small community organisations we are being badly affected financially by the current crisis. We don’t qualify for government assistance, but we’re determined to support the people that need us. If you can spare any amount to help us continue this important work we would be very grateful – you can donate by clicking on the Donate button below. Thank you!
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Welcome to The Be Well Partnership, an innovative and energetic group of community businesses which are trying to change the world – or at least that bit of it around Glossop. We believe that a little bit of social and physical activity does you good and we work with GP surgeries, schools, local clubs and community groups to find ways to help people break the habits of inactivity, isolation and loneliness.
As it says above, we are a Wellbeing organisation and our aim is simply to do what we can to make people feel happier and be healthier.
Our Social Club meets every Tuesday from 1pm at Pure Vibes – formerly Whitfield Community Centre – on Ebenezer Street. It’s a chance for you to get out of your armchair and into the company of like-minded men and will be genuinely good for what ails you!
Our revamped Stroll and Natter programme has four walks each week categorised by the Walks for Health scheme as Very Easy. Using only trained walk leaders, we try to establish friendly supportive groups of walkers who value the opportunity to get out, join in with a positive initiative and get a little exercise. We are always pleased to welcome new faces.
Our Seated Movement to Music session is a fantastic way to relieve those daily aches and pains. You can have a boogie, join in with the songs and enjoy some low impact exercise. Many customers say how much better they feel afterwards.
With these sessions you get what it says on the tin, football with all the dashing about taken out. While our sessions mainly attract men of a certain age they are open to anyone who wants to try the fastest growing form of football in the UK. All you need is loose clothing, a pair of trainers and a sense of humour.
Inspired by seeing older men enjoying Walking Football our ladies asked us to sort out some Walking Netball for them and we were happy to oblige. We now have a thriving group who are keen to welcome new women who want a little gentle exercise and a lot of fun and laughter.
For the brain athletes out there our Chess Club meets every other Wednesday from 1.30pm-3.30pm upstairs at Glossop Labour Club, Chapel Street. Check on our Weekly Programme Overview page see where we are in the cycle.
Every month we hold a Quiz with our very own Quizmaster Dave Wilson asking the questions. The Quiz helps raise funds to keep our weekly programme going but really it’s about people from all walks of life coming together and sharing an evening of laughter and a little – but just a little – intellectual rigour.
Everyone likes a sing-song and we know that singing together is great for your wellbeing so we are offering everybody the chance to blow the cobwebs away with a “right good sing” with our Singing for Fun Session. And, if you can’t sing for toffee, you’ll fit right in.