About Our Activity Groups
Activity Groups & Clubs – usually held at our offices.
Activity groups are a great way to help Stroke survivors and Carers following the trauma of Stroke and helps with their recovery or rehabilitation.
We have some activity groups that have been running a long time, such as Art and Computing, but we are always looking for new activity ideas that will benefit our members.
If you have any activity ideas or would like to volunteer to help or instruct, we’d love to hear from you.
Current activities are, Art classes, Book club, Photography, Computing, Card Making, Fishing, Floristry and more.
These help both Stroke Survivors and Carers from both a social aspect and confidence building. Improving self esteem and well being, helping people cope with their disabilities.
The original Art Group was formed a few years ago and is a very active group. It is an informal group where, in a relaxed atmosphere amongst good friends, you can wind down whilst painting or sketching.
The Book Club was started in early 2007 and has been a major success within Think Ahead, promoting social integration, with relaxed debates and discussions.
We even have a large collection of books, which we have built up from kind donations, which are freely available to members.
Martin Westhorp, professional consultant in IT, gives time up for Think Ahead members to deliver sessions of computers twice per year.
Ideal group therapy producing some great greetings cards.
See examples produced by the group in the card gallery.
This new Group for Think Ahead members started in July 2013. Brian Whitmore attends our Stroke Information Centre fortnightly to take an eager class of excited learners in the art of Calligraphy.
With a friendly competition every two weeks, our photography group encourages people to get out into the local community.
Knit & Natter Group
Our ‘Knit & Natter Group’ is a new group that has been set up by Anita one of our volunteers, It’s aim is to allow stroke sufferers to socialise whilst at the same time assisting their recovery from stroke.
Brian and Maureen Rollins from B&M Pottery Crafts have been regular volunteer tutors for our pottery classes for a number of years now.