Happy new year from the Ageing Creatively team at the Corn Exchange Newbury.

We are excited to be entering into the second year of the Ageing Creatively programme and there are plenty of activities available for you to take part in.

The Corn Exchange Newbury’s Ageing Creatively programme runs over two strands for anyone over the age of 55+. We have a selection of paid workshops and courses that take place at our Learning Centre in Newbury (two doors down from the Corn Exchange main building). Highlights this season include (from week commencing Monday 17 January): Sing 55, a community singing group, Stretch and Flex a mobility based session, Stitch and Sew, a social sewing and knitting session. Our Memory Cafés are friendly and relaxed sessions for people living with dementia and their carers. You can find out more and book for the sessions via our website here.

The second strand of our programme is our rural events. These events take place across West Berkshire. At the beginning of January we held our first Chair Exercise Class at Redwood House in Hungerford and these sessions will run until mid February. Our ever-popular Residency at Fair Close Centre in Newbury with Helen Mortimer  takes place every Wednesday morning from 10.30am to 11.30am.  At Falkland’s Cricket Pavilion in Newbury we are running two sessions a poetry course on Mondays between 11am – 12pm and Sing 4 Parkinson’s on Friday mornings between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

In our weekly articles, we will be sharing course and workshop information if you wish to attend the sessions.

If you would like to get in touch with the team about any of the sessions or suggest a venue or workshop you would like then please email getinvolved@cornexchangenew.co.uk. We would love to hear from you.  

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