Our Living Well programme offers free, enjoyable activities and therapeutic sessions to enhance comfort, health and happiness among our patients and their loved ones. From arts and craft to exercise and relaxation, these short sessions are constantly reviewed and expanded to give you, your family and carers even more opportunity to live well.

Unfortunately because of coronavirus we are unable to run our full Living Well programme. However we are delighted to be able to bring you some sessions using the online platform, Zoom.  All the sessions can be booked by emailing the Living Well Co-ordinator, Kelly Moore on Kelly.moore@hokh.co.uk or by calling 01622 792200 ext 258. If you need help with your devices, email or have a general IT problem, Tracey and Mark from Version 1 can give you advice and technical support over the phone or via Zoom. This support will be booked via Kelly Moore Kelly.moore@hokh.co.uk.

We have also set up a peer-to-peer support group on Facebook which is open to all our patients and their carers.  This closed group will enable you to connect and support each other.  You can ask our Family Support Team for the details on 01622 792200 ext 260 or email fst@hokh.co.uk, or request to join the group on Facebook using this link.

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Online Living Well programme

MONDAY

Pilates

1:00pm – 1:45pm

This 45-minute class is great for mobility and strength and is run by Victoria, our Pilates teacher.  The class can be done either seated or laying on the floor and combines gentle Pilates with stretching and breathing.

Virtual Drop-in

(The last Monday of the month)

Come and join the group for a chat, a cup of tea or just drop-in to say hello. If you are interested, please email lyndsey-s@hokh.co.uk or call 01622 792200 ext 260

TUESDAY

Creative craft

10:00am – 11:30am

Creative craft icon

Join our volunteer, Rosie, who will support you each week with a different craft. Make yourself something special or a gift for a loved one. The Hospice can supply you with a craft box if needed.

Staying steady

11:30am - 12:30pm

This exercise class, run by Kaya our Physiotherapist, is designed to strengthen the muscles that are important for your balance and mobility. It is a mix of seated and standing exercises to challenge your balance in a safe way, allowing you to feel more confident and steadier on your feet.

Thinking ahead discussions delivered by Argo Life & Legacy

(The last Tuesday of every month)

2:00pm – 3:00pm

We’re delighted to be able to offer a series of discussions exploring how you plan ahead for your future care.

Tuesday 27 April - Mental capacity

At the end of this session, you will understand what mental capacity is, the legal definitions and how you apply the tests for capacity.

Tuesday 25 May - Care charges

Let us explore the charges, the effect of charges on your family and your home and how the NHS could pay for care.

Tuesday 29 June - Lasting Power of Attorney

Find out how LPAs give you the authority you need to continue to make decisions on behalf of the person who no longer has mental capacity.

Tuesday 27 July - Making a Will

When did you last look at your Will? Is it still fit for purpose and did you know that you can use your Will to protect assets against care home charges?

WEDNESDAY

Ukulele group

2:00pm - 3:00pm

Living Well ukelele

Ever wanted to learn to play a musical instrument? If so, this is the class for you!

Join our volunteers Barry and Emily, and have fun singing your favourite songs and learning to play the ukulele. The Hospice has several ukuleles it can loan out if needed.

Living Well singing

THURSDAY

Art group

10:30am - 12:00pm

Living Well art group

Explore your creative side and join the arts and craft session run by volunteers, Denise and Pam. This is a relaxed class where Denise and Pam can support you with any project you may have in mind or guide you to
try something new. All you need is some paper and pencils or paints.

IT support

If you need help with your devices, email or have a general IT problem, Tracey and Mark from Version 1 can give you advice and technical support over the phone or via Zoom. This support will be booked via Kelly Moore.

FRIDAY

Dementia carers group

11:00am – 1:00pm (The first Friday of every month)

Living Well dementia carers group

The dementia carers group is a support group for carers of people with dementia. It is led by our specialist Social Worker who will help the group members to express and explore their thoughts and feelings, and with the challenges of the disease.

Breathe and relax

1:00pm – 1:45pm

Living Well breathe and relax

Are you having problems with breathlessness or relaxing? Join Leah, our Occupational Therapist, who will give you advice and show you several practical techniques you can do at home.

SATURDAY

Virtual Dementia café

10:30am - 12:30pm
(The first Saturday of every month)

Living Well Dementia cafer

If you have dementia or are caring for someone who has dementia the café is a place where you can meet others in a similar situation, find out what support is available and ask advice from our Dementia Nurse Specialists.

To read the full programme of activities

Click here for Living Well programme

If you would like to join please call our Family Support Team on 01622 792200 ext 260 or email fst@hokh.co.uk If we are not available to pick up, please do leave us a message.

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