Carers Week 7-13 June 2021- join in!

Devon Carers are offering an interesting and fun programme of mostly virtual events covering:

Arts, crafts and baking, Music, Mindfulness, Fund & Games, Writing, Dementia and BSL

(scroll down to see how to join in)

Monday 7 June
10.30am to 12 noon:
Knit ‘n’ natter: a social gathering with other carers, whilst you knit!
9.30am to 12.30pm:
Face to face Leather craft workshop at The Clay Factory, Ivybridge : join Paul at Ermestone Leather, to make your own handy card/coin wallet, using pattern tracing, cutting, dying and hand-stitching techniques.
2pm to 2.45pm:
Reiki with Sarah Dowson of The Fern Centre at North Devon District Hospital
Some well deserved time for you, to be guided in meditation and have Reiki sent to you.
3.30pm to 4pm:
Musical theatre songs and swing: Andrew Jeffery sings songs from the musicals we know and love, plus some swing, too!
7.30pm to 8pm:
Yoga: an armchair yoga session to help you relax in the comfort of your own home.
7.45pm to 9.15pm
Fun and games: light hearted and non-competitive games to make you smile!


Tuesday 8 June
11am to 11.45am
The wonder of wildlife and wellbeing: explore the therapeutic and mental health benefits of wildlife in gardens and plants, whether it is on your window sill or in your garden.
3.30pm to 4pm
Yoga: an armchair yoga session to help you relax in the comfort of your own home.2.30pm to
2.30 pm 3.15pm
Dementia and the environment: a bite size workshop to help you care for somebody with dementia.
7.30pm to 8.30pm
British Sign Language taster session: an introduction to the fascinating world of communication in British Sign Language (BSL)

Wednesday 9 June

10.30am to 11.15am
Tai chi: Qigong Shibashi; a gentle and easy set to follow, which is renowned for its ability to positively influence
mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.
11am to 12.30pm
Fun and games: light hearted and non-competitive games to make you smile!
1.30pm to 2.20pm
Writing from within; improving wellbeing through expressive writing: award winning author of The Tide, Clare Helen Welsh, talks about writing from personal experience and how life’s challenges have inspired her to write about topics including dementia and living with a critical illness, such as cancer.
7.30pm to 8pm
Singer from the World Harmony Orchestra: professional singer, Mawgan Stott, sings well known songs from the genre of pop and rock.

Thursday 10 June

10.30am to 11.15am
Reiki with Sarah Dowson of The Fern Centre at North Devon District Hospital
Some well deserved time for you, to be guided in meditation and have Reiki sent to you.
10.30am to 12 noon
Craft workshop: under the wonderful tuition of Lyndsey, create a beautiful piece of craft, made with resources
available in your home.
2pm to 2.45 pm
The wonder of wildlife and wellbeing: explore the therapeutic and mental health benefits of wildlife in gardens and plants, whether it is on your window sill or in your garden.
2.30pm to 3pm
Laughter yoga: laugh and smile with some very gentle yoga and breath exercises to re-energise and relax.
7pm to 7.45pm
Tai chi: Qigong Shibashi; a gentle and easy set to follow, which is renowned for its ability to positively influence
mental, physical and emotional wellbeing.

Friday 11 June

10.30am to 11.20am
Writing from within; improving wellbeing through expressive writing: award winning author of The Tide, Clare Helen Welsh, talks about writing from personal experience and how life’s challenges have inspired her to write about topics including dementia and living with a critical illness, such as cancer.
10am to 10.45am
Dementia and memory: a bite size workshop to help you care for somebody with dementia.
1.30pm to 4.30pm
Face to face Leather craft workshop at The Clay Factory: join Paul at Ermestone Leather to make your own handy card/coin wallet, using pattern tracing, cutting, dying and hand-stitching techniques.
7pm to 7.30pm
Musical theatre songs and swing: Andrew Jeffery sings songs from the musicals we know and love, plus some swing, too!

Saturday 12 June

11am to 12 noon
British Sign Lang uage taster session: an introduction to the fascinating world of communication in British Sign Language (BSL).
2pm to 4.30pm
Face to face Forest therapy walk: immerse yourself in nature at Bakers Park in Newton Abbot, for a Forest Therapy Walk

7pm to 8.30pm
Knit ‘n’ natter: a social gathering with other carers, whilst you knit!

Sunday 13 June

11.30am to 1 pm
Craft workshop: under the wonderful tuition of Lyndsey, create a beautiful piece of craft, made with resources
available in your home.
11am to 11.30 am
Laughter yoga: laugh and smile with some very gentle yoga and breath exercises to re-energise and relax.
3pm to 3.30 pm
Singer from the World Harmony Orchestra: Professional singer, Mawgan Stott, sings well known songs from the 1960s.

All Face to face events comply with COVID guidance.
To book on any of these events, please email online@devoncarers.org.uk with your name, date of birth, event(s) and date(s) you would like to attend.

ALL WEEK

Crafty kindness creations: an act of kindness; crochet the care emoji and leave it for somebody to find. Help
spread the word about unpaid carers.
Email us for a copy of a pattern if required then send us your photo of where you leave your care emoji – email
online@devoncarers.org.uk

Sharing your baking and making top tips: send us your culinary top tips for making your favourite cakes and
dishes. Send your top tips to online@devoncarers.org.uk – if sending photos, photos not to include people please.

Virtual pet show: whatever your pet, you are welcome to send in your favourite photo and take part in our FUN pet show! Visit our website for details of how to take part.

These caring hands made… photos of the wonderful art and craft projects carers have made over the past
year – send us your contributions! Send us your photo of your crafts to online@devoncarers.org.uk


A mile with a smile: walk, roll or stroll a mile to collectively achieve the total of 350 miles, which represents the perimeter of Devon. Send us your photo with your smile!
Send us your photo walking with a smile to online@devoncarers.org