Chew Valley Connect next meting will be at Bishop Sutton Village Hall (BS39 5XQ ) on Tuesday 9 July, from 2.30 to 4.30. The village hall is in the middle of the village, on the A368.
You are warmly invited to come to the informal get together on July 9th, and if you can car share, or bring someone who doesn’t drive, that would be great! If you want to be kept in touch with plans, or if you have any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Rural Connections at WERN on 01934 225184.
In April a group of older people from in and around the Chew Valley got together in Redhill Village Hall to launch a new idea. Chew Valley Connect is bringing older people together informally to make new friends, and find new shared and interesting things to do. Here is just a sample of the interests people came up with: craft, visiting National Trust properties, cooking, chatting over tea or lunch, walking, skittles, gardening club, playing Scrabble…….and plenty more. People swapped contact information, so they can go ahead and arrange activities together. As well as talking – much tea was consumed along with plenty of scones and cake!
Here are some of the things people said at the meeting in April
“I’ve made some new connections, we’ve swapped contact information and will meet again. It was a lovely afternoon!”
“When you are on your own it is not so easy to meet new people, and it has been lovely chatting to people I hadn’t met before”
“I’ll encourage friends to come next time. When you’re older you have to keep reaching out.”
“It was fun! I will encourage other friends to come too next time”
Click on the below links to watch a short video about Rural Connections and how it can help you or someone you know.
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