Shropshire

Join us for a virtual coffee morning on Tuesdays at 10:30am.

Held via Zoom; contact Claire for the link and instructions on how to join - email community@omega,uk.net. See you there!


3 part yoga wellbeing series from Omega and Root.Rise.Awaken

Join us for an online wellbeing series to help reduce your stress levels and boost your happiness during the pandemic 'lockdown'.

Led by yoga teacher and trainee occupational therapist Emma Jane Hickson (www.facebook.com/Root.Rise.Awaken).

Each session will take place via Facebook Live on Omega's Facebook page (www.facebook.com/OmegaConnected).

Monday 11th May 9:30am-10:00am
Refreshing Morning Yoga Flow

Thursday 21st May 6:00pm-6:30pm
Gentle Evening Flow + Meditation

Monday 25th May 9.30am
Mindfulness Discussion - Tips and Ideas

Suitable for all abilities. If you would like to donate towards these sessions, all funds will to go towards Omega, helping caregivers and the bereaved to stay connected in later life.


In the best interests of all clients, supporters and colleagues, we are postponing or suspending all community fundraising and outreach activity in light of covid-19 coronavirus.  We look forward to resuming all of our events and activities as normal soon.  Stay tuned!

* NEW * Weekly Information, Outreach and Contact Coffee Mornings

Every Tuesday, 10.30am - 12 noon.  
Tea, coffee and hot chocolate £1 (vegan options available).

We encourage everyone to come along, not just caregivers or the bereaved.  We want to create a space where people from all walks of life can interact, connect and become friends.

Unitarian Church, High Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LR.

If you have mobility issues or are interested in volunteering at our coffee mornings, please contact Claire at community@omega.uk.net or 01743 245088.

Bereavement Friendship Group (in partnership with Co-op Funeralcare)

An informal, friendly, confidential group to share thoughts and feelings, stories and tears.

Held fortnightly for 6 sessions at Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX.

Starts Thursday 13th February at 1pm. Following sessions will be held on 27th February, 12th & 26th March, and 9th April.

Please register your place with Claire Purcell at community@omega.uk.net or call 01743 245088.

Yoga Fundraiser

Unfortunately, due to wellbeing concerns surrounding Covid-19 coronavirus, we are postponing our yoga fundraiser event.  Those who have already booked will be guaranteed a space when the event does run.  Date to be confirmed.

Tesco extra Community Room, Battlefield Rd, SY1 4HA.

Omega and Root Rise Awaken are jointly delivering a donation-based gentle yoga and meditation session.  The class is suitable for all abilities.

Suggested donation is £5 and all funds go towards Omega's working supporting caregivers and the bereaved to stay connected in later life.  

There are a limited number of mats available to borrow but please do bring your own if you have one.

Booking is essential so please speak to Claire at community@omega.uk.net or 01743 245 088.
 


The Omega community fundraising promise
At Omega, we are a tiny team of paid staff and a huge team of enthusiastic volunteers. We occasionally arrange a series of lively community fundraising events and income generating activities. We welcome your ideas and will do our best to implement your feedback. Most events need a minimum level of support. We invite you to register your interest and your communication preferences early so we can notify you in advance should it be necessary to cancel an event for any reason. 

More regular activities:

 

Hablemos espanol! Lively Spanish conversation every TuesdayHablemos espanol! Lively Spanish conversation every Tuesday.

Classes held 10-11am at Omega, London House, Town Walls, Shrewsbury, SY1 1TX. Cost £4 per person per session.

Contact Omega for bookings and information.  A session for beginners also takes place; if you are interested in learning, please get in touch.  Email info@omega.uk.net or call 01743 245088.

 

Avanti Insieme! Lively Italian conversation.

RETURNING SOON!


Goings on in Shropshire that may be of interest to our beneficiaries...

Every Wednesday - Salsa and Bachata Lessons + Social Dancing
7:00pm at Havana, 18 Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6AE.  Call Andros on 07739 690933.

First Monday of the Month - LGBT Shrewsbury Chill Out Mondays*
Social event for the LGBT community; Old Market Hall, The Square, Shrewsbury, SY1 1LH, 8:15pm-10:00pm. Chill Out Mondays Facebook page

Second Monday of the Month - Shrewsbury Hard of Hearing Group*
2:00pm - 4:00pm at the United Reformed Church, Coleham Head, Shrewsbury, SY3 7BJ (www.shrewsburyurc.co.uk). Free car parking. For full details, email Chairperson Catherine Parry: hardofhearinginfo@gmail.com. A text-to-screen and a loop system are in operation. New members welcome.

Second Monday of the Month - Stretton Cancer Support Group*
2:30pm, Mayfair Community Centre, Easthope Rd, Church Stretton, SY6 6BL. Sometimes our meetings are social, like a bring and share meal, sometimes we have an outside speaker talking on subjects which can help people with cancer. For further information, please call Lesley on 01694 723427, or Roger on 01694 722123. Stretton & Shropshire Cancer Care is affiliated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

First Wednesday of the Month - Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafe*
10:30am - 12:30pm, St. Peters Parish Centre, Henley Road, Ludlow, SY8 1QZ. For people with dementia and their carers; talk openly about living with dementia with a relaxed and informal environment, plus hear from a variety of guest speakers. For more information, call Tina Harvey on 01952 250392.

Every Thursday - GO-To FIX I.T.*
10:00am - 1:00pm, The Roy Fletcher Centre, 12-17 Cross Hill, Shrewsbury SY1 1JE. GO-To Fix I.T. began in August 2015 with the support and development of Omega. This community initiative is only possible thanks to the dedication and enthusiasm of the professionals who volunteer their time and the charitable organisations that provide the umbrella support. IT Free group members and Omega clients welcome. For further details view poster or download leaflet or you can view website.

Every Thursday - Shropshire Autism Hub*
12 noon - 4:00pm. Shropshire Autism Hub, A4U, Louise House, Shrewsbury, SY3 9JN.  Are you a carer for an adult who has Autism or Asperger’s whether diagnosed or not Shrewsbury Autism Hub offers drop in sessions every Thursday http://shropshireautismhub.moonfruit.com/

First Saturday of the Month - Pop Up Chat Together*
11:00am, Palmer's of Shrewsbury, Baptist Church, Claremont St, Shrewsbury SY1 1QG. Pop Up Chat Together is social, informal mental health support. They meet once a month, at the lovely, welcoming Palmers of Shrewsbury. There's no membership, no agenda, no sign-up fee, no guest speakers, no booking your place ... it's not a 'group' in that sense. It's just a time for people living with mental health issues - whether it's your own, or someone else's - to hang out, have a brew and chat. About anything - further details.

Dates vary - Shrewsbury Film Society at the Hive*
Put your feet up and enjoy a relaxing evening at the Hive's cinema; working in partnership with Shrewsbury Film Society, Rainbow Film and independent producers to provide you with a wide range of some of the best current and classic films from around the world. Visit website.