MONDAY CLUB NEWS
This elusive summer seems to be flying by as the weeks are punctuated by our Mondays spent together, still in jackets and cardigans with little inspiration to flaunt our summer finery. But the mood has been warm and cheerful, and our numbers attending have kept up well.
Our mornings are usually spent chatting, reading or playing cards, but we also have had the Wiisport out again for the ongoing ten pin bowling contest, and also our monthly exercise group which James continues to lead and which is attended by ten or so of our members.
There was more activity in the afternoon one week when we had the Kurling out again with June and Arnold as skippers, and this time it was June’s blue team who won the day.
When we had our last afternoon of entertaining ourselves we started off on a serious note as Brian demonstrated and explained the use of the defibrillator which is outside the Social Centre. Hopefully we won’t need to use it, but if we do we felt it would be useful to know what to expect in terms of what it looks like and what it sounds like. Obviously there couldn’t be a full demonstration but Brian explained all about it, and fielded quite a few questions, which followed on into a very useful general discussion. Having applied ourselves to the serious side of life, we then read out some poems and some fairly cheeky readings, and finished off the afternoon with a CD of favourite pub songs.
On July 9th we played our usual bingo in the morning instead of the afternoon, as this was the day of our Cream Teas at Self Unlimited at Rowde. Once the tables had been cleared and the washing up done following lunch, we all piled into cars and went over to Rowde, to be greeted by tables beautifully laid out with delicious scones, jam and cream, and plates of home made cakes. Despite having had a hearty lunch at noon, after a little while, we were settled in and ready to enjoy the tea. Washed down by good hot cups of tea, we did justice to the fare, although it’s possible most of us didn’t need to eat again that day! Most of our drivers joined us for the tea and everyone went home straight from Rowde.
We still have room for more members if you could do with a bit of company each week. If you would like to come on a Monday at the Social Centre do give me a ring. We can provide transport if you live in Bromham or Rowde.
Claire Ladd [Organiser] on 01380859166
THE MONDAY CLUB IS A COMMUNITY DAY CENTRE AND LUNCHEON CLUB FOR THE ELDERLY AND HOUSEBOUND RESIDENTS OF BROMHAM & ROWDE. IT IS GRANT AIDED THROUGH WILTSHIRE COUNCIL, AND SUPPORTED BY AGE UK.