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New groups at Henshaws in Bolton

Wed, 21/11/2018

It’s been a busy few months of activities for sight loss charity Henshaws! Bolton Enablement Officer Suzie completed her Tai Chi training earlier this year, which qualified her to teach adapted Tai Chi for people with sight or mobility problems. Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise that has amazing health benefits, including helping to lower blood pressure, reduce stress, increase flexibility, and reduce the likelihood of falls. Suzie is now leading a Tai Chi group at the Henshaws hub at The Sensory Centre in Thicketford, Tonge Moor, which has proven to be very popular - with around 20 regular members! Henshaws Tai Chi Group meet every Monday, 10:30am to 12 noon.

The centre has also started two other new groups; a Meditation Group, and a Book Club. Meditation is the practice of training the mind, and has a number of health benefits including relieved stress and anxiety, and general improved mental wellbeing. Henshaws Meditation Group is suitable for both people who are new or familiar to meditation practices, and has been adapted for people with sight loss. The group meet on the second Monday of the month, from 12pm to 1.30pm.

Whether you read braille, print or listen to audiobooks, Henshaws’ monthly book club is a place for members to share their thoughts with other book lovers on a specially chosen ‘book of the month’. The chosen book will always be available from RNIB’s free Talking Book service, and the club meet on the first Monday of the month from 1pm to 2.30pm.

If you or someone you know would be interested in joining any of these groups, or if you’d like to find out more about Henshaws’ services for visually impaired people in Bolton as well as their families or carers, please get in touch with Suzie on 0300 222 5555 or email suzie.bunn@henshaws.org.uk.