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Introducing Signpost (20 April)

We've launched a new online activity hub for our residents and local older people during the coronavirus period, Our Connected Community. Each Monday we'll be sharing the latest things to do from the hub with our resident in a new email series called Signpost. Here's the first, for week 20 April.

Good afternoon,

The current coronavirus pandemic has changed so many people’s lives, stopping you seeing friends and families as well as restricting the activities you can do outside of your homes. Many of you have asked us to help you keep busy and suggest things to do when you are inside. To offer a broad range of opportunities, we are proud to launch the first edition of Signpost, St Monica Trust’s regular newsletter listing activities and resources to keep you challenged, engaged and informed during the current situation. In each issue of Signpost we will provide a range of activities and projects that we hope you will enjoy. We have sorted this list into 6 types of activities:

  • REFLECT – In addition to our fantastic pastoral care team, we’re offering videos and articles around faith, religion and self-care.
  • CONNECT – We will be helping you to explore a variety of ways to connect with others while at home.
  • LEARN – It’s true that we never stop learning and will be sharing new and exciting opportunities to learn about all sorts of subjects.
  • DO - Staying home is the best thing right now, but it doesn’t mean we can’t be moving and doing things. Explore activities to keep busy and active whether it is crafts or exercise.
  • INFORM - There is so much going on right now that it can be difficult to keep track. Here we’ll share information, news about what is going on around us.
  • FUN - While this is undoubtedly a serious time, it is more important than ever to smile and have some fun. We’ll be ending each issue with a bit of fun.

You can choose to do as many of them as you want, but we hope you enjoy our suggestions. If you have ideas that you would like to share with others, please let us know.






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