Oasis for Senior Citizens
Below, a set of images from 2012 and report from 2011. View Programme 2015; Contacts and Events >>
Once again the 3 days of company and activities in August attracted over 50 senior citizens. The programme went as promised (with only minor hiccups) and a great time was had by all who came - including a couple of grandchildren! Lin Miller reports:
- “The range of workshop activities included card-making and playing 'Countdown', though unfortunately not a pottery painting session as the potter failed to turn up! Nevertheless, everyone enjoyed sharing memories and tips for writing memoirs with local historian Martin Harris, who also gave us an interesting talk on the history of the Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital. There was a speaker from the Thames Valley and Chilterns Air Ambulance and the three days were rounded off with a sing-along.
- “A hot lunch was served each day and ladies from the three churches provided delicious cakes for afternoon tea. And members of our local clergy provided an amusing and thought-provoking epilogue.
- “There were several new attendees this year and many new friendships were formed, as well as old friends getting together. There is always a very friendly atmosphere: most people enjoy 'having a go' at activities they would not normally try, but for some this is just a chance of some company and social interaction. Our sincere thanks to the Parish Council for the grant which enables us to continue to run this event which is so much appreciated.
- The next event will be the OASIS Carol Service in December and then the Spring Re-union Tea in May next year.”
FURTHER READING: programme 2011; report 2010; report 2009.