On 30th April I met a group of volunteers who work with the people of Wythenshawe to deliver the latest in our Frailty Education Workshops. As we introduced ourselves the volunteers made it clear that although they were involved in specific WCHG activities they also “do what they can to help” in everyday life. This group were of various ages, each had a different experience of frailty in their own lives and those around them. The group members shared personal experiences which demonstrated the power of social contact and the value that these volunteers and local groups add.
The session went extremely well, and each group member felt they had learned something on the day. Most importantly, they were all keen to use the Frailty Checkup in practice at their key group “A Grand Day Out” held every Wednesday afternoon at the Wythenshawe Forum.
The triumph of the day was seeing a lady who started the session determined not to touch the tablet device, but within minutes she was flying through the question set!
Thanks to everyone who came along and to Lewis and Nicola for organising the session. I am looking forward to working with you!