Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Monday Club - Lowland Lassies Choir

Yesterday, the Monday Club members and friends were entertained by the fabulous Lowland Lassies to celebrate the end of the year whilst enjoying mince pies and sausage rolls.  Volunteer Lesley kindly decorated the hall to put everyone in a great Christmas mood.

From the start, music sheets were provided and everyone was encouraged to join in with the Choir and sing some popular songs, including Pack Up Your Troubles .  To view a video click here

Before finishing the sessions, the choir treated the audience to some lovely Christmas songs.  Click here to view a sample video.

The members were also invited to join the Lowland Lassies to their weekly group which takes place every Wednesday at the Wigtown Baptist Church Hall from 2.45pm to 4.15pm.

The Monday Club will restart on 7th January 2018 with some Healthy Cooking.  We hope to see everyone then.

Jills of all Trades in the Community

The Jills continued their transformation in a local resident's house this week!

From this......                                                                      To this......

In one easy paint!!  Well done ladies!!

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Whithorn Drop-In

Come along to our drop in every Monday at South Machars Community Centre in the Coffee Bar. From 9.30am to 12.30pm. Everyone welcome.
Last one before Christmas will be the 17th December, reopening on 7th January 2019.

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Gym Equipment Loan Scheme

Take a look at the following pieces of gym equipment which either individuals or groups in the area can borrow.

The equipment can be borrowed for a minimum of 1 month. This is designed to see whether this type of home exercise is suitable.

The following are available now:

Air Strider: Great for non impact use, exercise without pain in the joints. Fully collapsible for storage.

Reebok Step: This step is height adjustable and ideal for a great workout.

Hydraulic Stepper: Stepping up and down against the hydraulic pressure. (This is not suitable for individuals with balance issues)

Sit-Up Bench: Fully adjustable to make your Abs workout as easy or difficult as you like.

Arm/foot desk cycle: use for either arms or legs, on or under a desk or just whilst sitting. Great gentle exercise.

If you are interested in borrowing any of these pieces of equipment, please contact the office and leave a message on: 01671 404267

Jills of all trades in the community

The Jills (BHC Volunteers) have been helping with redecorating a small area in a local resident's house which involved fitting new skirting boards prior to painting.

Using a mitre saw, they managed to achieve this with excellent results.

At the next session, they will assist with undercoating and glossing the wood in this room.
A great help to the service user who also took part!

Healthy Eating - Isle of Whithorn Youth Group - 14th November 2018

Last Wednesday saw the young people from the Isle of Whithorn cook their own
Chicken Fajitas from scratch.

Eleven young people were all successful in this aim and all did really well
creating a tasty snack that can easily be replicated at home.

Well done to all and looking forward to our next visit in 2019.

Fajita Ingredients:
Marinated Chicken Breast Strips
Red Peppers
Green Beans
Tortilla Wraps
Chilli (fresh or powder)                                                        
½ tsp Cumin
Crème Fraiche
Cut the peppers, onions and beans into similar strips.
Cut the tomatoes into chunks.
Heat some oil in the pan and cook the chicken for 2-3 minutes.
Add the vegetables and tomatoes and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add the cumin and ½ tsp chilli or extra fresh chilli if desired. Reduce heat and cook for 5-10 minutes.
Cut each wrap in half and spread with Crème Fraiche.
Serve the mixture onto the wrap, roll up and eat by itself or with salad!

Boccia and New Age Curling

The group, which is held at the Activity Resource Centre in Newton Stewart every Monday from 1.30pm to 3pm, continues to be very well attended and is very lively. 

Each week, the members split into 2 groups, the Reds and the Blues, and compete in both a game of New Age Curling and of Boccia.  Their skills are improving every week and the competitive atmosphere continues to thrive.

The group is open to anyone over the age of 16. 

Monday, 17 September 2018

Monday Club - Tom Dingwall

Tom Digwall, a well known local singer, came to the Monday Club today and sang a number of hits from the 50's, 60's and 70's.

As always, Tom is exceedingly professional and was thoroughly entertaining with his performance.

To view part of one of the songs, click here

It was a shame that some members were unable to attend today.

Next Meeting of the Monday Club is on Monday 1st October. For further details, please contact the Building Healthy Communities Office.