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The Digital Communities Advent Calendar offers a variety of festive and fun online activities suitable for people aged 55 and over.

These activities are organised from all of our community groups across the country, tailored to the needs of our member, residents and their loved ones

Upcoming advent activities:

December 1: Love to Dance with MHA Communities South Leeds 

Advent Day One: 

  • 9am: Click here to join in the festive line dancing fun

December 2: MHA Elves with MHA Communities East Surrey  

Advent Day Two: 

  • 9am: Click here to watch the MHA Communities East Surrey Elves 

December 3: Christmas Mince Pies with MHA Communities Southampton 

Advent Day Three: 

  • 3pm: Click here to see Christmas Mince Pie with MHA Communities Southampton 

December 4: Festive activities with MHA Communities Horsforth and MHA Communities Gosport & Fareham 

Advent Calendar Day Four: 

10am: Click here to watch the MHA Communities Horsforth team create Santa's Grotto

3pm: Click here to join in the Christmas Cheerleading with MHA Communities Gosport and Fareham 

December 5: Christmas Craft Saturday with MHA Communities North Staffordshire 
 
 
December 6: Christmas Carols with LGBTQ+ choir on behalf of MHA Communities Cheshire East 
 
 
December 7: Christmas Card making with MHA Communities South Leeds 
 
 
December 8: Take part in the Christmas quiz with MHA Communities Huddersfield 
 
 
December 9: Tune in to the MHA Gateshead West Christmas Special  
 
 
December 10: Festive activities with MHA Communities North London and MHA Communities Rothwell & District  
 
 
December 11: Festive activities with MHA Communities Gateshead West and MHA Communities North London 
 
 
December 12: Christmas Craft Saturday with MHA Communities North Staffordshire 
 
 
December 13: Get Crafty with MHA Communities Huddersfield 
 
 
December 14: Festive activities with MHA Communities Wakefield and MHA Communities Southampton 
 
 
December 15: Festive activities with MHA Communities  
 
 
December 16: Festive activities with MHA The Wilderness and MHA Communities Southampton and MHA Communities Huddersfield 
 
 
December 17: Festive activities with MHA Communities South Yorks & Bassetlaw and MHA Communities Winchester and MHA Communities Rothwell & District  
 
 
December 18: Christmas Special with MHA Communities South Yorks & Bassetlaw and Christmas Laughs & Crafts Session with MHA Communities Portsmouth & Havant 
 
 
December 19: Christmas Crafts with MHA Communities North Staffordshire 
 
 
December 20: Prayers with MHA's Head of Chaplaincy 
 
 
December 21: Festive activities with MHA Communities Southampton and MHA Communities Portsmouth & Havant 
 
 
December 22: Festive activities with MHA Communities North London and MHA Communities Lichfield & District and MHA Communities Southampton 
 
 
December 23: Step in to Winter Wonderland with MHA The Wilderness 
 
 
December 24: Christmas with MHA Communities Huddersfield  
 
 
Other Activities 

Monday:

 Exercise

  • 10am Vee's Exercise (Seated and Standing): Click here to register your interest

 

Social

 

Quizzes

 

Dancing

 

Baking

 

Tuesday:

 

 Exercise

  • 10am Vee's Exercise (Seated and Standing): Click here to register your interest

 

Social

 

Quizzes

 

Dancing

 

Baking

Wednesday:

Mainly Men

  • 1pm - Mainly Men Social Meet up (every 3rd Wednesday of the month) - Click here to join (Meeting ID: 85405532370. Passcode: 415016)

Exercise

  • 10am and 1pm - Tai Chi - Click here to register interest.

Bingo

  • 10.30am - Kirsty's Facebook Bingo Session, based at South and West Birmingham Live at Home: Click here to join

Dementia Cafe (virtual)

Greencare

Quizzes

Thursday:

Mental and Physical Health

  • 11am - Minding Me (121 and Group) - Click here to register interest

 

Cooking

  • 3pm- Fun Thursday - Emily's Meals- Click here to register interest

 

Exercise

 

Entertainment

  • 11am-12pm - Geordie Variety Show

Join us for a weekly dose of quizzes, local speakers, musicians, bingo, mindfulness and more. Join us in the north east for a canny time! Contact our Chopwell scheme directly to register or to find out more.  

Click here for more information on the scheme.

 

Singing

  • 1.15pm - Lets Sing Community on Facebook with Jessica Mary Brett: Click here to joi

 

Quizzes

 

Friday:

Crafts

  • 2pm - Laughs and Crafts: Click here to register interest

 

Virtual Zoos

Exercise

Singing

  • 10am Singing for Wellbeing - Click here to register interest
  • 10.30-11am - Portsmouth and Havant Singing for wellbeing with Gill - click here to join

Saturday

Quizzes

Sunday

Religious services

Quizzes

 

Activities available 24 hours a day 

Dementia

 

Baking

  • How to Bake a Coconut and Lime Cake with Enfield Live at Home: Click here

 

Quizzes

  • Virtual Pub Quiz with Enfield Live at Home: Click here 

 

Zoos and Safaris

 

Music

  • Virtual Karaoke via Zoom - available for 24 hours a day: Click here
  • Join the Methodist Choir - available for 24 hours a day: Click here
  • Leeds' Rebekka Sings for MHA, Spring 2020: Click here
  • Helen McDonald's telephone jazz singalong, Mon-Thurs 2-5pm. Call 01473 561027 to join. Click here for more information.

 

Theatre and the Arts

  • Enjoy the National Theatre - available for 24 hours a day: Click here
  • Watch Leonard Bernstein's Trouble in Tahiti (50 mins): Click here

 

Crafts and art

 

Virtual tours / landmarks

 

Green Care

 

Mass

 

Other

 

Kissing it better

  • MHA Communities worked closely with healthcare charity Kissing it Better to create a unique singalong video for all to enjoy 
  • To join in the singalong click here 

 

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