OVH classes and support available through lockdown!

Whilst our building may be temporarily closed, some of our OVH community classes and activities are still running in the online world, and we wanted to let our community know about whats on offer!

Below we will list classes and activities and how to access them.

Flin’s Fitness who normally run a variety of classes for ALL ages from the halls (and other venues) and are building a huge online series with their regular fitness classes including Teen classes, Yoga, Pilates, HIIT, meditation and other workouts. For full information on how to join the classes online, and a list of the range of classes on offer please visit their website here.

Georgina Weston Dance Academy launch their LIVE virtual online dance classes on Monday 4th May 2020 for the coming Summer term classes. They have also provided their students with pre-recorded videos and dance based resources through the website too. Students need to log in for access and follow the website instructions to sign up.

The Bereavement Cafe, led by Valentine and Turner, hold monthly sessions at OVH and provides support, friendship and help for those struggling with grief. During this time of lock down, the cafe may not be operating in its usual form, but the counsellors and support workers involved in the service are still available and willing to help you. Please contact them via the Facebook Page and someone will get in touch with you to support you through it.

OVH Dementia Cafe Remote Support Packs have been created by our team with our Dementia Friends in mind, to entertain and keep people active whilst in lock down at home, however, they may be useful to other supporters, family and friends as well! They contain quizzes, activities, simple exercises (chair and cardio) and information about our Dementia Projects and support work put together by our lovely Louise. For more information, please contact remotesupport@orpingtonvillagehall.org.uk or call 01689 891828 and leave a message with your name and phone number and someone will get back to you as quickly as possible.

Bromley Dementia Support Hub is also still operating by phone contact only during this time for local people living with dementia and their carers, over the coming weeks. Please call : 020 3328 0366 for access to this service in Bromley.

Studio Kowloon lead a weekly line dance fitness class at OVH and during lock down have joined up with Islington Chinese Association to provide some FREE classes online for their members. Classes include Stretching Yoga, Tai Chi Qigong and Fitness Dance. Please visit Studio Kowloon‘s website to join up.

The Health Visiting Team are not running group sessions including the Health Advice Sessions, Self Weigh and Infant Feeding Groups during closures but instead are asking parents and carers to call to speak to a Health Visitor. They can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm on 02088368621 option 1 or via email oxl-tr.dutyhvbromley@nhs.net and more information can be found on their website as well.

More will be added shortly as we get the information through.

And for any other services within Orpington (including shops and take away food), please see Orpington 1st website for local businesses still operating during this time!