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colourful cover of GDA's learning bulletin Sept 2020 'Get Connected'

Latest Learning Bulletin! Sept 2020

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GDA Learning Bulletin September 2020

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“Get connected” Meet others! Have Fun!

GDA online learning and opportunities to make connections!

GDA has moved all our learning, events, and opportunities to connect and have your say online for the time being. You can also join in some sessions by phone.

Inside this newsletter:

  • Online learning
  • GDA Peer Groups Online
  • Have your say!: Scotland in Lockdown Research project
  • Public Conversation on Glasgow’s Transport Future
  • Town Centre Action Plan
  • Rights Now: We Can Help!

Free online learning!

GDA Online Learning takes place throughout the week as follows:
Mondays:

Effective Thinking Skills
Learn ways to deal with anxiety and stress.
Develop tools to help you cope.

Local History
Enjoy an interesting talk and discussion about local history in and around Glasgow.
Find out about local landmarks, how streets got their names and about key moments in the history of the City.
Tuesdays:

Tai Chi
Try out a different new way to feel better and improve your mental and physical wellbeing.
 
Literature Appreciation
Discover different styles of writing from classics to modern.
Find out about authors and their lives.
 
Tea and Chat
Get together with others to discuss all sorts of topics agreed by the group.
 
Song Writing
Learn how to create song lyrics and develop your talents.
Wednesdays:

Recycled Crafts
Create gifts and works of art using bits and pieces found around the home!
 
Seated Yoga
Learn some gentle movements to relax and improve wellbeing.
 
Dance
Have fun and get some exercise to music!
 
Relaxation
Learn how to de-stress, try new ways to feel calmer, keep well and sleep better.
Thursdays:

Printing Techniques
Learn ways to design and print your own artworks!
 
Scottish Playwrights
Discuss different theatre productions and the works of selected Scottish playwrights.
 
Mind and Draw
Have fun and relax with mindful drawing
 
Online basics – lots of topics including:
How to run your own Zoom meetings.
Discover the internet and searching online.
Staying safe online.
Fridays:
 
Creative Writing
Learn how to bring your imagination to life through stories and poetry!
 
Mindful Meditation
Discover ways to relax and new techniques to improve your wellbeing.
Also on offer:
Cookery
Singing
Photography
Arts and Crafts
And more…!
Contact us with your suggestions for sessions you would like us to run.


Drivers for Change

Over 150 GDA members are actively involved in championing disabled people’s rights and lived experiences through Drivers for Change (DfC).

DfC take every opportunity to speak out against barriers and help build solutions.

DfC have been busy during lockdown, meeting online, making sure that disabled people’s voices and experiences are heard by those in power, and supporting other GDA members.

Get involved this autumn with a series of DfC online events exploring issues and recommendations raised in our latest report, “Supercharged: A Human Catastrophe” which you can read on our website, or contact us for a copy.

We want to hear from you! Call 0141 556 7103 or email voices@gdaonline.co.uk

 


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