Activities

We run a range of regular groups which give people the chance to share ideas, learn new skills and make friends. New members are always welcome.

 

Sensory Walk

MySight York currently hosts six internal social and support groups and one mailing list. The groups are specialist in their provision, and are run by our treasured MySight Volunteers.

We also run one off events such as Sensory Walking with York Bike Belles, Sensory story telling with Explore York and Accessible Technology training.  Please see the Events page for up-to-date details.

 

Guest Speakers Telephone Group

Once every two months speakers connected to the world of sight loss, or York services, promote related activities, and consult our membership. First Monday of every other month. 2:15pm –3:15pm

 

Support with MySight

Alternating from telephone to face to face once every month with a telephone dial in, or zoom option. This group is a space for individuals new to sight loss, new to the area, or just needing a supportive group to talk matters relating to their sight loss. Telephone: last Thursday of the month. Face to face and dial in option—first Monday of every other month. 2:15pm –3:15pm

 

Audio Book Group

Monthly blended Face to Face with telephone dial in, or zoom option. We can provide the book on CD or USB, or it can be downloaded. The group discusses a different book, monthly. First Tuesday of the month. 10:30-11:30am

 

Esme’s Friends

Twice monthly, face to face and telephone group

Our support group for anyone who experiences visual hallucinations as a result of sight loss (also known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome). Face to face with dial in option: Second Tuesday of the month. 2:15pm  – 3:15pm and Telephone: Last Wednesday of the month 11:15am-12:15pm

 

Tech Support Group

Monthly blended face to face with a telephone dial in, or zoom option. Themed sessions on accessible options for mobile tech. First Thursday of the month 11am –12noon

 

Discussion Group

Monthly blended face to face with telephone dial in or zoom option. Discussions on topics chosen by the group, often with a thread connecting back to lived experience with sight loss. Third Wednesday of the month 10:30-11:30am

 

MySight Telephone Quiz

No prizes, just an enjoyable way to spend time with friends, old and new. Last Friday of the month 3-4pm.

 

Access Group Mailing List

An Access Group email mailing list to inform you of consultations, and any developments from external groups/meetings on access.

 

For information on specific MySight York Internal groups please contact: Vicky Smith on 01904 731124 vicky.smith@mysightyork.org 

 

We also run several groups in the community bringing them closer to your doorstep, supported by our wonderful volunteers.

 

Chair Exercise run by Xercise Haxby

Volunteer support provided by MySight York

Location: St Luke’s Church, Clifton

When: Thursday, every week 10:30 – 11:45

 

Boccia ran by York District Indoor Bowls Club

Volunteer support provided by MySight York

Location:  York District Indoor Bowls Club, Dringhouses

When: Wednesday, every week 1pm – 2pm

 

Knitting Group by MySight York Volunteers

Location: St Hilda’s Church, Tang Hall

When: Tuesday, twice a month 2:15pm – 3:30pm (last two Tuesdays of the month)

 

Upcoming Group: Tai Chi in Acomb

 

To book a place on any of the above, please contact 01904 731124 or email vicky.smith@mysightyork.org