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 offers a range of groups and activities which operate in a variety of ways, some are face to face, some by telephone or Zoom and some a mixture of virtual and in person. 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

Different guests are invited to speak on matters related to sight loss or local services, in support of listeners. Once every two months.

 

Support with MySight

Alternating from telephone to face to face once every month, with a telephone 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. Twice/once a month, depending on the month.

 

Audio Book Group

We currently run an exciting and varied audio book group. We can provide the book on CD or USB, or it can be downloaded. The group discusses a different book, monthly. Once a month.

 

Knit Natter

Our Knitting Group is run by MySight York volunteers, at MySight York’s premises. It’s a friendly group for those who love to knit (and natter). Twice a month.

 

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).

 

Tech Support Group

An opportunity to get support with your iPhone or iPad, social media, email, anything IT you may need help with. Share information and help each other. Once a month.

 

Coffee Morning + Discussion Group

This is a social discussion group. A mixture of pre-arranged topics such as history or current affairs, and exciting guest speakers. Topics often include a thread connecting back to lived experience with sight loss. Twice a month.

 

MySight Telephone Quiz

No prizes, just an enjoyable way to spend time with friends, old and new. The last Friday of the month.

 

Access Group Mailing List

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

 

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

 

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

 

Balance and Chair Exercise run by Xercise Haxby, supported by MySight York volunteers at MySight York Premises. Weekly.

 

Indoor Green Bowling run by York District Indoor Bowls Club and supported by MySight York volunteers. Weekly.

 

Tai Chi, VI Tennis and Board Games Group all to come in the new year – 2023.

 

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