Update on Our Men’s Group Return

As the restrictions and preventative measures are easing across the country, it means our members can start returning to Ozanam House. Obviously, numbers will initially be contained and social distancing guidelines will need to be respected. Below is the latest news regarding the Men’s Group, but also some information on the centre as a whole. Also, there is a fun television below. With answers in the link; https://www.kensquiz.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/CTVA.pdf

Physical Wellness for Our Active Retirement Group

Our Active Retire Group cares about the physical and mental wellness of its members. This has continued during the restrictions due to COVID 19. While it has not been easy to maintain this we have found ways around it. Starting today, we will be regularly posting about Wellness for Seniors on our website. See the document below for information;

Our Youth Groups Have Been Keeping Fit and Preparing for A Concert

This week, the young people and volunteers in our senior youth services were taking part in our plank challenge to see who would be able to do the longest plank. We had a lot of young people take part and do an amazing job at this! Doing a plank is a lot more difficult than it looks! Our winners for this did 5 and 3-minute planks each! 

This Saturday is our last day for Violin music classes. They have been practising different pieces to celebrate their last day with a small group concert. 

Drama in Our Active Retirement Group

There is a lot of drama in the Active Retirement Group right now… the good kind of drama that is! Our incredible volunteer, Karina, is reaching out to members over the phone and online to bring theatre, drama, and creativity to our new routines. This week, she reconnected the group to Drama through the 3 -C’s – Creativity, Character, and Confidence. 

The first exercise is simple, she gave the following list of 5 words: Friends, Alive, Attitude, Lacking, and Grace. Members have 5 minutes to write how they connect and associate with each word. This could be a sentence, a paragraph, a poem, a memory, a history, a comedy, anything! The goal is to be creative, explore, and enjoy! No pressure and no judgement. 

I can’t wait to see what they come up with!

Cookery Week 6; Cottage Pie

The latest cookery class video is available. This week’s recipe is for cottage pie and it looks amazing.


1 onion

2 carrots

2 sticks of celery

1 clove of garlic

500g of minced beef

2 tbsp of tomato ketchup or tomato puree

1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce

400ml of beef stock

1.2kgs of potatoes

Milk and Butter (for mashing)

Lesson 5; Watercolours

Lesson 5 of our Art Classes are available online. Just click the link below for your next class which is on Watercolours.

You’ll need;

Watercolour paints

Cheap watercolour paper

A round and/or flat brush

A paper towel or cloth

A jar of water for cleaning brushes

A jar of water for painting with (a pipette too if you’ve one handy)

A water spray for texture effects (this isn’t necessary)