Stour Surgery Practice Champions are local non-medical volunteers who work with local people to create healthier individuals and communities.
Our clubs and groups can help people to cope with long term health conditions, combat loneliness, deal with bereavement and feel more confident and happy.
We invite you to come along and connect through shared interests and hobbies. All suggestions welcome!
If you are interested in joining our team and becoming a practice champion please contact the surgery!
Chatter And Natter
Are you feeling lonely or isolated?
Would you like to meet new people and make new friends?
Why not come along and meet understanding people where you can talk and relax amongst friends.
Join Lesley, Judith and Carla on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month between 3pm and 5pm in the bar at Bailey Bridge on Barrack Road, BH23 2BN. You can buy drinks and snack from the bar.
Stour COPD Singers
Unfortunately due to building works at the salvation army hall we are postponing this group until Monday 20th April
Are you a COPD patient at Stour Surgery?
Would you like to improve your lung function whilst making new friends and having fun?
Then join Kat, Angela and Carla every Monday from 2.00pm at the Salvation Army Hall, 3 Stour Road, BH23 1PL.
Refreshments will be provided and absolutely no singing experience is necessary!
'I was delighted to be invited to join our COPD singing group this afternoon. They currently have 3 regular attendees with 3 of our lovely practice champions supporting the group. With Kat on the piano instructing the group and Angela and Carla making tea and biscuits and supporting the group. Everyone appeared to be having a lovely time with lots of laughing (good for lungs). They started with some excellent breathing exercises. They were keen to tell me they couldn't sing but I was so impressed with how good they sounded. One of the group plays the guitar and the group often sings along. I had a thoroughly enjoyable hour with the group' - Helen, Practice Nurse at Stour Surgery
'During my recent holiday, I found that I really enjoyed the singalong activity which was organised by the entertainment team at my hotel. Having learnt everything we've practiced in the Stour COPD singers group, I was able to join in and sing much louder and more confidently that I would have done before, so thank you so much' - Group Attendee
Feel you need more exercise? Why not join a walking group?
It is a great way to get out in the fresh air and meet new people. Organised walks are free to join and take place every week. There are 3 grades of walk, ask your medical practitioner which one is best for you.
Join us every Tuesday 10:30am in Saxon Square, Christchurch BH23 1QA
If you would like a champion to join you on your first walk, get in touch with us at our email address firstname.lastname@example.org or give your details to reception and we will contact you.