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  • Writer's pictureAnne Anderson

Resilience Boot Camp

The Chitter Chatter Club has started organizing chat clubs in Care Villages, and the impact is not limited to the residents alone. People from all walks of life, including neighbors, are experiencing many positive changes in their lives.

Loneliness has a way of bringing people together, we say and as a result, smiles are becoming more frequent and joy is spreading all over Dorset. The old stereotype of lonely residents is quickly being shattered because the new visitors are blessing them with fresh company, however in fact they are receiving so much more than they could have ever imagined.

In today's world, social media often dampens our spirits and leaves us wanting more. However, the Chitter Chatter Clubs are empowering individuals in a different way.

You see, when you engage in conversations with older generations, something magical happens. You come home feeling enriched, empowered, and more resilient. It's amazing what the elderly have to offer the younger generation, especially in terms of resilience training.

Listening to their stories about how they coped with everyday tasks in the past makes you wonder how they managed. From bathing in a tub filled with soap suds to using a mangle to wring out laundry, their experiences are truly eye-opening. They would only do laundry on Mondays and had to wind up the phonogram to listen to their favourite tunes. His Master's Voice meant more than domestic violence and can you believe that people used to judge someone's social class based on who had a colour TV visible through their neighbour's window?

But it's not just about the practicalities of the past. The Chitter Chatter Clubs also provide an opportunity for many many elegant ballet or ballroom dancers to engage in lively conversations and reflect on unrequited loves. However, when the topic of Jive comes up, the atmosphere suddenly changes, and the room is filled with the flirtatious joy that only 18-year-olds can express.

So, you see, the Chitter Chatter Clubs in Care Villages are not just about talking. They are about creating connections, fostering resilience, and bringing people from different generations together. It's a truly enriching experience for everyone involved.

Check out our timetable for times and dates on Facebook,, or insta the chitter chatter club.

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