Recently, as a group, we have been working on planning more engaging sessions for each of the senior residents after learning more about them from our interactions. We have also been working on a new project called the LIFE project, this is a project that uses an interactive wall to engage the elderly in games that would be useful to their real-life (like learning how to manage their finances, learning how to improve their dexterity etc.)
As the chair of this local service, I think I have really had to reflect on my own skills and my own abilities to lead the service to stay focused even when we are not calling our partners and are doing projects like this. If I am being completely honest, it has been very difficult as the members don’t tend to listen when we are not calling with our partners and easily get distracted, playing ball games and talking to each other. However, I have learned how to engage them after further reflection.