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Oomph! Culture Series: Mind, Body & Soul

During unprecedented times, Oomph! are keen to support with stimulating and varied content for older adults. As part of this, we are releasing resources based on our Oomph! skills workshops. These resources, and more, will be uploaded to our Wellbeing Resources Hub.

The first topic in our Culture mini-series is: Mind, Body & Soul. 

Maya Angelou said, “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you”. There are plenty of online cultural resources that we can use to help stimulate the mind, body and soul. Jack McKechnie, one of our expert Regional Wellbeing Coordinators,  tells us how we can use culture for wellbeing…

Mind

For any thespians, how about using the Royal Shakespeare Companies online resources.

Tres bien! Learning new skills is a great way to feel a sense of achievement – try using the Duo Lingo website here

For budding authors, try creating your own short stories, follow the simple how to here. Consider showcasing the stories and sharing them. Could you put the stories on a board or in a book, or online?

Body

Laughter is a great stress relief, and works muscles. Try laughter yoga with the example video here. For even more laughter, how about reading funny limericks, like the ones here.

Or, how about trying some Tongue Twisters, like the ones here.

Soul

Try listening to audio poems on the Poetry Foundations website, or perhaps explore online galleries & exhibitions like the V&A here.

For a virtual twist on your local area, use Google Earth here to look at the areas where you grew up & see how these places have changed. See what stories there are to be told!