Weekday Wow Factor
Weekday Wow Factor works with mostly older people in Glasgow to enhance their health and well-being, make and maintain friendships, and gain new confidence and tackle growing issues older people experience with social isolation and loneliness in the community. They run fun and exciting weekly leisure activities like daytime discos, exercise classes, cycling adventures and other initiatives for older people to socialise, get more active and to feel less lonely.
Due to the pandemic, their usual social activities had to stop almost overnight. The team at Weekday Wow Factor were determined to keep supporting their community during this challenging time. They received funding from the NET Coronavirus Appeal through Foundation Scotland which enabled them to move their services online using video conferencing apps. Since the first lockdown, they’ve been doing everything from online discos to virtual walks around the world, ‘ti chi and chat’ and virtual murder mysteries, to ensure that there’s something for everyone.