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Conversation course German starts

Caritas Association and Working Group on Asylum invite together with the Josefsschule to a conversation course: "Talking to each other (German)" During coffee or tea we want to meet and talk to each other. You are invited! When? Every Thursday from 8: 15 - 9: 45 clock, start is on 7.11.19, on 19.12. Let's see you for the last time before the Christmas break. Where? Josef School, [...]

See "Sexy Moments" in the Caritas Center

The exhibition gives an insight into volunteering - 30.09.-11.10.2019In order to get in the mood for the Caritas Discoverer Tour, the Caritas Association will be showing the touring exhibition "Sexy Moments", organized by the network "Voluntarily Engaged in the Borken District". The exhibition shows the multifaceted nature of volunteering in the district of Borken and, of course, in the Caritas Association. What are these people who volunteer? And what do they do when they get involved? The honorary work is more than most people imagine makes the exhibition vividly clear. The 2012 exhibition had already made its appearance in Bocholt. On the occasion of the Caritas EntdeckerTour on the 10.10.2019, the association brings them again to Bocholt, this time to the CaritasCentrum. The exhibition can be seen during the opening hours of the CaritasCentrum on Mondays-Fridays from 8-17 at the Northwall 44-46. More information about the CaritasEntdeckerTour is available at www / explorer tour <>. [...]

Caritas offers memory training for seniors - info session 13.6. 10 clock

If the knot in the handkerchief is not enough ... Caritas offers memory training for seniors. This is true not only for physical fitness but also for brain function. Memory training helps to strengthen mental flexibility. Especially in old age an important factor for the longest possible health and self-determination. Therefore, the Caritas Association offers a memory training for seniors from summer on. Sandra Wölker, certified memory trainer of the German society for memory training, describes the program as follows: "Our brain is like a road network. There are highways that drive many of our thoughts almost automatically. Then there are highways that we use every now and then, but they work quite well. And then there are the dirt roads, there it goes slower and haltingly. So we avoid them. Not to mention the wild paths. But these are especially important to expose. Because the older we get, the more important it is that we can offer our brains alternatives, to access knowledge, to make decisions or to remember things. "As long as one is healthy, one pays little attention to how important these internalized Memory processes are. But when the brain is affected by age or illness, many suddenly realize how limited their lives are. Where is the key? What's the name of the man's best friend? How was the pin for the account? "We need to tell the information how important they are. Otherwise, they bob around a time in short-term memory and then disappear. Only if we signal the information through repeated retrieval that we need it, do they commit themselves in long-term memory, "explains Wölker. Especially good help if information is stored twice. Thus, Wölker means the linking of information and emotion. "Things that we associate with stories or feelings are stored very firmly. These are the things that we remember even when we can not recall many other things. "So that as much as possible can be retrieved, people can specifically work on" safe-depositing "information, as Wölker calls it. How to do it shows next to other tricks in the new program. The exercise program stimulates thinking and imagination in a playful way, improves concentration and memory. The course consists of 8 units a 90 minutes. Here the participants get to know methods in a stress-free atmosphere to activate and refresh their mental powers. The course costs 60 € .Sandra Wölker, certified memory trainer of the German Society for Memory Training, presents the offer on Thursday, 13.6.2019 at 10 clock in the Café Querbeet in the CaritasCentrum, Northern Wall 44-46.Registration not required, but helpful for better planning .Sandra Wölker, <mailto:>, 02871-2513-1205 [...]

24.05.19 day of the neighbors on the Münsterstraße

Throughout Germany, on Friday, the 24.05. celebrated the day of the neighbors. Also in Bocholt a neighborhood party takes place. Where? In the courtyard of Münsterstrasse 23 neighbors can meet to get to know each other and to spend the day together. Start is from 15: 00 clock with coffee and cake. In the early evening, the grill will be lit. Further information can be seen from the outside on the information board at the meeting room / district office of the Caritas Association in Münsterstraße 23a. You can also call Manuel Loeker on the phone number 2513-1208. The idea of ​​the neighbors' day comes from the "European Neighbor's Day" and is from the next door. de Foundation in Germany. The Day of the Neighbors and the district development of the Caritas Association are supported by the German Television Lottery.<>Sincerely, Simone ZingelReference to the BoardCaritasverbandfor the Deanery Bocholt eVCaritasCentrum, Nordwall 44 - 4646399 BocholtEmail: <mailto:> Phone: 02871 / 2513-1112Fax: 02871 / 2513-2000 [...]

Neighboring the neighborhood - meeting at the 9.5.19

Press release - The beginning was made: Neighboring the Neighborhood goes into the 2. RoundNext Meeting of Neighborhoods Reconsidered at 09.05.2019 at 18: 00 pm at the Clemens-Dülmer School (Stresemannstr. 1). At the kick-off event on 4.4. came together many good ideas, how the local people want to actively shape their neighborhood. Daniel Renzel and Manuel Loeker from the CaritasQuartier development had invited to rethink neighborhood. More than 30 people from the district in Bocholt East had accepted the invitation and sought out fellow campaigners for their ideas. These ideas will now be further discussed and implemented. But there is still the possibility to bring in new topics. Finally, all residents, whether young or old, whether born or brought in here, are still invited to the second meeting of "Neighborhood Thinking". "Rethinking neighborhoods should provide a platform where people can meet, exchange information and implement their ideas in the way that you would like to have them," emphasizes Manuel Loeker. The participants of the opening event were lured to: "Neighborly thought-out - where are you Idea finds a beginning "not with a program planned down to the last detail. Rather, it was the organizers' approach to create a framework and to organize the evening together with the residents. The focus was on the ideas and ideas of the participants, not those of the organizers. "We could only plan the cornerstones and let the rest surprise us," says Daniel Renzel. "And even now we do not know yet where the journey will take us," adds Manuel Loeker. However, the first themes have already crystallized. The field of joint activities was very well received. Here the participants wanted to go for a walk together, to ride a bicycle or simply to sit together, to talk and to discuss. Vigorous discussions and high interest brought the topics of green areas and urban gardening with them. Again, a first meeting was independently and promptly organized. The list of ideas and wishes of 100 residents naturally includes many more topics that are just waiting to be implemented by their fellow campaigners. The first results of the kick-off event are also hanging in the "shop window" of the Quartierbüro in Münsterstraße 30a and are always updated. Contact is still Manuel Loeker under the 23 / 02871-2513 or directly in the district office. [...]

Rethinking Neighborhood - Netzwerk Bocholt Ost invites you to the kick-off event

In some places they still exist - working neighborhoods. Communities where you meet for a chat on the corner where you can ring your neighbor when an egg is missing. Neighborhoods give community and facilitate contact and mutual help. This is important for long-time residents as well as newcomers. Whether it is through the removal of one's own children, moving away from friends or relatives, relocation, separations or retirement, or even illness or old age - at some point it is no longer obvious that you have people with whom you meet and help, if you just need someone to help with. With this kind of neighborhood also around the Münstertraße again strengthened, have Manuel Loeker and Daniel Renzel Caritas Quartiersbüro with Fabi, the parish of Liebfrauen and Christuskirche, the Mosque Association, the daycare and Clemens-Dülmer-Schule and the clubs see.helfen.handeln and InSel teamed up to bring the neighbors together. When they come up again and again people who are in their neighborhood looking for Anschluss or who do something and seek fellow combatants. Bringing together offers and interested parties is the idea of ​​the network. Maybe there is one who has always played Doppelkopf with his regulars' table. Now there is no more round and he is looking for connection. In the community center, there is still an active Doppelkopfrunde - they are happy about new players. But he must first learn. Maybe someone is afraid to ring the bell and ask for a cup of flour, because in everyday life you do not ever come across each other and have never spoken before. If there was a reason to come together, it would be easier. Making contacts, linking common interests - that is the concern. And what it's all about, what happens, that's what the people who join in decide. "We just create the framework so that people meet at the same time at the same time in the same place and exchange views on common interests and ideas.", Explains Manuel Loeker the approach. Specifically, the parties do not want facilities and services, only bring people and offers to each other, which accumulate so far distributed in many places. "Maybe next to small ideas, yes, larger projects. That would be possible too. If one notices that there would be fellow combatants, one dares rather the commitment eg for beautifying your own street, "adds Daniel Renzel from Quartiersbüro.Alle who have the desire to meet people from their neighborhood, looking for connection or offer are invited to the kick-off meeting. It takes place on the 4.4.19 at 18 pm in the Clemens-Dülmer-Schule, Stresemannstr. 1.Sincerely, Simone ZingelReference to the BoardCaritas Association for the Deanery Bocholt eVCaritasCentrum, Northwall 44 - 4646399 BocholtEmail: <mailto:> Tel .: 02871 / 2513- 1112Fax: 02871 / 2513-2000 [...]

Early Intervention organizes Fachtag on the subject of Marte Meo

The video shows a chuckling baby and a father repeating the chuckle. There is a radiance in the baby's eyes. This is the golden gift that speaker Maria Aarts tells much about on this day. For what looks so commonplace at first glance is worth gold to the child. His message was understood and it receives an answer. When children experience that they are heard and seen in what they say and do, they experience self-confidence and develop their skills. This is especially important when the development opportunities of children are limited. Many thousands of shots like these have been made by the Dutch singer Maria Aarts in the course of her career by children and parents. She uses them to make it clear that there is a possibility behind every developmental difficulty. Therefore, most video sequences do not act from rosy moments as in the beginning, but also show how it can come into contact with children with autism or social abnormalities, such as children with eg Down Syndrome does not always notice its slowness, but adapts to its pace and then looks at the results. Recognizing these opportunities in dealing with children and having a tool to activate development is the goal of the method, which introduced them to the 250 pedagogical professionals from daycare, day care, early intervention and other educational activities. With Maria Aarts, the Caritas Association had won a real luminary in the field of curative education methods. The method is used in many occupational fields - to get it from the founder herself, made the event a real highlight. The lecture hall of the Westphalian University was occupied to the last place. Above all, Gertrud Telahr and her team of Special Needs Education and Counseling for the Caritas Association were delighted with the great interest. Because they had invited to the Fachtag to celebrate their 40 anniversary. Instead of a ceremonial act, they had wished for this special day. Because in the work of the special needs education Marte Meo is used again and again. Because in the 40 years of early intervention, the approach has changed from deficit to resource orientation. "In the past it was important to train the skills that were missing. Today, we start with what the child can do and work our way forward from there. For the children, this approach has the advantage of bringing many positive experiences. They are strengthened in their self-esteem, because they realize that they succeed something. By working with what the child can and does, the exercises are fun and do not feel like a game for the child, but like a game. ", Telahr explains her approach. How can this succeed in the child and parent? To take a look at what succeeds despite all developmental delay, disability or conspicuousness, speaker Maria Aarts showed the attendees. For the specialists from child and youth welfare Therapeutic institutions were provided with concrete help for everyday life with which they can strengthen their educational and relationship skills. "If we do not help parents and children to realize their development potential and to make social investments, we will not break the helper spiral", emphasized Maria Aarts. Of course, it could not make institutionalized help completely redundant, but it could help to create the greatest possible degree of autonomy. With a suitcase full of golden gifts, so moments of successful interaction, the participants went home in the evening.For the Heilpädagogische Frühförderung was The day was a complete success that made you want more. So there will soon be a separate training series on the subject of Marte Meo. [...]