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06-12-2017, 20:00   #1
noeone
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I work from home so I don't have any opportunities to create any social ties via work like most do so I have to be proactive if I want to. I generally am not that sociable however I certainly like a break from the isolation of working alone all the time; ie I have to force myself to socialise really but meeting for group activities I found good cos you can go to them and not feel committed and take things further if you want.

I used to play badminton but I injured my knee and it still isn't right. I don't want to risk another injury so I am avoiding strenuous sports even though competitive games were great for the camaraderie etc; not worth the risk.

What non sports (or light) activities could you suggest to meet people? Walking is a new hobby which fits the bill and saw there is quite a few of those groups but didn't try yet.

I despise drinking culture and britian is so obsessed with it that it feels quite alienating such that you have to search under rocks to find others who would like to do things which don't involve gettin' 'wrecked'.

I have tried looking on meetup but there isn't much on though certainly only made half hearted attempts and not been looking with any regularity.

I can't really say what I would be into so open to suggestions.

But evening type things classes or activities or whatever?

I saw there are regular sessions for irish music at the grapes; haven't been yet but plan to but that isn't something to get involved in just yet. Eventually maybe but I am not good enough at my instrument to dare to try yet.
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07-12-2017, 12:14   #2
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Sounds as if Modern Jive will fit your needs perfectly. It is active, so will replace the exercise element of your badminton, but low-impact so it won't put too much strain on your knee.

It's sociable as you meet and dance with everyone in the classes, then usually switch partners throughout the freestyle parts of the evening, but there's no commitment to more - you can dance with someone for one track, say thank you and walk away.

It's not drinking culture - though it's usually in licensed premises (social clubs) most people are on soft drinks as they are more refreshing when you're dancing.

It is danced to any kind of music so if you are into music you will probably find some tracks that you enjoy more than others.

I recommend Blitz http://www.blitzjive.com at Crookes Social Club as it's the biggest and best-attended locally (which gives you the widest choice of partners), but I've heard good things about boogie-nightz jive at Eckington Civic Centre (http://www.uk-jive.co.uk). /org-details.asp?OrgID=1111 too.
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06-01-2018, 00:03   #3
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Hi,

You could try GoodGym, which combines running with volunteering at a different community project each week. The running tends to be gentle - a few km at steady pace - so may be OK for your knee.

www.goodgym.org.uk/sheffield
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06-01-2018, 00:31   #4
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If you like sport and competition take up crown green bowling.Different leagues Monday,Tuesday evenings,Saturday afternoons at various parks and clubs around Sheffield.
All are looking for new players and it is a sociable game.
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15-01-2018, 08:39   #5
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Absolutely. Crown green bowling provides good excercise, as during a match you can walk a mile and a half, focusses the brain, very sociable, city-wide..... you would be welcome at any club or green to have a go..... most clubs have woods you can use, all you need are flat-soled shoes, such as trainers.
Where abouts are you? We can tell you your nearest venue.
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28-02-2018, 08:53   #6
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I despise drinking culture and britian is so obsessed with it that it feels quite alienating such that you have to search under rocks to find others who would like to do things which don't involve gettin' 'wrecked'.

I have tried looking on meetup but there isn't much on though certainly only made half hearted attempts and not been looking with any regularity.

I can't really say what I would be into so open to suggestions.

But evening type things classes or activities or whatever?

I saw there are regular sessions for irish music at the grapes; haven't been yet but plan to but that isn't something to get involved in just yet. Eventually maybe but I am not good enough at my instrument to dare to try yet.

hi I'm looking at starting up a new sports club for a sport called shuffleboard. Its a gentle sport ideal for the less mobile . A great way to meet people with a friendly but competitive edge. Cheek out facebook Sheffield shuffleboards or email me at sheffieldshuffleboard@gmail.com for more info thanks

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Hi I'm looking at starting a new sports club up for a sport called shuffleboard. Its a gentle light sport perfect for people with mobility problems like you with your knee . Feel free to check facebook Sheffield shuffleboard or email me at sheffieldshuffleboard@gmail.com for more info cheers

Last edited by nikki-red; 28-02-2018 at 08:57. Reason: fixed the quote
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01-03-2018, 16:55   #7
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Try the Step-Out Sheffield site for walks. They do 25 differing walks around Sheffield. Most light around a hour or so, then refreshments. Would be a good way to meet people. I have helped lead some.

Hope that helps.
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07-03-2018, 18:22   #8
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I am organising a 10k run and a 3 k fun run that has been designed specifically to address the problem of social isolation and loneliness. You can find out all about it on our facebook page which is @bighousebuddyrun
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