SCLT Public Presentation Team Visit Corona Worldwide in Bristol (UK)
Tuesday 10th March saw SCLT volunteer Ash Jones visiting the Bristol branch ot the Corona Worldwide Society in the parish hall of St Bonaventures RC Church of Bishopston in Bristol. Ash visited the group at their monthly meeting and joined them for a delightful luncheon, before giving the group a 45-minute presentation on the evolution of the SCLT charity, which was liberally peppered with tips and advice on staying safe into older adulthood.
Corona Worldwide was orginally the womens Corona Society set up by the Colonial Office to support wives of officers being sent to work in the Commonwealth. A returning wife was put in touch with her replacement. Through the years it extended its remit to support women going overseas for a variety of reasons, and to various countries. In the 1960s branches were set up in U.K. to support those returning from life overseas. It was realised that there could be just as much difficulty in adjusting back to life in UK after many years spent abroad.
Corona Worldwide, through its network of branches both in UK and overseas, helps women from all walks of life to adapt to new and different countries and cultures. As the world has changed so has the original Corona framework, from a Commonwealth focus to a general worldwide remit. Corona Worldwide is experienced and confident in easing women’s entry into new countries by putting them in touch with its many overseas branches or with a helpful in-country contact where there is no branch. In the UK the role has changed and developed in a way not envisaged by the founders but which evolved out of their original idea of offering support and friendship. Today the many Corona branches countrywide provide this for those who have lived overseas for many years and have now returned to the UK.
Following the presentation, Ash commented "I have really enjoyed meeting the members of the Corona Society and sharing some of their fascinating, global experiences over luncheon. As a guest presenter I always gain a great deal personally from my visits to community groups, and today has been no exception. I hope my senior safety presentation has struck a chord with my audience today, and they will go forward with even greater confidence in the subject of personal and home safety"
Every member of the audience received a copy of the award winning Senior Siren magazine during the presentation.
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