Hello I am Pasna, an Occupational Therapist with 20 years experience and have worked in a variety of settings and specialities within NHS Scotland. Occupational Therapists are one of the unique health care professionals who assist to solve any difficulties by looking at what the person CAN do, before addressing what they cannot do.
Early intervention and prevention is a huge agenda for Scotland’s current health and social care services with an emphasis on well-being issues as our population ages. I have started a Social Enterprise Organisation- not for profit named Weekday Wow Factor, to address prevention by applying what I know works as an occupational therapist. Day Time Disco in a Glasgow Nightclub is one of the interventions offered to enhance health and well-being for people with or without Dementia. For people with dementia its an opportunity to assist in enhancing their connection with family, friends and community and reducing any life stressors by dancing it off! I am delighted to share this work with you in this week’s blog post.
I would be very interested to hear any comments which you may have about this vlog showcasing dancing as a holistic and healthy occupation.
Thank you, Pasna
My role is to design and deliver Public Health Occupational Therapy using fun, adventurous and exciting leisure activities to motivate more people of all ages and abilities to engage in healthy leisure activities to enhance health and wellbeing. I am passionate about community connections and adapting leisure activities so there is a better fit for adults of all ages to awaken their inner child.
Thank you to all the participants at Weekday Wow Factor for allowing us to regularly film events to generate awareness of this social enterprise. This Video belongs to Weekday Wow Factor Ltd
Some information about the Weekday Wow Factor
Weekday Wow Factor are a newly-established social enterprise which seek to make a positive impact on health and well-being outcomes through leisure activities.
Based in Glasgow, Weekday Wow Factor runs several social and adventure activities for adults of all ages and abilities at risk of loneliness and social isolation in the Glasgow area.
Established by occupational therapist Pasna Sallis, Weekday Wow Factor provides a social platform where adults of all ages can enjoy the kind of fun activities usually reserved for teenagers.
The main event, as far as Weekday Wow Factor are concerned, is their weekly Healthy Daytime Disco, run on Mondays 11.30am to 1.30pm at the trendy Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow’s West End. Non-alcoholic drinks and sandwiches are provided to keep energy levels high for an afternoon of D.I.S.C.O! All welcome to drop in any Monday!