Staying Well

The Last Memory play in Elland

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Join Staying Well on Wednesday 25 September, 7pm at Elland Cricket Club for a performance of the moving play ‘The Last Memory’ by Alan Stockdill.

The play tells the story of how Talking Stock producer, Catherine Pasek cared for her father in his final years and the challenges and experiences of living with dementia.

Call us to book a FREE ticket or for more information – 01422 392767.the last memory.png

New Lunch Club at Space, Field Lane

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Come along and enjoy a 2 course lunch @ the Space Field Lane every third Friday of the month starting in September.

The new lunch clubs are delivered by Disability Partnership Calderdale with support from The Space @ Field Lane.

The lunch club costs just £3.99 and includes a 2-course hot meal, plus quizzes, live entertainment, singers, and various activities including chair exercises and Kurling.

The venue is fully accessible to people who have disabilities, and accessible transport can be arranged if required.

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Explore Wellness with Healthy Minds in Brighouse

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Healthy Minds invites you to explore what wellness means to you using images, collage making and discussion.

On Thursday 10 October 2019, 11am – 1pm at Brighouse Library.

The workshop is FREE though booking is essential.

Refreshments and nibbles provided.

For further details, and/or to book your place, please call 01422 345154 or email info@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk.

www.healthymindscalderdale.co.uk

 

Have you visited Shelf Park recently?

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Group photoHave you visited Shelf Park recently? There’s loads going on to get involved in and active. What do you think of our local park?

Friends of Shelf Hall Park – This newly formed group has been busy identifying potential projects for the development of the Park.  They would like to hear new ideas from people. Public consultation will take place over the summer months.

Green Events

  • Friday 26 July 2019 meet in the Bridle Stile car park at 10.00 am please bring gloves and appropriate footwear – all ages welcome to improve this local amenity
  •  Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 6.30 p.m.  Meeting at the Stone Chair Variety Club, Brighouse and Denholme Gate Rd, Halifax HX3 7LB all welcome.

Get Active!

Shelf Bowls – Open to anyone over 14 years playing from April until the end of September.  If you have never played, contact Bryan on 07840 70759 Cookbryan@Yahoo.com for information.

Bowls can be provided free of charge whilst you learn and you just need some flat shoes. The group plays on the green at the bottom end of the park; they are active in a number of local leagues and would like to hear from anyone who may be interested in playing or learning to play.

Walks in the Park – Several walks start from the Park and at Bridle Stile there is access to the Calderdale Way.  There is a link on “From Weaver to Web” and a pamphlet with four walks produced by Calderdale Council.

Meanwhile if you have an hour to spare a stroll around this local park it could be part of your 10,000 steps each day.  Further information can be found on the Facebook link:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/665772030508502/?ref=bookmarks  or contact: Davidwager@btinternet.com tel 01274602429 or Nicklesfoster@yahoo.co.uk

Grand Opening of New Caremark Office

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After spending many years looking after his grandparents who both suffered a stroke, Arshad Farid has launched in-home care company, Caremark Calderdale, The Clock Tower, Shaw Lodge Mills, Shaw Lane, Halifax, HX3 9ET. The compassionate businessman has aspirations to tackle the growing need of quality care and social isolation that is prevalent in the region. He is looking forward to bringing employment and great quality care to people living in Calderdale.

“The thing that sets us apart from other providers in the area is that we are challenging the current model for delivering care. We’re putting a brand-new system in place to meet the varying needs of our clients. Our aim is to be the carer of choice for the people of Calderdale, inspiring elderly and vulnerable members of the community to live independently, for as long as they possibly can.”

On 17th June, Arshad – known as Ash – invited the Mayor to his office for the business’ official grand opening. The buzz of the day generated much attention with members of the public and Caremark’s team enjoyed meeting some of the people they would be caring for in the coming weeks and months.

The 34-year-old has spent most of his career working in financial services until, in recent years, he opened an indoor football centre to promote sports and exercise to the local community. It was during this time that Ash became a carer for his grandparents after they both, unfortunately, suffered a stroke, deciding to sell his football centre and launch an alternative community-minded enterprise instead.

“Taking care of my grandparents was the only right thing to do, I didn’t think anything of it. It was when my friends mentioned that I was a ‘carer’ that it prompted me to start thinking about bringing a new service to the community. I wanted to make a real difference and Caremark’s proven quality of care can do just that. The people of Calderdale were so welcoming of my previous business, that I believe they will do the same for this one.”

At the end of May, Ash and his newly appointed Care Manager, Vicky Burrows, received registration from the Care Quality Commission. Caremark Calderdale, based at the Clock Tower on Shaw Lane, has already enlisted the help of local care workers, to satisfy the demand for their growing list of clients. Alongside, Vicky – who comes with 13 years or experience in the care industry – Ash is looking to bring employment to a team of office staff and care workers over the coming months.

As well as overseeing operations, Ash is keen to start fundraising in the area. As part of the official opening celebrations, the team raised over £100 for The Alzheimer’s Society annual Cupcake Day to raise awareness and help make a difference to more lives.

 

Freephone Helpline from Cruse Bereavement Care Charity

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The Cruse Bereavement Care Freephone National Helpline on 0808 808 1677 is staffed by trained bereavement volunteers, who offer emotional support to anyone affected by bereavement. Alternatively you can email helpline@cruse.org.uk.

The volunteers help you to talk things through. They can also help you find your local Cruse service, or signpost you to other services and useful sources of information.

The helpline is open Monday-Friday 9.30-5pm (excluding bank holidays), with extended hours on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings, when it’s open until 8pm.

Cruse Bereavement Care has been helping bereaved people for 60 years being registered as a charity (No. 208078) in 1959.

The world was a difficult place for widows in 1959. A ‘stiff upper lip’ attitude to grief had developed across two world wars, replacing Victorian public mourning rituals and strong working class traditions. Widows also faced brutal economic hardship, and a society which didn’t prepare women to take on the roles of breadwinner or head of the family. The support which the new Cruse Clubs provided was desperately needed.

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Margaret Torrie became concerned with the plight of widows during her work as a social worker and while working with the Citizen’s Advice Service. She saw that the loss of a husband was often a major emotional, social and economic crisis, for the woman and for any children, and she decided to act. Margaret Torrie’s husband, Dr Alfred Torrie, was a psychiatrist and Quaker and served as chairman of Cruse.

In March 2017 Prince William and Prince Harry spoke out about the impact of bereavement on their lives, as they approached the 20th anniversary of the death of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Rio Ferdinand also shared his story of bereavement in a TV documentary, and the two events lead to an increase in men calling the helpline to speak about their experiences of bereavement.

Cruse’s Life President Colin Murray Parkes has called grief the price we pay for love. We can’t hope for a world without grief, but the chatrity continues to strive to meet the vision that everyone who needs support after someone dies will be able to find the help they need.

In a changing and uncertain world Cruse will be there to help people understand their feelings, develop coping strategies, and return to everyday life, while remembering and celebrating the lives of those they have lost.

For more information about 60 years of Cruse visit https://www.cruse.org.uk/about-cruse/60-years-of-cruse

More locally the Calderdale Help In Bereavement Service (CHIBS) can be reached on 0845 0099 220 or 0845 0099 221.

This is a unique, free, befriending service that provides emotional support to bereaved adults living in the Calderdale area. Adult support is offered on a one-to-one basis in your own home or at a mutually agreed venue if preferred. All Befrienders are volunteers who have undergone professional training which is updated regularly. Most have suffered bereavement themselves and can empathise with the many thoughts and feelings that grief can bring. They have also undertaken an enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check (DBS).

They are not a counselling service but if you have suffered the loss of a loved one and would like someone to listen and help you in your loss, then please contact them. You can contact the service yourself or ask another person to do so on your behalf.

Tennis Taster Course for Adults

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We are Park Tennis Club in Brighouse, a friendly club with two well maintained clay courts and a recently revamped clubhouse.

We are supporting the Lawn Tennis Association‘s initiative to advance the interests of the game of tennis for senior players of all standards. Our aim is to encourage sociable, enjoyable, challenging and good value activities with benefits of good health and wellbeing.

We are offering the following programme of fun tennis sessions for adults, suitable for people of any level of fitness. Emphasis for the programme is on enjoyment and the social side, with an opportunity to play more formal singles or doubles games after the sessions.

Tennis is an amazing sport. Anyone can play, whatever their motivation or ability, from all communities and backgrounds. At any age and for a whole lifetime, tennis provides physical, social and mental rewards both on and off court.

Joining a tennis session can provide easy access to partners, coaches, rules of the game, and it’s also a fun way of challenging yourself.

The adult sessions will take place on Wednesday 2nd, 9th and 16th July from 2:00pm until 3:30pm at a cost of £2 per person per session. Follow on opportunities will be available for those who enjoy this taster course and wish to continue playing.

Rackets, tennis balls, tea, coffee and soft refreshments will be provided free of charge, although you are welcome to bring your own racket if you have one.

All of these sessions will be led by organisers with technical/tactical guidance if required.

No booking is necessary, just turn up on the day, but to register your interest, or if you have any queries at all about this course, please contact infoparktennisclub@gmail.com.

The club is now open for play, and anyone who is interested in membership is invited to get in touch; eMail infoparktennisclub@gmail.com or visit the Park Tennis Club website for further information.