Staying Well

Reclaiming lives after Stroke – support group

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different strokesDifferent Strokes is a charity run by younger stroke survivors for younger stroke survivors

We help younger Stroke Survivors reclaim their lives through active peer support and independent recovery.

Come along to our monthly meetings:
We meet between 1pm and 3pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month.

We meet at:
Halifax Fire Station
Skircoat Moor Road
Halifax
HX1 3JF

Group Coordinator: Geoff Render
Phone: 07434 958024
Email: Geoff.Render@differentstrokes.co.uk

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Information Line: 0345 1307172
Website: www.differentstrokes.co.uk

Caring Together – an event for carers and their loved ones

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FREE EVENT for carers and their loved ones on Friday 22 March 2019.

Hosted by the Calderdale Carers Project and Memory Lane Cafe, Bluebird Care and Age Uk Calderdale and Kirklees.

Learn about what support is available to carers while enjoying:

  • Favourite hits from the 50s and 60s performed by Darren Lee
  • Hand and heck/neck massage
  • Lunch

Venue: Age UK C&K, Rimani House, Hall Street, HX1 5BD

This event is for Carers and the person they care for to come along together or the Carer alone. They must be either currently registered with Calderdale Carers Project or undertake registration prior to the event.

All places must be booked via Calderdale Carers Project by ringing 01422 369101.

Transport may be available but must be mentioned at the time of booking. Respite care may also be available but we will need at least 1 weeks’ notice in order to arrange this subject to availability.

To find out more, please email enquiries@calderdale-carers.co.uk

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New Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum

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The Accessible Calderdale project is inviting people living in Calderdale with lived experience of disability to become members of a new forum.

The Accessible Calderdale Disability Access Forum (ACDAF) will provide people with a voice and to play an important role in promoting and developing Calderdale as an accessible and inclusive destination for all.

You can find out more at the first ACDAF meeting/information session at The Kings Centre, Park Road, Halifax HX1 2TS on Tuesday 26 March, 3:00pm buffet and refreshments followed by 3:30pm-5:00pm a meeting and information session (including a presentation about the Accessible Hebden Bridge Project).

If you are interested in joining the ACDAF and would like to attend the first meeting please email
Lorraine Beiley- Project Co-ordinator lorraine@visitsunlimited.co.uk or call 07596 707795.

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Wellbeing and Support Meetings at Moorside School

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Staying Well and North Halifax Partnership’s Ovenden and Mixenden Initiative are holding a number of Wellbeing and Support sessions at Moorside Community Primary School, Keighley Road, Halifax HX2 8AP.

The sessions will be;

  • Friday 15 March, 9:30am-11:00am – Launch
  • Friday 5 April 9:00am-11:00am – Scams & Frauds
  • Friday 17 May 9:00am-11:00am – Consumer Savvy
  • Friday 7 June 9:00am-11:00am – Savvy Savings
  • Friday 28 June 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well
  • Friday 19 July 9:00am-11:00am – Staying Well

For more information contact Karen Scanlon on 0300 555 0266 or email Karen.Scanlon@calderdale.gov.uk

Healthy Heart Grants

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Deadline; 11 April

Thanks to the partnership between Heart Research UK and Subway, grants of up to £10,000 are available to community projects that focus on heart health and promote healthier, happier longer lives for everyone.

These Heart Research UK and Subway® Healthy Heart Grants are available thanks to the fundraising done in Subway® stores and through the Subway Helping Hearts™ Family 5Ks. They are available for new, original and innovative projects that actively promote a healthy heart and help to prevent, or reduce, the risk of heart disease near you.

More information and to apply: https://heartresearch.org.uk/apply-for-grants/healthy-hearts/

The Writing Room for Over 50s

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The Writing Room is a friendly and diverse over 50s group running since 2012, held every Thursday night 6:30pm-8:30pm at the Calderdale Industrial MuseumSquare Road, HX1 1QG (next to the new library).

Every session is self-contained and supported by email for home study. Fees are £42 per 6 week block.

For further information email winstonplowes@googlemail.com.

Phone 105 for Details About a Power Cut

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There is now a national phone number “105” set up by electricity network operators for customers to call should they need to report or get information about a power cut in their area.

Key points to note about this service are:
Dialling 105 will put customers through to their local electricity network operator – the company that manages the cables, power lines and substations that deliver electricity into homes and businesses in their area.

105 is just one of the ways that customers can contact their electricity network operator. They can also contact them by phone or via their website, and most network operators are on social media too.

105 is a free service for people in England, Scotland and Wales.
Customers can call 105 no matter who they buy their electricity from.

Customers can also call 105 if they spot damage to electricity power lines and substations that could put anyone in danger. If there’s a serious immediate risk, they should call the emergency services too.

This article was originally published by Calderdale Forum 50+ which aims to support and represent people aged 50 and over in Calderdale.

Next Meeting of the Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club

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As part of the work of the Halifax RLFC Foundation, a Rugby League Heritage Lunch Club has been formed.

The aim is to meet on the first Thursday in every month at the Old Post Office pub in Winding Road, Halifax, HX1 1SJ. The time will be from 11:00am-1:30pm so the next meeting is Thursday 7 March 2019. The premier guests will be Paul Dixon and Ben Beevers.

The highlights of an old game will be shown on screen.

The target audience is the over 50s, but people of all ages are welcome. However, as we will be on licensed premises, under 18s MUST be chaperoned.

A two-course meal will be available at the fantastic price of £3.99 but places are limited, so book your place(s) now with Chris Mitchell 07947 827627 email chrismitchell@halifaxrlfc.co.uk  leaving your name and contact details on or before Monday 4 March 2019 to guarantee a lunch.

Payment can be delayed until the day.

The numbers are limited to 50, so those booking their meal ticket will be given priority and those not buying a meal will be charged £1. If you do not pre-book, food may not be available.

The first meeting was on the Thursday 2 August 2018, 11:00am-1:30pm, with the one-and-only Jim Mills being the first guest and their is a short video of this at https://vimeo.com/285133407.

Home Instead Senior Care in Your Own Home

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Home Instead Senior Care enables people to remain at home where they’re most happy and comfortable. Families can enjoy the freedom to relax in the knowledge that their loved ones are in excellent hands, being cared for by the world’s leading home care company specialising in older age adults.

They offer a wide range of one-to-one services such as, Home-help, Personal care and Companionship, tailor made to the needs of the individual – and home visits can be from an hour a day up to 24-7 care that includes weekends and holidays.

For further information call 01422 292424.

Great News from the Phoenix Shed

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Thanks to kind donations, The Phoenix Shed now has sufficient wood carving and wood turning tools to be able to offer more older men (over 55s) the chance to take up either, or both, wood turning and wood carving.

Sticky George (of Ogden fame) runs walking stick making and wood carving on Wednesday and Friday mornings.
Several members are now doing wood turning and one member has made two lovely wood carving mallets for the Shed.

If you, or someone you know, would like to come along and try out walking stick making, wood carving, or wood turning, please ring Chris Freeman 07930 207537 to book a place. Price is £2.00 per session for members and £5 for non members. Membership is just £20 per year.

They are a really friendly bunch and we can assure everyone that they will receive a warm and hearty welcome.