Age Uk Calderdale & Kirklees

Befriending Volunteer Opportunities with Age UK

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Are you looking for a way to share your time and give something back to the community?

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders. Join them in helping older people love later life through personalised activities, friendship and getting out and about – just having a chat and a cuppa!

Contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040 or email: enquiries@ageukck.org.uk for an application pack.

Age UK Winter Newsletter

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Age UK have published the Winter Newsletter which can be downloaded here discussing their Advice and Information Services (I&A), Tackling Isolation in Calderdale and much more.

You can also make use of their free energy saving help and many other local services.

Call into the shop at 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax HX1 1RJ phone 01422 252040 or
email enquiries@ageukck.org.uk

Befriending Volunteer Opportunity with Age UK

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Are you looking for a way to share your time and give something back to the community?

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees are currently recruiting volunteer befrienders. Join them in helping older people love later life through personalised activities, friendship and getting out and about.

Contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040 or email: enquiries@ageukck.org.uk for an application pack.

Young at Heart Club for the Over 50s

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Join the Young @ Heart Club at the Shay Stadium on Thursdays, 2pm-4pm for varied light activities in a friendly atmosphere.

The group caters to anyone over 50 who loves to have a good time and get involved in something fun with a bit of competition. This is one of the largest and most diverse groups in the area. Young @ Heart meet weekly at the Shay stadium in Halifax from 2pm each Thursday.

Activities include – New age indoor kurling, Nintendo Wii games, Board games including dominoes and backgammon, table tennis and a darts board.

They recently sent a team to the kurling regional championships in Lincolnshire where they came runner up.

Young @ Heart has a working partnership with Age UK.

For further information email Malcolm Kielty at malcolm.kielty@outlook.com or call 07946 510900

Eatwell and Livewell with Age UK

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“Eatwell and Livewell” is a service that supports older people, identified as having nutritional issues, whose health may be suffering as a result of being at risk of becoming underweight.

Age UK provide the service working alongside health professionals, including doctors, nurses and dietitians.

In order to benefit from “Eatwell and Livewell”, people should be: –

  • Aged 50 or over.
  • Be underweight and identified as requiring support – or at potential risk due to frailty.
  • Want to learn to eat more nourishing food in order to improve their health and quality of life.

For further information call 01422 399830 or email enquiries@ageukck.org.uk

Or if you would like to make a referral complete the referral form and return it to: Anne Cuthbert, Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees, 4-6 Square, Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ

IT Training for older people with Age Uk

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it training picDrop in and get one to one basic IT training sessions every Wednesday from 10am to 12noon at the Pellon Network Centre or at one of the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library
  • Northowram Library

Referral forms

Complete referrals should be returned by post to Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees, 4-6 Square, Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Holiday Fund – Grants available

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Age UKAge UK have a limited fund to grant to older people to go on holiday who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

The fund, made available by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is now open and grants must be used by the end of the year (2016).

The maximum grant is up to £500 / couple (£300 / individual) and is paid directly to the holiday company.

Priority will be given to applicants who are aged 60+, live in the HX postcode area, who are in financial hardship, have a long term illness or disability and have not used the fund previously.

The grants are available by submitting a simple application form to Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please collect an application form from the Age UK shop (4-6 Square, The Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ) or call 01422 252040

Completed form should be returned to the Woolshops and decisions will be made within 4 weeks.

 

Get online at Home – Digital Inclusion with Age UK

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Age UK online at homeAre you, or do you know of any older people who might benefit from supported access to a computer?

Access to the internet has a number of benefits including shopping online and staying in touch with family & friends. Age UK may be able to offer FREE of charge – Loan of digital equipment, one to one support and more if you or someone you know is elderly or housebound.

For further information email enquiries@acck.org.uk, call 01422 252040 or visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees

Learn the ways of technology with Age UK’s Digital Inclusion IT Classes

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Digital InclusionLearn your way around a computer with Digital Inclusion Information Technology classes every Wednesday at Pellon Network Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Or get one to one basic learning at the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library

Includes loan of IT equipment, tablets and laptops with WIFI and support from volunteers on assessment.

If you would like to get involved and require further information call 01422 252040.