Calderdale Forum 50+

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus – Next meeting June 20th

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus meets bi-monthly to provide a voice for older people in Calderdale and an opportunity for everyone in Calderdale to contribute their views, tell us about their work or raise issues of concern.

Our next meeting is on Monday 20 June at 10.30am at The Shay Stadium in Halifax and is expected to last around one and a half hours.

If you live or work in Calderdale and have an interest in the lives of older people, we warmly invite you to attend.  We’d like to hear about your issues and concerns.  This will help to give direction to our website, newsletter and surveys.

If you are part of a community group serving older people – come along and tell us about your activities.

To join our next meeting, RSVP info@calderdaleforum50plus.com

Join Calderdale Forum 50+ and be the voice for older people in Calderdale

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is looking for more members who can help support and represent older people in Calderdale.

Thanks to funding from The Community Foundation for Calderdale and Calderdale Council, Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is expanding its information provision for older people and looking for new members and contributors who can help shape its direction.

This is an exciting time for the Forum as the council has recently committed to making Calderdale an “ageing well” region.  With more than a third of residents now aged over 50, the role of the Forum will become more important in future years.

This funding will be used to signpost older people to high quality, trusted information and advice on later life issues, tailored to their needs and concerns. It will also help connect them with community groups, activities, societies and volunteering opportunities that are tailored to an older population.

To ensure the Forum can be a voice for the over 50s in Calderdale as more age-friendly policies are adopted by the Council, they are looking for local residents who can bring in fresh feedback, opinion and insight on what it’s like to be an older person in Calderdale.

If you are aged over 50 and would like to speak up for older people and help contribute to their activities, consultations and communications, then they would like to hear from you.  There are two ways you can get involved:

·        Join their insight panel to give your views and feedback on local issues and on their communications.

·        Become a committee member. Attend bi-monthly meetings and speak about the issues that concern you, your friends and family.

Forum Chair Malcolm Kielty said:

“During the pandemic, visits to our website tripled, reflecting our status as a trusted, independent and, above all, up-to-date source of information. We published daily updates on lockdown restrictions, food supplies, face masks and vaccinations and in 2020 we were nominated for a community spirit award for our communications during the crisis.

“A significant amount of that “traffic” growth has been retained and and our focus now is broadening our research base to ensure we can bring more views and opinion from older people to our Council, local NHS and other public bodies.”

If you are interested in finding out more, contact info@calderdaleforum50plus.com

About the Forum

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  They also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. They collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

Their committee meets bi-monthly with one Annual General Meeting each year and directs the work of a small team of communications professionals that provide a trusted, informed and independent source of information for this age group through a modern website, social media and regular newsletters.

The group has been running since January 2011 and have developed strategic partnerships with public, private and statutory sector groups such that we are seen as the voice of the over 50s in Calderdale.

For more information or to arrange an interview with the Chair of the Committee, contact Julie Ingham on 07791 106648.

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus service survey

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Welcome to our first survey – tell us what you want!

Our aim is to provide the over 50 population of Calderdale and their families and friends with information and advice to make their lives easier and now we’d like to hear what you think of our website and our newsletters.We’d also like to hear about the local issues that matter to you.

Complete our short survey now

About the Forum

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  We also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. We collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

Email: info@calderdaleforum50plus.com
Website: calderdaleforum50plus.com

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is funded by Community Foundation for Calderdale and the National Lottery Community Fund.

 

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus AGM: Tuesday 5 April

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Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is holding its rearranged Annual General Meeting (AGM) at 2pm, on Tuesday 5 April 2022 at the Supporter’s Bar in the Shay Stadium Halifax, HX1 2YS.

This is an exciting time for Calderdale Forum 50 Plus as the council has just committed to making Calderdale an “age-friendly” region.  With more than a third of residents now aged over 50, the role of the Forum will become more important over the next few years.

Anyone with an interest in the organisation and running of the Forum, are warmly invited to attend.  The meeting is expected to last until 3.45pm and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: info@calderdaleforum50plus.com or call us on 07946 510900.

Find out more: https://calderdaleforum50plus.com/2022/02/11/calderdale-forum-50-plus-annual-general-meeting-rearranged-for-5-april/

About the Forum

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus is a voluntary group that supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale and highlights information and issues which are useful and important to this age group.  We also signpost and connect older people to local groups, clubs, societies, charities, as well as events and service providers. We collate guidance on key later life issues such as housing, benefits and finance, care of all kinds and physical and mental health.

Calderdale Forum 50+
13 Savile RoadHalifax 
HX1 2BA

Email: info@calderdaleforum50plus.com
Website: calderdaleforum50plus.com

In Touch Clubs and Groups for over 50 year olds

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Calderdale Forum 50 plus would like to remind you of their In Touch service, providing connectivity for those over 50 years of age, introducing clubs and activity groups to those interested.

Get all the information directly here: In Touch Clubs and Groups

The demand for groups and activities for the over 50s is increasing.

We’ve kept on adding more events throughout the last year and now have 36 clubs profiled plus a further 29 clubs, 14 friendship groups & coffee mornings and 18 health, fitness and wellbeing classes listed alongside.

Please update your profile, keep your information accurate. If you run a group you would like featured, please contact  info@calderdaleforum50plus.com