Elland Staying Well

Singalong with Steve at Hamerton Close

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Start the weekend on a high!

Join a fortnightly group at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland  HX5 0BD

for people aged 60 plus. Steve Brown is a professional musician with a wide range of experience.

 Autumn dates:

Friday 12 and 26 October, 2:00pm–3:00pm

Friday 9 and 23 November, 2:00pm–3:00pm

£2:50 per session (including refreshments)



Chit Chat Group at Canon Winter Centre, Elland

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The Chit Chat group at the Canon Winter Centre, at All Saint’s Church, Elland HX5 0JF was started in March 2012, with 2 members at the first afternoon meeting. A dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers greatly outnumbered members on this occasion.​​

Numbers at meetings grew and because of the popularity of the group a morning session was introduced in January 2014.

The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10:00am to 12:00pm then 1:30pm to 3:30pm.

Meetings always start with Tea, Coffee, cakes and biscuits, along with a chat, both with new found friends, and friendships renewed.

Activities at meetings range from board games to Beethoven. Other sessions include Quiz’s, Crafts, Entertainers (including a Christmas Panto), and speakers on a variety of topics. Local schools have been in to entertain and interact with our members, bridging the generations.

A small charge is made on the day to cover running costs, and once a month a raffle is held with proceeds going to group funds.

What is provided

The aim is to provide:
– Meaningful Activities – Improved Wellbeing
– A connection to the community – Help to maximise the day
– A more fulfilling and enjoyable life

In all cases the aim is to encourage a healthier lifestyle for older people.

Community Transport

Should members require transport to attend meetings, this can be arranged through the Community Transport Calderdale car service. A small charge is made for this service.

For further information call 01422 256570 or email theaker@blueyonder.co.uk


Brews and Grooves – New Informal Dance Class for Over 55s

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Brews and Grooves is a new informal dance class that helps to develop balance, mobility and posture. The 8 week course starts on Tuesday 2 October, 10:00am-11:30am at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland HX5 0PY.

There is time for 45 minutes of dancing followed by some time to enjoy a hot drink and a biscuit – and a good chat.

The first two weeks are free being funded by the Elland Staying Well group and £15 for the 6 remaining classes ending on Tuesday 20 November (or £3 if you just want to drop in).

To book a place call Samantha on 07740 366365 or email sam@curelwellbeing.org.uk.

Next Shoppers Lunch at Southgate Methodist Church

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The next Shopper’s Lunch at Southgate Christian Centre will be on Friday 5 October, 12:00pm.

Where else can you be served a freshly cooked 2 course meal and drink for £4.50 – bargain!

Enjoy a meal and a good chat. Meal served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For tickets and more information call Wilma on 07772 123058.

Shoppers Lunch Returns to Southgate Methodist Church

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The Shopper’s Lunch is returning after our summer break on Friday 7 September, 12:00pm.

Where else can you be served a freshly cooked 2 course meal and drink for £4.50 – bargain!

Enjoy a meal and a good chat. Meal served at 12 noon at Southgate Christian Centre, Langdale Street Elland HX5 0JL. All areas are accessible for people with disabilities.

For more information call 07772 123058.

‘Welland’ a Festival of Joy

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On Saturday 16 June, 10:00am-4:00pm will be held Calderdale’s first ever FREE festival dedicated to health and wellbeing at Wainwright Hall, 27 Jepson Lane, Elland – a Festival of Joy.

‘Welland’ is a brand new one-day festival for the town of Elland and it’s surrounding areas, focusing specifically on bringing the community together to enhance wellbeing and quality of life for the local community.

The town centre will be brought to life through activities that are creative, inspirational and inclusive, involving and celebrating community-focused professional services in Elland, provided by people who are passionate about enhancing the town and enabling it to become a thriving and exciting place to be.

Sam McCormick, a professional dance and movement practitioner, runs a small social enterprise, Curel CIC, which is based in Elland and focuses on bringing communities together and enhancing quality of life through movement and dance. Sam is also a qualified complementary therapist to provide massage, reflexology and aromatherapy for Elland’s community. You may also know Sam for her work with Flamingo Chicks.

This year’s festival is a starting point for more long term, sustainable, inclusive wellbeing services in the area. It will act as a pilot for a larger festival to happen in the summer of 2019 and for more inspirational, professional and creative services to find their way to Elland.

Local people of different ages and backgrounds are encouraged to come together for one brilliant day of activity, have fun, take a risk, and get involved!


Sing Out Loud at Hamerton Close

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Starting on Friday 18 May, 2:00pm–3:30pm at Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland will be Sing Out Loud fun singing session.

This is a singalong session for seniors, with Steve Brown – a professional musician who has a wide range of experience working with community groups.

Just £1 per session (and 50p for refreshments) this group will meet every fortnight


Holiday at Home – Bethesda Methodist Church 11 and 12 July

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Holiday at Home at Bethesda Methodist Church, Elland on 11 and 12 July 10:00 – 15:30 each day.

For £3 each day have Fun, Fellowship and Food with

  • Morning coffee
  • Lunch
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Sing along
  • Games
  • Quizzes
  • Crafts

To book a place call Christine on 01422 256244

This event also involves members of Southgate Methodist and is supported by Elland Staying Well.