Older People

Vaccination Rollout Team attending Older Persons Day November 1st at King’s Centre

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At our International Day of Older Persons Celebration event next week we will be joined by the Covid Vaccination Rollout Team who will be offering Covid Boosters and Flu Vaccinations throughout the event. There is no need to book a slot you can just pop over and see them!

We hope you will join us for an afternoon of entertainment with an opportunity to find out more about support for unpaid Carers in Calderdale.

We have professional entertainent and refreshments will be provided.

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

To find out more please ring Louise on 01422 369101

Memory Lane Carers afternoon tea at Maurice Jagger October 16

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October begins with The International Day of Older Persons on the 1st .

Memory Lane Cafe is holding an event to recognise the enormous contribution of senior unpaid carers in supporting people living with dementia.

In conjunction with Bridge Community, we are hosting an afternoon tea, information and support event for unpaid carers of people living with dementia on Sunday 16th October at the Maurice Jagger Centre in Halifax.

Carers, ex-carers and their cared-for will be invited to come along for an afternoon of:-

  • live music
  • bingo
  • quiz
  • wonderful cakes & scones
  • information and support from a range of service providers

With the aid of a grant from Calderdale Council we are making this a free event – but we ask that people book their place(s) in advance.

 

Please contact June on 01422 706373 or 01920 549131 to book your free place.

Celebrating International Older Persons Day Nov 1st at King’s Centre

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We would like to invite you to join us for an afternoon of entertainment with an opportunity to find out more about support for unpaid Carers in Calderdale.

We have professional entertainent and refreshments will be provided.

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

Open to anyone over the age of 50 in Calderdale

To find out more please ring Louise on 01422 369101

 

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

Elland Companionship Cafe starting Tuesday 10th May at 10am

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Home Instead Calderdale is teaming up with Morrison’s Supermarket in Elland to run a monthly companionship café for older people.

The first meeting is on Tuesday 10 May at 10am in the Morrison’s store cafe.

Our Café is open to older people – whether on their own or with a family member, friend or companion and is ideal for any older person who is looking for more opportunities to get out, enjoy some conversation and meet new people.

Free drinks and biscuits are included.

If interested, come along and join with our activities and conversation. Make new friends and enjoy a cup of coffee in like minded company.

For more information, please ring Home Instead on 01422 292424

 

Venue: Morrisons Cafe, Morrisons Elland, 4 Jubilee Way, Elland, Halifax HX5 9DT

Home Instead launches second Santa-gram campaign to help bring some festive cheer to the elderly!

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Home Instead are asking children in local primary schools to join their second Santa-gram campaign by using their creative talents to design Christmas cards for elderly people in Calderdale.

Read this on the Home Instead webpage

Deadline to send your Santa-gram is December 3rd

Last year’s campaign was a fantastic success with over 1,000 Santa-grams delivered to more than 500 older people: both those still living at home and some care home residents.

According to Age UK, Christmas is the loneliest time of the year for over 1.5 million older people, with those who have lost a loved one struggling the most.

After this most difficult of years with many clubs and church groups still cautious about meeting, this provider of home care to the elderly and the vulnerable decided to repeat their campaign to help relieve some of the loneliness felt by many elderly people across our community.

The Santa-gram campaign involves children at local primary schools creating Christmas cards, drawings, bookmarks, puzzles or writing a letter to an older person to open in the run up to Christmas to help bring a smile to their day.  The Santa-grams will be delivered to elderly people during the first two weeks of December.

Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale will be working in partnership with local community groups and charities such as Age UK, Memory Lane Dementia cafes, local care homes and assisted living facilities for the elderly to deliver the Santa-grams in time for Christmas.

Munaf Patel, Director at Home Instead Calderdale said:

Since the reopening from lockdown in July, many of the community groups which serve the elderly have still not restarted their meetings and as result a lot of older people are missing out on the companionship, care and love that many of us simply take for granted.  We wanted to do something to help out and this is a nice way to bring two different generations together.”

Here is one of the many comments we received last year about the campaign:

Thank you so much for arranging for these (Santa-grams) to be sent out to us. The cards are so good with lovely artwork by the children.  It has really cheered us both up.  When we opened up the surprise we both got a very warm feeling inside and it really did make us smile.  The jokes had us both laughing.”

Home Instead are accepting items to be included in the ‘Santa-grams’ from now until 3 December   If your organisation, church or community group would like to receive Santa-grams, contact Julie Ingham, Community Engagement Officer at Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale on 01422 292424 or email Julie.ingham@homeinstead.co.uk

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Live Engagement on Older People’s Care Homes

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Consultation opens on Friday 15th October, closes on Friday 26th November 2021

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) along with other providers, and professionals are committed to working together to build sustainable and quality services to improve the quality of life of older people who live in nursing or residential care homes.

Calderdale Council and NHS Calderdale CCG are working in partnership, leading on a piece of engagement that will inform our work to build a sustainable model of older people’s care home provision across Calderdale.  

 

It is important that we hear from residents, staff members/health and social care professionals and relatives/friends. Our aim is to gather as many views and experiences as we can so we have an understanding of what really matters to the people who live, work or have a relative/friend who lives in a Calderdale care home. 

 Please click here to take you to the survey that’s relevant for you to complete.

 If you would like to know more information about this piece of engagement please contact Joanna Marshall, Commissioning Engagement Officer at Calderdale Council joanna.marshall@calderdale.gov.uk

International Day of Older Persons 01 October

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Calderdale is a wonderful borough in which to live and work. However, we are also aspiring to be a supportive and inclusive place to grow old.

There are wonderful things going on all over Calderdale to help people age well and stay healthy and happy for longer.

Join those who have celebrated the International Day of Older Persons by tweeting a photo of you holding up a statement to say, “I support the International Day of Older People’ and using the #agefriendlyCdale.

Some helpful resources for older people in Calderdale

Staying Well Hub

Calderdale Forum 50+

www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/

CREW Heart support

Home Instead

 

Focus 4 Hope Christmas Party in Brighouse this weekend

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Focus 4 Hope invites you to join them at a Christmas Dinner and Party including 3 course Christmas dinner with live entertainment and bingo.

Saturday 17 December 2016 – 1pm
At St John the Divine Church, Brighouse, HD6 1HL

This event is FREE to attend

For information or to express your interest in this event find Focus 4 Hope on Facebook

Get a Metro Senior Pass for FREE off-peak travel

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If you are at or above pensionable age did you know you can get a Metro Senior English National Concessionary Pass which gives holders FREE off-peak bus travel throughout West Yorkshire and England as well as half fare off-peak rail travel in West Yorkshire.

For internet users or those whose family or friends can get online on your behalf, the quick, free and easy way to apply or renew a Senior Pass can be found online here.

If you don’t have access to the internet you can apply for or renew your Senior Pass at Bus Station Travel Centres… Find your nearest here…