Older People

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…

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

Volunteer role – Over 50’s alcohol champion

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More than a third of the UK population is over the age of 50 both nationally and in Calderdale. It is estimated that 1 in 5 older men and 1 in 10 older women are drinking enough to harm themselves.

Lifeline recognise that this group of the population have different needs as such and are delivering a project to specifically deliver key prevention messages across Calderdale, so that over 50’s become more informed to make choices about their alcohol consumption and are equipped to support their positive health and wellbeing in the future… volunteer today…

Start the new year with Tea and Tech at Hamerton Close

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Thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund, equipment has been purchased as well as tutor support in order to help older people get online.

Launching at the end of January 2016
At Hamerton Close, Westgate, Elland, HX5 0BD

If you would like to get online and you’re interested in learning more be sure to go along in the new year and get involved.

For further information email pauline.walker@togetherhousing.co.uk

Grab the perfect gift for Grandad this Christmas

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Phoenix Shed - Friday Flyer PosterAre you stuck finding a present for the older man in your life, or maybe for your Grandad?

Look no further than The Phoenix Shed Membership Christmas Card, complete with a £20 membership to be a part of The Phoenix Shed.

The Phoenix Shed will open it’s doors to members, over 55 years of age at the beginning of January 2016 and to celebrate the good news, every new member application  before Christmas will be entered into a prize draw with the chance to win a £20 Local Shopping Voucher.

Apply now and be a part of The Phoenix Shed, a place to pursue your hobbies and interests in a friendly and welcoming environment.

To get involved call 01422 344074 – 07930 207537 or email chris.freeman@hotmail.co.uk  or if you require further information call Eddie Moss on 07533 610763 or Rob Clegg on 01422 254211.

 

Christmas dinner for over 65’s in Elland

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Elland xmas dinnerAre you aged over 65, living in the Elland area and likely to be spending Christmas Day alone this year or know someone who is?… Why not go along and join in for a good old fashioned lunch and a sing along.

Friday 25 December – From 11.30am to 3.30pm
At Elland Cricket Club, Hullen Rd, Elland, HX5 0QY

Transport and personal assistance provided and lunch, entertainment and support will be provided by a group of local volunteers.

To book your place, call Kirsty or Julie on 07738 626698 or 01484 313655