Caring Together Event – Friday 14 June

For Carers Week 10-16 June, there will be a Caring Together event on Friday 14 June, 10:30am-2:00pm at Age UK C & K, Ground Floor, Rimani House, 14-16 Hall Street, Halifax HX1 5BD.

This event is FREE to all adult carers and their loved ones.

There will be;

  • entertainment
  • therapies
  • information
  • refreshments and lunch
  • free prize draw

Free transport and respite care is available by calling Calderdale Carers on 01422 369101 (please give at least one week notice to organise)

Befriending Volunteer Opportunities with Age UK

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 Calderdale and Kirklees Newsletter April 2019

Volunteering makes a world of difference

Nia started volunteering as a befriender in 2018. “I started to volunteer as I work shifts and had some spare time and being there for someone who may be lonely and in need of someone to talk to seemed like a good option. I work with infants and children so volunteering with the elderly was a good contrast”. 

Hopefully I’m there to provide some additional support when they feel alone.  Older people may have little family around, or  suffering with illness or may have lost a beloved lifelong partner which must be very challenging and difficult, so being able to help at all seemed just the right thing to do.” said Nia.

She was introduced to Ann and they hit it off from their first meeting, sharing interests and values including volunteering!

Ann is in her 80’s and is now housebound, not strong enough to go out without support.
She was – and still is – a free, caring and creative spirit who cares about other people and the environment. She has volunteered in UK and abroad and has been vegan all her adult life.

She lives in a lovely cottage which she shared with her husband who has sadly passed away. But his death, after 59 years of marriage, was devastating and she still misses him deeply.

She was visited by Age UK C&K to see if we could help her situation and after refusing a befriender at first, changed her mind “And I’m so glad I did” she said. She and Nia have lots in common – they both love gardening and animals – dogs in particular – and obviously volunteering! “She has changed my life” says Ann “I really look forward to her visits and we are so well matched it really does make a world of difference”.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender, call 01422 252 040 or 01484 535994.

You can download the full newsletter here.

Age UK Winter Newsletter

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

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

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

New Memory Lane Café in Halifax

For just £2 which includes refreshments you can go along to a new memory café in Halifax. Enjoy games, crafts, activities or get support, advice and information.

Two Thursdays every month at Age Uk, 4-6 Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ

  • Thursday 23 March 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 6 April – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 20 April – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 11 May – 10.30am to 12.30pm
  • Thursday 25 May – 10.30am to 12.30pm

Future dates to be announced.

For information contact June on 01422 706373 / 07920 549131 or by email to contactmemorylanecafe@gmail.com