Staying Warm with Staying Well March 1st at Illingworth Methodist Church

Staying Well Calderdale is holding another Staying Warm with Staying Well event at Illingworth Moor Methodist Church on

Wednesday 1st March 2023 from 11.30am to 2.30pm

Come to our friendly community gathering, enjoy a warm drink and lunch, including a main and cake!

We will have guests from the following local organisations who will share useful advice around keeping yourself and your house warm, as well as providing other ways of supporting yourself during these difficult times.

Vitaminds
Healthy Minds
Newground Together
Ageing Well Team (North PCN)
Social Prescribing Team (North PCN)
The Heat Team
Daisy Chain Café
Smart Move
Age UK/ Dementia Hub

We will share tips on keeping warm, healthy and save money in your home.

The event is free of charge, feel free to come along for some or all of it. No need to book, just drop in.

For more information contact Craig on Tel: 07759 364916 or
craig.watson@calderdale.gov.uk

Illingworth Moor Methodist Church, Keighley Rd, Halifax HX2 9LL
w : https://www.illingworthmoor.org.uk/
f : https://www.facebook.com/illingworthmoormethodist/

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

Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees Holiday Fund – Grants available

Age UKAge UK have a limited fund to grant to older people to go on holiday who otherwise may not be able to afford it.

The fund, made available by the Community Foundation for Calderdale, is now open and grants must be used by the end of the year (2016).

The maximum grant is up to £500 / couple (£300 / individual) and is paid directly to the holiday company.

Priority will be given to applicants who are aged 60+, live in the HX postcode area, who are in financial hardship, have a long term illness or disability and have not used the fund previously.

The grants are available by submitting a simple application form to Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Please collect an application form from the Age UK shop (4-6 Square, The Woolshops, Halifax, HX1 1RJ) or call 01422 252040

Completed form should be returned to the Woolshops and decisions will be made within 4 weeks.

April is Age UK C&K’s Wills Month

Making a will is the best way to ensure your wishes are carried out after your death. Local solicitors are donating their time and expertise to write wills for Age UK supporters.

Make your will with participating solicitors this April and help support local charity Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees.

Click here for further information online

Get active with Age UK – Tai Chi Exercise Classes

This gentle exercise  can be performed either standing or sitting and the exercises are designed to reduce the risk of falling by developing and improving balance, strength, flexibility, body awareness, posture & co-ordination.

The classes are delivered by a qualified Tai Chi tutor, who provides a flexible program of exercise to meet individual needs at the following venues and times:

  • Every Friday – 2.30pm to 3.30pm – St Thomas Parish Hall, Greetland
  • Every Friday – 10am to 11am – Forest Cottage, Cousin Lane, Ovenden,
  • Every Monday – 12.15pm to 1.15pm – St Judes Church Hall, King Cross, Halifax
  • Todmorden Fielden Centre – Call 01706 817926 for more information.

If you would like to use this service or to talk to an Age UK staff member about what can be donefor you, please contact Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01422 252040, email enquiries@acck.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk\calderdaleandkirklees

Get online at Home – Digital Inclusion with Age UK

Age UK online at homeAre you, or do you know of any older people who might benefit from supported access to a computer?

Access to the internet has a number of benefits including  shopping online and staying in touch with family & friends. Age UK may be able to offer FREE of charge – Loan of digital equipment, one to one support and more if you or someone you know is elderly or housebound.

For further information email enquiries@acck.org.uk, call 01422 252040 or visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees

Learn the ways of technology with Age UK’s Digital Inclusion IT Classes

Digital InclusionLearn your way around a computer with Digital Inclusion Information Technology classes every Wednesday at Pellon Network Centre from 10am to 12pm.

Or get one to one basic learning at the following Calderdale Libraries:

  • King Cross Library
  • Elland Library
  • Brighouse Library
  • Rastrick Library

Includes loan of IT equipment, tablets and laptops with WIFI and support from volunteers on assessment.

If you would like to get involved and require further information call 01422 252040.