The Warley Staying Well Steering Group held yet another successful health promotion and information event at Halifax Academy Primary School. The themed ‘Dip your Toe in the Water’ afternoon at staying positive and motivated was attended by over 70 local residents, highlights included gentle exercise with Sue Watson from High Five over 50s group and an active Tai Chi demonstration from Marsha and Dave from Tai Chi Tigers.
Other agencies who attended were West Yorkshire Police Crime Prevention, Better Living Team, Better Lives, The Phoenix Shed, SAFER Team, West Yorkshire Fire Service and Age UK.
To finish the afternoon on a ‘High Note’ were the talented Halifax Academy Singers.
The Staying Well project works one to one, with people who are isolated or lonely and these ‘Heads Shoulders Knees and Toes’ events have been successful in reaching even more people.
The Staying Well team is moving throughout the area with the view to working alongside community groups/churches to deliver fun and informative sessions to local people. For more information contact Hayley Conlon 01422 392767 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dementia affects people of all ages and if you or a family member are living with early onset dementia you may feel lost and alone.
Join Staying Well at Halifax Opportunities Trust on Hanson Lane HX1 5PG for a cuppa and a chat starting 6 October at 2pm-4pm.
For more information call Julie on 07590 831791.
Make sure you put Wednesday 2 August 2017 in your diary. That’s the launch date for the Memory Lane Cafe at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Lister Street, Winding Road Halifax.
The cafe will be open on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 2pm to 4pm and for £2 there are refreshments as well as crafts and activities, music and games and just general conversation. Sometimes you just want a brew and something to do.
For further information contact June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131 or you can email email@example.com
A copy of the poster to display in your premises can be downloaded from Memory Lane Cafe Halifax 2017.
This dementia-friendly Memory Lane Cafe will be held this year on:
August 2 and 16
September 6 and 20
October 4 and 18
November 1 and 15 and December 6
C3 Healthy Communities is coming to the Staying Well tent at the Beechwood Big Picnic on Saturday 1 July looking at diet and physical activity. Anyone can talk to Lisa about what issues they have re: healthier eating or where to go for indoor/outdoor physical activity within the area.
They will be having fun with a human fruit machine where people fill in a questionnaire and then have an opportunity to press a buzzer and if they match 3 fruit or veg, then that is what they will win. There will also be a glitter tattooist – she is working for free but will have a donations tin for Illingworth Rugby club and Ovenden Park to help them both out.
C3’s name comes from their belief that preventing non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors before people fall sick or need care requires Collaboration between all of society to focus on the 3 risk factors that impact NCDs:
- Unhealthy eating and drinking
- Lack of physical activity
- Tobacco use
This includes addressing both the individual and environmental barriers to leading a healthier life.
Our new Staying Well project website can be found online here: www.stayingwellhub.com/
On it you’ll find information about the service, links to what’s going on locally and news about how the project is developing across Calderdale. Read testimonials from recent clients involved in the service and make a referral yourself.
Click here to read the first Staying Well newsletter and make sure you join the mailing list to receive further editions!
And we’re twittering on Twitter too! @stayingwellcal
Memory Lane Café was established in early 2016 and aims to support people living with memory loss including their family, carers and friends by providing information, emotional support, as well as the opportunity to share experiences with others, and ultimately help to reduce isolation. The café also provides an informal and social environment in which to learn new skills, enjoy activities, listen to guest speakers and make new friends.