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

Dementia Awareness Week Events (15 -21 May)

Calderdale and Kirklees Alzheimer’s Society have a Dementia Roadshow Bus at Sowerby Bridge Market on Friday 13 May and more on the following dates’

  • Tuesday 17 May – Wellington Arcade, Brighouse – 12 to 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 May – Woolshops, Halifax – 11am to 1pm
  • Thursday 19 May – Todmorden Flea Market – 10am to 12pm
  • Friday 20 May – Hebden Bridge Town Hall – 10.30am to 12.30pm

During Dementia Awareness Week there will be events throughout Calderdale where you can ask any questions you have about Dementia and join in for a song if the mood takes you.

With memory trees at each event you are invited to write a message confronting dementia to hang on a tree.

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.

Halifax Art & Photography Festival 2016

The second Halifax Art and Photography Festival will see a variety of activity across Halifax Town Centre and will include plenty of FREE things to be involved in including:

  • Art, Sculpture and Photography Galleries
  • Art and Craft Workshops
  • Art and Photography Market
  • Live music
  • FREE Face Painting and Balloons

Get involved on Saturday 16 April at various locations in Halifax. Pick up your festival brochure from Halifax Central Library & Calderdale Tourist Information Centres for more information.

Arts and Photography Festival

Overgate Christmas pop up shop

Overgate hospice will be holding a Christmas Pop Up Shop with Cards, Decorations, Gifts and much more.

Monday 7 to Sunday 13 December
At Woolshops Shopping Centre, Halifax, HX1 1RU

If you would like further information call 01422 387121

A blooming new look at Woolshops Shopping Centre

Woolshops plantingOn Wednesday 21 October, Junior Wardens from Dean field Community Primary School, Ovenden, helped Halifax in Bloom and Calderdale Council plant Daffodil bulbs in time for a blooming spring show of yellow at the Woolshops Shopping Centre in Halifax.

The Junior Wardens planted miniature daffodils in the raised flowerbeds on the main pedestrian precinct and also at the side of the shopping centre.

Halifax in Bloom is made up by volunteers from across Calderdale and their aims are to help boost the local economy through increased tourism, and to increase civic pride through local people taking on the planning of long-term improvement in their local environment through planting beautiful sustainable displays.

If you would like get involved with Halifax In Bloom, please contact Pete Oddy on 07712 867626 or find the Halifax Bloom Facebook Page.

Age UK Q4 newsletter out now!

Age UKKeep up to date with what is going on at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees with their Q4 newsletter which is out now.

You can pick a copy up at their shop in The Woolshops, Halifax or download from their website at:  www.ageuk.org.uk/calderdaleandkirklees/newsletter-sign-up/