The Chit Chat group at the Canon Winter Centre, at All Saint’s Church, Elland HX5 0JF was started in March 2012, with 2 members at the first afternoon meeting. A dedicated and enthusiastic team of volunteers greatly outnumbered members on this occasion.
Numbers at meetings grew and because of the popularity of the group a morning session was introduced in January 2014.
The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month 10:00am to 12:00pm then 1:30pm to 3:30pm.
Meetings always start with Tea, Coffee, cakes and biscuits, along with a chat, both with new found friends, and friendships renewed.
Activities at meetings range from board games to Beethoven. Other sessions include Quiz’s, Crafts, Entertainers (including a Christmas Panto), and speakers on a variety of topics. Local schools have been in to entertain and interact with our members, bridging the generations.
A small charge is made on the day to cover running costs, and once a month a raffle is held with proceeds going to group funds.
What is provided
The aim is to provide:
– Meaningful Activities – Improved Wellbeing
– A connection to the community – Help to maximise the day
– A more fulfilling and enjoyable life
In all cases the aim is to encourage a healthier lifestyle for older people.
Should members require transport to attend meetings, this can be arranged through the Community TransportCalderdale car service. A small charge is made for this service.
For further information call 01422 256570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org