Calderdale Forum 50 Plus has launched a new directory “In Touch” on this website to help reconnect older people with their hobbies, social clubs and activity groups before and after lockdown ends.
Older people have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with lost opportunities for friendship and conversation, as their social clubs and activity groups closed.
As the organisation representing the over-50s in Calderdale, we are aiming to help people aged over 50 to restore their lost connections and find new social groups and clubs to join; while getting back out into their communities, doing the things they love best, making new friends and improving their mental health.
With funding from The National Lottery Community Fund, we are building an online directory called “In Touch” for local over-50 groups and clubs to promote themselves to older people in Calderdale. The directory will also feature groups that have been running successfully online over the last year.
Calderdale Forum 50 Plus’s Chairman Malcolm Kielty OBE said: “By creating “In Touch” we hope to encourage people who are cautious about leaving their homes and meeting people, to get involved again with their favourite groups, make new friends or try something new, but in a safe way.”
“The online directory on the Calderdale Forum 50 Plus website also aims to encourage volunteers who are unsure or lack the confidence to restart their groups, to give it a go.”
“If your group, club or organisation would like to be featured on “In Touch”, please get in touch with us at email@example.com or via a form on our website.”
And for people without internet access, we have the equipment to help older people make video calls to friends or join online groups, running zoom meetings. Click the link below to find out more.