Below are some recent updates from local clubs, groups and societies.
If you have an event or activity you want to tell us about, use our Event News form to get in touch.
For a full list of over-50-friendly groups and activities, see our In Touch directory.
Guided walks from heart support group CREW restarted on 29 March.
With groups of six able to meet outdoors from 29 March, CREW Heart Support Group walks will restart with 5 people plus a walk leader at the end of the month. To join a walk, you must first register for each walk, on the Crew Heart Support Website or by email – email@example.com
Memory Lane Cafes will be back in May
The popular dementia-friendly cafes in Sowerby Bridge and Halifax will be meeting again in May.
For more information on the cafes, just call June on 01422 706373 or 07920 549131.
New running group for people of colour
The Running Aunties is a running and walking group aimed at women of colour in Calderdale, supported by Active Calderdale and Staying Well. Read their stories of getting started and creating a group to support other women. Find out more.
NEW virtual venue for arts, crafts and conversation with Hope Baptist Chapel – every Thursday between 10am and 12pm.
A safe space where people can enjoy some calm time doing arts and crafts with light conversation. The aim of this group is to bring some calm and wellbeing and also accept that sometimes it’s OK not to be OK. Held with support from Healthy Minds.
Healthy Minds workshops
These online workshops from Calderdale’s Staying Well Hub will help improve mental health and promote feelings of wellness. You can try a variety of fun exercises including crafting for free. Participants had the opportunity to tap into their creativity and many reported that the process of making and connecting with others have been helpful with their wellbeing. No experience is necessary, just the willingness to have a go! Join us in a friendly, supportive environment.
To book or to access further details about any of workshops or groups email: Nicky@healthymindscalderdale.co.uk Or call: 01422 345154.
A co-operative of established and professional music tutors in the Calder Valley, are offering a new range of online workshops in singing, guitar, ukulele or piano and keyboard. They aim to provide top quality, contemporary and reliable music lessons to you, and to the wider community of Calderdale. All levels of ability are welcome. The sessions will take place during evenings and/or weekends. All you need is access to Zoom, a spare hour, a voice or an instrument. This project is funded by Hebden Royd Town Council. A voluntary contribution of £5, if you are able to, would be appreciated.
Singing for the Brain sessions
The Alzheimer’s Society run weekly on Wednesdays from 4pm to 5pm. The sessions use Zoom but can also be accessed by telephone if individuals do not have access to or are comfortable with the relevant technology/internet. Find out more and see a live singing event
Tai Chi Tigers
The Tigers have been working on a new video suitable for all levels of health and fitness – both standing and seated – to help Calm the Mind & give you a Strong Body. Exercises in this video show in detail how you can enjoy a Calm Mind and Strong Body. Beginners or experienced practitioners alike. The exercises will help achieve better balance both physically and mentally, experience more co-ordination, have a greater clarity of thought, feel more content, and have more energy, all with daily practice.