In Touch – Social Groups & Activities in Calderdale

What is “In Touch”?

Here at Calderdale Forum 50 Plus, we are contacting social groups, clubs and activity providers all over Calderdale to provide you with a directory of organisations providing things for over-50s to do.

We’ve called the project “In Touch” and we aim to help people aged 50 plus to restore their social connections and find new social groups and clubs to join. If your group club or organisation would like to be featured, please get In Touch here.  If you wish to update your profile page fill in this form.

Follow this link for a list of informal Friendship Groups & Coffee Mornings.

Follow this link for Health, Wellbeing & Fitness Classes.

The “In Touch” Directory Of 50-Plus-Friendly Groups & Organisations

Here are the latest clubs, groups and organisations that are welcoming to people over-50 from Calderdale.

Health & Wellbeing Groups and Sports Clubs







Hobby & Special Interest Groups




Illingworth Moor Crafty Club. Meets every Wednesday at 10am at the Methodist Church, HX2 9LL.

Calder Quilters.  Meet Fridays at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax.

Hipperholme & Lightcliffe Art Society
Meet Tuesdays from 7.30pm at Brighouse Rest Centre, HD6 1AB.

Ryburn 3 Step Singing Group. Meet Thursday’s at 7.30pm in Ripponden. Ring for details.  01422 822413.

Southowram Over 50s Art Group. Monday’s from 3pm at Southowram Community Centre.

Crafternoon Tea @ Crafty Owl Studio in Elland. Contact the Studio for details.  HX5 0EX.

Halifax Flower Club. Monthly meetings at Ardern Road club, Halifax.  Contact 07789 482233 for details.

Countrywomen’s Association. Meet 2nd Monday  in the month at St.John’s Church Community Room, Cragg Vale. 2pm to 4pm. Call 01422 884134 for details.

Whist Group.  Every Tuesday at the Maurice Jagger Centre, from 1.15 to 4pm.

Arts4Brighouse Cinema Club. 3rd Thursday in the month at St. John’s Church, Rastrick at 7.30pm.

Halifax Concert Band

Halifax & District Irish Society

Calderdale Ramblers – walks all over the area.

Todmorden Amateur Operatic And Dramatic Society

Todmorden Orchestra

Social Groups






Halifax Third Age.
Meets every 4th Monday from 1.30pm at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax.

University of the Third Age, Todmorden.  Over 400 members with 30 groups ranging from Philosophy to Scrabble, French to Table Tennis. The monthly meeting is third Thursday of the month at 13:45, Central Methodists in Todmorden, is regularly attended by over 100 people and always has an invited speaker, tea and good company.

Lively Ladies. Social group with talks and activities at Cross Hills Methodist Church, Greetland. First Monday in the month from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

Halifax Aachen Society. The purpose of the Society is to promote and maintain friendship between Halifax and Aachen by fostering exchanges, links and projects to examine issues of mutual interest.

Elland & District Retired Men’s Probus Club. Elland Working Men’s Club on alternatve Tuesday mornings.  All welcome to this friendship group with regular speakers.

Siddal Sisters WI. Meets the 3rd Wednesday in the month at Siddal Cricket Club from 7.30pm.  Email

Hebden Royd Probus Club.  1st Wednesday of the month at Mytholmroyd Community Centre from 10am to 12 pm.

Pastimes Halifax.  Music and entertainment evoking times past. Every Monday afternoon at the Ardern Road Social Club from 1pm to 3.30pm.  Call 01422 251613 for more details.

Riverside Dementia Cafe, Ripponden.  Social group for people experiencing dementia and their partners. 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

Young at Heart Club. Thursdays from 2pm to 4pm at the Shay Stadium, Halifax.

Rotary Club of Halifax

Rotary Club of Sowerby Bridge.  Meet Mondays.

Support Groups




Calderdale Stroke Association Support Group. Meets 2nd Monday in the month at the Maurice Jagger Centre, Halifax. 2pm to 4pm.

Parkinsons UK Halifax Support Group. Elim Pentecostal Church, 2nd Saturday in the month from 2pm to 4pm and at Sainsbury’s, Halifax cafe, last Wednesday of the month from 2pm to 4pm.


Friendship Groups and Coffee mornings
Health, Wellbeing & Fitness Classes

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