Local News

The latest local news for the over 50’s in Calderdale.

  • Calderdale Heritage Walks
    For details of the Calderdale Heritage Walks, view the full Winter schedule on the Calderdale Heritage Walks website Because of Covid, and more limited numbers, Walks must be paid for and prebooked …more
  • How Yorkshire Water Can Help You With Their Priority Service Register
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  • Healthy Minds Drop-in Sessions
    The Healthy Minds Drop-in sessions are back – by appointment These sessions are an opportunity to get help, support, or to chat to them and find out more about their services. To stay as safe as possible, the drop-in will …more
  • Memory Lane Dementia-Friendly Cafes – 2022 Dates
    These dementia-friendly cafes provide a service whereby visitors can interact and socialise with others, share information and host a range of activities. They offer various games ranging from a table quiz and jigsaws to boules …more
  • New Year At The Square Chapel
    In need of a great night out? Halifax’s Square chapel has got an exciting line up of events that deserve to be enjoyed with friends! Take a look at their full What’s On guide here Share this:Click to share on Twitter …more
  • Grow Calderdale Newsletter
    Out now and full of seasonal tips to help you make the most of your garden is the Grow Calderdale newsletter Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Like this:Like …more
  • Build a winning mindset: new “Offload” workshop for men comes to Calderdale
    A new workshop called Offload, lead by past and current rugby league players will equip you with tips and tools to reduce depression and anxiety and build mental fitness. “Rugby League Cares” is bringing Offload to …more
  • The Calderdale Survey 2022
    Calderdale Council has launched its annual survey to find out what you think about your life in Calderdale. As our local authority look to rebuild in 2022, after a challenging year for everyone, they want to hear your views of …more
  • RSPCA hosts “Perfect Pet” picture competition
    The RSPCA Halifax, Huddersfield, Bradford & District Branch are once again hosting their annual ‘Picture Perfect Pet’ photo competition. Why not put your best paw forward, take a picture of your pet and send it in. All …more
  • Dispose of your Christmas tree responsibly: 3 days to go!
    Remove the hassle of disposing of your natural Christmas tree, ensure it’s recycled and support your local hospice. Overgate Hospice’s Christmas Tree recycling initiative is running again this year. For a donation of …more
  • Telephone Befrienders wanted now!
    Could you be a Telephone Befriender? Calderdale’s Staying Well Hub is looking for volunteers! The aim of telephone befriending is to reduce feelings of social isolation and loneliness in older people. Volunteers are …more
  • Get help paying your bills with Yorkshire Water’s special tariffs
    Yorkshire Water is working closely with Calderdale Forum 50 Plus to tell older people about the ways in which they can reduce their water consumption and save money on their water bills.  Their Customer Services team want to hear …more
  • Monthly Groups at Rastrick Library
    Rastrick Library is inviting local residents to join them for their range of events that happen monthly. For more information or to confirm dates and times, we recommend you contact the library direct on 01484 714858. Poetry …more
  • Creative Writing Workshop this January: The Tree of Life
    The Tree of Life is a creative writing workshop from Healthy Minds. Full details below. The workshops take place at The Orange Box in Halifax on two consecutive Tuesdays from 11 January, 12.30pm to 2.30pm. To book your place …more
  • New Year courses starting at the University Centre Calderdale College
    Looking for a new challenge or need a qualification to be able to progress in your current role? It’s not too late to make a change and start something new! Why not start 2022 the right way with one of the University Centre …more
  • New Year programme of wellbeing walks from Healthy Minds
    Healthy Minds has released a full programme of walks for the new year, starting in January and running through to March. Walking has a huge range of benefits for our physical and mental health. Their walks are opportunities to …more
  • Get access to bottled water in an emergency with Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services Register
    By signing up to Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services Register, you can get quicker access to bottled water, in case of flooding or supply stoppages this winter. The Register is free to sign-up to and supports older …more
  • Santa-gram campaign brings Christmas cheer once more to Calderdale!
    Home Instead Senior Care Calderdale’s second Santa-gram campaign has been a great success, spreading Christmas cheer to elderly people across the local area. Launched in November, Home Instead’s Santa-gram campaign reached out to …more
  • Square Chapel, Halifax, Covid Precautions Update
    This information, from the Square Chapel, is a useful guide to the kinds of extra precautions local venues are now putting in place following the ramping up of the government’s Covid-19 restrictions: Our teams will be …more
  • Calderdale Council’s Current Consultations
    Calderdale Council’s current consultations on major projects are listed below – as always, it’s useful to get involved if you can! 1/ Help shape plans for Hipperholme and north-east Calderdale Live in, work …more
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