OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) Activities March 2013

OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) is a registered charity and was established in January 2002 as part of the Leeds Neighbourhood Network schemes.  Membership costs £10 per year. We have 684 members and over 90 volunteers, aged 16 to 80+, all highly valued by our staff team of four.  See us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter @OPAL Leeds 16.

Thursday Shopping Trips
12.15—4.15pm. Join Anne and our volunteers to visit Owlcotes or Morrisons. We will pick you up from home, cost £4. Book well in advance if you need assistance or a wheelchair, as we have limited space.

Computer Sessions
We have some wonderful volunteers to help you master computers at home or at the OPAL Office.  Sessions are one to one for one hour and cost £4 in the office, £8 at home. In the office you can use our computer or bring your own laptop.

Leeds University Union students have invited us to a tea party on Wednesday 13th March, noon-3pm.

OPAL Dewsbury Market Trip to the Victorian Market Hall is on Wed 6th March 10.30am-4pm. There is a waiting list now for the Salt’s Mill Visit on Thurs 18th April. 

The Men’s Group are meeting on Mon 4th March 11.30am –4pm, for a pub lunch at the Original Oak, Headingley and then a guided tour round Marks & Spencer Archive. They meet at 10.30am-4.15pm Mon 8th April for a trip on a wheelchair accessible canal boat at Mirfield with a picnic lunch on board.

The Creative Writing Group will meet with librarian Kit Lardner on Mon 18th March 2pm-3.30pm at Holt Park Library, all are welcome. Come and listen, or join in discussions over a cup of tea. You do not need to be over 60 or a member of OPAL to join this group, or to join the LS 16 Community Choir where a group of us from LS 16 meet to enjoy singing together at Cookridge Primary with the school choir on Tues lunchtimes and/or Thursday after school.

Tinshill Friday Coffee Afternoons

The Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS16 6DX are also open to all, on Fridays 1.30-3.30pm.

A new fortnightly Thursday Coffee Afternoon is to be held at St Paul’s Church Hall, Ireland Wood—starting Thurs 11th April 2-4pm.

For details of the Handyman Scheme,  Carers’ Group, Dementia Drop-In, Tea Dances, Exercise Classes, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Theatre Group see
http://www.opal-project.org.uk
or  contact OPAL Office 0113 261 9103

Val Crompton

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