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

OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality) is part of the Leeds
Neighbourhood Network scheme.  Membership costs £10 per year. We have over 680 members and 90 volunteers, aged 16 to 85, plus a staff team of four.

Follow us on Twitter @OPALLeeds16

On the recent coach party to Saltaire, we were able to see at Salt’s Mill, and walk alongside, the David Hockney current exhibition of 25 trees in different seasons – a 27ft long panorama, as well as ipad pictures and life-size oil portraits and Yorkshire landscapes.

Leeds University students gave OPAL members a fantastic Tea Party complete with jazz band and a magician. Forthcoming Summer outings include a picnic at Bolton Abbey on 3rd June, a day out in Bowness in Windermere on Wed 19th June; plus a Southport trip on Wed 2nd July and the popular seaside trip to Scarborough on Wed 21st August.  All trips depart and return to the Farrar Lane Car Park behind ASDA.

The Ireland Wood Meeting Point at St Paul’s Church Hall, Raynel Drive LS16 6BS, got off to a good start with the Weetwood Councillors, and Revd Linda Ludkin & Revd Ian White in this partnership with OPAL. In May, music students from Ralph Thoresby entertained us with Daniel on keyboard, Edna on guitar, singing along with Molly and teacher Ms Liles. We meet on Thursdays 2-4pm 13th & 27th June. All welcome, £1 entry-you do not need to be a member of OPAL.

The Creative Writing Group is also open to all and meets next on Mon 19th June 2-3.30pm at Holt Park Library. We are a small friendly group led by Librarian Kit Lardner.

Coffee Afternoons continue at Tinshill Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS16 6DX on Fridays 1.30-3.30pm.

The Men’s Group meet on Mon 3rd June for a day out 11am-4pm. at Lotherton Hall to see the Bird Gardens & enjoy the café & company.

For details of Computer Lessons,  the Handyman Scheme,  Carers’ Group, Dementia Drop-In, Tea Dances, Exercise Classes at the Stables, Tai Chi, Yoga, and Theatre Group

see www.opal-project.org.uk

or  contact OPAL Office 0113 261 9103

Val Crompton
OPAL Management Committee

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