OPAL Older People’s Action in the Locality – October News

We have recently received funding from Comic Relief to help us continue our Coffee Afternoons for another year and also to give our volunteers extra training.  We have also had help from the West North West Inner Area Committee to help set up a Luncheon Club, every Monday at Oxenford Court, off New Adel Lane, and to fund our new Community Worker Amy Robinson to manage the Luncheon Club and run the Ireland Wood Coffee Afternoons on Thursdays 10th & 24th October 2-4pm at St Paul’s Church, Raynel Drive LS16 6BS. On the 24th Oct we will be showing the Ping Pong film about the over 80s Table Tennis Championships!

The Tinshill Coffee Afternoons continue during October and November on Fridays 1.30-3.30pm at The Hub, Silk Mill Drive LS16 6DX.  On 11th Oct Listen or read out short stories: 18th Oct Enjoyment through Song; 25th Oct Have a go at Table Tennis!

The OPAL Men’s Group meets once a month and uses accessible transport. On Monday 14th Oct 11.30am-2.30pm we are going to have a meal at the Cow & Calf Pub, overlooking Ilkley Moor. On 4th Nov 11.30am-2.30pm we are going to The Britannia in Pudsey.

OPAL Tea Dances are held at Adel & Ireland Wood Community Centre, New Adel Lane on Tuesdays 8th & 22nd Oct and 5th Nov; 2-4pm £2.50, includes a refreshment break. Come and dance or you can just sit and watch and enjoy the music.

The Bramhope Meeting Point is on Thursdays 2pm-4pm at Bramhope Methodist Church.  With 3rd Oct History of Canals; 10th Oct Puzzle Words; 17th Oct Ping Pong film; 24th Oct Poetry for Autumn; 31st Oct Seeking the Aurora.

The October Trip is on Mon 7th Oct 10am– 4.30pm to visit Thirsk with the market & James Herriot Museum to visit. There is a waiting list for this event.

The Creative Writing Group meets 2pm on  21st Oct; the Inter-generational Choir, Keep-Fit and Theatre Groups, Carers & Shopping Trips continue—phone OPAL Office for details 261 9103, or see http://www.opal-project.org.uk

Val Crompton

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