OPAL – New Community Centre Open Day – Saturday 25th February

Our friends at OPAL (a scheme similar to Caring Together supporting older people in the Leeds 16 area) have been working very hard on renovating their new building and they are having an Open Day.

OPAL say, ‘Come along this Saturday 25th February​ 11am till 3pm to find out what’s happening at the Welcome In Community Centre.

We’re very lucky to have Brett Delaney & Keith Galloway from Leeds Rhinos visiting from 12 till 1pm and Ronnie the Rhino from 12 till 2pm.

There will be tea, coffee & cake plus face painting, craft and other stalls’

A lovely Community Lunch at the Community Cafe

SAM_2315Wednesday is Community Cafe day at Little London Community Centre and some of our members joined us there for a nice lunch and a chat.

The cafe is open every Wednesday 12noon to 1pm and you can get a very nice and very cheap meal.

Caring Together’s ‘Eating Together’ group meet there once a month – on the second Wednesday of the month.  If you would like to join us, the next time we will be there is Wednesday 9th December.  Just come along if you wish or give us a ring so we know to look out for you!

Care to Croon at Halcyon Court?

08062-Halcyon-CourtHalcyon Court Care Home on Cliff Road in Woodhouse would like to invite people from the local community to join their monthly singing group ‘Halcyon Court Crooners’

This group meets at the home on the last Thursday of each month at 11am to 12.30pm.  It is free!  If you want you can also stay for lunch which will cost just £2.50

More details here:Halcyon Court Crooners poster

Caring Together Needs You…….

Memoirs walking in Golden Acre………to stroll in the park and help us raise funds.

Saturday 5th September is the date for our annual Sponsored Stroll.

This event helps us to raise £hundreds for Caring Together’s work with local older people but we need your help.

The more strollers we have, the more money we can raise so if you are free on the afternoon of Saturday 5th September please stroll for us.  It will be a nice afternoon with friendly people, not too arduous – a circuit round the park (or more if you wish) and at the end a cup of tea and a certificate.  We ordered the sunshine too – so fingers crossed!

If you think you could stroll for us, please get in touch and we will send you a sponsor pack.

If you can’t stroll on the day, please think about supporting us by sponsoring one of our strollers or making a donation.

New Head Space course for Caring Together members

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Oblong are running a new Head Space course, specially for Caring Together.

What is Head Space? A programme of seven weekly sessions that will help you to deal with the tough times in life that happen to us all. Learn techniques for relaxation, coping with stress and positive thinking. Find your strengths, meet new people and get new perspectives.

What will you get out of it? People who have gone on Head Space before have found it useful for increasing their confidence and finding new direction in life. It has helped some people to find employment or training, others have found better ways of dealing with difficulties with family or friends and others have started new hobbies, social activities or exercise.

It starts on Thursday 7th May, at 2.00pm, Woodhouse Community Centre.  If you would like to know more, call Lisa on 0113 2430298 or email lisa@caringtogether.org.uk

Happy Birthday to us!! 20 years of Caring Together

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Our 10th birthday celebration in 2005

Caring Together is an amazing 20 years old this year!

And today we are celebrating with a big party at TJs Club in Woodhouse.

20 years of supporting older people in Woodhouse & Little London

We have met some wonderful older people along the way – and we hope to meet more in the next 20 years (and beyond)

So a very happy birthday Caring Together – and many happy returns!

Walk with us!

DSC00833Now that Spring finally seems to be here,  the Caring Together Walking Group will resume.  They have planned some very nice walks for the next couple of months, starting with a walk from St Chad’s Church to Kirkstall Abbey on Wednesday 18th March.  Other walks planned include: a canal side walk from Rodley to Kirkstall, Roundhay Park, Woodhouse to Meanwood Park, Cragg Farm – Horsforth and a riverside walk in Ilkley.

The walks are open to Caring Together members (if you are over 60 and live in Woodhouse or Little London you can join us – it’s free!).  If you would like to know more please contact us on 0113 2430298 or info@caringtogether.org.uk