The Forum is a regular meeting for older people to have a say about the things that matter to them. The Forum offers a chance to find out about different services available to older people and to help influence the way these services are delivered. It is also a good opportunity to meet people and enjoy a social gathering.
Following the successful launch in July 2012, the Forum now meets regularly at Forum meetings every other month. Not to mention other special events throughout the year!
You can also keep up-to-date on all our activities by reading our newsletter, ‘The Voice‘ and you’ll find booking forms on the same page.
Forum Events 2017
September 12th 12.30pm Lunch at Ripley Castle Tearooms
Easy to access via car or 36 Bus. The Castle Gardens & Deer Park are again open free of charge on weekdays. Last year, 21 members enjoyed a light lunch, on a glorious Autumn day with several people taking advantage of a free stroll around the grounds so, weather permitting, we can repeat the experience.
Please contact Margaret Smith 01423 522005. (Apologies for the incorrect telephone number in the last Newsletter!) Please book early and, if you are unable to attend on the day, please let us know, in fairness to the restaurants & other members.
September 28th 2.00 – 4.00pm Forum Meeting at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1EL (Opposite Harrogate Library) ‘What’s Going On?’
Find out the latest local news and what’s going on in the district, with help from Harrogate & Ripon Community Voluntary Services.
October 5th 2 – 4pm International Older People’s Day afternoon tea
This year the afternoon tea will take place in The Hub, St John the Baptist Church Hall, Church Lane, Knaresborough. COST: £6 per person; Raffle £1 per ticket. Singer, Wes Michaels will entertain us with his American Song Book – favourites from Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Bobby Darin etc. Easy listening and sing-a-long if you wish. We are again limited to 50 places so book early!
Please complete the Booking Form (in ‘The Voice’ newsletter) with the name, address and telephone number of EACH person wishing to attend. Cheques should be made payable to HDOFF and sent to arrive by 28th September to: Tania Brightmore, 3 The Bungalows, Calcutt, Knaresnorough HG5 8JQ. Tel: 01423 862290.
IMPORTANT. PLEASE NOTE THAT NO TICKETS ARE ISSUED FOR ANY FORUM EVENT. In this instance, over-subscribed applications will be notified and cheques returned. We look forward to your company at this popular event.
October 10th 12.30pm Lunch at Lucia’s 3 Ripon Road, Harrogate.
Join us for an extensive range of delicious Italian, Mediterranean and tapas choices. All inclusive Set Lunch Menu and drink. Main course and drink – £9.95; Starter, main course and drink – £13.50. There is a gently sloping ramp to the top side of the restaurant if the steps are too difficult. Contact Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290
Gentle reminder! Please book early and, if you are unable to attend on the day, please let us know, in fairness to the restaurants & other members.
November 14th 12.30pm Lunch at ASK ITALIAN, 4 Albert St. Harrogate.
Another new venue serving a great variety of traditional Italian food. Two courses – £9.95 or a la carte. Contact Pat Lawson on 01423 391437. Gentle reminder! Please book early and, if you are unable to attend on the day, please let us know, in fairness to the restaurants & other members.
November 23rd Forum Meeting at St Paul’s, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1EL (Opposite Harrogate Library) ‘A Healthy Interest’
A discussion of health issues by members of Healthwatch and the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
December 12th 12.30pm CHRISTMAS LUNCH.
This year are Christmas Lunch will be held at The Masonic Hall, Station Avenue, Harrogate, (between the Odeon car park and the old police station). FURTHER INFORMATION, MENU AND BOOKING FORM WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE OCTOBER NEWSLETTER. Make a note in your diary!
To see previous events this year ….. follow this link
If you would like to see what we got up to in previous years, please follow these links: 2016 2015 2014