Forum events

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 in 2018

 

January  25th    2 – 4pm     Forum Meeting   ‘Nidd Gorge and Bilton’  at St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library)

Nidd Gorge

We thought we would start the year off with a lighter theme. Ray Barker’s talk will be about Nidd Gorge and Bilton and will also include a night study of the local wild life. We hope you will enjoy the talk.

Please note: In view of the proposed changes to NHS repeat prescription services, a representative of the local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) will be giving a short presentation on how these changes could affect older people in the district.

Come and join us. Admission is £2 and includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

 

 

February 13th   12.30pm   Lunch at ‘Istanbul’   (Victoria Avenue, opposite Waitrose car park exit)

Istanbul restaurant

This restaurant is one the members’ favourites, so make sure you book early.

Contact Pat Lawson on 01423 391437 to book a place. Please book early as numbers are rising; if you are subsequently unable to attend on the day, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

 

 

February 15th                        Day Visit to Boundary Mill, Colne

Boundary MillIt’s now more than a month since the festive season finished, so….. perhaps it’s time for a little retail therapy. How about a trip to Boundary Mill?  ‘Acres’ of High-street fashion, homeware and electronic brands housed in a split-level shopping development. So we’ll need a day to explore the potential. There is a clearance sale and the offer of 10% group discount.

To book a place, please contact Ann Hill on 01423 861795. Price: £19 (No refunds for non-attendance). Coach pick-up: Knaresborough Coach Park at 9.30am and Harrogate Library at 9.45pm.

 

March 13th    12.30pm        Lunch at Graveleys restaurant at 8-12 Cheltenham Parade

GraveleysSome people missed the previous visit to Graveley’s as they went to Arley Hall. In March we will probably still be glad of comfort food! ,
Senior Citizen Menu ( includes tea/orange juice -coffee 50p extra) 2 courses £9.50  or  3 courses £11.50.

Contact Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290 to book a place. Please book early as numbers are rising; if you are subsequently unable to attend on the day, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

March 22nd    2 – 4pm    Forum AGM  at  St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library)

Harlow Carr 1

The AGM will be followed by refreshments and a talk about ‘Harlow Carr Gardens – Past & Present’ by Andrew Willocks.  Admission £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

 

 

 

 

 

April 10th        12.30pm     Lunch Club  at All Bar 1

all-bar-one-harrogate-north-yorkshire-1Come and join us at this restaurant at 17-23 Parliament Street serving international cuisine. Ring Tania 01423 862290 to book a place.  Please book early as numbers are rising; if you are subsequently unable to attend on the day, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

 

April 18th        Day Trip        (Details to follow)

May 8th           12.30pm      Lunch Club at The Dower House, Bond End, Knaresborough

Dower HouseJoin us for lunch at this popular hotel. Easy to access via any of the No. 1 bus routes. We suggest that  the bus stops at the bottom of Knaresborough High Street might be more convenient for some than the Henshaws & Mother Shipton’s ones. To book a place please ring Margaret Smith 01423 522005. Please book early as numbers are rising; if you are subsequently unable to attend on the day, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.

 

 

May 24th         2 – 4pm      Forum Meeting  ‘The Role of the Pharmacist’ and ‘Sepsis’  at  St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library)

Health in sandAs our theme this year is ‘Health and Wellbeing’, the first presentation of this meeting, by Steve Collins (Community Pharmacist), will focus on the expanding role of the pharmacist with regard to treating minor ailments, medicine reviews etc. This will be followed by a presentation on the risk and recognition of sepsis by Dr David Earl (Harrogate Hospital).

Admission is £2 which includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.

 

June                                 Day Trip   (Details to follow)

July 26th         2 – 4pm     Forum Meeting ‘Who’s keeping us safe?’ at  St Paul’s Church, Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library)

August    Day Trip   (Details to follow)

September 27th   2 – 4pm   Forum Meeting  ‘Over 50 and looking fabulous’  at St John’s Hub, Knaresborough 

Fashion show with older model 1

 

This will be an open meeting consisting of a fashion show. Please note different venue. (If anyone would be willing to be a model?? Please let us know. No training needed!!!.)

 

 

 

 

October                             Day trip to Ampleforth  College,  Apple time!   (Details to follow)

November 29th   2 – 4pm  Forum Meeting   ‘Safeguarding the interests of Older People’. (Details to follow)

December                        Day Trip     (Details to follow)

December                        Christmas Lunch     (Details to follow)

 

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:    2017   2016     2015     2014