At our AGM on March 28th, Ann Hill (pictured here with Richard Webb) resigned from the Forum Committee. She was one of the founder members of the Harrogate District Over 50s Forum and, for many years, she has represented the Forum at the North Yorkshire Forum for Older People (NYFOP). Ann has ensured that the Forum has provided opportunities for people to meet and discuss issues of importance to older people. Every year, she has planned and co-ordinated bi-monthly day trips to a variety of venues which have proved to be very popular, and which have also helped to generate income for the activities of the Forum. Fortunately, Ann has agreed to continue organising the day trips and information about these is available on our ‘Forum Events’ page.
We would like to thank Ann for all her hard work, which has helped to make the Forum the success it is today.
This group will be meeting on the last Monday of each month at St Peter’s Church, Cambridge Street, Harrogate for a social ‘Knit & Natter’ gathering knitting/crocheting for various charities in the area. The aim is to meet new people and have some fun whilst producing items for worthwhile causes including: the Homeless; premature baby unit; dementia patients and ‘Knit for Nowt’ – a Yorkshire based charity which provides support for children requiring psychiatric help. Follow this link for further details: https://theknittersyarn.com/pages/charity
Many people have been taking part in, or attending, commemorative events for the centenary of World War 1. For those of you who have not yet had the opportunity to visit this sculpture in Ripon Cathedral, it is open until November 14th. For further details go to: riponcathedral.info/events/
An important consultation has just been opened on proposed changes to the way in which adult social care is charged.
NYCC is consulting on proposals about how people who use adult social care services contribute to their costs. The consultation covers two main areas:
- the cost of transport to places where people may receive a service; and
- how the total cost of care is calculated.
Please go to our ‘Have your say‘ page to read about details of the proposed changes and how you can have your say.
We had a wonderful day on the cider (tour) at Ampleforth, yesterday – the weather was just perfect for it. Warm sunshine, lovely views & autumnal colours. Tea, coffee or apple juice on arrival, an interesting talk in the orchards & so many varieties of apples to try if we wished. Amazingly the cider presses & bottling area took up little more than a shed the size of two double garages. Lunch consisted of broccoli & Stilton soup with a huge whole meal granary bread bun, followed by Yorkshire Tapas – ham, beef, pork pie, small sausages, gherkins, leaves, tomatoes & two types of cheese presented on a sharing board – all local produce & as much tea & coffee as required. Bottles of apple juice, liqueur & apple brandy were available at a discounted price after sampling all of these with lunch. Then it was on to the main building & Abbey for the rest of the afternoon.
Thanks go to Ann Hill for continuing to provide a wonderful annual programme of days out. Thanks also to Tania Brightmore for her reports on our events.
There will be a consultation workshop for people we feel have the most to gain from and contribute to the Cliff Lift i.e. people with disabilities, seniors with age related access concerns and parents with young children. We want to hear your first hand experiences of getting around Knaresborough and give you an opportunity to find out more about the Cliff Lift project.
Age UK (Cliff House, Knaresborough) are hosting our first consultation workshop on THURSDAY 25TH OCTOBER FROM 2 – 4PM. Refreshments will be provided and you will be asked to complete a simple questionnaire as well as take part in small discussions groups.
If you would like to attend please contact Kathy Allday on 01423 864381 (the workshop organiser) or Age UK on 01423 864956. We look forward to seeing you on the day. Please see our ‘Have Your Say’ page for further details.
On November 10th at 1pm, the Harrogate Branch of The Royal British Legion will be commemorating the centenary of the conclusion of WW1 in original stories, traditional songs and poems in a fundraising event at Harrogate library. Tickets (£5) are available from Harrogate Library and Imagined Things Bookshop in the Westminster Arcade. Only 100 tickets available!
Join us for our fundraising fashion show on September 27th at 2pm at St John’s Church. Further details available on our ‘Forum Events’ webpage or on this flyer.