Category Archives: Events

It’s General Election time!

Laughing man imagesNow could be a good time to raise the issues of older people. We are not a minority group (see previous post).

23,200,000 of us are 50 yrs of age and over, so we could influence the outcome of the election. So let’s challenge the politicians on their policies. Follow us on Twitter for up-to-date information. @hgdover50sforum

How can technology help people with their health and social needs?

My health My techJoin us at our next Forum meeting to find out how technology can be used to ‘help people live well, receive information, support treatment when they need it and make choices about how their care services are provided’. North Yorkshire Health and Wellbeing Board is developing a strategy which will provide a 10 year plan of how technology can be used to help organisations work together to provide an integrated approach to services.

There will also be a presentation by Rachel Durrett (Harrogate and Rural District Clinical Commissioning Group) prior to a Summer engagement event focusing on community mental health services for adults and older people in the Harrogate District.

Further details available on our Forum Events page.

Chair of our Forum resigns from the committee

Ann with Richard WebbAt 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.

A new ‘Knit & Natter’ group

Knit and natter

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

Who’s looking after our health and wellbeing?

Well-BeingJoin us on November 29th when Dr Lincoln Sargeant, Director of Public health NY, and Karin Sedgewick, North Yorkshire’s Older People’s Champion will explain how their roles affect the wellbeing of older people in North Yorkshire. Go to  for further details. Look forward to seeing you.

 

Don’t miss it!

Sea Creatures showThe unique ‘Amazing Sea Creatures: Life Beneath the Ocean’ exhibition ends Sunday. This superb exhibition, which can be enhanced by a phone app, should not be missed. Enter via Springfield Avenue. The signage at the conference centre is very poor. There are great virtual reality pods, too! Easy access for wheelchair users.