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
March 13th 12.30pm Lunch at Graveleys restaurant at 8-12 Cheltenham Parade
Some 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)
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
Come 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
Join 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)
As 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
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 2nd 2 – 4pm Annual Tea Party celebrating Older People’s Day (Details to follow)
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