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.

Please note:  

  1. All our Forum meetings take place in St Paul’s Church Meeting Room in Victoria Avenue (opposite Harrogate Library). Admission is £2 and includes refreshments and a raffle ticket.
  2. We do not issue tickets for any of our events, unless otherwise stated on the booking form.
  3. There are no refunds for non-attendence for the day trips.
  4.  All bookings for the Lunch Club need to be received at least 4 days before the date of the lunch please, to Tania Brightmore  01423 862290.  Please book early, as numbers are rising. If you are subsequently unable to attend, please contact the organiser in fairness to the restaurant and other members.
  5. Cheques should be made payable to ‘HDOFF’ (only).

Forum Events in 2019

October 3rd       2 – 4pm         International Older People’s Day Tea Party  This event has had to be cancelled

Tea party 7The ever popular, light & airy Hall at The Hub,St John’s Church, Knaresborough will be the venue for this year’s Tea Party.  Come & enjoy tea or coffee, sandwiches, savouries, cheese and biscuits, cake and conversation with friends.





October 8th          12.30pm           Lunch at Pizza Express, Albert Street, Harrogate. (Opposite ‘Cote’ and ‘Ask Italian’)

Pizza Express


Another new venue for us. Not just pizzas, Al Forno dishes and salads, too. 2 courses.  £11.95.          3 courses.  £14.95.  Please reserve your places by 4th October – Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290.





October 10th                     Day Trip to  Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Scarborough lifeboat stationThis will be a different kind of trip for us. There will be a talk and tour round the Lifeboat station at about 12 pm, by the volunteer Lifeboat Visitor Officer. This should take about one and a half hours.
When we arrive there will be time for a coffee at a local cafe before we go into the Lifeboat Station and when we have finished at the station we can then have free time in Scarborough.
There is a fish and chip restaurant opposite the Lifeboat Station and I believe they have a wider menu as well. If anyone would like to have lunch there, could they let me know on the booking form, so I can then let the restaurant know how many will be coming. (This is not included in the cost). Cost £19 per person

The coach will depart from Harrogate Library, Harrrogate, at 9.30 am and from York Place, Knaresborough at 9.45 am. Leaving Scarborough about 3pm for the return journey.


November 12th            12.30pm        Lunch at Graveleys,  8-12 Cheltenham Parade, Harrogate.

GraveleysThis restaurant is a favourite with our Lunch Club regulars. Please note that this is a set meal and price: 2 courses £9.95. Main Course – Fish and Chips, Dessert – apple crumble or pavlova.

Please reserve your place by 7th November – Tania Brightmore on 01423 862290.




November 28th   2-4pm    Forum meeting   ‘Dementia or eccentricity?’

Dementia Forward


Jill Quinn, CEO of Dementia Forward and Karen Parkes of Harrogate Borough Council Lifeline service will be coming to talk to us about their work.





December 10th      12.30pm      Christmas Lunch at The masonic Hall

Christmas lunchThe full menu and booking form for menu choices will be available shortly.
The cost is £21 (incl. gratuity).

To reserve a place, please complete the booking form and send it to:
Tania Brightmore, 3, The Bungalows, Calcutt, Knaresborough HG5 8JQ to be received by November 30th.



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:   2018    2017   2016     2015     2014