Tag Archives: mobility

Are you excited or concerned about the proposed ‘cliff lift’ in Knaresborough?

240px-Knaresborough_viewThere 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.

How do you get around the Harrogate district?

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Join us at our Forum meeting on July 27th to discuss transport issues in the Harrogate District. We have invited representatives from the local transport service providers to give an overview of their services and answer questions from members of the public.

To find out more, please see our ‘Forum Events‘ page.

How are you ‘getting around’?

Bike sculptureGetting around and combatting  loneliness and isolation …..

Join the Forum for their meeting on July 27th to find out how the over 50s are getting around. We have invited representatives from bus companies, a taxi company. North Yorkshire County Council, Happy Wanderers and more, to give an overview of the services they offer. We will then have a ‘Question Time’ style discussion about transport issues in the Harrogate District. For further details see our ‘Forum Events’ page.

Best Foot Forward!


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Come to our next Forum meeting to get some really good advice about avoiding falls. As people get older, they are arguably more prone to accidents. Slips, trips and falls are the commonest types and are often preventable. Contributing factors include poor mobility and loss of balance. Facilitated by Gail McCracken, NYCC Falls Co-ordinator, this presentation will heighten your awareness of the risks of falls and highlight ways in which you can improve your safety. The meeting will be held in St Paul’s Meeting Room, Victoria Avenue, HG1 1EL ( opposite Harrogate Library) on July 21st 2.00 – 4.00pm.  Entrance £2 (includes refreshments and raffle ticket).

We certainly got our dancing shoes on!

Pompom3 revOn one of the coldest days of the year, so far, we beat the cold by tripping the light fantastic. What fun we had! Led by Jackie Terry (Dancing for Well-Being), we danced the afternoon away: all types of dancing including the charleston complete with feathers …..!

We also learned about ways to improve health, mobility and balance.

For details of the health programmes discussed at the meeting, follow these links:

Dancing for Well-Being          Fit 4 Life        Fit 4 Function