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This Year Events

Latest events for year 2022
January 2021

26

Jan

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

26 Jan 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
February 2022

12

Feb

Colin Whittaker + AGM
14:00 - 16:00

Thanks go to Colin Whittaker who has kindy agreed to entertain us at very short notice 

Our Annual General Meeting has been re-sheduled for 3:20pm after Colin.There has been some confusion whether Clare our Volunteer Support Officer was allowed to attend, but PUK decided last week that we could go ahead with the AGM

12 Feb 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

14

Feb

February Conductive Education
10:15 - 16:15
14 Feb 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

23

Feb

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

23 Feb 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
March 2022

12

Mar

Chris Helme
14:00 - 16:00

Former Brighouse Policeman speaks about "How we used to live......."

12 Mar 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

14

Mar

March Conductive Education
10:15 - 16:15

March Conductive Education

14 Mar 2022 - 21 Mar 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

30

Mar

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

30 Mar 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
April 2022

09

Apr

Tony Austin (Singer & Guitar)
14:00 - 16:00
09 Apr 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

11

Apr

April Conductive Education
10:15 - 16:15

April Conductive Education

11 Apr 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

27

Apr

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

27 Apr 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
May 2022

09

May

May Conductive Education
10:15 - 16:15

May Conductive Education

09 May 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

14

May

Speaker: David Glover
14:00 - 16:00

Local Historian, David Glover gives "An Illustrated Talk Of Old Halifax"

14 May 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

25

May

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

25 May 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
June 2022

01

Jun

Coach Trip
10:00 - 19:00

Coach Trip to Scarborough Fair. Ticket includes Lunch & Cream Tea.
Please book quickly to secure your place.

01 Jun 2022
Scarborough Fair
01422 362303
Sue Morris

11

Jun

Colin Whittaker
14:00 - 16:00

Singer and instruments

11 Jun 2022
Elim Church
01422 362303
Sue Morris

13

Jun

June Conductive Education
10:15 - 16:15

June Conductive Education

 

 

13 Jun 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

29

Jun

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

29 Jun 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
July 2022

09

Jul

Halifax Branch Singing Group
14:00 - 16:00

The Halifax Branch Singing Group along with Shared Harmonies.
Janet Edmunds, PUK local adviser, (0344 226 3638) will also be available at the meeting.

09 Jul 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

27

Jul

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

27 Jul 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
August 2022

13

Aug

No Meeting
14:00 - 16:00

We do not hold a meeting, in August, at Elim Church due to holidays.

13 Aug 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

30

Aug

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

We do not meet in August due to potential parking problems.

30 Aug 2022
NO MEETING
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
September 2022

10

Sep

Musicians: Manouche North
14:00 - 16:00

Jazz Musicians

10 Sep 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

21

Sep

Coach Trip
10:00 - 19:00

Provisional date for Coach Trip

21 Sep 2022
TBA
01422 362303
Sue Morris

28

Sep

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

28 Sep 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
October 2022

08

Oct

Tony Vino
14:00 - 16:00

Comedian 

 

08 Oct 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

26

Oct

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal cha

26 Oct 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
November 2022

12

Nov

Autumn Fayre
14:00 - 16:00

Autumn Fayre. Please contact Anne Rothera on 01422 253368 if you would like a stall

12 Nov 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

23

Nov

Coach Trip
10:00 - 19:00

Provisional date for Coach Trip

23 Nov 2022
TBA
01422 362303
Sue Morris

30

Nov

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

30 Nov 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
December 2022

03

Dec

Festive Lunch
13:00 - 17:00

Festive Lunch (provisional)

03 Dec 2022
Elim Church
01422362303
Sue Morris

28

Dec

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

 

NO MEETING TODAY
Sorry, we do not meet in December.
Our next meeting is
Wednesday 25th January 2023 2pm - 4pm

28 Dec 2022
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
January 2022

25

Jan

Shibden Park Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

25 Jan 2023
By the boating lake
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw


Coach Trips

The Branch run subsidised Coach Trips for Members, with Parkinson’s, & their carers.
Tickets for members (with PD) and their carers are £15 this year.
Other members and guests are welcome, if seats are available, but the price is likely to be higher, to reflect the costs.

 

Wednesday 1st June


Coach Trip to Scarborough Fair Collection.
The coach leaves Elim Church at 9.45am prompt. 
We will be calling for an early Fish & Chip lunch in Staxton, and arrive at the Scarborough Fair Collection about 1:30pm.
Step back in time with 1 free ride per person followed at 2:30pm by a Cream Tea and a cuppa.
The coach will depart for Halifax just after 3:30pm, with a comfort break scheduled.
Arrive Elim Church (Traffic permitting) around 7pm





Further dates to be announced as soon as we confirm them

Dance Sessions

The Dance sessions have now returned to Elim Church after a successful 18 months of Zooming. Izzy was brilliant and worked hard beating the initial teething problems and became extremely popular amongst our members and a few others, with PD.


As the COVID regulations eased and lock down became a distant memory we pannedto start live sessions again. Izzy went back to the live sessions in October 2021. They run most Thursdays at 10:30 (prompt) till 11:30 after which refreshments are available. 


(Holiday dates are at the bottom of this page)

Izzy Brittain
Izzy Brittain, our tutor, is very enthusiastic and has trained in Parkinson's Dance with Rachel Wesson and now works alongside her on Ascendance's Dance with an award-winning Parkinson's Dance programme.
She is based in Leeds, but Halifax born & bred.
An artist and facilitator working with dance, poetry and yoga, Izzy is a strong believer in the transformative power of these practices for all, she is passionate about empowering individuals and communities through working in diverse, inclusive, intergenerational and community contexts.
Izzy enjoys delivering fun and creative dance sessions for the over 55s. Recent performance projects have included "Beige," a playful flash-mob style dance performance for 60 older dancers, over 60, at a local Shopping Centre. Click here to watch.


Holiday Dates  for 2022:
7th April & 14th April (Easter)

plus 11th August


Izzy is attending training sessions from March till October and has arranged that Rachel or Emma, from Assendance, will step into her shoes on the following 10 dates:

24th & 31st March 

5th May
19th & 26th May
9th June 
7th July
15th September
20th  & 27th October
(These dates are subject to change) 


Please contact Sue Crawshaw on 07971 207376 if you would like to join the sessions or would like further information.
The Games hour follows immediately after the dance, from 11:30 to 12:30, any member wanting to join please contact Ian on 01422 256521.

Conductive Education


Conductive Education sessions are now held at Elim Church, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month. There are 18 places available. (3 sessions of 6 people, currently at 10:15, 12:15 & 14:15) The branch continues to subsidise these sessions but asks that you pay £8.35 per month by standing order (equivalent to £10 per session if you attend all ten sessions)

Conductive Education began in 1945 when Dr Andras Peto opened The Peto Institute, located in Budapest, Hungary. Initially to help children who had cerebral palsy, and could not control their bodies properly. It allowed them to lead more independent lives by means of Conductive Education. It has now been adapted to suit people living with Parkinson's and other neurological problems, such as strokes. We are fortunate to have a very good *conductor who understands all things related to PD and due to having a maximum of 6 PwP's (People with Parkinson's) in each group she can adapt the sessions to suit people's individual needs.

Our conductor, Eszter Nagy, graduated from the International Peto Institute in Hungary, in 2013 and is based in the North-East. Please check with Phil Beckett (01484 713035) if you would like to know more about these sessions or whether there are any vacancies at the moment. Regular attendees agree that "Monthly attendance helps you live and cope with Parkinson's more easily."




(* conductor: A teacher who teaches Conductive Education)

Singing Group


We meet most Mondays 11:00 - 12:30 at Elland Golf Club.

Members are asked for a contribution of  £2.50 weekly which includes refreshments.  


Emma Baylin from Shared Harmonies is our tutor.
Please check out the News Page for notices of cancellation and deatils of Zoom substitutes.


Anybody wanting more information about the Zoom or an update on live sessions,

Please phone Eileen on 01422 373566 before travelling.