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This Year Events

Latest events for year 2021
August 2021

14

Aug

No Meeting
14:00 - 14:05
14 Aug 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01422 362303
Sue Morris

25

Aug

Sainsbury's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us  for an informal chat?

25 Aug 2021
Sainsbury's 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
September 2021

02

Sep

Dance with Izzy
10:30 - 11:30
02 Sep 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
07971 207376
Sue Crawshaw

11

Sep

Singer: Julie Dee
14:00 - 16:00

Singer: Julie Dee will entertain us with her singing

11 Sep 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01422 362303
Sue Morris

13

Sep

September Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
13 Sep 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

29

Sep

Sainsbury's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

29 Sep 2021
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
October 2021

09

Oct

51st Anniversary
14:00 - 16:30

Join us for our 51st Anniversary Afternoon Tea and celebration.

The Nightingales will entertain us with their singing from 2.10 - 3.30pm (with a short interval) 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZodJQQZGwu4

Afternoon tea will be served at 3.30pm - 4.30pm

 

09 Oct 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01422 362303
Sue Morris

11

Oct

October Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
11 Oct 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

27

Oct

Sainsbury's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

27 Oct 2021
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
November 2021

08

Nov

November Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
08 Nov 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

13

Nov

Autumn Fayre (Fund Raiser)
14:00 - 16:00

Please contact Anne Rothera if you would like a stall at this event on 01422 253368

13 Nov 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01422 362303
Sue Morris

24

Nov

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

24 Nov 2021
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
December 2021

04

Dec

Festive Lunch
13:00 - 17:00

Festive Lunch includes Traditional 3 course meal. 1pm prompt.
Soup or Fruit Juice, Turkey with all the trimmings & Christmas Pud or Trifle + Wine.
Mince Pies & refreshments served at 4pm

Singer: Kathy Ryan will entertain us from approx 2.15pm to 3.45pm

Tickets available from October 9th priced at £10 each

04 Dec 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01422 362303
Sue Morris

06

Dec

December Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
06 Dec 2021
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

29

Dec

Sainsbury's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

 

NO MEETING TODAY

29 Dec 2021
Sainsbury's 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
January 2021

10

Jan

January Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
10 Jan 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

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

14

Feb

February Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
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

14

Mar

March Conductive Education
10:45 - 17:00
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 

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

11

Apr

April Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
11 Apr 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett
May 2022

09

May

May Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
09 May 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

25

May

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

25 May 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw
June 2022

13

Jun

June Conductive Education
10:30 - 17:00
13 Jun 2022
Elim Church, Halifax HX1 5AY
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

29

Jun

Sainsbury's Café
14:00 - 16:00

Newly Diagnosed?

Would you like to join us for an informal chat?

29 Jun 2022
Sainsbury’s 1st Floor Café, Halifax
01274 883113
Sue Crawshaw


Coach Trips

All coach trips were cancelled as COVID19 took hold. We are hoping to book the same trips next year, or 2022 if coaches are available to hire and dependant on the capcity & social distancing rules at the time.

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.

 

Date to be confirmed (May 2022)
Coach Trip & River Cruise in Nottingham with lunch provided. The coach leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. We will arrive in Nottingham at 12.30pm to board a private boat for our trip on the River Trent, 2 course Lunch is provided on board.
We depart Nottingham at 4pm for our journey back to Halifax. After a short comfort break we should arrive at Elim Church at approx 7.30pm. (traffic permitting)

 

Date to be confirmed (Sept 2022)
Coach Trip to Scarborough Fair Collection. The coach leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. We will be calling for a Fish & Chip lunch in Staxton, and arrive at the Scarborough Fair Collection about 2pm. Step back in time with 1 free ride per person followed by Cream Tea and a cuppa. The coach will depart for Halifax just after 4pm, with a comfort break scheduled. Arrive Elim Church (Traffic permitting) around 7.30pm

 

Date to be confirmed (Nov 2022)
Coach Trip to Millstones, near Harrogate The coach leaves Elim Church at 10.30am. A festive lunch & entertainment will be included. The coach will leave for home at 4.30pm and arrive in Halifax approx. 7.00pm, depending on traffic.





Dance Sessions with Izzy


The Dance sessions have now returned to Elim Church.
They run most Thursdays at 10:30 (prompt) till 11:30 after which refreshments are available.


Izzy Brittain 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. Izzy 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 2021: 21st October

 

Please contact Sue Crawshaw on 07971 207376 if you would like to join the sessions or would like further information.

Conductive Education


We hope to get back to normal monthly sessions on 13th September 2021 when Conductive Education sessions will be held at Elim Church, usually on the 2nd Monday of the month. There are 18 places available. (3 sessions of 6 people, the duration is 2 hours) 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 each one) Conductive Education was started by Dr Andras Peto in 1945. The Peto Institute is in Budapest, Hungary and initially taught children who have cerebral palsy, and cannot control their bodies properly, to lead more independent lives by means of Conductive Education. 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 only 6 in a group adapts the sessions to suit people's individual needs. 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 starting from Monday 20th September.

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


Due to complex rules regarding singing and the COVID-19 virus Emma Baylin, from Shared Harmonies, has advised us that the door of the room currently used at the Golf Club may have to be open, to improve ventilation depending how many members the singing session attracts. 


Anybody wanting more information

Please phone Eileen on 01422 373566 or Anne on 01422 253368