Links to Groups

Aachen Society

Our Society Year starts in October each year - and everyone is welcome to join, come to monthly meetings, listen to speakers, come to Aachen, attend other social events as they are organised.  If anyone wants to come and have a taster that is fine without committing themselves.  No need to speak German but there are German speakers if anyone wants practice.

3rd Age

Third age is open to everyone who wishes to come and listen to monthly speakers on a variety of topics.  We also organise trips and walks.  We meet on the 4th Monday of each month so why not come and join us at 1.30 for tea/coffee and to listen to our speakers.

In Touch

In Touch was founded in 2009 to promote the health and wellbeing of people over 50 years of age. These continue to be the guiding principles of the organisation which is independent, self-funded and run by dedicated volunteers. There is an annual membership fee which in 2018 is £6. This goes towards the cost of room hire. In Touch meets twice a week at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Monday and Tuesday mornings. Refreshments, for which a small charge is made, are available from 9.45am. Regular classes are held as follows:

- Monday 10.15 - 11.15 am  Tai Chi  - This is suitable for people with mobility problems and disabilities as most members remain seated.

- Tuesday 10.15 - 11.15 am Gentle Exercise - This is also suitable for people with some mobility problems and disabilities.

- Tuesday 11.15 - 12.15 pm Reminiscing  - This group shares information and memories from the past.

Members can participate in as many of the above activities as they choose.  All classes are run by qualified paid tutors so a small charge is made. In Touch has a try before you buypolicy which means you can to try the activities free of charge for a taster session.

Raffles are held on both days. Proceeds pay for prizes and towards trips which take place throughout the year, examples include Southport, Canal Boat trips and the Millstones Centre near Harrogate. Occasionally In Touch provides visiting speakers and runs bingo sessions from 11.30 on Monday. Each year there is a Christmas lunch with entertainment.

Stroke Support

Stroke Association Calderdale Communication Support Group.  Have you had a stroke? Do you have difficulties with any aspect of communication: speaking, reading, writing? Would you like to meet others who are similarly affected, gain information and improve your confidence and wellbeing?  If so, our group meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm.  Our activities are varied to ensure that everyone attending gains some value from them.  The sessions are free of charge and refreshments are provided. Please contact the Stroke Association on 01484 714147 for further details or visit our website

Calderdale Stroke Support Group.  Meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. If you or someone you know has had a stroke, you’ll understand the impact it can have on daily life. You are not alone. Come along to your local stroke group and meet others who’ve been affected by stroke. Our meetings are entertaining as well as educational. You will be offered a warm welcome and a friendly face and the opportunity to talk to someone who understands because they have been through it too. 

We meet here at the Centre on the second Monday of every month at 2.00pm until 4.00pm (and also at the Mereside Café, Shibden Park at 10.30am on the last Wednesday of every month)

If you need further details, please contact Renny Taylor, the chair of the group on 0797 144 2870 or Catherine Scoggins, the secretary on email

Our group is voluntary and part of the Stroke Association.

Embroiderers' Guild

We are a group of women (but men are welcome!) who have an interest in textile, art and embroidery. We are of mixed abilities and there is no need for you to be able to sew to come and join us - there are no tests!  New members are always welcome.  Meeting fee for visitors is only £5.  Our meetings vary - we have talks and practical sessions - we also have lots of weekend workshops and 'playdays' - and plenty of cake

Memory Lane Cafe

Memory Lane Cafe is a dementia friendly group which meets regularly at the Maurice Jagger Centre.  The group, which is open to all, supports people affected in any way by dementia, other forms of memory loss and isolation.