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This Year Events

Latest events for year 2020
February 2020

26

Feb

26th Feb Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
26 Feb 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
March 2020

06

Mar

6th March Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
06 Mar 2020
Mission Hall Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

14

Mar

14th March Landlubbers
14:00 - 16:00

Singing Group

14 Mar 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

25

Mar

25th March Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
25 Mar 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
April 2020

03

Apr

3rd April Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
03 Apr 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

11

Apr

11th April Guide Dogs for the Blind
14:00 - 16:00

Speaker

11 Apr 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

15

Apr

15th April Coffee Morning & Awareness
10:30 - 13:30
15 Apr 2020
Town Hall, Halifax
01422 253368
Anne Rothera

29

Apr

29th April Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
29 Apr 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
May 2020

01

May

1st May Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
01 May 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

09

May

9th May John Wilson
14:00 - 16:00

Singer & Keyboard Player

09 May 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

13

May

13th May Coach Trip Nottingham River Cruise
09:45 - 19:00

Nottingham River Cruise (with lunch).

Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 14th March priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately. 

13 May 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

27

May

27th May Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
27 May 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
June 2020

05

Jun

5th June Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
05 Jun 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett

13

Jun

13th June Speaker: Denise Adlard
14:00 - 16:00

Amusing talk on her life as a nurse

13 Jun 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

24

Jun

24th June Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
24 Jun 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough

26

Jun

26th June Conductive Education
09:30 - 16:00
26 Jun 2020
Mission Hall, Huddersfield
01484 713035
Phil Beckett
July 2020

11

Jul

11th July Summer Fayre
14:00 - 16:00

Please contact Anne Rothera or Eileen Kenny for more details. Details on the "contact us page"

11 Jul 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

29

Jul

29th July Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
29 Jul 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
August 2020

08

Aug

August There is NO MEETING
14:00 - 16:00

There is no meeting at Elim Church on in August

08 Aug 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

26

Aug

26th Aug Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
26 Aug 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
September 2020

12

Sep

12th Sept Singer: Steve Brown
14:00 - 16:00

Guitarist & Singer

12 Sep 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

16

Sep

16th Sept Coach Trip Scarborough Fair
09:45 - 19:00

Scarborough Fair, with Fish & Chip Lunch.

Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 9th May priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately.

 

16 Sep 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

30

Sep

30th Sept Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
30 Sep 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough
October 2020

10

Oct

10th Oct 50th Anniversary
14:00 - 16:30

We celebrate our 50th Anniversary.

Karen & Sue will prepare a superb afternoon tea and we have secured The Nightingales to entertain you.

The meeting will be extended till 4.30pm due to an intended visit by Chief Exec from PUK, Steve Ford, and to give you chance to enjoy the afternoon tea.

 

 

The first meeting of the Halifax Branch of the Parkinson's Disease Society took place in October 1970.

If you would like to know more it is on our website .......... go to "About"..... then "Our History" 

10 Oct 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

28

Oct

28th Oct Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
28 Oct 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough

31

Oct

31st Oct A Night with Elvis
20:00 - 23:00

Tickets go sale from 1st July

Priced at £15 each to include Pie & Pea Supper

All funds to Parkinson's UK Halifax

31 Oct 2020
Elland Cricket club
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
November 2020

14

Nov

14th Nov Speaker: Trish
14:00 - 16:00

Amusing tales from past school days

14 Nov 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

18

Nov

18th Nov Coach Trip & Festive Lunch
09:45 - 19:45

By popular demand

Ryecroft Hall, Hambleton, Blackpool
(Formerly The Bourne Poacher)


Seats are prioritised for those affected by Parkinson's.
Tickets will be on sale from 12th September priced at £15 for members with PD and their carers.
Other members may have to pay more and may not be able to book immediately.

18 Nov 2020
Meet at Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert
December 2020

05

Dec

5th Dec Festive Lunch
13:00 - 17:00

Please note the timings for this Festive Lunch
1pm - 5pm 

 

Tickets are on sale from 12th September priced at £10 each

05 Dec 2020
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

30

Dec

Dec 2020 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

THERE IS NO MEETING HELD IN DECEMBER

30 Dec 2020
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
January 2020

09

Jan

9th Jan 2021 To be confirmed
14:00 - 16:00

To be confirmed 

09 Jan 2021
Elim Church
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert

27

Jan

Jan 2021 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
27 Jan 2021
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256521
Ian Barraclough
February 2021

13

Feb

13th Feb 2021 Annual General Meeting
14:00 - 16:00

 

 

13 Feb 2021
Elim Church
01422 373566
Eileen Kenny (Branch Secretary)

13

Feb

13th Feb Our 50th Annual General Meeting
14:00 - 16:00
13 Feb 2021
Elim Church
01422 373566
Eileen Kenny (Branch Secretary)

24

Feb

24th Feb 2021 Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00

 

 

24 Feb 2021
Sainsbury's 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422 256347
Margaret Lambert
March 2021

31

Mar

29th Jan Parkinson's Cafe
14:00 - 16:00
31 Mar 2021
Sainsbury's, 1st Floor Cafe, Halifax
01422256521
Ian Barraclough


Coach Trips for 2020


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 13th May 2020 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) Tickets are available from 14th March 2020.


Wednesday 16th September 2020 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 Tickets  will be available from 11th July 2020


Wednesday 18th November 2020 Coach Trip to Ryecroft Hall, Blackpool (formerly The Bourne Poacher) The coach leaves Elim Church at 9.45am. 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. Tickets  will be available from September 2020

Parkinson's Dance


The Dance sessions at Elim Church run most Thursdays at 10:30 (prompt) till 11:30 after which refreshments will be served till 12 noon.

Izzie Brittain is very enthusiastic and has trained in Parkinson's Dance under Rachel Wesson and now works alongside her on"Ascendance's Dance with Parkinson's" programme. Izzy is based in Leeds, but Halifax born & bred. 
An artist and facilitator working with dance, poetry and yoga, Izzie 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.
One of the areas Izzy specialises in is dance with older people, including those living with Parkinson's.
Izzie enjoys delivering fun and creative dance sessions for the over 55s.
Recent performance projects have included "Beige," a playful flashmob style dance performance for 60 older dancers, over 60, at a local Shopping Centre. Click here to watch.


Holiday dates for 2020 will be updated as they become available but there will be no sessions on the following dates:
12th March 2020
9th April 2020 (Easter)


Please check there is a place available before travelling.
To do this, please call  Sue Crawshaw on 07971 207376 or email her at suecrawshaw@btconnect.com

Conductive Education


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. She brings the Conductive Education to us, in Huddersfield, on a monthly basis.
Our regulars agree that"Monthy attendance helps you live and cope with Parkinson's more easily."

Unfortunately, there are currently no places available, but if you would like further information and to be placed on the "interested" list, please contact Phil Beckett on 01484 713035.

(* conductor: A teacher who teaches Conductive Education)

FOR THE JOY OF SINGING GROUP


The singing group meet at Elland Golf Club, most Mondays from 11am - 12.30 under the direction of Emma Baylin from Shared Harmony.
Members are asked for a contribution of  £2.50 weekly which also includes refreshments.
Anybody wanting more information,  please email eileen@parkinsonshalifax.org.uk 
or Telephone Eileen 01422 373566
 or Anne on 01422 253368


A Pathway Through Parkinson’s


A Self-management programme for people with Parkinson’s, partners & carers is currently not available.
Please email selfmanagement@parkinsons.org.uk or call 020 7963 3924 for further details.