What’s On October

All events listed are for people over 50 and FREE (unless stated)

Cheshire West and Chester: Festival of Walking

Open to anyone with or affected by cancer. These sessions are suitable for anyone looking to gently get back into physical activity in a safe environment. For further information about the Brio/Macmillan walks, please call 01244 886887 or email macmillan@brioleisure.com

Chester: Brightlife Drop-ins with Sue Downham

• 1st Tues of every month (Centurion Pub, Vicars Cross), 2-4pm
• 2nd Tues of every month (St Mary Without-the-Walls, Handbridge) 10-12pm
• 3rd Tues of every month (Lache Community Centre) 1.30-3.30pm Call Brightlife Coordinator for Chester, Sue Downham 07715 658431

Chester: Bluecoat Vision Centre

The Bluecoat Vision Centre will now be open Tuesday-Thursday 10:00-2:00pm offering a large range of low vision aids.

IT lessons also available Monday-Thursday 10:00-3:00pm. If you require any advice please drop in or phone 01244 341885.

Chester: Brighter Days

• Halloween Tuesday 31st October 5,30pm – 7.30pm
Hotpot Supper, Fun Quizzes and Games

• Bonfire Night Sunday 5th November 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Cinema Evening – Big Screen Film, Popcorn and Choc Ices

• Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea – Sunday 1st October 2.00-4.30pm Fun, games and great company followed by a delicious afternoon tea.

All events take place at Tweedsmuir Sheltered Housing in Vicars Cross, Chester CH3 5PX Contact Donna.Hufton@muir.org.uk to book your FREE place

Chester: Dee-Sign Language Choir 

Dee-Sign British Sign Language Choir are always looking for new members, so we would welcome inquiries from anyone who might like to do something different.  We particularly welcome retired people as they have more time to spare to do a bit of volunteering.  Please see our website www.deesignchoir.co.uk for further details or contact anne@deesignchoir.co.uk to see if you can get involved.

Chester: ‘Digital Buddies’ at Storyhouse every Friday

FREE digital support for anyone over 50 in the Meeting Room at Storyhouse between 10am-1pm every Friday.
To find out more call Heather on 01244 311339 / 07958 611618

Chester: Football for Visually Impaired Players

Every Saturday (11am-12noon) at Goals Soccer Centre CH1 4LT. Contact: Gary Morgan on 01244 381515/ 07720 096657 gmorgan@visionsupport.org.uk or http://community@chesterfc.com

Chester (Hoole): English for speakers of other languages

Date: Tuesdays 9.15am – 11:15am in the Library, Hoole Community Centre, Westminster Road,CH2 3AP. Come along for a coffee and a chat. All welcome! Organiser: Hoole Library, 01244 342741

Chester (Lache): Free pool and darts daily at ‘The Venue’

Open Mon-Weds 9am-4pm and Thurs, Fri 9am-2pm at Hawthorn Road CH4 8HX A wide range of new facilities including a gym, café, function room, meeting rooms, free parking and wifi and a ‘Den’ (open free of charge every week day to anyone over 50). Call 01244 972546 thevenue@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

Chester: Over Sixty’s Social Swim

Date: Every Tuesday 11am-12pm and Friday 11am-12pm at Chester City Baths
Contact: e-mail Nick Boylan nickoboylan17@gmail.com

Chester: Silver Singers – ‘A Choir for the over 50’s’

• Every Tuesday at 4pm (Blacon URF Church)
• Every Wednesday at 2pm (St. Andrew’s, Tarvin)
• Every Thursday at 2pm (Hamilton Street Methodist Church)
• Every Friday at 2pm (St. Mary’s, Handbridge)

Contact: Michael Reynolds on 07786 323946 or e-mail him at michaelreynoldsmusic@gmail.com – http://www.silversingers.com/

Chester: Social Network for LGBT people

Organiser: Call Silver Rainbows for further details about the range of activities taking place on 01270 653150, or email info@silverrainbows.co.uk

Chester: Social Meet-Up for 60+s

Date: Wednesdays (2.00-3.30pm) at the Salvation Army, 107 St Anne St, CH1 3HU
Contact: Margaret Ablett chrisandmargablett@gmail.com

Chester: WEA Brightlife Courses

Fabulous 50+ Singing/Community Choir @ Beehive Centre (Northgate Avenue, Chester CH2 2DX). Starting Tuesday 3rd October for 10 weeks, 1-3pm.

Fabulous 50+ Tai Chi @ Upton by Chester Pavilion (Wealstones Lane, Chester CH2 1HB). Starting Thursday 19th October for 9 weeks. 10am-12pm.

Fabulous 50+ Arts Classes @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 10 weeks. 10am-12:30pm.

Fabulous 50+ Contemporary Textiles @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 10 weeks. 1-3pm.

Fabulous 50+ Creative Writing @ Hoole Community Centre (Westminster Road, Hoole, Chester CH2 3AP). Starting Monday 2nd October for 9 weeks. 10am-3pm.

All the taster courses are free weekly sessions and you can enroll online at enrolonline.wea.org.uk or by ringing 0151 243 5340.

Frodsham: What’s Cooking

“What’s Cooking” is a community club in which  people of all ages are welcome and which will focus on the social aspects of cooking, eating and enjoying food. It is a disturbing fact that older people may be at risk of malnutrition if they become isolated and lonely and have lost an interest in cooking for themselves. For more information, or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632 515 or julie.ennis@opalservices.org.uk

Date: Tuesday 10th October, 3pm at Frodsham Methodist Church

Frodsham: New Horizons

New Horizons is a free service, initially covering the Frodsham area, for people (over 50) who are having difficulty for whatever reason and aren’t easily able to join in with community activities without a practical and individualized support service. Our aim is to provide one-to-one volunteer “buddies” who will help members to take up new hobbies and interests or reconnect with an old pursuit they’ve not been able to enjoy of late. For more information, or if you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Julie Ennis on 07512 632 515 or julie.ennis@opalservices.org.uk, Julie is also in Frodsham Library every Thursday 10am-12pm if you would like to talk to her face to face.

Hartford and District: Lip Reading Group

Date: Fridays 10am-12pm at St John’s Parish Centre
Organiser: www.readourlips.org or email lipreading.hartford@yahoo.com

Malpas: 50+ Birdwatching

Date: Alternate Tuesday /Wednesday mornings, £5 per session
Organiser: Led by local Ecologist Dr Anne Brenchley 07896 830940

Malpas: Brightlife in Malpas

If you are over 50 and feel like life is passing you by, call Brightlife’s Social Prescribing Coordinator for Malpas: Katherine Hussey on 07736 1683420 and find out about how you could get more involved in local activities and groups.

Malpas: Friday Friends (weekly social group)

Date: Fridays (10am-12pm) at the Young Persons Centre SY14 8HT
Organiser: Following the successful Community Compass model, this group is now run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 01606 884444 for more details.

Malpas: FABS Exercise Class

Date: Every Wednesday at 10:45am with a cost of only £3.50 per session
Where: Malpas Young Persons Centre
Contact: Community Compass – 01606 827131

Northwich: Contact the Elderly Tea Party Group

A Contact group is kept small, 6 to 10 members, so that everyone can chat to everyone else. Each month on a Sunday afternoon, rain or shine, a driver will collect the members and take us for a little drive to where we are made welcome and have tea. There is a lot of talk and laughter during tea and somebody will tell us what they have been doing since our last meeting.

Contact: Freephone 0800 716 543 for more information and to join the group!

Northwich: Senior Moments

Senior Moments are a group who meet on Tuesdays in term time at 13.30 until 14.45 (unless it is a special) at Emmanuel Church, Old Hall Road, Leftwich. We welcome any one in their senior years. It is an opportunity to meet, chat, make friends and enjoy a varied programme, that offers something for everyone. Each week we have drinks, home made cakes and ‘Thought for the week’ to round off our time together. It is free. Here is the schedule:

17 Oct: Bingo • 24 Oct: Shoeboxes • 31 Oct: Break • 7 Nov: Pamper and Dominoes • 14 Nov: O + X Quiz • 21 Nov: Board Games • 28 Nov: Garden Centre (Meet 1pm) • 5 Dec: Christmas Lunch (Start 12.30) • 12 Dec: Christmas Craft • 19 Dec: Christmas Carols

Contact: andrew.coleclough@gmail.com for more information.

Weaverham: Gentle Exercise to Music Classes

Date: FREE classes starting from Monday 11th September and running for eight consecutive weeks Where: Weaverham Community Centre, Russet Road, CQ8 3HY Contact: Community Compass – 01606 827131

Winsford: Compass Club (weekly social group)

Date: Mondays, (10am-12pm) at the Dingle Centre in Winsford CW7 2AS
Organiser: Following the successful Community Compass model, this group is now run by local volunteers. Everyone is welcome. Call 01606 827131 for more details.

Winsford: The Chatterbox Café (Food, drink + friendly company)

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday (10am-1.30pm). A community haven with a warm welcome, amazing food, social activities, games and friendly people. Call 01606 593724 or drop in to the New Images Community and Youth Centre in Nixon Drive CW7 2HG.

Winsford: The Winsford Education Partnership Staff Choir and Friends

The Winsford based choir are looking to for new recruits! They are a very friendly amateur adult choir – no auditions, you don’t need to be able to read music. They rehearse 4:30-5:30pm on Thursdays in term time at the Oaklands School. They generally meet in the staff room 15-30 minutes earlier where tea, coffee and cake are provided. Email wepchoir@gmail.com or phone 01606 551048.

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