Wednesday 15th

Event: Dance On with Yorkshire Dance

YORKSHIRE Dance's Dance On programme for over 55s invites you to their free Zoom dance classes. You don't need any dance experience to take part! Izzy’s varied sessions are based on a unique mixture of dance techniques, creative movement games and relaxing movement practices. The focus is on finding a sense of ease, freedom and having fun. We learn new skills and movement patterns in a class designed to promote body awareness, holistic health and fitness. There is also space for silliness, experimentation and discovering your inner dance diva! The atmosphere is warm, welcoming and supportive, and the class is suitable for all – regardless of experience. It builds gently to a medium pace with seated options available.

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: At home

Date: Wednesday 8th, Wednesday 15th

Time: 2.30pm - 3.30pm

How to join : Booking is required - please email hannahtreharne@yorkshiredance.com
to request your free Zoom code.

Event: Seated Exercise Session

Join Annie for a  seated relaxation session from the comfort of your own home.

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: At home

Date: Wednesday 15th 

Time: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

How to join : To book, email annie.bonsall@healthforall.org.uk

Event: One You Leeds - Change For The Better Session

One You Leeds is a free healthy living service, aiming to support Leeds residents start their journey to a healthier lifestyle.

 

Our Change For The Better Session is a one-off health awareness session looking at key healthy eating messages, alongside behaviour change techniques. Our session aims to support you in considering your lifestyle, identifying how small changes can make big differences. You will also be able to find out more about the different services on offer at One You Leeds, and how to sign up!

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: At home

Date: Wednesday 8th, Wednesday 15th

Time: Wednesday 8th - 10.00am - 11.30am
        Wednesday 15th - 1.00pm - 3.00pm

How to join : Please email teah.renton@reedwellbeing.org.uk
and we will send you the joining link.

Event: Come and enjoy a swim!

Come and enjoy a swim with a stunning backdrop of our beautiful Edwardian Baths. This swim session will be available to book between 12 - 1 every weekday throughout the festival. Simply quote "Age Pride Festival" to receive your discounted swim for just £2!

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Bramley Baths, Broad Lane, Leeds, LS12 5NS

Date: Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th
Monday 13th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th, T
hursday 16th, Friday 17th

Time: 12 noon - 1.00pm

How to join : Booking required £2 per person
Please contact our reception on 0113 256 0949
or email jenni@bramleybaths.com

Event: Leeds Bereavement Forum’s Age Proud Festival Virtual Death Café

What is a Death Café?

 

At a Death Café people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. Death Cafés are an international movement dedicated to encouraging discussion about death and dying in a relaxed environment – a welcome opportunity to ask those awkward questions you always wanted to ask. All welcome.

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: Your own home

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 11.00am - 12.00pm

Event: The Purple List a gay dementia venture

After booking you'll be sent a link to watch the play on Youtube and should then join us for the live Q&A on 23rd.

 

It is a 35 minute, one-man play. It opens on Sam and Derek’s wedding day and goes on to explore the highs and lows of their lives as Derek’s dementia progresses.

 

Told from Sam’s point of view, the play is a touching, sad, yet often funny, insight into the lives of these two gay men as they navigate their way through the care system and the changes in their personal relationship. A stand-alone piece of theatre that can also be used as a training tool in a range of issues regarding dementia and diversity for those working in social care and for those caring for, or involved with people living with dementia.

 

The play hopes to raise awareness around the potential issues for those caring for someone with dementia in general, and the barriers to support which members of the gay community may perceive and experience. If you'd like to know more have a look on the website purplelisttheatre

This a film version of The Purple List, which will be accompanied by a live digital Q&A on 23rd September

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: At home

Date: Wednesday 15th 

Time: to suit you

Event: Taster of Heydays

Come to the Playhouse to find out more about Heydays (a large creative arts programme for people over the age of 55) have a look around the building and what safety measures we have in place.

We will take you on a little tour of the building and finish off by a taster arts & crafts workshop of 30 minutes.

 

This event will be in-person, limited capacity and socially distant.

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Leeds Playhouse, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7UP

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 10.30am - 12.00pm

How to join : free to join. Please e-mail maggie.deruyck@leedsplayhouse.org.uk or ring the box office 0113 213 7800 
Places are limited - please book early.

Event: Hamara HLC- Walk in Crossflatts Park

Walk in the Crossflatts Park. Exercise increase your confidence and mood and help you feel better all round. Every Wednesday at 10am our group members (Men 50+) joining us in our local park. Everybody welcome!

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Cross Flatts Park, Beeston, Leeds, UK

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 10.00am

How to join : Please just come along - everyone is welcome

Event: Virtual Village Hall

We plan to host a 'Virtual Village Hall' a set of recorded and virtual tutorials covering a selection of activities such as crafting and cooking.

Live / Virtual : Both

Location: TBC

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: TBC

How to join : TBC

Event: Age Friendly Ambassador Get Together

'The State of Ageing in Leeds'. Leeds City Council, Leeds Older People’s Forum and the Centre for Ageing Better are working in partnership to understand what it is like to age in Leeds and how we can make Leeds the ‘Best City To Grow Old In’. Come along to hear an update on this important work.

 

The Get Together will also be a chance to hear from us about Age Friendly updates and connect with other ambassadors. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

If you would like to become an Age Friendly Ambassador you can find out more and sign up at https://timetoshineleeds.org/friendly-communities/age-friendly-ambassadors

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: Your home

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 10.30am - 11.30am

How to join : This event is for Age Friendly Ambassadors. Any Ambassador who would like to attend should email sarah@opforum.org.uk to book, a joining link will then be sent.

Event: Stitch: Floral a Leeds Art Gallery and Art Library collaboration

Enjoy the flowers of late summer in this relaxing hand embroidery class. We will start in the Leeds Art Gallery and find out more about flowers in Art and the collections at Leeds Museums and Galleries and Leeds Libraries books and special collections. Then we will gather in the Drawing Room to learn how to recreate small floral designs in stitch with inspiration from the Library's Gott Bequest of beautiful horticulture and gardening books. Also we'll find out about more contemporary artists and books to borrow to help you with your sewing adventures.

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Art Library, 1st Floor, Leeds Central Library, Calverley Street, LEEDS, LS1 3AB

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 1.00pm - 3.15pm

How to join : Paid for event - pay as you feel.
To book, please visit: www.ticketsource.co.uk/leedslibraryevents

Event: Volunteering Drop-In

Interested in volunteering with Leeds Libraries? Come along to this friendly drop-in and find out more about our latest opportunity!

 

Reading Friends aims to connect people and start conversations through reading, providing opportunities to meet others, share stories, make new friends and have fun.

Live / Virtual : Live 

Location: Moor Allerton Community Hub, Moor Allerton Centre, King Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 5NY

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 1.00pm - 3.00pm

How to join : Just turn up

Event: Digital 121 Drop-In

Having issues with your tablet, smartphone or laptop, or want to know how your device can help you improve your health, access library services and even save you money? Then come along with your device and talk to our friendly librarians at our Digital121 drop-in.

 

We’ll show you how to read books and magazines online, where to find apps to support your health, and answer any questions about digital you may have.

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Dewsbury Road Community Hub, 190 Dewsbury Road Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 6PF

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm

How to join : Just turn up!

Event: Groundwork Yorkshire Community Garden Open day

This is a drop-in open day for people to come along and see what we do at the Groundwork Yorkshire Community Garden.

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Lady Pitt Lane Allotment, Beeston , Leeds

Date: Tuesday 7th, Wednesday 8th, Tuesday 14th, Wednesday 15th

Time: Booking required to arrange your time

Event: LCC Fun and accessible online chair based exercise and dance session

Wellbeing Wednesday is a LCC Adults and Health Care Delivery Service weekly online event to promote health and wellbeing in partnership with other organisations

Live / Virtual : Virtual

Location: At home

Date: Wednesday 15th

Time: Advised at time of booking

How to join : e-mail catherine.smethurst@leeds.gov.uk for zoom codes

Event: OPAL - 'Vinyl Hour' at Welcome In Cafe

Join us in our lovely welcoming cafe listening to records. You can play one of ours or bring one of your own. 

 

The event is free and you are welcome to come and enjoy the music without buying anything from the cafe. The café is however open if you wish to buy a cuppa or taste one of our amazing homemade cakes.

Live / Virtual : Live

Location: Welcome in Community Centre, 55 Bedford Drive, Leeds, LS16 6DJ 

Date: Wednesday 8th, Thursday 9th, Friday 10th, Wednesday 15th,
Thursday 16th, Friday 17th

Time: 3.00pm - 4.00pm

How to join : Free event - just turn up!