Three free brand new groups are being set up to serve people aged 50+ in the North Leeds area. The aim of tackling loneliness and raising awareness of alcohol and its effects while enjoying new skills and social activities are being aimed at younger older adults.

Rebels With A Cause

An exciting initiative Rebels With A Cause aims to meet fortnightly and explore music and films of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

The first meeting on 26thJanuary will show some short films and will encourage people to help set the programme for the first 3 months. Anyone over 50 in the North CCG area of leeds is very welcome to attend, enjoy and contribute to this user led group.

New papercraft group

An ideal opportunity for people to make greetings cards and get to know others with similar interests is the Papercraft Group. This will run for a 6 week trial period at The Meanwood Community Centre, weekly on Wednesdays from 1st February – 15th March (except 15th February)  10am-12noon.

Drawing class for beginners

East Street Arts are providing an 8 week drawing class for beginners through to people wanting to brush up their skills. Taking place at the Royal Voluntary Service Offices on Potternewton Lane, the course will run every Thursday from 2nd February to 30th March (except 16th February) 1pm-3pm

Service manager Sian Johnson said:

“we are delighted to start these new groups in the North of Leeds which has been made possible by the funders North CCG and Leeds Community Foundation extending the age range from 60+ to 50+ and also encompassing the whole North CCG area”.

This will really help with the alcohol awareness prevention agenda of the project which in addition to alcohol training, advice and guidance for public and professionals, also offers support for people to get into new social activities, special interest groups and routes into volunteering as happier, healthier alternatives that tackle harmful drinking and strengthen communities.

More information

For more information and to book places, please contact Sian Johnson (0113) 873 598 or 07876 585 931 or email [email protected].

Resilient not Reliant

In addition to working with people aged 50+ RnR also works with employers, attends information events and presents fun but factual alcohol awareness sessions to team meetings, social groups and other such gatherings across the North CCG area. Contact Sian for more details.