Wednesday 7th July 2021
“It makes you feel good in yourself, it’s time to think, time to get away, time to just switch off for a little bit and chat about something that isn’t work, children or families.”Ella King, Active Champion
When we meet, can we move? Local resident and Active Champion Ella King spotted an opportunity to meet & move that fitted into her new daily routine.
Monday 5th July 2021
In June, we visited Ryburn United FC, where Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees have set up their very first walking football session for the people they support, and the general public too.
We paid them a visit to ask them why the session was important to them, and to see the impact it was having on residents.
Friday 2nd July 2021
When we meet, can we move? Being active brings people together, which can be really beneficial for our mental health. We spoke with Rachel, Nadine and Sadie from Calderdale Council’s Social Services Team about their experience of Meet & Move – walking meetings at lunch time during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Monday 28th June 2021
Counting the days until my early December birthday and it was 65, I was going to be 52. Could I do the trip 52 times before I got to that age? Wouldn’t leave me many free days but I decided it was worth trying.Angela
As part of our Meet and Move campaign, we’re delighted to bring you Angela’s physical activity story. Angela is a member of the CAFM team at Calderdale council, and is also one of our Active Champions.
Wednesday 23rd June 2021
Conversations can be powerful, particularly when they come from people we know and trust. When they’re done in the right way, conversations have the power to transform how we think, feel, and behave. However, even with the best of intentions, they can also leave us feeling flat, defensive, even defiant when done in the wrong way.
Wednesday 16th June 2021
When we meet, can we move? That’s the question that we are asking every organisation in Calderdale this summer. We’re asking this because we believe that when we move, we’re stronger – the Paddock Community Garden in Ovenden showcase this perfectly.
The Paddock is a newly built community garden sitting in the midst of three council estates in Ovenden (Rugby, Athol and Grove). It serves a large and diverse community, old and young with some ethnic minority groups too – it’s a place created to meet and to move.