Calderdale Forum 50 Plus Newsletter


Welcome to Calderdale Forum 50 Plus

Calderdale Forum 50 Plus aims to represent and promote the collective voice of people over the age of 50 in Calderdale by: Communication, Campaigning, Influencing, Encouraging and Empowering.

Contacting You

This is our first newsletter for some time and we hope you still want to keep in touch with us and our work.  Over the last few weeks, we have been updating our website with essential information on the coronavirus pandemic to help you manage throughout the lockdown.  We believe now is a good time to re-start our email newsletters.

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Our Website

We have a news and information-based website, that keeps you up to date with the issues and updates that matter to our readers. At the moment we are updating it daily with local information on the coronavirus as well as links to those organisations and groups providing support and advice for you and your families.  Visit Website

Coronavirus News

Below are links to our latest news stories on the coronavirus:

Do you have news or an update you would like to share with us? Send your news to

Things to do
Social isolation is  making life difficult for many people. Our resident quiz master, Malcolm Kielty MBE has compiled a number of quizzes for you to try at home. Test yourself or get your friends and family involved by phone or if you’ve set one up, through a video-link. Why not create your own and send it to us to share with our followers.

April 23rd was World Book Night.  If you didn’t get involved, it’s not too late. Find out more and access the World Book Night reading list here.

Contribute a blog
How are you spending your time in the lockdown?  How are you sourcing your shopping? Are you following the government’s recommendations on exercise?  What contact do you have with other people?  We would love to hear how you are coping or your reflections on the strange times we are living through.  Email your thoughts to  Get started by reading our blogs on spending your time in retirement.

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