Activities, events and groups in Calderdale and Kirklees

What's on

There are lots of activities and events taking place all over the district for older people.

Keeping active and getting out and meeting people is important for everyone's wellbeing, regardless of age. There are lots of groups and activities suitable for older people throughout Calderdale and Kirklees including social groups and clubs and a wide range of activities from reading and knitting to walking and bowling.

In Kirklees

To find out what is happening in Kirklees you can search the  Kirklees Community Directory on the Kirklees Council website. Type 'older people' into the Search for local organisations box (or not!):

Kirklees Community DirectoryYoung at Heart group at the Shay Stadium

In Calderdale

To find out what is happening in Calderdale you can visit the Calderdale 50+ Forum website and browse through their Events and Useful links:

Keep up to date

For our latest events and campaigns and what's happening in your local area visit our news page. 

You can also sign up to our newsletter or keep up to date using our social media feeds. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

If you have an event you would like us to feature on our social media, please email the details to

Giving Older People a Voice

Calderdale 50+ Forum

The Forum supports and represents people aged 50 and over in Calderdale. The Forum engages and empowers people, and promotes a collective voice on issues that matter to them. 

The Forum is an independent and non–party political organisation in its own right, run by older people, for older people.

If you would like to be involved, or would like more information, please:

Call on 07870 434 492

Visit their website

Email on

Kirklees Older People's Network (KOP)

KOP is a voice for older people across Kirklees, founded in 2001. It works in partnership with key agencies to guide and support older people, and to create a positive image in the community by empowering people to achieve a strong voice and influence decision making in Kirklees.

For more information:KOP / HOFF meeting



Huddersfield Over Fifties Forum (HOFF)

We are an independent, voluntary, social and campaigning organisation and operate as a sub-group of KOP. We meet on the third Thursday of each month in the Old Court Room in Huddersfield Town Hall from 1.00 to 3.00pm. We are a friendly group and new members aged 50+ plus are always very welcome.

We have a keen interest in all the issues that affect our members both nationally and in our local community. We regularly welcome guest speakers and receive reports from our representatives on Kirklees consultative bodies and Kirklees Healthwatch.

Entrance to meetings costs £2.00 - Refreshments and a Raffle are provided at each meeting.

For more information, contact Kirklees Older Peoples' Network as above.