As a Retirement Fellowship the well-being of our members is one of our prime concerns. The Branch has a Welfare Team which is led by a Co-ordinator. Their role is to maintain contact with members who are ill or in hospital. In addition to sending cards they visit them at home or in hospital taking small gifts of flowers or fruit and the best wishes of the Branch..
We have a wide variety of Speakers who give talks on subjects that range from the informative to the light-hearted and amusing.
More information about these and other events are on the “Programmes” page
In December we hope to be going to The Old Swan Hotel for our Christmas Lunch
Each June we have a Social Meeting. Details are on our “Programmes” page.
This group was launched in 2011 for members to enjoy a three-to-four mile stroll on the first Wednesday of the month. For further details please telephone Marian Darwen on 01423 889566
The current programme is on the “Programmes” page
When one of our members dies we send a donation to any charity that is nominated by the family of the deceased.
For 2016/17 we have chosen “Hearing Dogs for the Deaf” as our nominated charity.
In previous years we have sent donations to:
Carers’ Resource, The Alzheimer’s Society, CETA (Chris’s Ependymoma Treatment Appeal), Harrogate Homeless Project, Martin House Hospice, St. Michael’s Hospice, the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, Guide Dogs for the Blind and The Women’s Refuge, Harrogate.
Our group is currently meeting monthly to enjoy a five-to-six mile walk in the lovely countryside around Harrogate. As well as being a good way to keep fit and healthy, we also enjoy the like-minded companionship. Members who have cars give lifts to those who do not, which enables us to be independent of public transport.
Each January we have a planning meeting at which the year’s potential walks are discussed and a planned programme is agreed. Our yearly programme is posted on the “Programmes” page.
“I joined the Retirement Fellowship because I am a retired employee of the NHS in Darlington and have bought a house in Harrogate, hoping to re-locate in the future. I thought it would be an excellent opportunity to meet some friends before my move. Members of Harrogate Branch have made me feel very welcome. I also joined the walking group which I thoroughly enjoy, and the monthly meetings which are most entertaining.”
Why I enjoy the Fellowship....