Introduction.

Branch Activities.

Programmes.

Walking Programmes.

Healthy Walkers.

Healthy Strollers.

Meeting Reports.

Conferences.

Social Events.

Contacts.

Photo Album.

Welfare
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..
Monthly Meetings
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
Branch Activities
Christmas
In December we hope to be going to The Old Swan Hotel  for our Christmas Lunch
Social Meetings
Each June we have a Social Meeting.  Details are on our “Programmes page.
Healthy Strollers
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
Donations
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.
Healthy Walkers
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.”
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SOCIAL EVENTS PROGRAMME 2019

 

The Social Events programme is enjoyed by all who go on both the day trips and the theatre outings.

During 2019 we enjoyed day trips to Grasmere and Bowness, Scarborough, Tennants Auction House at Leyburn, Skipton, Thirsk and Kilburn, Richmond and Mainsgill Farm Shop and Boundary Mills.

The trip to Skipton took place on a beautiful day and included an Afternoon Tea Cruise. By contrast, the trip to Thirsk/Kilburn took place on one of the wettest days anyone could remember but the visit to the Mouseman Museum in Kilburn more than made up for the bad weather. It was a pure joy! As usual, the trip to Boundary Mills was a great success with members able to do a lot of Christmas shopping.

The Summer Social was held at the Spa Hotel, Ripon and the Christmas Lunch at the Old Swan Hotel. Both events were enjoyed by all who attended them.

In January we went to the Harrogate Theatre to see “Jack and the Beanstalk” followed by fish & chips at Graveleys. Our theatre trips to Leeds Grand included “The Full Monty”; “West Side Story”; “Blood Brothers”; “Grease”; “Dirty Dancing” and “We Will Rock You”.

Unfortunately, we have no one to organize our summer holidays, so for the first time in many years we did not manage to have a holiday.