The turn of Oak’s year

TODMORDEN’S Oak Group holds its fourth annual meeting on Wednesday, Septenber 28, at Central Methodist Church, Todmorden, from 1.30pm.

Set up originally with money from an initiative of the Department of Health, Oak, now a voluntary community organisation, is continuing to provide a wide range of activities weekly, mostly on Fridays.

There is an emphasis on active involvement with dancing, T’ai Chi and Dru Yoga run by well qualified and experienced tutors. Suitable physical activity for anyone, especially the over 50s, is increasingly accepted as a good way to promote an active and healthy older age.

The mind and spirit is not neglected either.

Singing, creative writing, crafts and quizzes, and the opportunity to play games in a pleasant social setting, are regular features as well as trips out to the theatre locally and further afield.

The committee and volunteers are committed to making Oak as good as possible which requires dedicated fund raising, for the group to continue to pay its way.

There are a number of ‘members-only’ events throughout the year, but non-members and members alike can enjoy sessions on Fridays and Tuesdays.

Oak invites volunteers to help with fund raising and administration or welcoming visitors. More information can be obtained from Christine Potter, telephone 01706 814005.