Forget the Wise Men this Christmas it's all about what's on at WiSE

From all of us at WiSE, we wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR and thank you for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you in 2020.

Thank you to all the volunteers for all their hard work and commitment throughout the year. We are very grateful to you. Also, thank you to Morrisons for their generosity.

If you would like to meet new people, stay active and have fun, come along to our Chairobics and Aerobics class every Friday at Wetherby Social Club from 10.30 – 11.15, or aerobics from 11.15am – 12.15pm £2 for each class or £3 to do both classes. With special thanks to our instructor Heather from Home Instead.

Line Dancing takes place every Thursday from 10.15am – 12.00pm at Wetherby Sports Association, (next to the Swimming Baths) £3 incl refreshments. Everybody welcome.

The Elderberries Wed 18th December 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Wetherby Social Club £3 including refreshments. Wetherby Florists will be with us.

Knit One PurlWise is on every Thursday from 1.30pm – 3.00pm in the Village Hall at Boston Spa. Informal knitting and crochet group where we work on our own projects with a cup of tea and a biscuit. Feel free to join us. £2 including tea/coffee. Please note, no knitting Thursday 5th December, Thursday 26th December, Thursday 2nd or Thursday 9th January 2020.

Poetry is a very friendly informal group of people reciting poetry either their own or from other poets. Every other Thursday at Boston Spa Village Hall. This will take place on 19th December from 2pm – 3pm. £2 including refreshments. No Poetry on Thursday 5th Dec.

Chatter and Batter is our fish and chip lunch club at Wetherby Social Club from 11.15am to 1pm on Tuesday 17th December. £5 including fish and chips, refreshments and a quiz!! Orders must be taken by 11.40am so be prompt and be hungry!

The Nightingales is an informal relaxed singing group that takes place at The Methodist Church, Bank Street, Wetherby. If you enjoy music and like singing along to songs from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s. Please come and join us. £3 incl refreshments on Tues 10th December at 10.30am

Our last singing session, The Rockin’ Robins, is on Wednesday 11th December at

1.30pm – 3pm. Boston Spa Village Hall. £3 incl refreshments

Look out next year for our new exercise class “WiSE Work OUT!” starting on Wed 8th January 1.30pm – 3pm. £3 incl refreshments.

Sleigh Bells Ring….are you listening?

WiSE post-Christmas event, Methodist Church, Bank Street, Wetherby on Friday 27th December from 1pm to 3pm

There’ll be music from Emma James, sandwiches, cakes, refreshments.

This is a ticket only event and they are £5 each

If you would like a ticket please contact Karen on 01937 588994 or

Christmas Day Dinner

Wetherby Methodist Church

Christmas Day

  • 12noon till 3pm

  • Cost £5

  • A Warm Welcome

  • Friendly Faces

  • Entertainment

  • Roast Turkey and Trimmings

  • Transport Provided If Necessary

If you’d appreciate spending some of Christmas Day with other people or know someone who would then do come and join us Tickets are available from Wednesday and Saturday morning coffee shop Wetherby Methodist Church or phone John 01937 584657

Christmas Day Lunch at Bramham Village Hall

This is a special invitation to anyone in Bramham who will be spending Christmas Day without family and friends.

Lunch will be at 12.30pm for a pre-lunch drink, followed by a traditional Christmas dinner. After lunch, there will be an opportunity to watch the Queen’s speech at 3pm

Please contact Pete Dunn on 01937 843345 (please leave a message if no-one answers). Alternatively, email Pete at . Nearer the time you can let Pete know if you require transport.

Information and Advice

WiSE provides an information and advice service covering issues relating to older people and those who care and support them. This could be benefits information, how to find care providers,

details of suitable support services and help with form filling etc.

Contact Nicola Tel: 01937 588994 or email

Carers Leeds

Are you helping a friend or family member due to their illness, disability, mental health issue or a substance misuse problem?

Call Carers Leeds advice line Monday – Friday, 9am – 4.30pm (8am – 6.30pm on Wednesday) on 0113 380 4300 Email:

WiSE Meet up Monday Memory Café,

Wetherby Methodist Church, Bank Street

Every Monday afternoon 1.00pm-4.00pm

If you would like to attend the Memory Café please call Meghan and/or Natalie prior to attending so that initial paperwork can be completed on arrival at the café. Telephone Number: 07899 420 452

Feeling low, anxious or depressed

Feeling lonely or isolated

Would like to feel more healthy

Would like to know what activities and groups are available

Want to benefit your overall health and wellbeing

Linking Leeds is a free city-wide service aiming to link people to services and activities in their community so everyone can live a healthy and happy life. Sometimes people need help to achieve this. Feeling connected to your community has lots of health benefits. If you are feeling stressed, lonely, anxious, or just want to be more active and/or meet new people, then Linking Leeds could help. Friendly Wellbeing Coordinators will work closely with you to understand your needs and will then help you to access relevant services and groups in your community.

This could include:

  • A specialist mental health service

  • General fitness or ‘get active’ classes

  • Employment advice and volunteering opportunities

  • Healthy eating or healthy walking groups

  • Community, faith or cultural groups

  • Support groups for physical conditions or emotional difficulties

  • Money or housing advice services

  • Creative groups including art, gardening or music.

You can contact Linking Leeds directly on Tel 0113 336 7612 or email

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Your GP can also refer you to their Wellbeing Coordinators. (this service does not offer any support services such as counselling or crisis support. If you need to speak to someone please speak to your GP or call NHS 111).

Age UK

Age UK advise that as we get older, our bodies have to work harder to keep warm. If you're exposed to a cold environment for a long time, or extreme cold for a short time, blood pressure rises and blood thickens. This can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. They suggest the steps below as some of the ways to stay well this winter.

Wrap up well when you go out in the cold - Layering's the best way to keep warm in winter. Don't forget a hat, gloves, thick socks and a scarf.

Make sure your home is warm enough. The ideal room temperature is about 21 degrees in your living room and about 18 degrees in your bedroom.

If you need advice on

  • Switching suppliers to the most affordable tariff

  • Applying for grants to write off existing fuel debt

  • Installing measures to reduce energy usage

  • Understanding how to use your existing systems

  • Being referred to other programmes that fund loft insulation and boiler installations

Contact THE GREEN DOCTOR on FREEPHONE 0808 1683547 to see if you eligible for free help.

Keep moving Try not to sit still for more than one hour at a time. Even if you just move your arms and legs, it'll help keep you warm.

Why not try WiSE Chairobics/Aerobics Friday mornings at The Wetherby, Line Dancing Thursday mornings at Wetherby Sports Association. Or our monthly Ping Pong sessions at St James Church Wetherby. See activities information in our Newsletter.

Eat well

Aim for at least one hot meal every day as well as warm drinks throughout the day. You could try our Chatter and Batter Fish and Chip lunch held monthly at the Wetherby.

The Malnutrition Helpline has a team of dietitians who can provide advice on issues relating to difficulties with eating and drinking including, nutritional supplements, and dehydration,

Tel 0113 843 0905 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday or email

Age UK Winter wrapped up guide has useful information to help you stay well through winter.

We aim to ensure the information is as up to date and accurate as possible, but please be aware that certain details change from time to time and the above is meant as a guide only.

We’re open at Boston Spa Village Hall, High St. LS23 6AA

9.00am until 3.00pm Tuesday to Thursday




If you need a driver in the run up to Christmas or early in the New Year,


Up to and including Monday 23 December - Last possible date for booking:

Wednesday 18 December

Up to and including Tuesday 7 January 2020 - Last possible date for booking:

Thursday 19 December 2019

Wednesday 8 January 2020 or later - Last possible date for booking:

Normal 2 working days’ notice required


Wetherby In Support of the Elderly - Christmas Opening Hours

WiSE will be closed from Tuesday 24th December 2019 and will reopen Thursday 2nd January 2020

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