WiSE & happy in November

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 20th November 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Wetherby Social Club £3 including refreshments. There’ll be fun and shenanigans!


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.


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 on Thursday 7th November and 21st November from 2pm – 3pm. £2 including refreshments.


Chatter and Batter is our fish and chip lunch club at Wetherby Social Club from 11.15am to 1pm on Tuesday 19th November. £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 12th November at 10.30am


Our very popular singing session, The Rockin’ Robins, is on Wednesday 13th November and Tuesday 26th November at 1.30pm – 3pm. If you enjoy singing along to some great songs from the past, please come and join us at Boston Spa Village Hall. £3 incl refreshments


New Ping Pong group, a great exercise class to improve coordination, balance, guaranteed to keep you smiling!! Wednesday 27th November, 2pm – 3.30pm at St James Church, Church Street, Wetherby, LS22 6LP


When the snowman brings the snow, well he just might like to know……


He should stop at WiSE Christmas Matinee, Boston Spa Village Hall on Tues 3rd December from 1pm to 3pm


  • There’ll be music from Steve Field, sandwiches, cakes, a little tipple and a raffle.

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

  • If you would like a ticket please call Karen on 01937 588994 or karen@w-ise.org.uk or they can be bought in the WiSE Owl Café at Boston Spa.


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 nicola@w-ise.org.uk



Carers Leeds

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


If you have any questions or concerns, call Carers Leeds advice line Monday – Friday, 9am – 4.30pm (8am – 6.30pm on Wednesday) on 0113 380 4300. www.carersleeds.org.uk

Email: advice@carersleeds.org.uk


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 linking.leeds@nhs.net . Visit Their website www.commlinks.co.uk/linking-leeds 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).



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


  • 9.00am until 3.00pm Tuesday to Thursday

  • Delicious breakfast/brunch choices

  • We use local butchers and suppliers for our produce


The café has free parking at the rear of the village hall and FREE WIFI inside


Everyone is welcome to come to our café – our regulars, young mums with their children, cyclists and well-behaved dogs. We have plenty of space for pushchairs and wheelchairs

Our friendly staff and volunteers look forward to welcoming you


We are proud to let you know that in January 2020, the WiSE transport scheme will have been operating for 5 years. During that time, our wonderful volunteer drivers have provided journeys for hundreds of passengers over thousands of miles!


We hope to acknowledge this anniversary with articles in the local press and Parish magazines showing how the scheme has grown over the years. We will also be seeking feedback from you, our passengers, to find out how you use the scheme and what you like best about it.


A paper copy of the feedback form is enclosed within this Newsletter. Once completed, you can either hand it to the driver next time you use the scheme; hand it it at an activity; or drop it in to the WiSE office.


If you would prefer to complete the form online, you can do so by typing the following details into your browser https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LKHL8TN.


Whichever method you choose, please let us have your views by not later than Friday 15th November.


Thank you for your help.

Bridget, Jo and Carole (The WiSE transport Team)


emailtransport@w-ise.org.uk



Wetherby In Support of the Elderly

Tel. 01937 588994 www.w-ise.org.uk

One Stop Centre, Westgate, Wetherby LS22 6NL

Registered Charity No: 1163698 CIO (Foundation)


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