SOFA was set up in 2011, as part of Calderdale Council's Neighbourhood Schemes.  Its aim is to offer people primarily in the 50 plus age group within the community of Southowram and surrounding areas, a range of fun activities to help promote their health and well-being.

Sessions cost £2 which is payable on the day - so you only need pay for the sessions you attend. 

If you're not sure whether an activity is for you, come along and give it a try, or just sit and watch.  The first two weeks 'taster' sessions are free!  (Please note that this concession does not apply to those sessions which are planned to run for a limited number of weeks.)

Worried about coming on your own?  Call 01422 346204 to arrange to meet someone when you arrive, or just to find out more.

Membership is currently £5 a year.

Members are encouraged to attend meetings of the Management Committee.  Please go to the Management Committee page to see the date of the next meeting and view minutes from the most recent meetings.

We're all about keeping active, having fun and making friends!




Latest news
  • Bring and Share buffet lunch

    This free event takes place on Wednesday, 27 December from 12 noon at the community centre. Please bring food to share for a buffet lunch.   


  • Christmas lunch for members

    Our Christmas lunch will be held on Friday, 8 December from 12 noon at St Anne's community rooms.  Places can be booked by giving your name and money (£5) to any committee member by 24 November.


  • Can you help?

    We have a supply of new flyers advertising SOFA sessions.  Please can you help to distribute these to friends, neighbours or others who may benefit from our activities?  Have a word with any committee member.


  • Flower arranging

    The next flower arranging sessions start on Monday, 16 October from 3.00 pm to 4.30 pm at the community centre.  They will run for six weeks.


  • Next coach trip

    There are two destinations for our next coach trip on 27 October: Clitheroe and Skipton.  See notices at our venues for further details.


  • Tesco donation

    Thanks go to Tesco Brighouse for their generous donation of tea, coffee and biscuits which members can enjoy following activities.


  • Contact details

    Have you moved home?  Do you now have an e-mail address?  Have your contact details changed? Please let our secretary, or any member of the committee know so that we can keep our records up to date.




SOFA is based in the hilltop village of Southowram, near Halifax in West Yorkshire

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