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
  • Spring Bank Holiday closure

    There will be no sessions on Monday, 29 May due to the Bank Holiday. 


  • Coach trip to the Lake District

    Our next coach trip takes us to Kendal, Windermere or Bowness on Wednesday, 14 June.  See notices at our venues for further details.


  • 'Welcome to Spring'

    Join Sue, who is leading four flower arranging sessions at 3.00 pm on Mondays at the community centre.  Dates are 24 April, 8, 15 and 22 May.  NOW EXTENDED FOR A FURTHER TWO WEEKS, 5 AND 12 JUNE.


  • 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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