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North East Producers


The fantastic theatre group will be back to perform ‘Memories are made of this’, a mixture of song and dance to raise the spirits with afternoon tea served afterwards.

Thursday 28th June, Wigton Moor Church Hall, 2pm to 4pm, £5 members/£6 non-members.



Trip to Southport

Have a day out at the longest coast line in Merseyside, take a stroll down the Southport pier, the second longest in the UK, ride a pedalo on the Marine Lake, or take a planned stroll down the beach front. With plenty of shops and restaurants, you’ll not be spoilt for choice or visit the Atkinson Museum for a taste of Art and Culture.

Tuesday 3rd July The coach will leave the MAECare office at 10am, returning at 6pm.

Price: £17.50 members/ £27.50 non-members.

Please note the trips will be cancelled if we do not get 30 or more bookings

Movement Matters at MAECare


Join Marian Emly, an experienced physiotherapist, to find out more about the importance of posture, movement and good seating to the physical and mental health and wellbeing of older people. An interactive session including some easy seated exercises you can do at home. Transport available for £5.00 to MAECare members. Booking required, please contact Julie for more details. £1 members/£2 non-members

Tuesday November 20th 1.30-3pm

Treetops Community Centre. £1 members/£2 non-members.

Please phone to book as places are limited

White Rose Centre


Wednesday Wonders – Local Outings
White Rose Centre
A chance to do some Christmas shopping or treat yourself.

These local outings offer door-to-door transport and are particularly suitable for people who only like to travel a short distance. If you need any assistance to come on a trip such as having someone to push your wheelchair or someone to walk with you because your eyesight is poor, please let us know when you book. Please make payment as soon as possible to secure your place.

Wednesday 28th November, 11am to 4.00pm. £7 members/£10 non-members. Door-to-door transport included.

Places are limited and priority will be given to people who’ve not gone on a trip recently.

Allerton High School Christmas Party


Allerton High School Christmas Party

The students invite you to attend the annual Christmas Party on Thursday 6th December 1.30-3pm. Come along and share in the fun with festive refreshments served. Transport is available, if you are bringing your own car, space is available in the park and ride. Santa will not be expecting anyone to arrive before 1.15pm.


6th December 2018

Time: 1-3pm
Please phone to book as places are limited

Dance On


Come along and be part of a new dance programme, “Dance On”, being launched by One Dance UK & Yorkshire Dance and funded by Sport England. Taster sessions will be taking place across Leeds: this is MAECare’s own taster session to gauge interest levels. Fun, accessible dance session designed for older people. No previous dance experience needed. The session will be open to all and will be adapted to welcome people with limited mobility or who may be living with health conditions. Existing evidence shows that dancing can improve mobility, prevent falls, enhance mental wellbeing and brain function. Free Session, transport available to MAECare members for £5.00. Places limited, phone to book.

Tuesday December 11th 1.30-2.30pm

Treetops Community Centre. £1 members/£2 non-members.

Please phone to book as places are limited

Shadwell New Year Afternoon Tea


Celebrate the start of New Year with entertainment from Julianna, Soprano Diva Sensation, and cakes provided by our volunteers on Tuesday 8th January 2019, 2-4pm at Shadwell Methodist Church.

£5 for members/£6 for non-members



The SAFER project, which is delivered by West Yorkshire Trading Standards, provides information around scams and fraud which affect older people in Leeds. Their fun and interactive workshops aim to educate and empower people to know what the latest scams are which target older people and may include doorstep crime such as distraction burglary. Come along and find out more at Treetops. Places limited, phone to book. £1 members/£2 non-members.

Tuesday January 15th 1.30-2.45pm

Treetops Community Centre. £1 members/£2 non-members.

Please phone to book as places are limited

Aladdin – The Pantomime


MAECare Theatre for All
Aladdin – The Pantomime

Yeadon Town Hall, Saturday 19th January 2019

Follow Aladdin as he attempts to win the heart of the beautiful princess, but there’s a law decreeing that she can only marry a prince and the evil Abanazar is determined to stand in his way. Can his mum, Widow Twankey, and his brother, Wishee Washee, help or are they more interested in the soapy world of their Chinese laundry? Will Aladdin ever make his fortune and ensure his dreams come true?
Enjoy afternoon tea at the Billings Tea Room followed by an early evening performance of Aladdin at Yeadon Town Hall.

Pick ups from 1.30pm – return approximately 8.00pm. £27.50 MAECare members/£37.50 non-members – including door-to-door transport.

Theatre seats are available with level access and if you need support to come on a trip such as someone to walk with you, please tell us when you book. Please make payment as soon as possible for these trips to secure your place.

Leeds University Intercultural Ambassador Event


Leeds University Intercultural Ambassador Event

For the fourth year MAECare will be joined by a group of students from Leeds University who will be hosting a session of fun, interactive activities and chat at the MAECare office with the theme of an “International Tea Party”. Come along to find out what activities they have planned…

Friday 8th March 2pm to 4pm. Event is FREE but transport will be available if necessary at a cost of £5.

Bluebells in Leeds – Wednesday Wonders


Wednesday Wonders

Bluebells in Leeds – Wednesday 15th May 11.30am to 3.30pm. £16 members/carers.

A popular return visit to a Leeds green gem – Middleton Park with a chance to see the bluebells in full bloom, with a light lunch in the Café in the park. We will stay on the minibus to drive through the bluebell woods and the cafe is accessible and adjacent to the drop off point.

These afternoon outings offer door-to-door transport with lunch. If you need any assistance to come on a trip, please let us know when you book. For non-members there is an additional charge of £7.50 per trip.

Pie and Peas


Pie and Peas

Enjoy a traditional meal of pie and peas with entertainment. Choose one of the dates, complete the booking form and return to the office.

Monday 10th June 12.30 – 3pm

Wednesday 12th June 12.30 – 3pm

At 57a Cranmer Bank. £7 members, £8 non-members. Transport can be provided if required for £5.

Lotherton Hall – Wednesday Wonders


Wednesday Wonders

Lotherton Hall – Wednesday 26th June 11am to 4.30pm. £25 members/carers.

We’ll start our visit with lunch in the Stables Café, and have a tour of the house. There’ll also be the opportunity to walk round the Wildlife Zoo and Bird Garden. There is an incline between the café and the house, while the Bird Garden involves walking a moderate distance on reasonably level ground.

These afternoon outings offer door-to-door transport with lunch. If you need any assistance to come on a trip, please let us know when you book. For non-members there is an additional charge of £7.50 per trip.

Allerton High Strawberry Tea


Allerton High

Strawberry Tea

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 1.30 – 3pm The students from Allerton High invite you to the annual event. Sandwiches, scones and strawberries with cream will be served, alongside musical entertainment and a quiz.

This is a free event for MAECare members. Contact the office to book a place.

Transport is available on request.

Annual Celebration


Everyone is welcome to join us at this annual event. This year it’s on Tuesday 23rd July from 11am – 1.30pm at Alwoodley Park Methodist Church. We will be able to tell you about what has happened in the last year and see this year’s annual report. There will be entertainment followed by a light lunch.

Please phone the office to book your place. Transport is available.

Tuesday 23rd July, Alwoodley park Methodist Church, 11am – 1.30pm.

River Tees Cruise


River Tees Cruise

Wednesday 14th August

All day outing River Cruise and lunch. 9.30am – 5.00 – 5.30pm. £35 for members and £40 for non-members and that includes the meal, cruise and coach.

Enjoy a comfortable and leisurely cruise along the River Tees from Stockton to Yarm and return.

Experience the tranquillity of the river in all its seasonal glory. The trip includes live commentary. Enjoy roast dinner followed by a hot traditional dessert. Drinks not included. Please complete the booking form and return to the office with your payment by 1st July.

Please be at the MAECare office for 9.15am so we can set off promptly. We will be back in Leeds by approximately 5pm – 5.30pm

Film Friday


The Lion King

8th November
1.45pm to 4.30pm

Disney’s visually breathtaking 25th anniversary remake of their classic animation; with the original songs and life-like CGI animals.

Art at MAECare


Art at MAECare

Why not try something new at MAECare’s monthly Art class? Held on a Monday, 10.30 – 12.30, no previous art experience or talent needed. This is a tutor led class designed for budding artists and beginners alike!

On 18th November, Print Your Own Christmas Cards! Create beautiful multi-coloured prints on a seasonal theme, using inks, rollers and polystyrene blocks.

Oswaldtwistle Mills


All Day Outings

For those who are fairly mobile or can bring their own carer.

Oswaldtwistle Mills

Enjoy a full day out in Lancashire’s premier shopping and entertainment establishment. There will be opportunities to browse the range of shops and a garden centre, as well as lunch and festive season entertainment. The coach will leave the MAECare office at 9.15am returning at 6pm. Monday 18th November, £36 members/£46 non-members. Lunch included. Please note we need a minimum of 30 people for this to go ahead.

Health and Wellbeing Events


Health and Wellbeing Events

Wednesday December 4th, 11am – 12

in the MAECare activity room – Paint To Music

Come along and try some relaxing, therapeutic painting to music – no art talent needed! Led by our Art tutor Jude. All art materials will be supplied, bring along an old shirt or apron to protect your clothes. £1 members/£2 non-members.

Transport £5.

Shared Tables


Shared Tables at the Red Lion

Health & Wellbeing Mindfulness


Health & Wellbeing Mindfulness – Low mood

Visit to M&S Archive


Stories from Sheet Music:

Piano Recital and visit to M&S Archive
Thursday 27th February
10.45am – 3.30pm

This short outing offers door-to-door transport and is particularly suitable for people who only like to travel a short distance. If you need any assistance to come on the trip such as having someone to push your wheelchair, please let us know.

Sheet music was a bestseller at Marks & Spencer’s at the start of the 20th century – customers could buy music for dancing and Music Hall favourites as well as folk and seasonal songs.

Enjoy an indoor picnic lunch before a live piano performance of music specially chosen from the archive, followed by a chance to view the nostalgic M&S exhibition with clothes and accessories through the decades. Door-to-door transport and packed lunch included – £15.00/£20.00 (non-members)

Film Friday – Pavarotti


Film Friday – Pavarotti

This documentary film tracks Pavarotti’s career as the greatest popular tenor since Caruso and features favourite songs from his vast repertoire with archive footage of interviews with Clive James and Russell Harty.

Friday 6th March – 1.45pm to 4.30pm

Treetops in the Spring


Treetops in the Spring

Wednesday 11th March 2020

Come along and join in a sing along with afternoon tea provided.

Time: 12 – 2pm / Price £8

Transport is available if needed.

Pay on the day