50+ Forum meetings and events

Long Eaton 50+ Forum enjoying their visit to York

All forthcoming 50+ Forum meeting dates and events are listed on this page.

To join your local 50+ Forum please fill in the online form on our join us page.

Alfreton and Ripley

Virtual forum, please see Alfreton and Ripley 50+ forum for details.


Film project - the Empire Cinema Group continues to show two films a month on Friday night and Saturday morning at the Empire Social Club during most of the year. Tel: 01335 345269 for more details.

Ashbourne 50+ Forum open meetings are held from 10am to 12.30pm at Elim Church, The Waterside Centre, Waterside Road on:

  • 17 March 2018 at St Oswald's Church Hall
  • 6 July 2018
  • 16 November 2018 (AGM).


Belper 50+ Forum open meetings are held at Belper Congregational Church, Church Walk from 10am to 12.30pm on:

  • 8 March 2018
  • 8 June 2018
  • 14 September 2018 
  • 14 December 2018 (AGM)


Bolsover and District - The Older Peoples Forum open meetings from 10.30am to 12.30pm at various venues:

  • 16 March 2018 − Clowne Community Centre
  • 22 June 2018 − Shirebrook Leisure Centre (AGM)
  • 14 September 2018 − Pinxton
  • 7 December 2018 − Shirebrook Leisure Centre.


Chesterfield 50+ Forum open meetings are held from 10.15am to 12.15pm at Chesterfield Town Hall on:

  • 11 January 2018
  • 10 May 2018 (AGM)
  • 13 September 2018
  • 8 November 2018.

Chesterfield 50+ Forum has developed a toe-nail cutting scheme for anyone in the community who has difficulty in cutting their own nails for reasons of age or health. The service is available on Tuesdays and Fridays between 1 and 2pm at Physiotherapy Clinic, 98 Saltergate (old NUM building) and costs £6.50 per session. No appointment necessary.

Clay Cross

Clay Cross and Surrounding Communities 50+ Forum open meetings are held from 1.30 to 4pm at Clay Cross Social Centre on:

  • 21 February 2018
  • 23 May 2018
  • 19 September 2018
  • 21 November 2018.


Virtual forum, please see Dronfield 50+ Forum for details.


GALOP (Glossop Action for Local Older People) meetings are held between 2pm and 4pm at Bradbury Community House, Glossop:

  • 8 March 2018
  • 5 June 2018
  • 4 September 2018
  • 4 December 2018 (10am to 2pm, AGM).


Heanor 50+ Forum open meetings 2017 are held at Heanor Welfare Centre on:

  • 26 March 2018, 1.30pm to 4pm
  • 25 June 2018, 1.30pm to 4pm
  • 24 September 2018, 1.30pm to 4pm
  • 26 November 2018, 1.30pm to 4pm (AGM).


Ilkeston 50+ forum runs regular events such as coffee mornings, computer courses and day trips. For more information please contact Rita Leverton, tel: 01159 328409 or Judy Barratt on tel: 07985 793361.

Open forum meetings are held from 10am at Gladstone Lodge on:

  • 8 March 2018, 10am to 12.30pm
  • 17 May 2018, 10am to 2pm (AGM)
  • 2 August 2018, 10am to 12.30pm
  • 6 December 2018, 10am to 2pm.

Long Eaton

Long Eaton 50+ forum open meetings are held between 9.45am and 12pm at Council Chamber, Long Eaton Town Hall:

  • 19 March 2018
  • 11 June 2018
  • 10 September 2018
  • 10 December 2018.

On Monday mornings, Roy Smith runs a drop-in session in the library at Long Eaton. Come along and join this popular activity! It starts at 9am.

We also run computer and tablet help sessions on Monday afternoons at Community House, Derby Road, Long Eaton from 1pm to 3pm. These are very informal and they're free. There will be three or four forum members to help with your queries and you can try our new Task Cards. These help you through the very first simple tasks you might want to do on your iPad or Android tablet.

The forum also puts on three coach trips a year to a variety of locations.

For more information contact Ian Neill, tel: 0115 972 6057 or email: trips@ianconsult.co.uk


Matlock 50+ Forum open meetings are held between 2pm and 4pm at Imperial Rooms on:

  • 12 March 2018 (AGM)
  • 18 June 2018
  • 17 September 2018
  • 19 November 2018.


Staveley Seniors Forum open meetings are on the last Thursday of every month from 10.30am to noon at Staveley Neighbourhood Community Centre. Doors open at 10am for light refreshments.

A toenail care service is held weekly on a Tuesday from 1.30pm at Rectory Road Surgery. Places must be booked. There's a small charge of £5 per visit. Please see the information attached to this page for more details.


Swadlincote 50+ Forum open meetings are held at Emanuel Church Hall, Swadlincote between 10.30am and 1pm on:

  • 22 May 2018
  • 13 November 2018.

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