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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Supporting older people to live happy, healthy, informed lives in their own homes.

OPAL is a registered charity which supports the over 60’s living in Cookridge, Ireland Wood, Tinshill, Holt Park, Adel and Bramhope - Leeds 16 above the Ring Road.

If you are over 60, and live in our area, you can become a full member of OPAL. If not, you may become an affiliated member. Affiliated members can access all our activities apart from those with an asterisk next to them on the Services & Activities page.

Full OPAL membership and affiliated OPAL membership costs £10 per year.

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​UPDATED 27th February 2017. 

Community Open Day Saturday 25th February 2017

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Despite the weather we had a very busy day and lots of feedback about how much people enjoyed the day. We were lucky enough to have the Rhinos Chief Executive Gary Hetherington opening the Centre, Rhinos players Brett Delaney and Keith Galloway, as well as Ronnie the Rhino. Thanks also to the Police for being present. Here are some of the pictures.

Welcome In Update

We have now moved into Welcome In Community Centre and we love having more space. We have moved some of our groups (Chair Exercise classes, Luncheon Clubs and Friday Coffee afternoon) into the building and the OPAL members have all been very positive.  Thank you very much to Holbeck Charitable Trust who gave a grant towards our Luncheon Clubs – we are already seeing an increase in numbers attending since we moved into Welcome In!


Many thanks to ASDA Construction Team who spent a couple of days painting and decorating for us and to Cyril who regular comes to dig and weed for us.  We hope you like the new look Newsletter which is designed by Tom, Dick and Harry. They also designed our signs for the building which we love so a big thank you to them J

​OPAL on Film
​Here's a short film made by ​​final year students from Leeds Beckett University who have been raising money for OPAL (Older People’s Action in the Locality).

Please click on the photo below to watch.​


OPAL awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.​

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We are thrilled to announce that OPAL has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award of it's kind in the UK, for our work in providing social opportunities and support to over 700 people in the LS16 area.​​​​

​For more details and pictures please see our 

​blog page here.

To make a donation to OPAL click the link here