HO50s Christmas Drinks – Thurs, Dec 13 3pm to 5pm
It’s that time of year so please join us for season drinks at theon Thursday, Dec 13, from 3pm to 5pm. Paid up members will get a free drink, as will those who join or renew on the day. Come and join the HO50s committee and other HO50s members for a fun filled couple of hours. There is disabled access. We hope to see you there.
New Directory in progress – Tell us what you think
HO50s is putting together a directory of leisure activities and places for over 50s around the borough – things like lunch clubs, art groups, yoga, singing, book clubs and so on. Please tell us about groups and activities that you enjoy or know about, so we can include them in the directory. They don’t have to be exclusively for the older age group, just ones you think other members might like. Tell us what, where, how often it happens, who runs it and how to contact them.
Tuesday, Dec 4: Tottenham Pensioners Action Group – Big Bingo
The TPAG is holding a BIG BINGO for the Macmillan Cancer charity.
Venue: Tottenham Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15
Cost: 10 games for £10
(They meet the second Tuesday of the month. Jan 8 is a tea dance with live music. Cost £2)
Friday, December 7 – HO50s Cinema Club for the Over 50’s
Time: 2.15pm for 2.30pm start (please arrive promptly)
Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, N15 4RX
Cost: £4.90 includes refreshments
Film: Dolores, a documentary on the Latina civil rights campaigner, Dolores Huerta. She invented the slogan, ‘Yes we can’ and is the star of Peter Bratt’s inspiring documentary. The film documents the 87-year-olds lifetime of activism, giving a voice to disenfranchised people in California.
Please telephone 0208 341 2238 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, December 18 – FREE Food and Nutrition Workshop. See enclosed leaflet
Haringey Advice Partnership and HO50s are organising a workshop on Healthy eating and nutrition for the over 50s. Come along and get some expert advice from the borough’s new nutrition service, sample some food from a local meals on wheels provider LILS and learn about a local project that is encouraging people to grow their own organic food.
The event is FREE and food will be provided. Spaces are limited however so booking is essential for this event.
Time: 11.30am – 2.00pm
Venue: Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RY
For further details and to book contact Joyce on 0203 196 1900
If there is sufficient interest we may hold further workshops next year. Other workshops will include: Staying Well over Winter, Improving your Wellbeing and Coping with Stress.
Thursday, Dec 29 & Jan 31 – Jackson Lane’s Social Lunch (Last Thursday of the month)
Venue: Jacksons Lane, 269a Archway Road, London N6 5AA
Two course hot lunch for only £5. Plus entertainment and speakers
Please note: Bookings need to be made in advance.
Please also let Jacksons Lane know of any vegetarian meals required in advance.
Wheelchair spaces must be booked in advance and discussed with Stuart over the phone. Due to space the venue can only accommodate 3 wheelchair spaces.
Email email@example.com or call 0208 340 5226 if you have any further enquires or would like to book.
Thursday, Jan 17 – Morrison’s Monthly Chatter
After a few months of building work at Morrison’s, our ‘Monthly Chatter’ get together resumes. Come and voice your opinion or concerns about what’s happening in the Borough. Make your voice heard.Speaker: TBA
Time: 10:30am to 12:00pm
Venue: Morrison’s Café, Wood Green, 50 Parkland Road, N22 5ST
Wednesday, Jan 21 – Hornsey Pensioners Action Group (Group meets every third Wednesday of the month)
Time: 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Venue: Hornsey Parish Church Hall, Cranley Gardens, N10 3AH Entrance on Cranley Gardens through car park.
Doors open from 1pm. Buses W7 W3 144
Monday, January 28 – HO50s AGM
HO50s will be electing a new committee, please come and put your name forward or just come and vote. Your presence at the meeting is important.
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Venue: Chestnuts Community Centre Cafeteria (ground floor), 280 St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN
(Christmas Lunches (Must be booked in advance)
Tue, December 11th Haringey Pensioners Action Group, Annual Christmas Dinner
Venue: Tottenham Green Leisure Centre
Time: 2pm – 4pm Call Lyn Silver to book: 07890 611 560
Thu, Dec 13th, Jackson’s Lane ‘Christmas Theme’ Lunch
Venue: Jackson’s Lane, 269A Archway Rd, Highgate, London N6 5AA
To book, call Kimberleigh on 0208 340 5226 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, Dec 25th, Community Christmas Lunch for the over 60’s
Cost: FREE includes entertainment
Venue: St Mary’s Church, Stoke Newington, London, N16 9ES
Time: 11:30am to 3:30pm
Please RSVP by Wed, Dec 19 to Chris at 07495 555 204 or email Chrisraymurdoch@icloud.com
Councillor Kirsten Hearn has sent HO50s an email answering concerns that were brought up at the first Morrison’s Monthly Chatter in August. In regards to concessions for garden waste for older people, there was suggestions when the scheme was announced that age would prevent people taking up the scheme. That was not the case as only one person contacted the Borough to say that they couldn’t afford the scheme. It was also noted that for a 10% discount, it would cost the Council between £28, 000 and £36,000 a year plus set up costs. For those reasons, a concession was not offered to older people.
As for a reduction in residential parking permits, there are no discounts for yearly parking permits, but the Council does offer a 50% concession to residents who are registered as disabled or aged 65 years and older for short-stay visitor parking permits.
Lastly, there was concern about people driving mobility scooters on footpaths. The Highway Code states that people using mobility scooters must not drive faster than 4mph on pavements and they should obey the rules for pedestrians. Drivers must adjust their speed accordingly especially if there are hearing or visual impaired people on the pavement or for those people who have difficultly moving quickly.
Opportunity to participate in and ageing immunity project
Researchers at the University College London are looking for people over 65 who are interested in a study that will address the fact that older adults are more prone to infection and illness. It will look at the effects of ageing on the immune system. As many illnesses become more prevalent in older age, there is a need to understand why the immune system declines as people get older.
With our rapidly ageing population, research into immune ageing has an important role to play in contributing towards maintaining the health of older people in the future.
If you would like to learn about our research, ask questions, and find out what it means to take part in research then contact Dr Priya Subramanian at 07341127838 or email email@example.com
Annual Flu campaign launched
The NHS ‘flu campaign is well underway and is particularly important for those with underlying health conditions. The campaign will be one of the first to roll out under the new ‘Help Us Help You’ brand which brings together messaging on flu, staying well in winter, NHS 111, pharmacy and extended GP hours. Please make sure you get your flu jab to help you stay well this winter.
Meals on Wheels and Nutrition and Well-Being Service
Fed up with cooking and want somebody else to do the work? Well, London Independent Living Service (LILS) may be the answer. The not-for-profit organisation is offering a new meals on wheels programme delivering hot, nutritious lunches and desserts and welfare checks in Haringey. LILS’ community team will deliver meals with a smile and offer a friendly check-up, making sure clients are OK. For more information about the service and to view its menu, phone 03333 444 806 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
LILS is also launching its Nutrition and Wellbeing Service in partnership with Haringey Council. The aim is to tackle malnutrition. If you are worried about your diet or weight loss, contact LILS nutrition team to schedule a visit at email@example.com or call 03333 444 806. This service is free of charge to any Haringey resident.
HO50s is hoping to have a tasting event, hosted by LILS, for members in the next few months.
Have you heard of the Community Hub?
The Community Hub, at 8 Caxton Road, Wood Green, N22 6TB, has been serving the people of Haringey and surrounding boroughs for over 30 years. The Hub continues to provide a variety of activities – from dance to Japanese classes to yoga. It’s a friendly space to meet and to hold events. The Community Hub also provides advice and information to anyone in need and offers Day Care provision from Monday to Friday for the over 50s age group. It also runs a kitchen that serves wholesome meals at lunchtime.
Services in Haringey
Can’t find the services for older people that you need? Try https://haricare.haringey.gov.uk/
Haringey’s directory for adults who need care and support. Search local organisations to find the right services for your needs.
Out and about and having fun
Free Wellness Café for Older People
As part of a free monthly café, older people can learn about, and get involved in, sessions inspired by, the different types of sports that used to take place at Alexandra Palace. The Wellness pop-up café takes place on the last Monday of every month from 2.00pm to 4.00pm at Alexandra Palace. There will be tea, cakes and conversations.
The HO50’s newsletter is available to members and supporters. A membership form is included in this newsletter if you need to renew or you want to join. If you want to be taken off our membership list, please call 0208 341 2238 and leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, HO50’s is an advocacy group for older people. We want you to have a voice in the Borough. Together we can make things happen.