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The Haringey Forum for Older People exists to give the older residents of Haringey a collective voice and to ensure that this voice is heard by those who make decisions regarding services used by older people.

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HO50's

The Haringey Forum for Older People exists to give the older residents of Haringey a collective voice and to ensure that this voice is heard by those who make decisions regarding services used by older people.

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The Haringey Forum for Older People exists to give the older residents of Haringey a collective voice and to ensure that this voice is heard by those who make decisions regarding services used by older people. Read more
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Welcome to Haringey Over 50s Forum Newsletter

FILM: EDIE

  • Friday 1st Sept, 2019 at: 2:30pm.
  • Venue: Bernie Grant Arts Centre, Town Hall Approach Rd, London N15 4RX
  • Cost: £4.90 includes coffee, tea and snacks
  • Seats are limited  info@ho50s.org.uk or call 0208 341 2238 to avoid disappointment.
  • Please leave your name, email address and phone number. People who reserve seats will get priority
  • Limited disabled parking is available to book. Call for details: 020 3196 1901

At 83, Edie believes that it is never too late – packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have – climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.  In the aftermath of the death of her controlling husband, Edith Moore (Sheila Hancock in a truly moving performance) decides to fulfil a life-long dream and overcome a lifetime of bitterness and resentment. She employs Jonny to help her prepare for the gruelling climb of the mountain – sparking an unusual friendship.

This is a story of triumph over adversity as Edie embarks on the adventure of a lifetime, set against the stunning backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.


Haringey Over 50s Forum T: 020 8341 2238 E: info@ho50s.org.uk www.ho50s.org.uk

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

Speakers: TBA


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.
Speaker: TBA

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Chestnuts Community Centre Cafeteria (ground floor), 280 St Ann’s Road, N15 5BN


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.

Action Update


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 p.subramanian@ucl.ac.uk

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 info@lils.org.uk .

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 nutrition@lils.org.uk 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.

For more information about the Community Hub, please call 0208 889 6938 or email to office@tchub.org.uk. Website: http://thecommunityhub.org.uk/

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 info@ho50s.org.uk.

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.