Pensioner’s Parliament

June 12-14 – National Pensioners Convention

This is an event not to be missed at the beautiful Winter Gardens at Blackpool. You will be able to enjoy good debates on a number of issues and have your say. Sessions planned for Wednesday include: An update on UK pensions’ system; Where next for the NHS?; Tackling loneliness; What does the Green Paper on social care mean?; Ten years of the concessionary bus pass – what lessons have we learned?; The rise of funeral poverty?

The Women’s Working Party Fringe at Wednesday lunchtime will be on ‘Safe Travel.’ Speakers: Philip Corran and a woman transport police officer. Booking forms are available from the NPC office; tickets cost £10 or £5 for just the 12th June. Telephone 020 7837 6622 for more information.


Tottenham Pensioners Action Group

Tuesday June 12

(Group meets every second Tuesday of the month)

Time: 1.30pm to 4pm

Venue: Gold Room, Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, 1 Philip Lane, Tottenham, N15

Speakers: Lynette Charles, MIND in Haringey. Topic: Mental health.


Wednesday June 13 – Mind the Digital Gap

The Centre for Ageing Better are holding a free-to-attend breakfast event called Mind the Digital Gap. The event will bring together a wide range of people who are interested in the big issues related to ageing to raise the debate and start talking about ageing in a productive way.

Time:   8.30am-10.30am (with complimentary refreshments and light breakfast)

Venue:   The King’s Fund, 11-13 Cavendish Square, London, W1G 0AN

*Admission is free and all are welcome*

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Wednesday June 20 – 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: James Potts Research, Support Officer to Joanne McCartney AM for Enfield and Haringey and Philip Corran, sociologist and researcher, doing his PHD at Kings College.

Topic: Local transport but may touch on safe national rail travel

Theme: Local Council election hustings.

Thursday, June 28 – Jackson Lane’s Social Lunch

(Last Thursday of the month)

Time:  11.45am-2.00pm

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 or call 020 8347 2411 if you have any further enquires or would like to book.

Friday, July 6 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: To be confirmed

NB Space is limited so booking is essential.

Please telephone 0208 341 2238 or email


Monday, July 9 – Over 50s Forum committee meeting.

Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Venue: Chestnuts Community Centre, St. Ann’s Road. Open to all members.

Special event:

Friday July 13 – ‘Birth’ by Theatre Re, a work in progress.

Some HO50 members will recall being involved with Haringey based Theatre Re on ‘The Nature of Forgetting’, their recent production about dementia. HO50’s has been invited to attend and once again give feedback on the group’s new production, ‘Birth’ on Friday 13th July. The performance should last for 45 to 60mins, followed by a short feedback session/discussion. Theatre Re’s Artistic Direction said that the feedback from members was

instrumental in making the previous production such a success. Here is a brief summary of the new project:

“An old Talmudic legend says that before being born every child possesses all knowledge from the entire of humanity, and they forget it all in the act of being born. In the concluding pages of Plato’s Republic, in the afterlife, each soul travels to the plane of oblivion where the river of forgetfulness flows. Each soul is required to drink some of the water in varying quantities and as they drink, they forget everything. Later, as they lay down at night to sleep, each soul is lifted up into the night in various directions for rebirth. The question explored by ‘Birth’ is: what makes us what we are and what does it mean to be human? Or, in other words, what is our shared origin and what is it that we all carry deep down within ourselves from the very beginning? To find answers we will dive into the world of stories, old myths, legends, fairy tales, folk songs, ancient poems, and more specifically why we tell those stories that return and return in different variations, continually re-embodied from the earliest times up to the present day.“

Time: 3pm to 4:30pm

Venue: St Anne’s Library, in the Hall, Cissbury Road, Tottenham, N15 5PU

Cost: FREE ADMISSION To book a seat please email or call 0208 341 2238 and leave a name and phone number.