Entertainment and exercise – online at home Theatres are still closed, cinemas are opening only gradually this month, concerts are still off and likewise art classes and choirs… but if you have a computer there’s lots of cultural things out there on the internet. For those of you who have, here are a few things to click on… All the things the BBC has to offer: https://www.bbc.co.uk/arts?fbclid=IwAR0OrmIs_0- 6OYg30Am3kkhLHvVR5pIkp6it7drirOqezglnmLm2Ohe24k0 Experience an Exhibition from the comfort of your own home explore galleries across the world on Google Arts and Culture. You could e-visit Tate Britain, British Museum, the The Natural History Museum or even take a 360 o look inside the Louvre in Paris The Welcome Collection: Explore their online collections and resources in ‘The free museum and library for the incurably curious’ https://wellcomecollection.org/ Helpful exercises to stay fit while indoors: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC52atW6yZxQeovF4pVLVQ8A For members who have a computer or smartphone but are still trying to figure it out, or if you’re lost in the jungle of commercial ads for broadband, give Coffee and Computers a call and see if they can help. Coffee & Computers IT support If you need a one-to one assistance getting to grips with your device or connecting online, feel free to e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Coffee & Computers at: http://www.coffeecomputers.org/ also have a really helpful page about coronavirus support – local and national services from Council, NHS and government; all about how to stay safe, food and shopping, financial support, getting tested and much more. An Invitation to join Haringey Circle ‘Inspiring, enabling and connecting over 50s in Haringey’ Haringey Circle is a new membership programme for people over 50 in Haringey. In the future it will be organising a wide range of activities, ranging from book clubs, singing groups, walking football and lunches, to visits to the bowling alley, theatre and much more. As new members join, they will have ideas for other activities, and the activity calendar will grow. All this will start when the lockdown, self-isolation and social distancing guidelines are relaxed. Meanwhile, the Circle is planning activities that can bring people together and adhere to social distancing guidelines, as well as opportunities to participate in internet based activities. Ideas are welcome. To join or make inquiries see the leaflet attached to this newsletter. Members will receive discounts in a number of local restaurants, cafes, leisure and activity centres and for a meals on wheels service. The number of other discounts will increase over time. Gardening and Handy Person Service The Circle is starting a gardening service (£20 per hour) and handy person service (£25 per hour) for members; details on request. Petition on social care We hope you would like to sign a petition started by Cllr. Sarah James to demand the government put enough money into social care. See https://tinyurl.com/y8dxrkry . Or drop Cllr James a line at the Civic Centre saying you support this. The petition is quite long and thorough in what it asks for. Briefly, it says:- Local Councils have lost 60p in every £1 of government funding since 2010, and spending on adult social care is at a lower level than it was 10 years ago, despite greater demand…. We demand the government show that they value our care sector as much as we do by committing to fully fund adult social care during and after COVID-19. Paying your sub? Just to remind you, if there is an XXX at the top of your letter, that is a reminder that your subscription needs to be renewed. Give us a call on 07915 477009 if you have any doubts. It’s still only £5 per year, or £25 for life. Cheques can be sent to Haringey Over 50s Forum, Freepost RTXY-BSRB-RCSS , c/o Public Voice, Tottenham Town Hall,Town Hall Approach Road ,London N15 4RX . No stamp needed if you put the Freepost bit on the first line. To send your sub as a bank transfer, tell your bank our account sort code is 08 92 99 and the account number 65525931. Thanks!