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Fun stuff – have a laugh with Jackson’s Lane; home cinema; walks

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Jacksons Lane have designed a programme of online creative workshops to ignite laughter and ease anxieties and frustrations that so many of us are feeling after lockdown. See https://www.jacksonslane.org.uk/donate-support/feeling-good/laughter-is-the-best-medicine . There’scomedy, clowning, and other ways to relax.

Home cinema

Have you discovered the full range of watch-at-home offerings from the Curzon chain?  See https://www.curzonhomecinema.com/collections/  for a much larger range of films than the few ‘what’s on’ titles that they front-page. Prices from £3.99 upwards!

‘Greater London Walks’ are planning a series of free historical walks around Haringey, with sociable planning meetings in park cafes in May. Go along, meet people, see what you’d all like to learn about! https://greaterlondonwalks.com/free-historical-walks-in-haringey/

 

Free food if you need it; if not please support others who do

At the Lordship Rec Hub; EVERY THURSDAY 12-3pm FREE FOOD THURSDAYS. Free hot meal, breakfast package and meal package for all who are struggling in these hard times. If you would like to make a donation for this project to Lordship Hub by bank transfer, the details are:
LREH Co-operative Ltd, Sort code: 089299, Account No: 65707911 (please reference DONATION)

The Selby Centre Food Bank  offers free food to all in need, without any formal ‘referral’ or voucher. Check opening hours on 020 8885 5499Donations also needed.

‘Lunch club’ has gone into delivery mode

Hornsey Vale Community Centre has turned its former lunch club into a delivery service for home-bound people. If you are over 60 and live alone or with a long-term health condition, and you are interested in trying a meal, do get in touch: 020 8348 4612; info@hornseyvale.org

Paying your sub

If there’s an x at the top of your e-mail or on your envelope, that means your subscription is due. It’s still only £5. Cheques please to the address at the top of this newsletter, or bank transfers to Haringey over 50s Forum, aka Haringey Forum for Older People,sort code 08 92 99, account number 65525931. Thanks! (If you can’t pay except in cash, maybe we can drop round? But no pressure!)

Ask Paulina

Paulina Laurel is the Public Voice resident engagement officer for Haringey Advice Partnership, she provides signposting and connects residents with the support they need. She also helps the forum with the Admin and helping members with their queries. – about things like pension and benefits, grants for mobility equipment, getting support with your smartphone and internet, mental health and wellbeing.

If you have any question about the Newsletter activities or need any other information, get in touch with her:-

Phone: Paulina: 020 3196 1901Email: paulina.laurel-munoz@publicvoice.london

Questions about Forum membership

Please fill this in (if you didn’t already!)  and send it back anonymously, using our Freepost address. If you sent it last time, many thanks.

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Address:  c/o Public Voice, Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, London, N15 4RX 

Or phone Paulina on 0203 196 1901 and she can record your answers, but she won’t record your name with them.

What is your age group? (please ring one group)

50-54   55-59    60-64   65-69    70-74   75-79    80-84    85 or older

Do you live on your own?

Yes………………………………………  No…………………………..………

What do you consider to be your ethnic group?

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Do you have a disability?

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How would you define your walking ability?

No difficulties…………    Can walk for 5-10 minutes ………………….

Walking is difficult, I prefer to avoid it………………

I’m a wheelchair user…………………………    I walk with a frame……………

How is your sight for reading? (that is, with glasses if you use them)

OK, no problems…………………………….Print needs to be really large……………………………

Reading is difficult whatever the type size……………………………….

I have to ask people to read things to me………………………………………..

How is your hearing?

OK, no problems…………………

I find it hard to have conversations with family and friends…………………..

I need to turn the TV volume higher than I used to…………

I struggle to understand people on the phone…………

I need to wear a hearing aid……………………………..

Do you have any visiting or live-in care or domestic help at home (not counting window cleaners, but do count relatives and friends who help you most weeks)?

 

Yes………………………………………  No………………………………

 

Comments……………………………………………………………………………..

Internet use:-

Do you use any of the following? (Please ring or tick)

Laptop or desktop computer……………………

Tablet………………………….

Smartphone………………………………………

Do you have broadband at home ?   Yes……………  No……………

Do you have access to Wi-Fi? Yes……………  No……………

Do you use a pay as you go sim card? Yes……………  No……………

Do you do: (please ring all that apply)

E-mail…..………Facebook……………WhatsApp……………Zoom……………