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October/November Update & Events

Dear Haringey Over 50s Forum Members and Supporters New HO50s Directories Our three directories of services for older people have been warmly received in the community. They have been widely distributed to community centres and libraries across Haringey. We are still trying to reach more organisations. A big thank you to Anne Gray and Zodiak Habtemariam for working on the project. We would appreciate your feedback – we need to tell the grant funder, Deutsche Bank Foundation, how people have found them and show they’re being used. So please fill in the attached questionnaire and return it asap! Thank you for your help in this. It may help to secure more funding in the future.

Fortuna Christmas Event: Tentatively – Wed, December 11 at its Enfield showroom


More details to be announced in the coming weeks. Fortuna Mobility Centre is London’s largest showroom and training centre based in Enfield. It stocks many mobility aids and products to help make life easier for you and to help you live a more independently whether you have restricted movement, are disabled or elderly. If you are a paid up HO50s member, you get a discount of 10% on orders over £50. Fortuna has been a sponsor of HO50s for the last few months and their contribution helps to pay for the postage for the newsletters.

Morrison’s Monthly Chatter, September


Around a dozen people came out to hear Paul Collins, Manager of Wood Green’s Business Improvement District (BID), talk about its programme to make Wood Green a safer place. He talked about the Street Rangers who patrol between Wood Green and Turnpike Lane stations. He also talked about a new programme that BID unveiled the same day, called the City Safe Scheme (see enclosed leaflet). Shoppers in Wood Green who feel unsafe or vulnerable can go into a business or shop that displays the City Safe sign and get support. The next Morrison’s Monthly Chatter will be on Oct 17. We hope to have regular informal talks at future sessions – so let us know what interests you.

Local Policing Update – Autumn Nights


Here at North Area (Haringey and Enfield) Police we are beginning to think about our Autumn Nights campaign which tries to keep the whole community safe over the Halloween and Fireworks Night period. We are all too aware that although it is very enjoyable for some, Halloween and Bon Fire Night can be particularly distressing times of the year for some of the more vulnerable members of our communities, most especially our older residents. We also know that an increasing number of the response calls we receive over this period will concern anti-social behaviour around fireworks and trick or treating. Our preparations are focused both on prevention and enforcement. Police officer duties will be adjusted in the run up meaning that units will work a full two-week period of late shifts in Haringey – this will allow us to tackle more effectively the hotspots of anti-social behaviour during the hours of darkness. And as always we have posters that the elderly can use to put up in their windows asking people not to trick or treat at that address. Shops will also be asked not to sell eggs to children over this time. Additionally, officers will attend all local shops and warehouses in Haringey selling fireworks and remind them of the legislation around the sale of fireworks and the age restrictions that apply and remove the sale of prohibited items. Finally, as the nights draw in our officers will also conduct high visibility burglary patrols around the borough to deter those trying to use the cover of darkness.

Obituary


HO50s would like to inform members of the sad news of the death of HO50s Committee member Faridoon Madon, MBE. Faridoon is remembered here by friend and Forum Member Jayanti Patel: Faroodin Madon was an active member of the Community. He was born in India and qualified as a lawyer, came to Britain and worked as a Civil Servant in various Government Departments. He was polite, kind, friendly and had a good listening ear. He never married and has a sister in India. Living in Haringey, he did not only get involved in Haringey affairs, but, he also got involved in outside bodies, like the National Health Service, Racial Equality Council, Age Concern and the Police. He chaired the East African Asian Association of Haringey, an organisation that was set up to assist and facilitate meeting of the Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972. Being an active member and interested in the welfare of the residents in Haringey, he also sat on Haringey Council’s Ethnic Minority Joint Consultative Committee. A few years ago he was awarded the title of MBE by the queen. Sadly he passed away at the age of 88 . God Bless him.

Haringey CCG public meeting 2pm – 4pm or 6pm – 8pm, 10 October

Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group is an NHS organisation led by local GPs. Working in partnership with Haringey Council and Bridge Renewal Trust, they are responsible for planning and developing health services for Haringey residents. The public meeting will focus on how we can all work together – health, voluntary and community sector, Haringey Council and local residents – to improve health and care services in Haringey. Obituary HO50s would like to inform members of the sad news of the death of HO50s Committee member Faridoon Madon, MBE. Faridoon is remembered here by friend and Forum Member Jayanti Patel: Faroodin Madon was an active member of the Community. He was born in India and qualified as a lawyer, came to Britain and worked as a Civil Servant in various Government Departments. He was polite, kind, friendly and had a good listening ear. He never married and has a sister in India. Living in Haringey, he did not only get involved in Haringey affairs, but, he also got involved in outside bodies, like the National Health Service, Racial Equality Council, Age Concern and the Police. He chaired the East African Asian Association of Haringey, an organisation that was set up to assist and facilitate meeting of the Asians who were expelled from Uganda in 1972. Being an active member and interested in the welfare of the residents in Haringey, he also sat on Haringey Council’s Ethnic Minority Joint Consultative Committee. A few years ago he was awarded the title of MBE by the queen. Sadly he passed away at the age of 88 . God Bless him. Venue: Tottenham Green Pools and Fitness, 1 Philip Lane, N15 4JA Nearest tube: Seven Sisters (about 9 minutes’ walk)Buses: 76, 149, 243, 259, 279, 476, W4, all stop nearby. Other info: Light refreshments will be available 30 minutes before each meeting. To register your ticket now please click on the link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/haringey-ccg-public-meeting-thursday-10-october2019-tickets-70925723749 For more information visit: www.haringeyccg.nhs.uk or contact 0203 688 2729

Morrison’s bottle return scheme

For the past year, Morrisons has had rewarding people for recycling their plastic bottles and cans with Morrisons More points. The supermarket has a vending machine at each entrance that allows customers to deposit a maximum of 20 beverage bottles and cans in a transaction to be recycled. In return, you get 50 points per item which can be converted to Morrison More points. It’s a pretty good scheme, but sometimes the machines are full or broken. In the short time I have been using it, I have received about £25 in vouchers without really trying. Not only are you making a few pounds, you’re helping the environment. All you need is a Morrsions More Card.