Welcome to Haringey Over 50s Forum Newsletter
We are trying to keep in touch with you all a bit more often during the virus crisis.
We are planning to try to phone round the membership again, particularly the people who aren’t on e-mail, in the next few days to make sure they are ok and have all the food, medicine and other things they need. We did this in mid-April and besides being nice for both parties to have a friendly chat, we were able to help a few people with useful information, connecting them to volunteers for shopping or prescription fetching, or to Council and other services that could support them with various problems. We’re grateful to the several volunteers who shared this task, but if anyone else would be up for taking on a few phone calls to other members, do drop us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or a phone message to 07853 686212.
Below are some activities we would like to join and participateso that we can still be able to spend time together, albeit virtually while being physically apart. We would like to welcome any suggestion you might want to share with the forum. Your ideas are very welcome -please put them into the attached questionnaire and e-mail it back to us or send it by post.
We have made available some resources to update you on ‘lockdown’ – see below about free food and help with computers.
Get in touch if you need more specific information or you would like to contribute with the forum.
We now have a new forum postal address. Please moving forward address your post to the Public Voice office. There is a freepost option that does not require the use of stamp and you just need to add the code (Freepost RTXY-BSRB-RCSS) on the first line.
Public Voice CIC
Tottenham Town Hall
Town Hall Approach Road
For those members that need to renew their subscriptions, you can now post cheques.
If you are doing online banking, it’s even easier to pay us £5 for another year to:
Coop Bank. Sort Code 08 92 99
Account: Haringey Over 50s Forum
Account number: 65525931.J
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 if you have any doubts.
Stay well and let’s hope we can go out and meet people again soon.
With best wishes,
Anne Gray and James Cowling for the Forum committee
Forum Activities for May
Scam awareness online discussion – Monday 18/May at 11:30 am.
We know computer fraud and scams are a constant problem, and in some ways, this has got worse during the virus crisis. Some people have shown concerns over this, so, we’re having a ‘webinar’ about the scam issue in which you’ll be able to talk about any experience you might have had or any concerns you might be worried about.
This will be an online informal discussion on Monday 18 of May at 11:30 am:-
Public Voice is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: HAP – Scam awareness discussion
Time: May 18, 2020 11:30
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 998 0515 7169
Online Cinema Club meet up- The Elephant Man – Friday 22/May at 2pm.
Since we cannot have the cinema club, we thought it would be fun to watch a film which you can get easily on BBC iplayer and ‘meet’ online through a Zoom session to discuss it.
The film we suggest is ‘The Elephant Man’ onhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000hrgj/the-elephant-man.
It is available till 25 May and you can watch it in your own time. Then we plan the discussion session for Friday 22 of May at 2pm. Send us an e-mail or leave us a phone message if you would like to join the discussion, then we will send you details nearer the time of how to get into the ‘Zoom’ meeting.
Morrison’s Monthly Chatter – Thursday 28/May at 2 pm
As usual, this is the open discussion space in the forum where we meet and listen to your ideas, queries or concerns. This is our space to socialize and share with others anything you will like.
Given the circumstances, we would like to hear from you how you are coping with the lockdown and if you have taken on any new habit, hobbies or have any tip to pass on.
Morrison’s Monthly Chatter
Thursday 28May at 2 pm
To access click on the link here
Meeting ID: 699 616 8582
Coffee & Computers IT support– Friday 15/May at 2 pm
If you need a one-to one assistance getting to grips with your device or connecting online, feel free to join the IT support group.
FRI. 15th May, 2.00 pm
If you have received the information by email, follow this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84920014002?pwd=VlRYZmV6cmpXcXdOSjZmVDNoTWFEZz09
or access byCLICK HERE
If you are not joining via link, open Zoom in your browser and insert the following information
Meeting ID: 849 2001 4002
Learn more about Coffee & Computers at: http://coffeecomputers.org/about/
Food parcels for people who are ‘self-isolating’ or out of cash
Haringey Council have set up a partnership with non-profit veg growers, Edible London. They’re offering free food deliveries to older people – it includes their standard selection of cans, packets and some fresh organic veg. There’s LOTS of it because the business community have been donating many items.
They want us to let them know of any elderly, or families in need. The number is 02084894431. Do give them a call if you are in need.
Read on – we have some question for you!
Please return this questionnaire by e-mail – or by post if you prefer. You can type an x beside the chosen answer box. Or you can mention your ideas to the person who phones you.
- Is it helpful to have an occasional phone call from the Forum during ‘lockdown’
Yes □ No □
- Would you be willing to help with phoning other members, by taking a list of 10-20 names to call?
Yes □ No □
- How do you feel about getting e-mails from the Forum?
(We ask because it’s difficult to send out paper when we have little funding, and the Public Voice office which usually helps us has only one person working each day because of the current stay-at-home arrangements)
I do not have an e-mail address □
It is fine to send e-mails □
I read e-mails only rarely – would prefer a text message to tell me to put the computer on □
- How do you feel about having meetings online through ‘Zoom’?
It is fine to use Zoom □
I do not have a computer or mobile phone □
I have a computer or mobile phone, but I do not have an internet connection□
I have a device and internet, but I need support to join meetings via Zoom□
- If you’re ok with Zoom, would you like to see more online activities – like an exercise or dance class, where you follow the teacher online, or a book club? Or discussing a film or TV programme? What sort of things would you like to see the Forum offer in this way?
Comments (please type or write in this space any suggestion or recommendation)