We are sorry to announce that the Barnet Seniors Association is closing down from November 2023. We are keeping the web site on line for reference for the moment. More details on the home page.

The latest Winter edition of our newsletter, The BSA Insider is now available to download

Click to download the newsletter here. You will find information on WARM SPACES. Many local groups and organisations came up with the idea of ‘Warm Spaces’ and are now opening their doors, offering warm and friendly places where you can enjoy a cuppa, have a friendly chat or play games.

Worried about your energy bills, then check out what is on offer to help support you.

Christmas Tea for Seniors at St Barnabas Church, 913 High Road, North Finchley N12 8QJ

Saturday 10th December from 3.00pm to 5.30pm

Live music, dancing, good food, carols, Christmas talk, friendly atmosphere, all welcome! Admission is FREE but please book your place. Email: wednesdayclub@stbarnabas.co.uk. Nearest tube: Woodside Park, Northern Line. Buses: 125, 263, 383

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Silver Sunday Event

Silver Sunday on 2 October 2022 was an overwhelming success at Colindale library with the number of seniors attending reaching 90+! It was certainly a packed event with the whole library occupied all afternoon.
Nila, Chair of Barnet Seniors’ Association along with volunteers arranged a varied and enjoyable afternoon with plenty of food and drink, talks and exercise from Age UK Barnet. Particular praise came from hearing cellist Oliver Gledhill with accompaniment from Hisayo Shimizo on the keyboard, and participating in the Bollywood dancing with Shatish Shah.
Many seniors commented on how much they enjoyed it, while some mentioned that it was their first big outing since shielding from Covid.
Attendees included The Mayor, Councillor Alison Moore who stayed all afternoon as well as Colindale and Burnt Oak Councillors. Thanks to many others for their involvement and effort including library staff, the library event volunteer, Hannah Richens, Head of Barnet Libraries, Alesia Carrington and Ella Goschalk both from Adults & Health in Barnet council. Everyone went above and beyond to make the event a success.

Age UK Barnet – Upcoming events

Musical afternoon – 17 November 2022 – 2pm start John Parish on keyboard singing your favourite tunes. Takes place at Signature at Barnet, 59 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BS. £5 on door – includes refreshments. Contact Helen Nicolaou on helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Quiz Night! Thursday 17 November 2022 Test your trivia and general knowledge at our next Quiz Night, which takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Arrive at 6.45pm (7.15pm start). Tickets cost £15 and includes a tasty two-course meal, plus there’ll be a raffle and a cash bar. All money raised helps us improve the wellbeing of older people in the borough. To book, contact teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone her on 07502 989 403.

Ageing Well event! Tuesday 6 December 2022 at 10am-12pm. Join us for a morning of fun and stimulating talks and activities on keeping our brains healthy. Takes place at St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE. Free to enter. Refreshments provided. Phone Fiona on 020 8629 0269.

Christmas Carol Concert – Monday 12 December 2022 at 2-4.30pm Join us for festive singing, music and mince pies at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT. To book contact teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone her on 07502 989 403.

Online workshops

FREE online mindfulness course for over 55s – starts Tuesday 8 November 2022 Stress coach Kamontip Evans shows how mindfulness techniques can improve your thinking skills, as well as your emotional and physical health. Pick up techniques to:

  • Overcome fear – 8 November (2-3pm)
  • Let go of negative thoughts and emotions – 15 November (2-3pm)
  • Deal with a painful past – 22 November (2-3pm)
  • Reduce stress and anxiety – 29 November (2-3pm)
  • Deal with loneliness and boredom – 6 December (2-3pm)

To book your place, email Fiona.cronin@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call 0208 629 0269.

Latest Edition of the Barnet Seniors’ Association newsletter, “BSA Insider” Autumn 2022

Please find the latest edition of the BSA Insider with news of our recent Party in the Park for the Queens Platinum Jubilee. PLUS an exert from a Zoom talk by Mike Noronho, Curator at Barnet Museum. Find out more about this fascinating local museum and our local history.

Save the date for the next Silver Sunday event planned for Sunday 2nd October 2022.

Platinum Jubilee Tea Party In The Park

What a wonderful Platinum Jubilee party we held at Friary Park in June. Nearly 200 people came along to this event which was opened by The Mayor of the London Borough of Barnet, Cllr Alison Moore and hosted by Nila Patel, Chair of BSA, Neena Patel, Chair of BAWA and the CEO of Community Focus. There was lots of activities and exercise to music followed by a wonderful afternoon tea! It was a great opportunity to get together and make new friends for everyone. Even Gus the dog enjoyed his day and dressed for the ocassion.

Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in the Park held 7th June 2022 and opened by The Mayor of London Borough of Barnet, Cllr Alison Moore

Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in the Park

BSA and BAWA invite you to: Platinum Jubilee Tea Party in the Park

Queen Elizabeth II leaves after attending the opening ceremony of the sixth session of
the Senedd in Cardiff. Picture date: Thursday October 14, 2021.

Tuesday 7th June at Friary Park, Friern Barnet Lane, N20 0NR, from 12.30 to 3pm. 

Join us in celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II. With live entertainment and a delicious afternoon tea. 

Barnet Seniors Association are hosting this event in partnership with Barnet Asian Women’s Association and Community Focus. 

Please contact Neena Patel if you wish to attend at  neenais@gmail.com or  BSA at info@barnetseniors.org.uk

Summer Edition of the BSA Insider

We have been working hard to find more classes and activities for you to enjoy over the coming months. Our latest edition of the BSA Insider is available to download here if you haven’t received a hard copy already.

We have had some interesting talks recently including the importance of Social Connections with Natasha Molloy as well as In The Footsteps of the Famous in High Barnet with Paul Baker. You can read a summary of their talks in this latest edition.

We have updated classes and activities in and around Barnet and excited to tell you about the Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea Party.

Tuesday 7th June at Friary Park, Friern Barnet Lane, N20 0NR

From 12.30 to 3.00pm

Make sure you contact us to confirm your attendance. This is a free event for seniors in Barnet. Live entertainment and light refreshments.

Latest edition of the BSA Insider

Our Spring edition of the BSA Insider is now available to download here. Printed copies will soon be issued so please look out for your copy soon.

BSA Insider

Meet our Street Champions who were awarded Barnet’s Everyday Town Centre Heroes, Jenny and Maxine

Find out how you can get involved with the local National Trust Group. Join in with Healthy Heritage Walks.

We have a list of classes and activities available through Age UK Barnet.

Just some of the highlights in this latest edition.

Chipping Barnet Folk Dance club

We warmly welcome you to Chipping Barnet Folk Dance club: A fun way to get moving and meet friendly people. No partner or special equipment/clothes needed.

Venue: Church House, 2 Wood St, Barnet EN5 4BW

Date & time: Mondays fortnightly from 7.45pm to 10.00pm. Starting from 7th February

Cost: £2.50 includes refreshments

Travel: There is plenty of parking and buses stop outside.