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Festive 3 Course Lunch – 12th December

Venue: Claddagh Ring, 10 Church Road, London NW4 4EA
Date: Tuesday 12th December 2017
Time: Please arrive by 12.30 for 1pm start
Title: Festive 3 Course Lunch
Cost: Approximately £22 per person. TBC

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
For more information or to book a place call Sue on 0203 778 0151 and leave a message (Sue we will call you back) or email bsabarnet@outlook.com.
Or you can reserve a place via the Contact us General Enquiry form [update: the General Enquiry form has now been removed, this post is retained for historical interest only].

Charterhouse Tour – 7th November

Venue: The Charterhouse, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN
Date: Tuesday 7th November 2017
Time: 1:45pm
Cost: £10.00

Charterhouse Tour – Standard tour

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
For more information or to book a place call Sue on 0203 778 0151 and leave a message (Sue we will call you back) or email bsabarnet@outlook.com.
Or you can reserve a place via the Contact us General Enquiry form [update: the General Enquiry form has now been removed, this post is retained for historical interest only].

Silver Sunday – 1st October

People having tea with information stalls in the background
Update (October 2017): A Flickr album of photos and a video from our Silver Sunday Tea at Woodhouse College is now available.

This is a great date for your diary

Venue: Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, Finchley, London, N12 9EY
Date: Sunday 1st October 2017
Time: 12.30 – 4.00pm

Silver Sunday is a Free Afternoon Tea Party for Fun and a Informal Drop In Event
Information – Activities – Entertainment

For more information or to book a place call Sue on 0203 778 0151 and leave a message (Sue we will call you back) or email bsabarnet@outlook.com.
Or you can reserve a place via the Contact us General Enquiry form [update: the General Enquiry form has now been removed, this post is retained for historical interest only].

The Dancing Years – 17th September

Venue: Wyllyotts Centre, Wyllyotts Place, Darkes Lane, Potters Bar EN6 2HN.
Date: Sunday 17th September 2017
Time: 2pm
Parking: Free on a Sunday
Getting Their:5 Mins walk from Train Station. 84 Bus stops near

Join the BSA Committee for an enjoyable cabaret style event with the option of Afternoon Tea during the interval.
Historian Trevor Marriott takes us on a nostalgic audio-visual trip of dance crazes from the Roaring 1920’s to the disco dances of the 1970’s. Trevor has a vast knowledge and is known for his witty presentation style.
BSA has reserved 20 tickets on a first come first served basis. Our group will be seated together or near to each other.

Concessions £11.00 plus £6.50 for Afternoon Tea served at your table at 4.00pm. Payment in advance, non-refundable unless we can sell your seat again.

BOOKING ESSENTIAL
For more information or to book a place call Sue on 0203 778 0151 and leave a message (Sue we will call you back) or email bsabarnet@outlook.com.
Or you can reserve a place via the Contact us General Enquiry form [update: the General Enquiry form has now been removed, this post is retained for historical interest only].

Hearing is a much-neglected sense – 15th August

Venue: Julius Newman House, Woodside Park Road, London N12 8RP
Date: Tuesday 15th August 2017
Time: 2pm
By: Andrew Goodwin from Hearing Connect

For more information or to book a place call Sue on 0203 778 0151 and leave a message (Sue we will call you back) or email bsabarnet@outlook.com.
Or you can reserve a place via the Contact us General Enquiry form. [update: the General Enquiry form has now been removed, this post is of historical interest only]

Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 12 (May / June 2017)

Barnet Seniors Insider 12 PDF (May / June 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 434Kb, 8 sides of A4).

The Insider contains news for senior citizens in Barnet. It gives people practical information about local services, support, events, places to go and things to do that could interest and help them to live their lives to the full.

We welcome contributions for publication from individuals and community groups. We also accept advertising in the Insider at rates from £120 for a quarter page. Details are in the magazine itself.

Contents of Insider 12

  • Early checks can save lives
Local GP urges residents to take up offer of bowel cancer screening tests
  • Become a Supporter of BSA
Join in with Barnet Seniors Assembly
  • The Club in the Park
Finchley Victoria Bowling Club
  • Healthy Ageing
Five points will help to keep you fit and independent
  • Falls are NOT inevitable
Falls are NOT an inevitable part of getting older. Here are some simple things you can do to reduce the risk
  • Escaping from a fire
Make an escape plan and practice it regularly
  • Carers Week 12 – 18 June 2017
All of us, whatever we do, have a part to play. Right now there are over 30,000 carers in Barnet, looking after older, seriously ill or disabled family or friends
  • Ask Bob
Are there different types of yoga?
  • Getting a Blue Badge
If you have problems with walking or other health conditions that affect your mobility, you may be able to get a Blue Badge to help you park closer to the places you want to go
  • Out and About in Barnet
Things to do
  • And mentions for…
Barnet Safeguarding Adults Board, Valentine Poole Charity and Dementia Cafés

To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 12 PDF.

Spring Assembly – 31 May 2017

Barnet Seniors Assembly Spring Assembly 2017

Free public event on the theme “Ageing well in Barnet”

  • Wednesday 31st May 2017
  • 10.30am – 2.15pm. Registration opens 10am
  • Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, Finchley, London, N12 9EY

Buses 134 & 221 stop right outside Woodhouse College. No 43 stops nearby in Friern Barnet. It’s a 5 minute walk from Tally Ho Corner bus station.

  • Talks
  • Movement to music
  • Stalls to browse
  • Networking opportunities
  • Complementary buffet lunch

All Senior Residents are welcome.

RSVP by Telephone: 020 3778 0151 or email: bsabarnet@outlook.com by 17th May 2017

Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 11 (March / April 2017)

Barnet Seniors Insider 11 PDF (March / April 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 440Kb, 8 sides of A4).

The Insider contains news for senior citizens in Barnet. It gives people practical information about local services, support, events, places to go and things to do that could interest and help them to live their lives to the full.

Contents of Insider 11

  • Protect Your Money
  • How to avoid becoming a victim of fraud and scams.
  • Community Focus
  • The all inclusive arts centre. Learning helps to enrich lives.
  • Friend in Need (FIN) Community Centre
  • FIN offers a series of different activities and services for older adults that aim to promote independent living.
  • Barnet Hospital Charity
  • Little touches and Big differences. Launched in June 2015 to make the hospital a nicer environment for patients, volunteers and staff.
  • Dementia: Reduce your risk in 5 steps…
  • It’s never too early or too late to take steps to reduce your risk of dementia.
  • Broadband
  • Top four ways broadband internet saves you money.
  • Is your home at risk of fire?
  • The London Fire Brigade offers free home fire safety visits.
  • Equipment to help you stay independent
  • Aids and equipment can help you stay independent and safe at home and in the community.
  • Ask Bob
  • What is the best exercise older adults? Some people can run marathons or compete in triathlons, whereas others may be more comfortable walking, gardening or doing tai chi.
  • Renewing your driving licence at 70
  • Driving Licences expire when you reach the age of 70 and you will need to renew it.
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • And mentions for…
  • Barnet Mencap, and Dementia Cafés

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 11 PDF.

    Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 10 (January / February 2017)

    Barnet Seniors Insider 10 PDF (January / February 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 1.4Mb, 8 sides of A4).

    The Insider contains news for senior citizens in Barnet. It gives people practical information about local services, support, events, places to go and things to do that could interest and help them to live their lives to the full.

    Contents of Insider 10

  • Overcoming Loneliness
  • Loneliness is not just about spending more time alone than is comfortable. It’s about all the knock-on effects too.
  • Growing healthy communities with From Generation to Generation
  • ‘Intergen’ brings older and younger people together to learn and have fun, sharing the untapped skills, knowledge and experience of life older people have to offer, supporting and inspiring each other.
  • Supporting elderly living
  • The Barnet Elderly Asians group helps members to access public services as well as providing lunch, exercise and social opportunities in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Spotlight on local services
  • Healthwatch Barnet listens to views about Barnet health and social care services and they talk to the health service and Council about this to improve the service.
  • Distraction burglary
  • Reduce the risk of becoming a victim of distraction burglary.
  • Hospital stays
  • Before, during and after a hospital stay. You may not always know you’ll be going into hospital, but when you do it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
  • Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Over half of all house fires in the UK start in the kitchen.
  • Stay well this winter
  • Top 10 tips for staying healthy this winter. Cold and wintry conditions, combined with shorter days, can make many of us feel poorly.
  • Ask Bob
  • Doctors, Pharmacies, Walk-in Centres, Accident and Emergency: where to go.
  • Don’t be embarrassed
  • Talking about what goes on in the privacy of our bathroom isn’t a conversation we tend to have, but don’t be embarrassed to speak to your GP if you have any questions or concerns about bowel cancer.
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • And mentions for…
  • Barnet Mencap, Dementia Cafés, and Silverline

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 10 PDF.

    Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 9 (November / December 2016)

    Barnet Seniors Insider 9 PDF (November / December 2016) is now available to download here (PDF 640kB, 8 sides of A4).

    The Insider contains news for senior citizens in Barnet. It gives people practical information about local services, support, events, places to go and things to do that could interest and help them to live their lives to the full.

    Contents of Insider 9

  • Don’t Panic!
  • Planning for your future care can bring peace of mind for you and your family…
  • Barnet Giving — Unlock the power
  • Barnet Giving is an initiative to raise funds for local charitable groups and projects addressing the most pressing needs and supporting the most vulnerable people in Barnet.
  • The Puddenecks Club — Help for the elderly
  • The Puddenecks Club raises money to help the elderly in Barnet (primarily EN4 and EN5 areas). Over recent years the focus has been on helping to overcome loneliness and isolation. Events include Bingo, Fish and Chip evenings, trips to the cinema, days outings and a Christmas party.
  • Vintage Volunteering
  • RSVP has changed its name to Vintage Volunteering. Nothing else has changed about the organisation … projects, purpose and volunteers all remain the same. Vintage Volunteering is a volunteer programme for mature people (age 50+) who would like to offer their skills and give time back to their community via a variety of projects.
  • Dementia cafés and clubs
  • If you have dementia or are caring for someone living with dementia, you’ll be welcomed at any of the dementia cafés or clubs.
  • Are you prepared for an emergency?
  • As we head towards the winter months, we want to make sure you’re prepared for bad weather and other emergencies. Would you know what to do if there was a power cut in your area? Do you have a backup plan if surface flooding started becoming a problem locally?
  • Thinking about moving…
  • If you are thinking about moving to a more suitable home, there are various housing options you could consider: Downsizing, Moving to a home designed for older people, Moving in with the family.
  • Smoking
  • The most common cause of death by fire is in the home.
  • Love your heart
  • We should all be thinking about our heart health and what we can do to keep as healthy as possible.
  • Ask Bob
  • A stroke is a serious medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
  • Income Tax
  • Check you’re not missing out on any allowances…
  • Stop Smoking Support
  • All stop smoking services in Barnet are provided by an accredited stop smoking practitioner at registered GP surgeries and pharmacies. The service provides free and confidential one to one support for those who want to give up smoking.
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do

    Erratum: the Computers and a Cuppa sessions at The Sebright Arms on Fridays start at 1.30pm.

    Vintage Volunteering (formerly RSVP Outer London North) mentioned in the newsletter has a new web site at www.vintagevolunteering.org.uk.

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 9 PDF.