A public meeting with two speakers.
- Tuesday 13 October 2015
- 1.30 pm Refreshments for a 2.00 pm start
- Trinity Church Centre, 15 Nether Street, North Finchley, N12 7NN (near Tally Ho)
A public meeting with two speakers.
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**** Update 21 October: a video made by Barnet TV is now available on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMZUChcwGNg featuring interviews with people at the event. ****
**** Update 11 October: photos of this event are now available at https://picasaweb.google.com/108013208605354669958/SilverSunday4thOctober15?feat=directlink. ****
Barnet Seniors’ Assembly and Barnet Council invite senior residents, family and friends to a fantastic FREE event on Silver Sunday 4th October 2015. The programme, still being developed, promises to include great entertainment, opportunities to find out how to get the most out of living in Barnet and a chance to get a taste of some of the activities available in the borough.
Come along to Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, NW4 4AX from 12.30 – 4.30. This is a drop in event. A delicious afternoon tea will be provided free. To help with catering it would be useful to know if you are coming just email email@example.com or call 0203 778 0151.
Silver Sunday is a national celebration of older people’s achievements. It is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation. The aim is to celebrate the value and knowledge older people contribute to our communities, while combating loneliness and isolation.
There are also other activities in Barnet primarily aimed at people aged 55+ throughout the week starting Monday 28 September 2015.
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Note: Pick up times may vary due to location and will be confirmed on booking. Please arrive early as coach will leave promptly. It is unlikely, but sometimes necessary to change the destination, in the event of this we will give as much notice as possible. Booking is required and payment in advance is necessary.
Wednesday 12th August Day Trip
Flatford in Suffolk – Explore Constable Country. First we visit Flatford which lies in the heart of the beautiful Dedham Vale. This charming hamlet was the inspiration for some of John Constable’s most famous pictures, for example, the Hay Wain, you can feel as if you are actually walking through one of his paintings. The National Trust run guided tours for those that wish to take part.
Discover Beth Chatto Gardens, Colchester. The coach will then take us to Beth Chatto Gardens. The Beth Chatto Gardens began in 1960. From an overgrown wasteland with poor gravel soil and boggy hollows, it has been transformed into an informal garden harmonising with the surrounding countryside. The gardens are an inspiration to anyone who visits them – the art of planting at it’s best.
Both venues have lunch and tea rooms. Cost £25.00 (coach £18.50 and entrance to Beth Chatto Gardens £6.50). For further details contact Margaret on 02089311987 or Sue 02084470379.
Pick up: 9.30am Sainsbury’s North Finchley and 9.45am Barnet Odeon.
Thursday 17th September. Day Trip to St Albans, visit Cathedral, lovely shops and eateries.
On the way there visit Butterfly World Project: Visit the tropical butterfly house, learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and its importance for the environment. Learn what butterfly – attracting plants to grow. See designer gardens and wild flower meadows. Tea shop and gift shop on site.
On the return journey we will call in at Ayletts Gardening Centre/Nurseries, one of the best in Hertfordshire.
Total cost £15.00 (coach £10.00 and entrance to Butterfly World Project £5.00). Book with Sue or Margaret.
Pick up: to be confirmed.
Thursday 1st October Matinee Show and Lunch.
12 O’clock lunch at The Old Manor, Potters Bar followed by 2pm matinee performance of Memories Are Made Of Hits. A breathtaking musical journey through the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Stunning costumes and brilliant choreography. Book with Sue or Margaret as soon as possible so that we can make necessary reservations.
Total cost in advance £23.00 including the show (coach £10.00 and show £13.00 ) 16 seats only on a first come first served basis. Lunch to be paid for individually on the day.
Pick up: to be confirmed.
Xmas Lunch at the Claddagh Ring, Hendon. Date , menu and further details TBC nearer time.
N.B. We have ideas for the next 12 months but are always open to suggestions for places to visit and speakers to invite.
We held our first assembly of the year on 28 May 2015.
Rabbi Julia Neuberger gave a wide-ranging talk encouraging us, and others, to have a more positive view of ageing and older people. She encouraged us to volunteer more, and use technology to help us, and made a plea for more public toilets and benches so as not to trap people in their homes.
Dr Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health, Barnet, gave a talk showing that Barnet is doing quite well for older people, with statistics showing where more work is needed.
Mathew Kendall, Adults and Communities Director, London Borough of Barnet, is responsible for social workers and financial assessments for “care”, and gave a talk explaining what changes are on the way.
Councillor Lisa Rutter, Barnet’s Champion for Older People, talked about her Dementia Club.
There were talks and information stalls from a number of organisations:
The next assembly is planned for October.
A Barnet based solicitor will be speaking at our July meeting, organised jointly with Burnt Oak Pensioners Voice.
Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Probate and Care Fees are just some of the issues that they can help you understand, so if you are concerned about any of these then join us on 30th July when one of their solicitors will answer your questions, and do their best to put your mind at rest.
Our first main Seniors Assembly of 2015 (we have two each year) is on the theme “Living in an ageing society”.
Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger is a social commentator who writes and broadcasts on a variety of social and religious issues.
Come along if you would like to find out more about:
It will be a day of information including free refreshments and a light lunch. Other speakers include:
All senior residents are welcome but are asked to contact Sue on 07975606943 or email the address on the home page if wishing to attend. Entrance free.
Hear about different schemes under the Winter Well project that offer advice, grants and emergency equipment mainly aimed at assisting vulnerable and elderly people in Barnet.
This is a public meeting, and non-members are welcome. No need to book.
If you are planning to join us on this visit please book as soon as possible, as we are trying to organise some transport.