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

Spring Event Report

people watching a presentationOver one hundred and fifty mainly senior residents of Barnet attended the Barnet Seniors’ Assembly Spring Event held at Woodhouse College in Finchley on the 13th April 2016. The organisers were a little apprehensive as to numbers this time given the new venue. We shouldn’t have been; people turned up soon after 10am and began chatting to friends, old and new over a cup of tea or coffee. Continue reading “Spring Event Report”

Barnet Seniors’ Assembly – 13 April 2016

Free Public Event

  • Wednesday 13th April 2016
  • 10am (Registration) – 2.30pm – Buffet Lunch provided
  • Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road, Finchley, N12 9EY (Buses 134 & 221 stop outside or 5 minute walk from Tally Ho Corner bus station)

Speakers on :

  • Scams – For-warned is for-armed
  • Patient Matters – Barnet Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Altogether Better – Barnet Ageing Well Programme

Plus INFORMATION STALLS – ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITES FOR THE MAINLY OVER 55s

Please book on Email: bsabarnet@outlook.com or phone 0203 778 0151

Assembly Report May 2015

We held our first assembly of the year on 28 May 2015.

Julia Neuberger at Barnet Seniors AssemblyRabbi 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.

Barnet Seniors AssemblyDr 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.

Living in an Ageing Society, Hendon Town Hall – 28 May 2015

Our first main Seniors Assembly of 2015 (we have two each year) is on the theme “Living in an ageing society”.

  • Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Registration from 9.45 am, finish at 2.30 pm
  • Hendon Town Hall, The Burroughs, Hendon, NW4 4AX (Nearest Underground – Hendon Central; Buses 143, 183, 326)
  • Keynote Speaker: Rabbi Baroness Julia Neuberger DBE
  • Free light refreshments and light lunch will be provided
  • Information stalls to browse

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:

  • Changes in care
  • Keeping healthy
  • New things to do

It will be a day of information including free refreshments and a light lunch. Other speakers include:

  • Dr Andrew Howe, Director of Public Health on Keeping Healthy
  • Mathew Kendall, London Borough Barnet on new developments in caring
  • Cllr. Lisa Rutter, Barnet’s Champion for Older People
  • plus presentations on suitable social opportunities and activities available to the over fifties
  • plus information and advice stalls.

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.