Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 21 (November / December 2018)

Barnet Seniors Insider 21 PDF (November / December 2018) is now available to download here (PDF 2,745Kb, 8 sides of A4).

Due to lack of funds, the current issue is on-line only and, for the time being, future issues will be produced quarterly. We hope to revert to printed copies again next year.

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. This is the first newsletter by our new editor Berni Moir.

Contents of Insider 21

  • Successful Silver Week
  • A report on Barnet’s Silver Week which saw more than 61 of our local organisations and partners host over 80 activities and events throughout the borough culminating in the 4th Silver Sunday Afternoon Tea party.
  • Volunteers Needed
  • We (Barnet Seniors’ Association) have a new newsletter editor, but we are still looking for a Distributor and a Secretary. Also a mention for Barnet Libraries.
  • University of the Third Age
  • A focus on Hampstead Garden Suburb branch of the U3A.
  • NW7hub
  • The NW7hub is a charity based in Mill Hill. Created by a group of committed local residents, their aim is to create opportunities for meaningful social engagement and learning whilst supporting local organisations, businesses and developing community cohesiveness. They run Mill Hill Partnership Library.
  • Later Life Planning Service
  • Growing older doesn’t come with a manual. Age UK Barnet’s Later Life Planning service is there to support older people, aged 55 and over to manage and plan for the challenges that ageing brings.
  • Dementia cafés and clubs
  • There are now lots of dementia cafés and clubs in Barnet. A full list of places and times is included.
  • Jewish Volunteering Network
  • The Jewish Volunteering Network works to help charities to find volunteers and volunteers to find volunteering opportunities. We currently work with over 500 charities, both Jewish and non-Jewish and help volunteers from all faiths. Read Mike Boda’s story bringing IT skills to children in Africa.
  • JOY (Joining Young and Old)
  • JOY is a unique inter-generational programme that brings the elderly and young children together. Through regular JOY sessions relationships between the two generations are built with significant benefits to both.
  • Barnet Blind and Partially Sighted Bowls Club
  • A small and friendly club who get together on a Tuesday and Friday at various venues around Barnet. In the summer you can join them at Mill Hill, and play away matches in Victoria Park and Friary Park amongst others. In the winter they play in Glebelands Indoor Bowls Club, North Finchley.
  • Celebrate and Commemorate
  • Seasonal events and activities happening in and around Barnet during November and December. Quiz nights, concerts etc.
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • Advertise from £120
  • Advertising in Barnet Seniors Insider is welcomed, with priority given to local organisations. Advertising space is limited and contributes towards costs.
  • and mentions for…
  • The Finchley Charities sheltered housing, and The Fremantle Trust care services.

To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 21 PDF.

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.