Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 20 (September / October 2018)

Barnet Seniors Insider 20 PDF (September / October 2018) is now available to download here (PDF 1,016Kb, 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 20

  • Silver Week 1st – 8th October 2018
  • You’re invited to Barnet’s Silver Sunday week of activities, ending with a party. Note that the link www.silversunday.org in the newsletter is wrong: it should have uk on the end like this www.silversunday.org.uk. There is a list of the events during Silver Week on page 5 of the newsletter.
  • Volunteer Newsletter Editor needed
  • Barnet Seniors’ Association issues this bi-monthly Newsletter which is distributed to 15,000 homes and public buildings across the borough of Barnet. We are looking for a new Editor with some experience.
  • The Holistic Health Charity
  • The Disability Foundation (TDF) offers complementary therapies to any disabled person or person with a chronic health condition and their carers, at their centre based at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
  • Residents Associations in the London borough of Barnet
  • Residents associations are organisations formed by groups of people from a specific geographic community who come together to address issues within their local area and act as a voice for their local community. Details of eleven associations are given.
  • Dementia cafés and clubs
  • There are now lots of dementia cafés and clubs in Barnet. A full list of places and times is included.
  • Keeping you safe
  • Street crime is often opportunistic, so making yourself less of a target, moving with purpose and being aware of your surroundings will go a long way towards keeping you safe.
  • Top tips for unpaid carers
  • 9 tips
  • A big thank you to Peter Cragg
  • A big thank you to Peter who is retiring from the committee of the Barnet Seniors’ Association
  • 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…
  • Constantia Care live-in and respite care service, The Finchley Charities sheltered housing, and The Fremantle Trust care services.

To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 20 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.

Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 7 (July / August 2016)

Barnet Seniors Insider 7 PDF (July / August 2016) is now available to download here (PDF 970kB, 8 sides of A4).

The full text is only available as a PDF.

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 7

  • Support for carers
  • If you care for your spouse, partner, family member or friend, find what support is available. Get a Carer’s Assessment, Support Plan and Personal Budget.
  • Interested in volunteering?
  • Ever thought of giving some of your time to help others in the community? Whatever your background and skills, there will be a volunteering opportunity for you.
  • Multilingual mental health services
  • The Multilingual Wellbeing Services (MWS) provide advocacy, counselling and Mental Health Awareness (Happylife) workshops in Arabic, Cantonese, Dari, Farsi / Persian, French, Hindi, Mandarin, Panjabi, Pashto, Turkish and Urdu.
  • Give and Take
  • Timebanking is the way of spending one hour of time helping someone out and earning one time credit in return where everyone’s time is equal.
  • Bright Futures
  • Barnet Mencap’s Fit2gether project provides lots of chances to try new sports and physical activities, for people with learning disabilities and people with autism or Aspergers and their families.
  • Visbuzz
  • Video calling for lonely people
  • Finding Help at Home
  • Most of us want to live independently in our own homes for as long as possible, but as we get older we may need some support and assistance. If you can’t manage tasks like washing, dressing and feeding yourself, contact Social Services.
  • Candles and naked flames
  • One of the biggest causes of fire within homes. Advice to keep you safe.
  • Making small changes to keep active
  • Exercise protects your joints by keeping muscles strong, and improves balance, confidence and mood.
  • Trusted Traders
  • The Which? Trusted Traders scheme provides a list of local traders who can be used knowing they’ve been checked and assessed before being accepted.
  • Ask Bob
  • Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 7 PDF.

    Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 6 (May / June 2016)

    Barnet Seniors Insider 6 PDF (May / June 2016) is now available to download here (PDF 650kB, 8 sides of A4).

    The full text is only available as a PDF.

    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 6

  • The State Pension is changing
  • If you reached the State Pension age after the 5 April 2016, you’ll receive the new State Pension
  • Interested in volunteering?
  • Ever thought of giving some of your time to help others in the community?
  • SweetTree Fields Farm
  • Outdoor activities in Mill Hill
  • Carers Week
  • 6-12 June 2016. Raising awareness of caring and its challenges, and recognising the contribution that carers make
  • Outreach Barnet
  • A short‐term support service that works with people who have housing related support needs
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Not just memory loss
  • Out and About – Personal Theft!
  • Keep your bag zipped
  • Barnet Shared Lives
  • Carers who are paid to host an adult in their own home
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Install a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm
  • Some tips from a GP
  • Be prepared for your appointment
  • Ask Bob
  • Diagnostic imaging – PET scans, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • Advertising in the Insider
  • From £40 for 64mm x 45mm to £120 for a quarter page

    Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 2 (September/October 2015)

    The guide for senior citizens in Barnet

    • Keeping well • Keeping safe • Staying active • Making friends

    For a paper copy of this newsletter, download and print BSA Newsletter 2 PDF (PDF 631kB, 4 sides A4)

    Playing cards and drinking tea

    IN THIS ISSUE

    • Silver Sunday on 4th October 2015
    • Don’t let smoking set your house on fire?
    • Support for dementia carers
    • Later Life Planning Service
    • Looking after someone?
    • Advocacy in Barnet
    • Out & About in Barnet

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