Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 14 (September / October 2017)

Barnet Seniors Insider 14 PDF (September / October 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 517Kb, 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 14

  • Silver Week 1st – 8th October 2017
  • Come and join us to celebrate Silver Week 2017 – Activities and events occurring throughout the week, starting with one big party. List of events on page 5 and at www.barnet.gov.uk/silverweek.
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Volunteer in East Barnet or South Friern Barnet library, or support a stroke survivor.
  • Lawrence Street Allotments
  • Lawrence Street Allotments in Mill Hill is a beautiful, friendly site with its own communal orchards and shared wheelbarrows and mowers. Plots are available at the time of writing.
  • Inclusion Barnet
  • Inclusion Barnet offer a free and independent support planning service, delivered by a team of disabled people, to promote independent living, so that disabled people can have choice and control in their lives.
  • Stroke Association
  • ‘Getting Back to Life’ services. The Stroke Association provides a variety of services that will help you enjoy a better quality of life, return to your community and face the future.
  • Barnet Stroke Services
  • Every year about 500 people in Barnet have a stroke and it is estimated that about 5,000 stroke survivors live in the Borough. There are designated specialist units to deal with stroke: Hyper Acute Stroke Units (HASU) provide the immediate response to a stroke and Stroke Units which provide multi-therapy rehabilitation and ongoing medical supervision following treatment at the HASU.
  • Strength Based Social Care
  • Barnet Council are applying a strengths-based approach to social care, the purpose of which is to prevent, reduce or delay a person’s health and social care needs from either developing or escalating. You can get more information from Social Care Direct (phone or email) or by visiting Care Space in Colindale.
  • Ask Bob
  • Is Microwave Food Healthy? (Yes)
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • And mentions for…
  • Stroke Association and Dementia Cafés
  • Advertise from £120
  • Advertising in Barnet Seniors Insider is welcomed, with priority given to local organisations. Advertising space is limited and contributes towards costs.

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 14 PDF.

    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].

    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].

    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’ 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

    Quiz and Fish & Chip Supper – 13 November 2015

    Barnet Seniors’ Assembly Quiz Night with a Fish & Chip Supper

    • Friday 13th November 2015
    • 7pm until 10pm
    • Old Finchleians Memorial Grounds, 12 Southover, North Finchley N12 7JE
    • £10.00 per person including Fish & Chips

    Bookings are being taken now, contact us by email at bsabarnet@outlook.com or phone 0203 778 0151.

    A table of 6 – 8 people is just £10.00 per person to include Fish & Chips. We are happy to make tables up if you are coming alone or in a small group.