Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 15 (November / December 2017)

Barnet Seniors Insider 15 PDF (November / December 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 602Kb, 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 15

  • Protect your Pension
  • Our pensions are usually one of our most valuable assets, offering financial support throughout our later lives.
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Volunteer as a Family Activities Volunteer for Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice, or volunteer to teach English language with Barnet Southgate College.
  • Love to Move
  • Activity for older people in their local setting, including Pilates, Nordic Walking and Dance in a social environment.
  • HeartLinks
  • Living with a heart condition. The HeartLinks Support Group meets once a month, when a talk is given on an area of interest, and a cardiac rehabilitation specialist nurse is present to give advice.
  • Timebanking
  • 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. For example, you could cook for an elderly neighbour and receive Spanish lessons in return.
  • Dementia Cafés
  • There are now lots dementia cafés and clubs in Barnet. A full list of places and times is included.
  • Chimney Fire Safety
  • To keep you and your family safe from fire you should take care to have your chimney swept regularly.
  • Behind the wheel
  • Make sure that you are familiar with the latest edition of The Highway Code – it’s probably changed since you last read it. To boost your confidence, you can book an experienced driver assessment. Also consider adapting your car.
  • Going home from hospital
  • You shouldn’t be discharged from hospital until the support you need has been put in place. If you have recently left hospital, we want to hear from you about your experience.
  • Support Hubs for people with long-term health conditions
  • The Support Hubs will be in Hampstead and Barnet High Street. They will be run by the Royal Free Charity, and will offer welfare and benefits advice, information on local and national services, and a programme of wellbeing talks and workshops.
  • Ask Bob
  • How do I switch energy supplier?
  • Help in cold weather
  • Fuel bills can be a worry in winter, but it’s important for your health that your home stays warm. Find out if you’re eligible for extra money to help with the cost of heating your home when the weather gets colder.
  • 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.

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 15 PDF.

    Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 8 (September / October 2016)

    Barnet Seniors Insider 8 PDF (September / October 2016) is now available to download here (PDF 1000kB, 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 8

  • Silver Sunday Week 2 – 8 October 2016
  • You’re invited to Barnet’s Silver Sunday week of activities, starting with a party at Hendon Town Hall on Sunday 2 October 2016. Note that the link www.barnet.gov.uk/silver-sunday given for the Silver Sunday Week events and activities won’t work if you copy and paste it as it has the wrong sort of hyphen! Try https://www.barnet.gov.uk/silver-sunday.
  • High Barnet Good Neighbour Scheme
  • Befrienders needed to perform neighbourly services for our (mostly elderly) lonely and isolated clients.
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Talking to your elderly relative about what might happen in the future can be daunting but by talking early you can find out what your relative wants, help them make decisions and have the peace of mind of knowing that arrangements are in place.
  • Energy Grants
  • Are you eligible for up-to £300 Winter Fuel Payment for 2016/2017?
  • Thoughts, feelings and physical symptoms
  • As we get older, changes in our lives, such as bereavement, illness or retirement, can make us more vulnerable to depression or anxiety.
  • Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme
  • RSVP Barnet is a volunteer programme for mature individuals (50+) who have built up skills and experience and would like to offer some of it back to their community.
  • Ask Bob
  • Dementia
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do

    Errata: the Computers and a Cuppa sessions at The Sebright Arms have moved from Tuesdays to Fridays, and a new time 1.30pm to 3.30pm.

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 8 PDF.

    Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 3 (November / December 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 3 PDF (PDF 297kB, 4 sides A4)

    Dancing

    IN THIS ISSUE

    • Keeping Warm this Winter
    • Is your home at risk of fire?
    • Keep safe and stay scam aware
    • Keep well get vaccinated
    • Love, care and safety for pets
    • Singing for the brain
    • Dementia Cafes in Barnet
    • Future care planning

    Continue reading “Barnet Senior Insider, Issue 3 (November / December 2015)”