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 17 (March / April 2018)

Barnet Seniors Insider 17 PDF (March / April 2018) is now available to download here (PDF 410Kb, 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 17

  • The Space Between Us
  • What would you say to your younger self if you had the chance? A theatre project with young people at Chickenshed.
  • Diabetes UK Barnet Group
  • The aim of the Barnet Group is to provide support, companionship and information for people and their families living with both Type I and/or type II Diabetes in and around the Borough. They hold a bi-monthly meeting on a Wednesday in Finchley. barnet.diabetesukgroup.org
  • artsdepot Over 60s programme
  • Now includes weekly contemporary dance classes for the over 60’s, bi-monthly arts classes for the over 60’s where participants do creative writing or visual arts, and a Matinee Lunch Club which targets socially isolated people aged 75 and over. www.artsdepot.co.uk
  • Stephens House & Gardens
  • Do You have memories of the House and Gardens? Do you have photos you would like to share? Throughout the year Inky’s Place will be collecting memories of your visits. If you have memories to share, please let them know. www.stephenshouseandgardens.com
  • Prevention and Wellbeing Co-ordination Service
  • Looking at how they can build on the positive aspects of peoples’ lives and the communities around them in order to prevent, reduce or delay a person’s health and social care needs from developing or escalating. Come and meet the Co-ordinators.
  • Candles and naked flames
  • Always keep an eye on candles, incense and oil burners to keep you and your home safe.
  • Spotting common scams
  • There is a simple way to protect yourself from fraud. This starts by remembering a simple memorable phrase: ‘My money? My info? I don’t think so’.
  • Online Watch Link Launched
  • Barnet Neighbourhood Watch in conjunction with Barnet Police and The Council have launched Online Watch Link (OWL). OWL assists communities to feel safer, help reduce crime and keep people informed of what’s going on locally. www.owl.co.uk
  • Dementia cafés and clubs
  • There are now lots of dementia cafés and clubs in Barnet. A full list of places and times is included.
  • Have you got a mobile phone?
  • Mobile devices attract thieves. Here’s what you can do to protect it.
  • Ask Bob
  • Telecare, a service for frail people living alone to enable them to alert relatives and friends or the emergency service if necessary.
  • Do you wear NHS hearing aids?
  • Action on Hearing Loss hold FREE walk-in hearing aid clinics for fitting new batteries and new earmold tubing, and information.
  • Are you claiming all the money due to you?
  • Ask Independent Age. www.independentage.org/information/money
  • 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…
  • Volunteering with Citizens Advice, The Finchley Charities sheltered housing, and The Fremantle Trust care services.

To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 17 PDF.

Barnet Seniors Insider, Issue 10 (January / February 2017)

Barnet Seniors Insider 10 PDF (January / February 2017) is now available to download here (PDF 1.4Mb, 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 10

  • Overcoming Loneliness
  • Loneliness is not just about spending more time alone than is comfortable. It’s about all the knock-on effects too.
  • Growing healthy communities with From Generation to Generation
  • ‘Intergen’ brings older and younger people together to learn and have fun, sharing the untapped skills, knowledge and experience of life older people have to offer, supporting and inspiring each other.
  • Supporting elderly living
  • The Barnet Elderly Asians group helps members to access public services as well as providing lunch, exercise and social opportunities in a culturally sensitive environment.
  • Spotlight on local services
  • Healthwatch Barnet listens to views about Barnet health and social care services and they talk to the health service and Council about this to improve the service.
  • Distraction burglary
  • Reduce the risk of becoming a victim of distraction burglary.
  • Hospital stays
  • Before, during and after a hospital stay. You may not always know you’ll be going into hospital, but when you do it’s a good idea to plan ahead.
  • Kitchen Fire Safety
  • Over half of all house fires in the UK start in the kitchen.
  • Stay well this winter
  • Top 10 tips for staying healthy this winter. Cold and wintry conditions, combined with shorter days, can make many of us feel poorly.
  • Ask Bob
  • Doctors, Pharmacies, Walk-in Centres, Accident and Emergency: where to go.
  • Don’t be embarrassed
  • Talking about what goes on in the privacy of our bathroom isn’t a conversation we tend to have, but don’t be embarrassed to speak to your GP if you have any questions or concerns about bowel cancer.
  • Out and About in Barnet
  • Things to do
  • And mentions for…
  • Barnet Mencap, Dementia Cafés, and Silverline

    To read the full text of these articles, download the Insider 10 PDF.