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Silver Week Celebrations (1-6 October 2019

Published on 05 September 2019 11:52 AM

Silver Sunday is a national day of fun events for older people across the UK in a bid to tackle loneliness and isolation and in Barnet it has turned into a week of celebrations.

'Although this is what we aim to do all year around, we welcome the extra attention given to the issues facing older people at this time,' says chief executive Helen Newman.

'It’s a week where everyone can come together to celebrate older people, where older residents are given opportunities to get out of the house, keep bodies and minds active or pick up a new skill and discover something they may want to continue once the week is over.'

A huge number of events will take place in Barnet during the week – from walking football and Bollywood dancing to pampering afternoons, health screenings and wellbeing talks - plus the Silver Sunday event on Sunday 6 October at Barnet Copthall on Greenlands Lane NW4 (12.30-3.30pm).

Here's what we're putting on during the week to celebrate. 

Age UK Barnet Silver Week events

Tea Dance with a Twist - Tuesday 1 October (1.30pm-3.30pm)

Not just ballroom, you’ll get a chance to enjoy jive and Bollywood dancing - no pressure to join in if you don't want to, just sit back and soak in the show with a delicious cream tea.

The tea dance takes place at The Anne Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT

Cost is £4, including cream tea. To book a place contact Wendy Nutman on 020 8432 1421 or email


Fraud and scams workshop – Thursday 3 October (1.30pm-3pm)

We are teaming up with Santander to hold a fun interactive event at the Ann Owens Centre to help people avoid being scammed.

‘Becoming a victim of fraud or scams can be worrying for many people,’ says Age UK Barnet’s Helen Nicolaou. With this in mind, Santander has developed a Scam Avoidance School (SAS) and we are joining forces to help tackle this issue.’

Santander has carried out research and consulted with a top psychologist to help them understand the tricks that criminals use to hook people in.

If you want to find out how to protect yourself from fraud and scams, then we’d love you to join us.

Please let Helen Nicolaou know to reserve your place or just come along: Phone 07384466840 or email

The Ann Owens Centre is on Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT

Bollywood dancing

Thursday 3 October (11am-12.30pm) - Watling Community Centre 145 Orange Hill Road, Edgware HA8 0TR

Monday 7 October (5.30-6.30pm) at the Ann Owens Centre, East Finchley N2 8LT

Sessions cost £4 - call Nila or Carolyn at Age UK Barnet on 020 8629 0269 to book


We will have an information stall at The Spires Shopping Centre on Wednesday 2 October 11am-3pm - and one of our exercise classes will be at 12.30pm (outside H&M). We'll also have a stall at the Silver Sunday event on Sunday 6 October, where we'll be around to chat about our services and activities.