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Click here for our latest What's on guide for over 55s.

Living Well day opportunities for people living with mild-to-moderate dementia take place every Tuesday and Thursday at the Ann Owens centre in East Finchley and Monday, Wednesday and Friday at our Station Road venue in Hendon. Click here for the Living Well Dementia Hub page.

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TIMETABLE OF ACTIVITIES FOR OVER 55s

 

Monday

Chair Movement to Music.   Hope Corner Community Centre, 185 Mays Lane, Barnet EN5 2DY.  10.30am - 11.30am.  Cost £5 per class.  For better mobility, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance.  To book call Wendy on 0208 432 1421 / 0774 187 7027 or email wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Kitchen Confidence cookery classes - 11am-1.30pm. Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Classes aimed at giving participants the confidence to cook more dishes at home. Participants cook in groups and then everyone eats together afterwards. Next 4 week course starts 22 April. Total prices is £32 paid upfront. Contact Stacey to reserve a space on stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Dementia Cafe: For people living with dementia and their carers. Meets on the first Monday of every month 2-4pm. Support, advice and refreshments. Takes place at the Friends Meeting House, 53 Leicester Road, Barnet EN5 5EL. Please contact Helen on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  2pm-4pm at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 1LT.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Spanish Beginners Class:  3.00 – 4.30pm at Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  12 week course – Spanish for Beginners.  Cost is £10 per class, payable in advance - £80 for course.  To book contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Tuesday

Flower arranging classes: 10.30am-11.30am. Hope Corner Community Centre, 185 Mays Lane EN5 2DY.  £8 a session. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

 

Senior Singers: 11am-12 noon at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  Every fortnight.  Choir master Jenny La Touché leads this fun singalong and all levels welcome!  For dates and details on how to join in and for zoom link if you are not able to attend the centre, email Pippa at pippa.mannerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or call her on 07379 331807.

 

Wellbeing Group  -  2:00pm - 4:00pm, at Grahame Park Community Centre, The Concourse, NW9 5XA. Open to residents and non-residents. Free.
Always followed by Bingo - free to play, prizes to be won!!
For more information call Pippa Mannerings on 07379 331807 or email pippa.mannerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

 

Book Group:  Do you enjoy reading and discussing novels or non-fiction books with friends? Why not join our book group at Wilmot Community Centre, Tarling Rd, London N2 8LB.  Monthly on a Tuesday Please email Kato on katolambrechts@yahoo.com for details on how to join.

 

Spanish Improvers Class:  3.30 – 5.00pm at Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  12 week course – Spanish for Beginners.  Cost is £10 per class, payable in advance - £80 for course.  To book contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Bridge for Improvers Course: Every Tuesday 3.00pm – 5.00pm in Wilmot Community Hall, Tarling Road N2 8LB.  Cost is £48.  Contact Helen Nicolaou on  07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book a place. 

 

Wednesday

Social Drop in Group.  Learn to knit, crochet, play games or just have a cuppa and a chat – 10.00am – 12 noon at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT.   £2 per session.  Contact Helen Nicolaou for link or for more information on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Bollywood Dance classes for over 55s.  Manor Drive Methodist Church, Manor Drive, Whetstone N20 0DZ.  11.00am - 12 noon.  £3 per class.  Please contact Nila Patel for further information on 07977 459 920

 

Gentle Seated Exercise for over 55s - 11.30am – 12.30pm - St. Johnstone House, 49 Woodside Park N12 8RX.  *No booking necessary – just turn up.  Open to residents AND non residents.  £5 per session.  For more information call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 Email: wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

 

Help with laptops and smartphones - Mill Hill.  Weekly sessions 1pm - starts with free lunch first at The Mount, Mill Hill International School, Milespit Hill, NW7 2RX.  Students from Mill Hill International School will help you with your devices.  Booking necessary on 020 8432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

 

Tai Chi: 2-3pm. Balance and strength moves. Takes place at Annunciation Royal Catholic Church, 4 Thirlby Road, Burnt Oak HA8 0HQ. For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027. 

Active exercise to music - (incuding low impact aerobic dance, strength and stretch)  From 2.00pm-3.00pm at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  £5 per session. Booking essential.  For more information contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027. 

Help with laptops and smartphones – Woodhouse College, Woodhouse Road N12 9EY.  2.45pm – 3.45pm.  For more information and to book a place contact Howard Chapman on 020 8432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Gentle seated exercise with Lesley - From  from 3.15pm-4.15pm at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  £5 per session. For more information on both of these classes, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027. 

NEW Four week - Decoupage for Beginners class.  Starting 17 April 2024 from 5.00-7.00 pm at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  £28 for four weeks.  Learn how to decoupage bottles, jars, wooden hearts etc.  All you need to bring is a hairdryer (if you have one!)  All other materials supplied.  Limited places available.  For more information and to book a space contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email – teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

 

Thursday

Help with laptops, smart phones or tablets - Mill Hill.  Thursday 10.00-12.00 noon at Hartley Hall, 1 Flower Lane, NW7 2JA.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Edgware Social Group.  St Margaret's Church, Edgware HA8 7JE.  2.00pm - 3.30pm every Thursday. Also occasional help available with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  £2 per session.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

 

Musical afternoons - Enjoy an afternoon of music and song at Avery Grange, 59 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BS. £5 on door - includes refreshments. To book a place, contact Pippa on pippa.mannerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07379 331807.

25 April 2024 (2-4pm) - Music through the decades performed by musicians from Middlesex University 

30 May 2024 (2-4pm) - Violinist Sandy Thompson - 30 May

13 June 2024 (2-4pm)  -  Italian Tenor Yuri Sabatini on the 13 June

 

Pottery class for beginners every Thursday from 3.15 - 4.45pm.  At The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  Cost is £7 per class payable upfront in four week blocks of £28.  For more information and to book a place contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Thursday evening cookery group - next 5 week course starts Thursday 18 April 2024 (5-7.30pm). Called Spring Cookery with a French Twist, we'll be using seasonal fruit and vegetables. Course costs £40, paid upfront. Contact Stacey on stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book.  In the Thursday classes,  a variety of topics are taught by our cookery tutors who are keen to pass on their expert knowledge about food. This class is a good way to expand your repertoire of dishes and learn new cooking tricks and tips. 

 

 

 

 

Friday

Art class - Sketching, chalk, pastel, watercolour... pick up some new skills. Takes place at the Ann Owens centre in East Finchley at 10.00am - 12 noon. £28 every four weeks. For more information please call Teresa on 0208 432 1421 to check for space availability or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Flower Arranging For People Living With Dementia:  10.30am – 11.30am.  Friends Meeting House, Leicester Road, New Barnet EN5 5EL.  Specifically for people living with dementia.  Cost is £6 per session payable in advance for 6 weeks.  We are unable to provide personal care/support – carers welcome to stay.  Call Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book a place.

 

Movement to music - (standing or seated) - face to face:  11.30-12.30pm.  Takes place at the Tarling Road Community Centre (across the street from The Ann Owens Centre) in East Finchley N2 8LG.  Fun, upbeat exercise session for all levels of fitness with our Wendy.  £5 per class.  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027

 

Seated Yoga:  11.30-12.30pm. Takes place at Manor Drive Church, Manor Drive N20 0DZ. For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027

 

Movement to music.  From 1.00pm -2.00pm at John Keble Church, Deans Lane, Edgware HA8 9NT.  An achievable and fun walking fitness class that will increase your step count and help you get in shape. Costs £5 a session.  (Entrance on Church Close HA8 9NS through blue gate)  Class in large hall on right after going through gate.  Also free parking on Church Close. To register call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 or email wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Upstanding Citizens - Falls prevention exercise sessions: Fridays, 1.30pm - 3pm at Ann Owens Centre (N2 8LT) Led by an experienced dance and movement teacher in collaboration with a frailty specialist physiotherapist. Costs £5 per session. For more information, contact Brigitte by emailing brigitte.adela@artsdepot.co.uk or calling 020 8369 5452.

 

Games Afternoon – 1st and 3rd Friday of every month from 2.00 – 4.00 pm at Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley N12 7NN.  Join us for board games, card games and the occasional 5-minute quiz.  Tea, coffee, biscuits and sometimes cake!  £1 contribution for refreshments.   Contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466 840 or email: helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk.

Saturday

Help with laptops and smartphones. Saturday 10.30am-12noon. New Barnet Leisure Centre, Lawton Road EN4. Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk  

Bridge Club: Every Saturday afternoon from 12.00 - 2.00pm.  Held at the Community Centre, Wilmot Close, 50 Tarling Road, London N2 8LB.  Cost is £3 per session.  Not suitable for beginners. Contact Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book a space.

 

Events

 

STIMULATE YOUR MEMORY COURSE – for over 55s in Barnet

6 week Memory Matters course held at Wilmot Close, Tarling Road, N2 8LB. – Learn techniques and strategies to support and stimulate memory – friendly and supportive course led by an experienced practitioner. If you are interested in joining this course, you must call Katie first to check if you meet the requirements. For details about the next course call Katie on 0747 049 9597 or email kate.grayson@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Quiz night - Wednesday 22 May - 6.45pm (7.15pm start)

Join us for our next quiz night fundraiser at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane East Finchley N2 8LT. Tickets cost £20 per person and includes a tasty grazing platter, plus there’ll be a raffle during the evening and a bar selling drinks. Make up your own team of 8 or join another team. Places will be limited so book yours soon! All funds raised on the night go towards helping us to reduce social isolation among older people in Barnet and ensure we provide our essential services and activities. Please contact Teresa on teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or call 07502 989 403 to reserve your place.


Talk: Improving everyday memory - Weds June 12 (7-8pm) 

Professor Catherine Loveday on boosting everyday memory - whatever your age! - whether it’s remembering someone's name or holding onto important personal memories. Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  To book, register on our eventbrite page here or contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Talk: Changing times - Weds July 10 (7-8pm)   

Professor Catherine Loveday on the mysteries of time from why time speeds up as we get older to why first week of a holiday always seems so much longer than the second week. Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  To book contact Teresa on 07502 989 403  or email
 teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Save the date! Summer Carnival Saturday 13 July (11am-3pm)
Fantastic live music all day, tombola, nearly new stall, food, cakes, cream tea. Takes place at the
Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Any questions, contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Talk: Eight lessons for a better memory from someone who has lost theirs- Weds Sept 11 (7-8pm) 

Professor Catherine Loveday on what it feels like to have amnesia and how this can help us to have better memories.  Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  To book contact Teresa on 07502 989 403  

or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

 

Support Group for those caring for someone living with dementia

Age UK Barnet has teamed up with Barnet Carers Centre to offer a support group for those caring for someone living with dementia.  A chance to meet others, share tips, and gain information about the condition and the services available in the area,  There will also be a programme of interesting speakers.  The monthly groups will alternate between two sites:  154 Station Road, Hendon NW4 3SP; and Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT.  Everyone welcome!!  For further information please contact Barnet Carers on adultcarers@barnetcarers.org or 0203 995 1909 or phone Fiona Cronin at Age UK Barnet on 07799 519 314.

 

 

Cookery Demos

We hold regular healthy cookery demos at sheltered housing venues and community centres. Themes range from eating to boost immunity, to strengthen your bones and dishes to boost heart health. If you'd like to find out more about the next sessions or if you'd like us to hold session in your community centre or sheltered accommodation. For more information please call 07384 466840 or email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk 
 



 

 

Mindfulness workshops - dealing with negative thoughts and emotions

 
We hold regular mindfulness workshops. To register an interest and for more information and the Zoom link, please contact Fiona on fiona.cronin@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone her on 07799 519314
 

Click here for recordings of past events.

Click here for our short fun exercise videos from our regular instructors.

Click here for our YouTube channel where you can find past concerts and talks