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Throughout the year we put on community events and fundraisers to help us raise awareness of issues affecting older people in the borough - or to raise money to run the vital activities and services that we offer to older people in Barnet. 

Click here for Age UK Barnet's eventbrite page - an easy way to register for events!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Strategies to improve your memory:  Age UK Barnet's Memory Matters course Our 6-week course starts on 14 March 2024 and it will take place at Wilmot Close, Tarling Road, East Finchley N2. The sessions are for people who are concerned about their memories and would like to learn techniques, tips and strategies to support and strengthen their memory. You need to commit to the whole course to get the most benefit. All over 55s welcome! Booking essential - just contact Katie on katie.grayson@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone her on 0747 0499597 for more details.

 

Wellbeing Group  - 

2:00pm - 4:00pm, at Grahame Park Community Centre, The Concourse, NW9 5XA. Open to residents and non-residents. Free.

06/02/2024  -  Healthy Hearts: Health Workshop 2

13/02/2024  -  Healthy Hearts: Health Workshop 3

20/02/2024  -  National muffin day!  Baking demonstration & cake decorating

27/02/2024  -  Bring your tablet, laptop or smartphone (Howard from Age UK Barnet)

Always followed by Bingo - free to play, prizes to be won!!

Wellbeing & Bingo Group February 2024.  For more information call Pippa Mannerings on 07379 331807 or email pippa.mannerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

AdvantAGEous art exhibition at artsdepot, North Finchley - 6-23 March 2024
Art, knitting and pottery made by our talented art class participants and our day club members will be on display in an exhibition at artsdepot in North Finchley. You can buy the work and suggested donations will be between £15 and £40.  Artsdepot is on 5 Nether Street, Tally Ho Corner, North Finchley and is right next to the North Finchley Bus Station. For more info please email agefriendly@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call Pippa on.07379 331807.

 

Age-friendly action plan launch - 6 March 2024 (10.30am) at Artsdepot, North Finchley

Over 1,000 of you completed our Age-friendly survey and helped us gain a better understanding of the current barriers to ageing well within our community. Your views have helped us come up with an action plan to improve life in Barnet for older people - everything from housing and transport to outdoor spaces and social activities. Join us at artsdepot for a cup of tea and coffee and find out about our plans. The mayor will be there, along with councillors and key players, in the drive to make Barnet more age-friendly. You can also meet some of the artists in our AdvantAGEous art exhibition which also launches at the event and you'll have the chance to buy the paintings before the exhibition opens to the general public. Places are limited. If you're interested in coming along, please email agefriendly@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call Pippa on 07379 331807.

 

Online menopause workshops - 11 and 18 March 2024 (4-5pm)
Whether you're approaching the menopause or having menopausal symptoms, our online workshops give you useful everyday coping strategies. Run by a psychological wellbeing practitioner, the short practical workshops are free and open to all residents living in the borough of Barnet!

Next workshops:
Menopause and low mood - 11 March 2024 (4-5pm)
Useful tips and practical techniques to manage your mood
Menopause and anxiety - 18 March 2024 (4-5pm)
Wellbeing and relaxation techniques to ease feelings of anxiety
For more info and the online link email fiona.cronin@ageukbarnet or call Fiona on 0208 629 0269.

 

Musical afternoon with international harpist Sioned Williams – Thursday 14 March 2024 (2-3pm).  A chance to enjoy traditional and folk tunes as well as classical, romantic and popular music played by a solo harpist with a glittering international career. Takes place at Avery (ex Signature) at Barnet, 59 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BS. £5 entry – includes refreshments and free parking. To book contact Pippa on 07379 331807 or email pippa.manngerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY COURSE – for over 55s in Barnet.  6 week Memory Matters course from 14 March – 18 April 2024.  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, please contact our practitioner Katie on 0747 049 9597 or email katie.grayson@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

Over 50s Disco - 20 March 2024 (6-8.30pm)
To mark Action Against Ageism day we're holding a disco - a chance to let go and release your inner Olivia Newton John or John Travolta.  So, dust off your dancing shoes and come along and boogie.  A dance instructor will be teaching us a few moves too.  Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  For more info and to register your place, contact Pippa on pippa.mannerings@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call her on 07379 331807.

 

Living Well in Barnet event – Monday 25 March 2024 (10am-12.30pm)

Join us for a morning of stimulating talks and activities for people interested in memory and living well with dementia. Some great speakers including Professor Catherine Loveday on spotting the early signs of memory issues and caring for people living with dementia. Information stalls and refreshments. Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. To book your place call Fiona on 020 8629 0269 or email fiona.cronin@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

UPCOMING TALKS BY PROFESSOR CATHERINE LOVEDAY

Monday 25 March 2024- 20 minute talk at our next Living Well event (10am-12.30pm). Understanding and responding to the early signs of dementia in friends and family. 

Talk: Fuel for thought: Why what we eat affects how we think - Weds 10 April 2024 (7-8pm).   

Professor Catherine Loveday on the truth about brain-boosting foods and the science behind the fascinating connection between our gut and brain 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 

Has the pandemic affected our memories? Weds 8 May 2024 (7-8pm)

Professor Catherine Loveday on how the pandemic and other big life events impact our memories over time. 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 

Improving everyday memory - Weds 12 June 2024 (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 contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Talk: Changing times - Weds 10 July 2024 (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 

Weds 11 Sept 2024 (7-8pm) Talk: Eight lessons for a better memory from someone who has lost theirs- 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'll 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 519314

 

Save the date! Summer Carnival Saturday 13 July (11am-3pm)
Fantastic live music all day, tombola, nearly new stall, food, cakes, cream tea. Any questions, contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk

 

 

 


Mindfulness workshop - dealing with negative thoughts and emotions

We run regular mindfulness workshops throughout the year. For more information and to register an interest, please contact Fiona on fiona.cronin@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone her on 07799 519314

 

 

 

PAST EVENTS

Talented young musician Joe Loveday performs some of your favourite Beatles tunes.

Wellbeing Q&A to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Our trustee neuroscientist Catherine Loveday, Professor at University of Westminster, answers your questions on lockdown anxiety, sleep and why routine is so important in people with dementia. 

A Musical Afternoon regular, Italian Tenor Yuri Sabatini's gives us a live performance, singing operatic arias, traditional songs and other popular tunes..