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As well as the following face to face and online activities we have a weekly programme of social walks around many of Barnet's open spaces. Click here for our walks timetable.

Living Well dementia activities 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. A stimulating inclusive environment for people living with mild to moderate memory issues. Please phone 020 8203 5040 or email info@ageukbarnet.org.uk. Click here for the Living Well Dementia Hub page.

 

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

Lunch on a Plate -  at The Ann Owens centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  Starts Monday 20 June – 22 August from 11am – 1.30pm.  £6 per week.  Different chefs will share their favourite food recipes with the group, including Indian food and vegetarian dishes.  You can book as many of these dates as you wish.   For more information contact Stacey on 07423 604 729 or email  stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Gentle Seated Exercise for over 55s Starts Monday 11 July from 12.00 noon – 1.00pm – Little Larkins, Mayhill road, Barnet EN5 2NS.  *No booking necessary – just turn up.  Open to residents AND non residents.  *Please note: A charge will be introduced at the end of the trial period. For more information call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 Email: wendy.nutman@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

Online Poetry sharing group. Mondays 3.30pm. Next session Monday 20 June at 3.30pm Meets monthly and everyone brings along a poem to read out for group discussion. This months theme will be "food and drink" but any  poem can be shared.  If you just prefer to listen then please join us.  Contact Helen on 07384 466840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Sporting memories - online group.  Join us online for a convivial and fun group discussion about your sporting memories. Starts at 6pm and takes place every Monday. Free to join. To register email lindsey.bennister@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call 07535 648281.

Tuesday

Flower arranging classes: 10.30am-11.30am. Hope Corner Community Centre, 185 Mays Lane EN5 2DY. £5 a session. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

Seniors Choir - meeting at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  This will also be on zoom.  Begins 21 June from 11am-12 noon.  Choir master Jenny La Touché will be leading the class.  For details on how to join in and receive song sheets, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

Gentle Seated Exercise for over 55s Starts Tuesday 28 June from  2.00pm  – 3.00pm at Drummond House, 50 Fonthills, Long Lane, East Finchley N2 8R.  *No booking necessary – just turn up. Open to residents AND non residents.  *Please note: A charge will be introduced at the end of the trial period.  For more information call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 Email: wendy.nutman@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 the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. The first Tuesday of every month at 3.00-4.00pm.  Option to join online.   Please call Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  to share ideas, or to register your interest in joining the group.

 

Wednesday

Gentle Seated Exercise for over 55s Starts Wednesday 13 July from 11.30am – 12.30pm - St. Johnstone House, 49 Woodside Park N12 8RX.  *No booking necessary – just turn up.  Open to residents AND non residents.  *Please note: A charge will be introduced at the end of the trial period. For more information call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 Email: wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Gentle Seated Exercise for over 55s - Wednesdays 11.45am - 12.45pm at Gadsbury Close Sheltered Housing, Gadsbury Close, NW9 7EZ.  *No booking necessary – just turn up. Open to residents AND non residents.  *Please note: A charge will be introduced at the end of the trial period.  For more information call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 Email: wendy.nutman@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. For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

Seated exercise. Wednesdays 2-3pm at Gadsbury Close Sheltered Housing, Gadsbury Close, NW9 7EZ. Free to join while during pilot period. For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

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.

 

Thursday

Bollywood Dancing with Satish - now open to men and women over 55. Every Thursday from 11.00am – 12.00 noon. Held at The Watling Association Community Centre, 145 Orange Hill Road, Edgware HA8 0TR. £5 per class. For more information contact Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

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

Beginners Clay Pottery Class
From 3.15pm - 4.45pm.  Next class begins on 30 June.  Cost £20 for four weeks. Held at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  To book a space contact Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email: helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Healthy Eating short course with qualified dietitian Emmy June 9th, 16th and 23rd  from 4pm – 6 pm at the Ann Owens Centre, East Finchley N2 8LT. £4 a session. Topics covered: Healthy heart, Diabetes, and Healthy gut. The classes will include food tasting and cooking demonstration. Email stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call her on 07423 604 729 to find out more.

Authentic Italian cooking and Pasta Making class – Begins 14th Juy – 4th August.  Cost £24.  5.00pm – 8.00pm  – at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  This is an exciting new class run by Nazzareno who will be sharing his amazing cooking secrets with you!   Email stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call her on 07423 604 729 to find out more.

 

Friday

Knit n Natter - online: 10.30am-12.00 noon - our regular Friday knit and natter group has gone online. Contact barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk for more info.

Movement to music (standing or seated) - face to face: 11.30 am  - 12.30pm. Takes place at the Tarling Road Community Centre (accross the street from the Ann Owens Centre) in East Finchley N2 8LG. £5 per class.  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

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. £20 every four weeks. For more information please call Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Seated Yoga: 11.45pm. 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, Strength and Stretch to music - face to face every Friday: 1.30.pm Takes place at Truth Hall, St Margaret’s Church, 1 Station Road, Edgware HA8 7JE at 1.30pm.  £5 per session.  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

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 Friday of every month.  Dates 1st April, 6 May, 10 June (changed due to Queens Jubilee) and 1st July from 2.00 – 4.00 pm at Trinity Church, Nether Street, North Finchley N12 7NN.  We will be playing a selection of board games, card games and the occasional 5-minute quiz.  Tea, coffee, biscuits and sometimes cake will be served!  £1 contribution for refreshments.  Contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466 840 or email: helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk for more information.

Saturday

Bridge Club: Every Saturday afternoon from 2.00 – 4.00pm.  Held at the Community Centre, Wilmot Close, 50 Tarling Road, London N2 8LB.  Cost is £3 per session.  Contact Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book a space. 

 

Events

 
 
Online Scams Talk - 28 June 2022 at 2.00 pm.  Find out how to reduce your risk of getting scammed, including banking scams and cyber scams.  Q&A session will also take place.
 

 

Online scams event - 28 June 2022 at 2pm

Everyone is a potential scam victim - all we can do is reduce our risk by knowing the way scammers operate and keeping up with the ways they might trick us into parting with our money. Lindsey, who heads up our Scams Prevention Service, will give you lowdown the latest scams in this fun and informative update. For more info and to register, send an email to scamsawareness@ageukbarnet.org.uk

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