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JOIN US ONLINE!

At the moment we are unable to run our usual activities and events due to social distancing rules and the fact that many of our regulars are still self-isolating.

We know that a lot of you have been missing our social groups, craft sessions, cookery and exercise so we decided to bring a few of our activities to you and set them up on line - either through Zoom or live events on our YouTube channel.

We've been so impressed by the number of you who have taken up this technical challenge - and hope to encourage more of you to do so! And if you need help getting set up on Zoom, please get in touch with Howard on howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk as we have lots of friendly volunteers to guide you through the process.

So until we resume our face to face acitivites as restrictions begin to ease, why not join us online for one of the activities you enjoy.

Our current programme of online activities for over 55s living in Barnet which all take place on Zoom. All sessions are free unless otherwise stated but we welcome donations on our JustGiving page.

Monday

Indian Cookery: 11am. Cook along with Saj on Zoom or just observe.  You will be sent a list of ingredients a few days before the session to give you time to buy them. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to join the group.

Bollywood Dance (women only): 11.30am - 12.30pm - fun uplifting moves with Etka (teacher). For more info and the Zoom link, phone Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Tuesday

Seniors Choir: 11am-12noon. Choir master Jenny La Touche leads a weekly online choir session on Zoom. For details on how to join in and receive song sheets, email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or phone 07798 622832.

Bollywood Dance (women only): 11.30am - 12.30pm - fun uplifting moves with Satish (teacher). For more info and the Zoom link, phone Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Wednesday

Watercolour art group:10-11.30am - every Thursday. Cost is £5 each week to cover the price of a watercolour pallet, brushes, A3 paper and pictures of what will be painted each week, which can be delivered to you by a member of Age UK Barnet. For more information please call 07502 989 403 or email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Book group: 10am-1pm Do you enjoy reading and discussing novels or non-fiction books with friends? Why not join our new online book group.  which is chaired by a volunteer facilitator.  Please contact Howard Chapman (howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk) to share ideas, or to register your interest in joining the group.  We are looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our love of reading 

Cakes and Bakes baking course: 2.30pm-4pm - Wednesdays - takes place every two weeks. Make biscuits, cakes and bread and other tasty bakes. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to join the group.

Terrific Traybakes: 3.30pm-5pm - Wednesdays. Starting on Wednesday 3 March. Easy but delicious traybakes. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to join the group.

Thursday

Men's Newspaper Discussion Group: 11.30am. Discuss the hot topics in the news each week in this weekly online get-together. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to find out more.

Four week beginners ‘taster’ watercolour course: 9.45-11.15am - every Thursday. Cost of course is £20 to cover the price of materials, which can be delivered to you by a member of Age UK Barnet. For more information please call 07502 989 403 or email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Bollywood Dance (women only): 5-6pm - fun uplifting moves with Satish (teacher). For more info and the Zoom link, phone Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

International cuisine: 5pm-6.30pm. Cook along with one of our Wooden Spoon cookery team and each week will focus on a different cuisine from around the world - expect anything from Italian and Thai to Indian, Greek or Turkish. You will be sent a list of ingredients a few days before the session to give you time to buy them. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to join the group.

Friday

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

Zoom keep fit (standing or seated): 11.30 am.  Fun, upbeat exercise session for all levels of fitness with our Wendy. For more information and the Zoom link, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

Bollywood Dance (women only): 12-1pm - fun uplifting moves with Satish (teacher). For more info and the Zoom link, phone Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet..org.uk

 

Events

Sing your way through lockdown!

After the success of our Christmas online singalong with the fabulous choirmaster Jenny Le Touche, we are opening up her Tuesday sessions to anyone who'd like to take a late morning break from their day and join us for a few songs. Sessions are 11am-12noon and there'll be a different theme each week. From Beatles tracks to musicals and love songs, join in the fun.

Please email Howard on howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk for more details and the Zoom link.

 

Do you have a story to tell?

If so, you might be interested in a series of exciting new storytelling workshops we're planning with Artsdepot in North Finchley and story telling company Take Stock Exchange (TSX).
Over a Zoom session, you will learn storytelling skills, share stories, ideas and opinions about life in Finchley and Barnet. You’ll also hear from other people in the local area and be part of a collective local story, which will be shared online as a podcast. The sessions are a huge confidence boost and a lot of fun!

We have two sessions

Friday 26th February, 2-4pm

Friday 26th March, 2-4pm


For more information and to book a please, please email Howard on howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk.

Mindfulness workshop - dealing with negative thoughts and emotions

Monday 1 March 2021 - 2pm-3.30pm

We are pleased to announce that stress coach Kamontip Evans is offering us another free mindfulness session. Kamontip's first session was enjoyed by 22 participants who picked up some useful techniques to help deal with stress and anxiety. One participant said: 'I really enjoyed it - and had the best night's sleep in ages.' This time you will learn about how mindfulness techniques can help you deal with negativve thoughts and emotions.
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