Click here for our walks timetable showing our weekly programme of social walks around many of Barnet's open spaces.
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.
Click here for other activities in the borough not run by Age UK Barnet
TIMETABLE OF ACTIVITIES FOR OVER 55s
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Food from around the world - Kitchen confidence. Celebrating seasonal festival dishes including Diwali, Thanksgiving and having a special Christmas lunch. Beginning 13 November and continuing 27 Nov, 11 Dec and 18 Dec. Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. From 11.00am - 1.30pm. Cost is £8 per session payable in advance. In this class participants learn to cook easy dishes that they can recreate at home. They cook together and then sit down to eat the delicious meal they have produced. For more information on this and other cookery classes, and to reserve a place - contact Stacey on 07423 604 729 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07384 466840.
Senior Singers: 11am-12 noon at The Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Re starts on 6 June. Also on Zoom if you're not able to come along to our centre. Choir master Jenny La Touché leads this fun singalong and all levels welcome! For dates and details on how to join in, email email@example.com or phone 07384 466840.
Wellbeing Group: 2:00pm-4:00pm, Grahame Park Community Centre, The Concourse, NW9 5XA. Includes a 1-hour wellbeing activity (crafts, mild exercise, talks, games) followed by an hour of bingo (with prizes). Open to residents and non-residents. Free. For more information call Pippa Mannerings on 07379 331807 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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, 50 Tarling Rd, London N2 8LB. Monthly on a Tuesday 2.00-3.00pm. Next date 17 October 2023. Dates will be confirmed on registration. Please call Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email email@example.com to share ideas, or to register your interest in joining and to find out which books the group are reading.
Learn to speak Spanish: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridge for Beginners Course: Every Tuesday 3.00pm – 5.00pm in Wilmot Community Hall, 50 Tarling Road N2 8LB. If you are completely new to the game, or played years ago, this course will teach you the fundamentals of the game through a mixture of theory and play. 10 week course with instruction, notes and play - £80. Contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466840 or email email@example.com to book a place.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookery classes for over 55! Wednesdays (1.45pm until 4 pm)
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Musical Afternoons at Avery Barnet - 59 Wood Street, Barnet EN5 4BS. 2.00 - 3.00pm. £5 entry with refreshments. Parking available. Next sessions are 16 November, 14 December and 11 January 2024. To book contact Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email: email@example.com
Beginners Clay Pottery Class - From 3.15pm - 4.45pm. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cookery Classes at the Anne Owen Centre French home cooking course: 5.00-7.30pm. 23 & 30 Nov, 7 December. Indian cookery. 14 Dec - 5.00-7.30-pm. The cost is £8 per session, payable at the time of booking. Contact Stacey on 07423 604 729 or email email@example.com to book a place and find out about other cookery classes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 £5 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 email@example.com to book a place.
Seated Yoga: Every Friday from 11.45am. £5 per session. Takes place at Manor Drive Methodist Church, Manor Drive N20 0DZ. The last class before Christmas will be on December 15th. Class will resume on January 5th at a new time of 11.30am – 12.30pm. For more information, contact Wendy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07741 877 027.
Seated Yoga: 11.45am. Takes place at Manor Drive Church, Manor Drive N20 0DZ. For more information, contact Wendy on email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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. Games held on the following dates: November 17th, December 1st and 15th. Contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466 840 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help with laptops and smartphones. Saturday 10.30am-12noon. New Barnet Leisure Centre, Lawton Road EN4. Starts 10 September 2022. Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space.
Raf Museum talks – Thursdays 14 December 2023 (2-3.30pm)
Join us at the RAF Museum, Grahame Park Way, London NW9 5LL - for a talk which will focus on a different area of the museum’s collecions – from its new Bomber Command exhibition to delving into the amazing archives. Open to all Barnet residents over 55. Sessions are free – just contact Helen Nicolaou on 07384 466 840 to book a place or email email@example.com.
Wellbeing event – Monday 4 December 2023 (10am-12.30pm)
Interesting talks and information for people worried about their memories or people living with
dementia and their carers. A chance to find out about local community groups. Takes place at the
Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT.
* Neuroscientist Professor Catherine Loveday on why nostalgia is good for our brains
* Talk on rare forms of dementia - Nikki Zimmermann from the Dementia Research Centre
* Improving dementia care for Black communities - Moïse Roche University Of London8
* Poetry reading from former carer Karin De Novellis
For more details, contact Fiona.firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas concert and singalong - Monday 11 December 2023 (3.00-5.00pm)
Do join us for a festive celebration of music and song! Enjoy musical performances on piano and guitar, a singalong and mince pies, spiced apple drink and mulled wine. Raffle and tombola. A chance to buy cards designed by our art group. Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane N2 8LT. To register, just email email@example.com or call Teresa on 07502 989 403.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 995 1909 or phone Fiona Cronin at Age UK Barnet on 07799 519314
Mindfulness Course for over 55s
Pick up techniques to manage stress and improve your relationships and learn how to live in the present rather than autopilot. Become kinder, calmer and less critical toward yourself and others
Takes place at 154 Station Road, Hendon NW4 3SP. All over 55s welcome. For more information contact Helen Nicolaou 0738 446 6840 or email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mindfulness workshops - dealing with negative thoughts and emotions
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