Skip to content

 

NB Due to the current covid situation, we are currently only running our online sessions and walking groups. Face to face activities will return in the New Year.

If you need help getting set up on Zoom, we have lots of friendly volunteers to guide you through the process. Please contact Howard on 020 8432 1415 if you would like book a session for face to face support. 

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

For our full lineup of online activities, click here.

Living Well dementia activities take place at the Ann Owens centre every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at the Ann Owens centre in East Finchley. 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.  Cost £5 per class.  For better mobility, strength, coordination, flexibility and balance.  Mondays from 10.30am - 11.30am followed by socialising/refreshments with IT taster session from 11.30am - 12.00 noon.  To book call Wendy on 0208 432 1421 / 0774 187 7027 or email wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Face to face cookery at the Ann Owens centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. From Indian cookery to men's beginners, we have a wide range of options 11.00am Click here for our cookery page and details of upcoming courses. Cost: £6 a session.  Contact stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk for more info.

Bollywood Dance on Zoom (women only) 11.30am - 12.30pm - fun uplifting moves with Satish (teacher).  For more info and the zoom link, phone Wendy on 0208 432 1421 / 0774 187 7027 or 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

Poetry sharing group. Mondays 3,30pm. First session 24 January 2022. Meets monthly and everyone brings along a poem to read out for group discussion. Please 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 on Monday 15 November at 6pm and takes place every Monday at the same time. Free to join. To register email lindsey.bennister@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call 07874 731566.

Online Watercolour course - intermediate: Every Monday evening online on Zoom from 6.00pm – 7.30pm. Cost of course is £20 for four weeks. For more information, please email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk

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: 11.00am-12noon. Choir master Jenny La Touche leads a weekly online choir and once a month they meet face to face at the Open Door Centre, St Albans Road Barnet EN5 4LA. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

Keep calm and talk the news:  Meets online every fortnight to talk about news, current affairs and politics.  11.00am - 12.00 noon.  Starts 11 January 2022.  Contact Lindsey on lindsey.bennister@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call 07874 731566 to book a space and for the zoom link.

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 3.30-4.30pm.  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

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  12.50pm for free lunch, session starts at 1.10pm at Mill Hill International School, Milespit Hill, Mill Hill NW7 2RX.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

RAF museum talks: 2.00-3.30pm. Interactive talks exploring different aspects of the RAF and its history. Four dates - 20 October, 3 November, 17 November and 1 December. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

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.

Easy no fuss cookery: 2.30pm-4pm. Takes place at Mill Hill International School, Milespit Hill, NW7. How to make simple tasty meals. Email stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk for more details and upcoming dates.

Active exercise to music class (including low impact aerobic dance, strength and stretch) 3.30pm-4.30pm at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT.  £5 per class, option to book a block of 4.  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

Watercolour Zoom course: Evenings - date and time to be arranged.  Every Wednesday online.  Cost of course £20 for four weeks.  For more information email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Thursday

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  10.00-12.00 noon - every Thursday, South Friern Library, Colney Hatch Lane N10 1HD.  Also held at the same time at Hartley Hall, 1 Flower Lane, NW7 2JA.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Chair Yoga class – online. Starts Thursday 20 January 2022 at 11am, for one hour.
Runs for 4 weeks initially. Gentle sessions suitable for all abilities, led by qualified yoga instructor
Kathryn Jackman. Free of charge. To join, people need to register with
lindsey.bennister@ageukbarnet.org.uk or call 07535 648281.

Bollywood Dance - face to face: 11am - 12pm. Fun, uplifting moves. Takes place at The Watling Community Centre Edgware HA8 0TR, Costs £5 a session. Women only classes. For more info, phone 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 every Thursday. Also help available with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Wooden spoon cookery club: 5.00pm-6.30pm at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Aimed at people who love to cook. Each week everyone cooks together and eats together afterwards.  You will explore different cuisines from around the world - expect anything from Italian and Thai to Indian, Greek or Turkish. £6 a session. All ingredients provided. Email stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk 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.

Card-making class. 10.30am-12 noon. Takes place at the Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT. Contact Teresa on 07502 989 403 or email her on teresa.gallagher@ageukbarnet.org.uk to book a place.

Movement to music (standing or seated) - face to face: 11.30 am. 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.

Beginners 4 week art class - face to face: Sketching, chalk, pastel, watercolour... pick up some new skills. Takes place at the Ann Owens centre in East Finchley at 11.45am - 1.15pm. For more information please call 07384 466840 or email barnetconnect@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: 1.30.pm Takes place at One Stonegrove,  5 Hayling Way, Edgware HA8 8BN. 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.

 

 

Events

 

 

 

 

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