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After a year of virtual activity sessions we are beginning to bring back some of our groups face to face and our current programme of online activities for over 55s living in Barnet is now a mix of online and face to face sessions. 

If you need help getting set up on Zoom, we have lots of friendly volunteers to guide you through the process. We have been trialling some face to face support with technology, so do please contact Howard on 020 8432 1415 if you would be interested in knowing which venues are reopening or you would like to 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.

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

Face to face cookery at the Ann Owens centre. From Indian cookery to men's beginners, we have a wide range of options 11am Click here for our cookery page and details of upcoming courses. Cost: £3 - £6 a session.

Bollywood Dance (women only) - online: 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.

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  Monday afternoons at the Ann Owens Centre, N2.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Tuesday

Flower arranging classes: 10.30am-11.30 noon. 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: 11am-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.

Bollywood Dance (women only) - online: 11.30am - 12.30pm - fun uplifting moves with Satish (teacher). Currently on Zoom but soon to move face to face. For more info, phone Wendy on 07741 877 027 or email her on Wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Men's Newspaper Discussion Group: 11.30am. Discuss the hot topics in the news each week. The group used to meet up virtually and in Mill Hill Park NW7. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

 

Wednesday

Watercolour art group: 10-11.30am. Cost £20 for four weeks. For more information please call Helen on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Book group: 10am-1pm. Do you enjoy reading and discussing novels or non-fiction books with friends? Why not join our  book group which is chaired by a volunteer facilitator.  Please contact Helen on barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk to share ideas, or to register your interest in joining the group, which is currently online but will soon be face to face.  We are looking forward to hearing from you and sharing our love of reading.

RAF museum talks: 2-3.30pm. 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.

Easy no fuss cookery: 2.30pm-4pm - Wednesdays - takes place at Mill Hill International School NW7. Make biscuits, cakes and bread and other tasty bakes. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to for more details and upcoming dates.

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  1.30pm for free lunch, session starts at 2.00pm - Wednesday -  afternoons at Mill Hill International School, Milespit Hill, Mill Hill NW7 2RX.  Contact Howard on 0208 432 1415 or email howard.chapman@ageukbarnet.org.uk 

Cookery: One pot wonders - online: 3.30pm-5pm - Wednesdays. Easy but delicious one pot meals. £3 a session. Email karen.williamson@ageukbarnet.org.uk to join the group.

Active exercise to music class (including low impact aerobic dance, strength and stretch) 3.30pm-4.30pm at the Ann Owens Centre in East Finchley. Starts Wednesday 21 July. To secure your place, you will need to pay a block booking for 6 weeks of £30.   (£5 per class x 6 classes)  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

 

Thursday

Watercolour course - online: 9.45-11.15am - every Thursday. Cost of course is £20 for four weeks.  For more information please call 07384 466840 or email barnetconnect@ageukbarnet.org.uk

Help with your laptop, smartphone or tablet.  10.00-12.00 noon - every Thursday, Sourth 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 

Drop in 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 

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

Wooden spoon cookery club: 5pm-6.30pm. Aimed at people who love to cook - each week everyone cooks togetherdifferent cuisine from around the world - expect anything from Italian and Thai to Indian, Greek or Turkish.  Sessions will soon return face to face. Email stacey.kanolik@ageukbarnet.org.uk to find out more.

Beginners French conversation class: 6-7.30pm. On Zoom but with an option of a mid term face to face. Costs £25 for 5 weeks. For details on how to join in, email helen.nicolaou@ageukbarnet.org.uk  or phone 07384 466840.

Friday

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

Knit n Natter - online: 10.30am - 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. Takes place at the Tarling Road Community Centre (accross the street from the Ann Owens Centre) in East Finchley N2 8LG. The room is marked out for social distancing according to latest government guidelines.  Fun, upbeat exercise session for all levels of fitness with our Wendy. To secure your place, you will need to pay a block booking for 6 weeks of £30.   (£5 per class x 6 classes)  For more information, contact Wendy on wendy.nutman@ageukbarnet.org.uk or 07741 877 027.

 

Bollywood Dance (women only) - online: 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

RAF talks - face to face

Join us at the Royal Air Force Museum in Colindale for 4 sessions exploring different aspects of the RAF and its history.

Sessions will involve talks from museum staff, tours exploring different areas of 6 hangars and getting hands on with objects from our handling collection.

Fortnightly on Wednesdays 2pm - 3.30pm

20th October

3rd November

17th November

1st December

For more info and to book a space contact Helen Nicolaou on 0738 446 6840 or email helen.nicolaou@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