Subject tag: Older People

28 July 2021

The latest addition to Age UK Enfield's extensive Fit for Life programme is a weekly session for over-50s who would like to gain (or regain) their confidence on a bike (or trike) so that they can start benefiting from this healthy and enjoyable leisure activity and means of transport. There are also schemes in Enfield which provide free training sessions (all ages) or can pair you up with an experienced rider.

16 July 2021

Maintenance Cognitive Stimulation Therapy sessions offer an opportunity to meet other people living with dementia, and take part in a wide range of activities in a friendly, caring and supportive environment. Age UK Enfield is running a six-month project - places are limited.

16 July 2021

We are delighted to announce that the Ruth Winston Community Centre will be welcoming back some of its popular classes as from Monday 19th July.

11 May 2021

The Ruth Winston Centre will be re-opening for drop-ins and some low-activity classes from 24th May.

05 May 2021

This year Dementia Action Week runs from 17th to 23rd May, with Denim for Dementia day on the Friday. PG resident Matt Wegner is a volunteer fundraiser for the Alzheimer's Society and is keen to get the local community and local groups engaged in raising money to help support people affected by dementia and in promoting a UK-wide campaign to Cure the Care System.

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18 April 2021

Age UK Enfield has launched a two-year Veterans Support Project designed to tackle loneliness and isolation in armed forces veterans and their families, to connect them to others and to develop new activities that keep them engaged and part of the community

10 March 2021

A new home from hospital service is free for Enfield residents. AlphaCare can accept referrals from any health professionals, relatives or friends - and you can also self-refer.

08 February 2021

Age UK Enfield have been getting a lot of calls from people requiring help around the home and have sent information about their Home Care Service.

19 January 2021

Are you a person of 'mature years' who's missing meeting people - perhaps because you're shielding? Is conversation and human interaction lacking from your life? A new project from Chickenshed could plug the hole in your life and create intergenerational friendships.

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13 January 2021

The Ruth Winston Centre's familiar building in Green Lanes has been closed to members since March, but RWC continues to provide for its members. Like, it seems, almost all organisations, it has moved online and is using Zoom to run its classes - exercise, arts and crafts, dance, music, games and much more. Below, Centre manager Elizabeth Thoree updates readers on how this Palmers Green institution and its members have been copying with the Covid-19 pandemic.

04 January 2021

The Covid pandemic has seriously undermined Age UK Enfield's finances, while at the same time greatly increasing demand for its services. To help it cope, the charity has launched a winter appeal under the slogan Spread the Warmth, Show You Care.

12 December 2020

Planning for the future and putting certain things in place can provide peace of mind and security for both you and your loved ones. As part of Enfield Connections, Age UK Enfield are offering free Planning for Later Life sessions for people 50+ or carers of people aged 50+.

04 November 2020

Online activities open to anyone aged 50 and above. Booking essential.

26 October 2020

Just under a quarter of care homes and nursing homes in the London Borough of Enfield experienced an outbreak of Covid-19 during the first wave. This is one of the findings of a report published by Healthwatch Enfield which looks at the impact of the Coronavirus on the borough's 89 care, nursing and assisted living homes. The report is based on a survey of staff, patients and residents' relatives carried out in August and September.

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21 October 2020

Age UK Enfield have been busy creating opportunities for people affected by dementia to find meaningful activities and connect people. They've put together a programme of online sessions, postal activity packs, YouTube activities and telephone groups.

07 October 2020

Age UK Enfield's Home Care Service provides in-home support which enables people to continue to live independently in their own homes.

30 September 2020

Online activities open to anyone aged 50 and above. Booking essential.

02 September 2020

Online activities open to anyone aged 50 and above. Booking essential.

29 August 2020

A new 'social hub' for Enfield residents aged 50 and above is launching soon and the organisers are inviting people to join. The project is being run by the Enfield Asian Welfare Association (EAWA), but people from all communities will be welcome.

19 August 2020

For a New Southgate-based dementia charity the pandemic and lockdown have led to major changes in the services required by its clients, but thanks to help from Tesco and FareShare it has been able to provide the needed support