Subject tag: Older People

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.

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

01 August 2020

A new report from Sustain and London Food Link, funded by Trust for London, looks at how services that ensure older adults can access meals in their homes are run, both before the Covid-19 pandemic and during it, across London. In the capital, adequate provision of meals on wheels services were not in place prior to lockdown. Where these exist, many face the possibility of being cut, annually. New, innovative services were being established in a few locations even before Covid-19, demonstrating that viable, affordable and effective solutions exist that could improve lives for thousands of older and disabled adults. During the lockdown, many innovative community solutions arose, which show great promise for the future if they are supported and funded.

08 July 2020

An update on current services for the over 50s provided by Age UK Enfield

08 July 2020

Age UK Enfield have launched a Veteran Support Project, a new service which supports anyone who has served in the Armed Forces or National Service and their families.

02 July 2020

News from Alison Gordon at Age UK Enfield: We've developed a wide range of free online activities via zoom to support Health & Wellbeing. Our aim is offer online activities until we can safely meet together in public in small groups, but also to reach new people who may not be confident to return to groups as they slowly redevelop and want to remain indoors.

13 May 2020

On 20th April the Enfield Independent reported the death from Covid-19 of Sonya Kaygan, a 26-year old employee of the Elizabeth Care Home in Highlands Village, Winchmore Hill. Sonya's death prompted an investigation by the Reuters news agency centered on Elizabeth Lodge and other local care homes, whose highly disturbing findings were published on 5th May.

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14 April 2020

A collaborative effort by Enfield Council, Enfield Catering Services and Age UK Enfield will be providing hot dinners to the most vulnerable older people in the borough and to those at risk of homelessness.

05 April 2020

An update on the how Age UK Enfield are running their services during the lockdown.

01 April 2020

Age UK Enfield's very own Mark Huggard runs this exercise class for all abilities. This seated workout can be done in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a chair!