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Subject tag: Older People

21 October 2015

Some special events coming up at the Ruth Winston Centre: Annual Meeting at RWC - anyone can join us for the annual meeting in the Davies Room on Thursday 22nd October 2015 at 2.30pm, light refreshments after. First come first serve for a seat. Women First Guided Walk:  Saturday 24th October 2015 Meet St Pauls underground by cafe Nero 11am.  This surprising walk relates some interesting stories about pioneering women in The City.  Led by Joe Studman -  07875 537.......

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15 October 2015

Companion animals and the elderly It is widely acknowledged that pets can positively benefit the well-being of elderly owners. For many elderly people living on their own, their pets are their reason for living. They are constant companions - on hand 24 hours a day, every day, comforting, loving and protecting their owners - not only from outside threats, but also offering the more subtle form of protection from loneliness and despair. Pets are warm and intensely loyal. They do not.......

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24 June 2015

SOUP ukulele bandThe Ruth Winston Centre opened its doors to the local community on Saturday 20 June 2015 in conjunction with the Palmers Green Shopping Carnival to host an open day. Andrew Rycraft & Maria Vaz – members of the Winstonian Art GroupDemonstrations from Poetry and Drama groups, Tai Chi, Yoga and Latin American & Line Dance classes, Arm Chair exercise and Zumba Gold were performed throughout the day. Anyone who could came in to give it a try for themselves. There were.......

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22 June 2015

Many people run, swim or cycle to raise money for charity, a few people do two out of three of these things and even fewer combine all three, but one grandmother who does is 72-year-old Eddie Brocklesby, Britain's oldest competing "Ironman" triathlete. And she only took up sport when she was over 50! Eddie, who recently was listed in the Independent on Sunday’s 100 Happy List 2015, said: "I only started running when I was 50, and competing in triathlons when I was sixty-two. You're never.......

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23 January 2015

Healthwatch Enfield are recommending A Practical Guide to Healthy Ageing, which has just been published jointly by NHS England and Age UK.  According to the introduction, "the advice in this booklet will help improve the health and general fitness of people of any age, but it is written to be particularly relevant for people who are about 70 years or older. "People of this age, and sometimes younger, begin a ‘slowing-down’ process related to the effects of ageing on their body. This is a.......

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30 November 2014

Keeping House' is Enfield Council's innovative scheme for property owners living in long term residential care. For people moving into long-term care the cost, time and effort needed to maintain an empty property can prove challenging. Properties often remain unoccupied for lengthy periods of time, falling into disrepair and can attract anti-social behaviour. Under this scheme homes can be leased to the Council for a fixed period of time (five years) and provide guaranteed rental income to.......

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16 November 2014

Are you over 60?  Are you 16-23? If so, join us for exciting FREE performance workshops leading to a 15 minute performance event at Bernie Grant Arts Centre. The workshops are linked to the only Tottenham performance of a new play, The Honey Man by Tyrone Huggins, touring from Birmingham REP. No previous performance necessary – workshops will be fun and based around the lives and stories of the participants. All welcome. First introductory workshop No obligation but if you want to.......

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17 April 2014

U3A stands for University of the Third Age. It began in France in 1972 with U3As attached to existing universities. The core of the U3A in the UK, which started in 1982, is self directed learning. In the UK there are now over 900 U3As with nearly 320,000 members. Nobody has to stop learning just because they have stopped working. The University of the Third Age is for people who want to keep active in mind and body. There's first age learning at school or college, followed by second age.......

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