The August/September issue of Forum Focus is out now and full of news about social events, Forum groups /clubs, upcoming meetings and our fund-raising events. It introduces the new Executive Committee and outlines the great discounts that Fusion Leisure Centres offer to our members.
All members should have received their copy of Forum Focus in the post. If yours did not arrive, check if your membership is up to date. If not, renew now.
We are all mourning the loss of a friend and colleague who contributed so much to the Forum and to the community in Enfield more widely.
Our excellent Chair, Christine Whetstone died last month and will be greatly missed and mourned by the Forum and all the many other organisations she played a vital role in from the Writing Group she ran for us to much acclaim, the work she did for the local Youth Offending Team and her tireless contributions to Amnesty International.
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Offers exclusive to Over 50s Forum members. Details are on our Fusion page.
It is with great sadness that the Enfield Over 50s Forum announces that the borough has lost one of its most well-known champions. Leader of the Forum for more than twenty years, Monty Meth celebrated his ninety-fifth birthday earlier this month but sadly passed away on 14 March. Although his health deteriorated of late, his mind and incisiveness remained as sharp as ever until the end.
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Do you live alone and looking for something different to do during lockdown? We are running two projects:
- Make a new telephone friend,
- Share your creativity by contributing to our exhibition.
Check out the details here. Hopefully you’ll want to get involved.
The Forum is working hard during the lockdown to help Enfield residents as this article by Monty Meth in February’s edition of Enfield Dispatch shows.
The February/March edition of Forum Focus is full of information about your local community. We look at the financial challenges faced by Enfield Council and the potential attacks on the finances of older people as the government seeks to pay for the pandemic. We continue to ask for your support for the Forum’s finances in these difficult times and we outline our new projects to help combat loneliness (pp13,14). Check out our upcoming webinars (p16) and look at the Social Calendar (p15) so you can start planning for trips later in the year and in 2022.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, many of our members have not renewed their membership. The Forum relies on membership fees for a substantial portion of our income and we will not be able to continue the great work we do if our income continues to fall. So make sure you help us raise funds by:
- renewing your membership promptly – or even
- becoming a Lifetime member,
- encouraging others to join the Forum,
- signing up to the Lottery Club, or even
- sending us a special donation!
Call the office between 10am and 2pm Mon to Thurs for further information or email email@example.com.
The December / January newsletter has lots of articles explaining the vital work we do to help keep Enfield’s older people healthy active and informed.
A Zoom talk by Ruth Bourne, one of the wartime Women of Bletchley Park (see her Wikipedia biography). Ruth was a serving WREN during the war and one of the team who successfully decoded the messages transmitted from the notorious ENIGMA machines.
Ruth’s PowerPoint slides are here:
or as a .pdf: