Your forum needs you!

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 info@enfieldover50sforum.or.uk.

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.

Zoom meeting on the Enfield Council Budget with Councillor Mary Maguire — 12th January

Watch the Video of the meeting.

The PowerPoint slides for the meeting can be downloaded here:

https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Budget-2021-22-Over-50s-Forum-12-Jan.pptx

or for those who prefer them in PDF format:

https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Budget-2021-22-Over-50s-Forum-12-Jan.pdf.

15th December – Ruth Bourne – Bletchley Park talk

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:

https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bletchley-Park.pptx

or as a .pdf:

https://enfieldover50sforum.org.uk/newsite/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Bletchley-Park.pdf.

Zoom Webinar — Changes that will affect Older People in Enfield

Tuesday 6 October

In the week that celebrated International Older Peoples’ Day, in conjunction with the Enfield Older People Partnership Board, we staged our first Zoom webinar, on changes that will affect the lives of older people in Enfield. This is a recording of the event. (By the way, by playing this YouTube video, you are accepting YouTube cookies!)

The speakers were:

  • Jan Shortt, General Secretary of the National Pensioners Convention, the country’s largest campaigning organisation for pensioners. She talked about pensions and the threat to the triple lock:
  • Deborah McBeal, Director of Integration at Enfield at the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group.
  • Bindi Nagra, Director of Health & Adult Social Care, on the changes affecting social care in the borough.

All the speakers answered questions from the large on-line audience, mostly after all the talks.

The following links are to the speakers’ notes and slide shows. They are all in PDF format.

Latest newsletter now available

All members should receive the October- November edition of Forum Focus in the post by the beginning of October. If you do not, check that your membership is still up to date. And it is also available to see here. It includes articles about the importance of getting the flu jab, the problem of loneliness, news from the police and ,of course, the ever popular jokes in Always Look on the Bright Side. Our president Monty Meth discusses why lobbying is important and there is an update from Fusion Leisure about the re-opening of its centres in Enfield.

Forum Office

The office at Millfield House is currently closed to visitors due to the lockdown, but Ruth and Diane are working there so do call them (020 8807 2076) if you cannot renew your membership by post or online.