April/May Newsletter now out

We pay tribute to Monty Meth in the April/May newsletter which is now out. We also use the opportunity to all for more volunteers, especially for the Executive Committee and the Social Events Team. This is your Forum and we need new ideas and energy to help drive it forward. Note (p2 “Back to the gym”) that the Fusion Leisure Centres will be opening on 12 April and you need to make sure your membership is up to date to get the Forum discounts. And check out p15 “Become Creative” as we are still looking for your contribution to our exhibition.

Monty Meth RIP

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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February/March Forum Focus now out!

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.

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.org.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.