To acknowledge the importance that the Forum places on campaigning for older people, we are delighted that Jan Shortt, General Secretary, National Pensioners Convention, came to Enfield to deliver the inaugural memorial lecture in honour of our late President Monty Meth. She updated us on the current NPC campaigns and discussed how we can all work together to improve the lives of older people in the UK. We will have a fuller report here in the near future. In the meanwhile, here are the slides that accompanied her talk.
Council Chamber, Enfield Borough Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield EN1 3XA.
Dominic Hall, Sport and Community Development officer, North London, Fusion Lifestyle talked about the long-term effects of Covid which some people experience and how they can help themselves cope with problems. The meeting took place in Edmonton Green Library
On 26th April, Leah Boylan of Arthritis Action gave us a talk on living with arthritis. She described techniques for managing the huge range of conditions known as arthritis. She also described some of the resources on their website that are open to all. The site is at https://www.arthritisaction.org.uk/.
Here is a recording of her talk on our YouTube channel:
Josh Freestone from the North London Waste Authority gave an entertaining and informative talk about the new campaign to help improve our knowledge of what is recyclable through kerbside collections – and why it is important not to contaminate your recycling with the wrong stuff.
Here is recording of the Zoom meeting from our YouTube channel:
The presentation slides are available here in PowerPoint format.
On 25th January, members had a Zoom presentation by Enfield Council officers describing Safe & Connected, a service aimed at providing emergency response for vulnerable people living at home in the borough. In addition to a panic button, the they use technology to identify when an emergency call-out is required. Here is a recording of the Zoom meeting.
Rebekah Polding, Head of Cultural Development, Enfield Council, looked at culture in Enfield and future developments. She covered a wide range of topics including the future of the Dugdale Centre, the borough archive and theatres.
With winter hitting striking hard and Millfield House’s main tennants unable to spare any space indoors, we have been working on finding a new location for our fortnightly Friday morning gatherings. For the time being, we will be meeting fortnightly at the Stag & Hounds. See our Social Events page for details.