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. On Fridays 3rd and 17th December, we will be meeting at the Stag & Hounds. See our Social Events page for details.
Topics covered this month include what to do to keep safe from Covid over the winter, how the Forum is working with other organisations to help older people understand the challenges related to climate change, and the suspension of the pension triple lock. Plus, all our regular news of activities and events open to members.
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.Continue reading “Christine Whetstone RIP”
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.Continue reading “Monty Meth RIP”
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!
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.
The PowerPoint slides for the meeting can be downloaded here:
or for those who prefer them in PDF format: