2022 Annual General Meeting

28th June 2022

We held our 2022 AGM back in the Council Chamber.

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.

Venue:

Council Chamber,
Enfield Borough Civic Centre,
Silver Street,
Enfield EN1 3XA.

Living with dementia

A Zoom talk by Alison Gordon of Age UK Enfield. This lively and informative event — one of the Forum’s regular members’ meetings — had 27 participants. Here is a recording on our YouTube channel:

Living with dementia meeting.

Recovering from Covid — Tuesday 10th May

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

Living with Arthritis

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:

Thanks for Trying — Recycling in Enfield


Tuesday 22 February

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.

Staying safe and connected in Enfield

— Tuesday 25th January @ 10:30am

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.

Cultural Development in Enfield

Thursday 25 November, 10.30am

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.

Healthy Streets talk

Healthy Streets – Tuesday 7 September, 10.30am

Richard Eason, Programme Director, Healthy Streets, Enfield Council asked ‘What are healthy streets in Enfield and why are we creating them?’ If you missed the talk, here is a recording:

And here are the slides he used (in PDF form).

Make your voice heard

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.