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.

Estate Planning

On 25 May 2021, Michael Stennett, a long-term friend of the Forum, gave a talk with questions and answers on Estate Planning.

Anna Dixon — The Age of Ageing Better

It is well known that the UK has an ageing population, especially as those born during the 1960s baby boom start to reach retirement age. However it is not just about how long we live, but how well we live, says Anna Dixon, Chief Executive for the Centre of Ageing Better. She gave a presentation in February at one of our regular webinars to explain how the centre is working towards ‘a society where everyone enjoys later life’.

Here is a video of her talk. There are some moments when sound quality is a bit marginal. After her slideshow, we finished with some questions and answers moderated by Christine Whetstone, our chair. You can download or view Anna’s slides here.