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.

Special offers for those living alone

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.

Zoom talk by Ian Gunn — Thursday 11th February at 2pm

“The Failed Bank Manager: My personal journey to learn about and survive the culture of life in prison.”

Ian, who is a popular speaker on the cruise line circuit, explains how he moved from banking into prison – as an employee, not a prisoner(!) – and his life as a prison governor.

At the start of the talk, you can click on this link to join the meeting.

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.

Latest newsletter now available

All members should receive the October- November edition of Forum Focus in the post by the beginning of October. If you do not, check that your membership is still up to date. And it is also available to see here. It includes articles about the importance of getting the flu jab, the problem of loneliness, news from the police and ,of course, the ever popular jokes in Always Look on the Bright Side. Our president Monty Meth discusses why lobbying is important and there is an update from Fusion Leisure about the re-opening of its centres in Enfield.

Forum Office

The office at Millfield House is currently closed to visitors due to the lockdown, but Ruth and Diane are working there so do call them (020 8807 2076) if you cannot renew your membership by post or online.

Forum’s 2020 Annual General Meeting

Our AGM was due to take place on 30 June but obviously current government regulations on large gatherings prevented this. We are investigating the possibility of holding it online as well as looking at new dates later in the year. We will let you know as soon as it is decided so check back here and/or look out for emails from us. (So make sure we have your email address if you have one).