Chance to Dance

Do you fancy improving your dancing? We would like to be able to offer dancing classes with a professional teacher but need about 20 people to keep the costs low though the first two classes will be for free!!

We already have nine very enthusiastic takers, so let us know if you would like to join them. Classes will be run in partnership with Platinum Dance Academy, which is based in Millfield House where we are based.

Call the office if you are interested. See our Contact Us page for our phone details, office hours and how to get to Millfield House.

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

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.