The December/January Forum Focus is out now

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.

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.

Christine Whetstone RIP

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.

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Annual General Meeting + Light-hearted survey on censorship – Tuesday 29th June

We will hold a short AGM at 10.30am, including presentation of the annual report and accounts for 2020 – 2021, election of Executive Committee Members and any other business that members wish to raise.

Then we will be treated to Peter and Christine Padwick giving us a light-hearted survey of banning and censorship over the past 100 years or so with pictures, songs & anecdotes touching on George Formby, Reith and the BBC, cricket, Marilyn Monroe, Sooty, G.B. Shaw, Donald McGill, the Crazy Gang, Dr.Crippen, Alfred Hitchcock, Eartha Kitt, Thomas Hardy, Henry Hall, adverts, Frank Sinatra, D.H. Lawrence, Max Miller, George Gershwin and much more along the way.

To join the meeting and talk, use the following link at 10:30 on Tuesday:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89012632769

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.

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.

Monty Meth RIP

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.

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