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Pension Credits/ BBC TV Licensing Changes for the Over 75s

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Homemade Easter Cards!

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Survey: Lewisham health and physical activity strategy

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The Positive Ageing Council improves services and facilities for older people in Lewisham by listening to what older people have to say. The next Positive Ageing Council meeting takes place on 8 December. Come along to share your views and ideas and stay for festive food and drink. Date:  8 December Time:  11am to 1.30pm …

Course Update! A healthy diet will boost your mood, give you more energy and stop you putting on weight over winter. Balance your craving for carbohydrates, such as pasta and potatoes, with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.  course participants  started the 5 week cookery club last week and created a balanced 3 course meal …

Urban Soul Line Dance Club – Every Monday 7.00pm — 9.00pm Goldsmith Community Centre Castillon Rd, London, SE6 1QD £5 Contact Charmaine – 07788 219 560 Transport Links: Bus 124 Cars: Free parking Classes restart on 12th September 2016  

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. Many people experience mild depression, lack of motivation, and low energy during this cold season. Luckily, there’s a lot you can do to both prevent the blues from coming on and get yourself back to …

Community Connections and the Go ON Lewisham initiative continue to run pop-up Techy Tea Parties across the borough. Fueled by tea and cake, older people work with volunteers to resolve issues about digital technology that participants bring along. Contact For more information, please contact the Community Connections team communityconnections@ageuklands.org.uk call 020 8314 3244  

Free swimming for the over 60s will continue at pools in Lewisham. Because of ongoing government cuts, Lewisham Council can no longer afford to subsidise free swimming for children under 16s. That scheme ended on 30 September 2016. How to qualify: You can swim for free if you are a resident, hold a valid library …

Regular walking has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, asthma, stroke and some cancers. Walking is free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.  Join us in Mountsfield Park to walk, chat and laugh. Date:  every Saturday …

Keep Warm, Keep Healthy in Lewisham There is support available for vulnerable Lewisham residents living in cold homes. This winter Lewisham Council and partners Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust and Groundwork London have set up the Warm Homes, Healthy People project. The scheme provides people with a free winter home, financial and health support package.  It …

The Positive Ageing Council has a limited pot of funding available to help organisations working with older people in the borough. Grants of up to £500 are available. Applications for the 2016–17 small resource open on 5 September and close on 16 October 2016 at 11pm. What can you apply for funding for? The Positive Ageing Council small …

Pensioners Day is coming round again – on Wednesday 21 September in the Broadway Theatre, Catford.  Time: 12-4pm Tickets will be sold on the door on the day, or you can contact the team to reserve them in advance. People can also purchase  membership  on the day and join the mailing list of this busy …