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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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Men..don’t be the one in five! One man in five men will die before he’s old enough to retire.  Men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle, more likely to smoke, drink alcohol to hazardous levels and be overweight.  These can lead to cancer, heart diseases and stroke.  How do you reduce the risk?  Men bring your …

Hello This area has a large population aged over 65 and being able to use smart phones and the internet is a great way of addressing isolation and making people independent. Please see below Information of upcoming events, for members and friends of the Positive Ageing Council.  Digital Champion Training event Hi – We are running …

The Lewisham Pensioners Forum are laying on great activities for older people on Mondays at super low cost.  The Activity Monday Project Every week in the Saville Centre Morning Sessions with Jacqueline (50p each): 10.30-11.15: “Learn the Ukulele” 11.30-12.15: “Find your Singing Voice” Afternoon Activities- 1.00-3.00pm:  Knit & Knatter (plus crochet & wool craft) with Mervion …

Healthy Habits Project:  Health, Heritage and Lifestyle!  What does a healthy diet mean to you? Join us and find out more about how you can create healthier food, sample delicious food, share your food stories and take away recipes. This workshop will look at health options from just some of all these choices we take for …

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 £400 are available. The deadline for submitting your application is 12 noon, Monday 8 February 2016. Application form What can you apply for funding for? The Positive Ageing Council small …

Healthy Habits has linked up with the Waldron Health Centre to off  free training available. The walk in Mountsfield Park last week was lovely.  It would be great to have a local network of trained walk leaders. Join us at the training on 10th February 9.30-4.30 – two of us will be travelling from Catford. …

Healthy Habits has linked up with the Waldron Health Centre to offer  free walk leader training. The walk in Mountsfield Park last week was lovely.  It would be great to have a local network of trained walk leaders, so join us at the training on 10th February 9.30-4.30 – two of us will be travelling …

It’s never too late to make your football comeback! Keep fit and stay healthy. Walking football- every Wednesday from 9 November to 7 December Address: Lewisham Irish Community Centre Davenport Hall 2a Davenport Road SE6 2AZ Dalmain Athletic Association FC run weekly indoor training sessions for over 55s – all are welcome Website: http://www.lewishamiris.org   Suitable …

The NHS is investing nationally in lowering the risk of common but often preventable conditions associated with getting older including diabetes, heart disease. Everyone over 40 is eligible for a free check up every five years so people can take action early and improve chances of having a healthier and longer life. Rrequest a free #NHSHealthCheck Who can have a check? What happens at …

There is funding available for older people’s groups. Organisations working with older people can apply for funding from Lewisham’s Positive Ageing Council to help deliver small projects and activities for older people. Grants of up to £400 are available for smaller organisations in the Borough to deliver small, one-off projects or activities which: increase wellbeing through developing opportunities for older …