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Find out about care and housing in later life

There's an opportunity for older people in Hackney to find out about different kinds of care and housing in later life, at an event organised by local charity MRS Independent Living.

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Help shape local health and care services - two meetings in July

You can play a part in shaping health and care services in Hackney at two meetings organised by the local Healthwatch Hackney watchdog group.

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Chair disco - seated exercise for divas aged over 50

Seated exercise doesn't have to be dull! A brilliant new chair disco mixes banging tunes and Zumba-inspired choreography to create a chair-based workout that's easy and fun is up and running in Hackney Wick.

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Regular events and activities for Hackney over 50s: May-July 2017

Here are the listings published in the Spring issue of Hackney Senior magazine. Activities and events are free, unless otherwise stated. Listings are correct at time of going to press

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24 May: LGBT* older people speak out about social isolation

If you are an older person who is LGBT* – lesbian, gay, bi or trans – and have something to say about social isolation in your community, why not join us for a sociable evening of dinner and drinks, and an open discussion of the issues. 

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Thursday 22 June: City & Hackney Older People’s Summit

"The crisis in our health and social care" – that's the topic of a special conference for older people on Thursday 22 June.

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Computer drop in sessions for over 50s

City and Hackney Carers centre are running computer drop in sessions every Wednesday.

You are welcome to bring the person you care for, a friend or your support worker. Trained computer volunteers are on hand to help you with any IT issues:

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Learn sign language

deafPLUS is offering people, aged over 50 with a hearing loss, a discount rate of £250 (usual cost is £350) for a 26 week course in British Sign Language.

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25 February: LGBT History Month intergenerational party

Let’s celebrate LGBT history together! Lesbian, gay, bi and trans people of all ages are welcome at an intergenerational party, bringing together LGBT over 50s and younger LGBT people.

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23 February: OPRG public meeting on Hackney Council plans to charge for ‘telecare’ alarm service


City and Hackney Older People's Reference Group (OPRG) is holding a consultation meeting to discuss Hackney Council's plans to charge for its "telecare" personal alarm service. The meeting will also hear about the council's new service for home adaptations.

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