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Autumn listings: what's on for Hackney over 50s

27 October 2017

Activities and events are free, unless otherwise stated. Listings are correct at the time of going to press

One-off events

Winter Warmer

Popular annual event, with a stalls from local community groups and others. A great way to meet friends and neighbours. 

Thursday 30 November,
11am – 3pm

Assembly rooms, Hackney town hall, Mare Street E8 

Phone 020 8356 7845 or email

Regular events and activities

Connect Hackney senior citizen’s media group

Free computer and media training for Hackney over 50s. Learn to use computers and digital cameras, share stories and write for Hackney Senior

Mondays 10am – 4pm,
starting 13 November 

Fridays 10am – 1pm,
starting 17 November

Phone Connect Hackney on
020 7923 1962 or email 


Posh Club

Weekly event for swanky senior citizens, elegant elders and glamorous golden girls. Over 60s and guests. Cost £5.

Wednesdays, 12 noon – 3pm 

St Paul’s Church Hall, 182 Stoke Newington Rd, N16 7UY

To book, phone 07938 985644


Staying steady

Free exercise class for Hackney over 50s. If you’ve been affected by a stroke, osteoporosis, early stage dementia or are a little unsteady on your feet this is for you.

Thursdays 11am – 12 noon

Redmond Community Centre, Kayani Avenue, Woodberry Down, N4 2HF

Phone Sallie on 020 8510 1966 or Anstey on 03303 801013


Wise Age employment advice and training

Support for older residents who want to find work or get into self-employment. 

Wednesdays from 25 October, 11am to 2pm

Chats Palace, 42-44 Brooksby’s Walk, E9 6DF


Cut-price massage for Hackney carers over 50

Are you feeling worn out by your caring role? Enjoy up to six 50-minute sessions with qualified massage therapists.

Monday afternoons from October

Hoxton Health at St Leonard’s Hospital, Nuttall Street, N1

To book, phone Sallie on 020 8510 1966 or email


Hear to meet 

Meet new people and get information on hearing loss. Light refreshments available. Bring a friend for support if you want.

First Thursday of each month, 2pm – 4pm 

Navarino Mansions, 234 Dalston Lane, E8 1LB

Third Wednesday of each month, 12.45pm – 2.45pm

Hanover Housing Association, Aveley Court, 21 Detmold Road, E5 9NN

Phone Lorna Parkinson on 07553 348050 or email  


DeafPLUS peer support drop-in

For Hackney residents over 50 who have a hearing loss. It’s a good way to meet people who share experiences of hearing loss.  

Next sessions:  7 November, 5 December and 19 December, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Salvation Army, Mare Street, E8

Email Geraldine.O’ for details


Better Together meet up

Monthly “Big Meet Up” activity for over 50s with a learning disability. Booking required.  

First Friday of the month, 6-8pm

Adiaha Antigha Centre,
24-30 Dalston Lane, E8 3AZ

Phone John on 07824 364 203


Compassionate Neighbours coffee morning

Join us for coffee, tea, biscuits and conversation. Compassionate Neighbours volunteers provide practical and emotional support for people living with a long-term or terminal illness. Come to the coffee morning to learn more.

Thursdays, 10am – 11.30am

St Joseph’s Hospice Community Hub, Mare St, E8 4SA (wheelchair accessible)

Phone Joy on 020 8525 3206 


IT and computer drop-in 

Wednesdays, 10am – 1pm 

Having problems with your phone or computer? Come along to our drop-in IT help sessions for tea, coffee and a chat. 

Whitmore Centre, 2 Phillipp Street, N1 5NU

Phone Sallie at City and Hackney Carers’ Centre on  020 8510 1966


New Age Games

Free fitness and leisure activities for over 50s. Timetable runs 17 March 2018 (except bank holidays). No sessions from 3 December to 21 January. Contact Darren on 020 8356 4897 or email


Brazilian dance 11am – 12 noon 

Britannia Leisure Centre, 40 Hyde Road, N1 5JU

Yoga 12 noon – 1pm 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Chair-based activity 11.30am – 12.30pm 

Frampton Park Baptist Church, Frampton Park Road, E9 7PQ 

Archery  2.15pm – 3.45pm 

Queensbridge Sports and Community Centre, 30 Holly Street, E8 3XW

(no session 27 November)



Yoga 9am – 10am 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Badminton10.30am – 12 noon 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Fit to tone  12.30pm – 1.15pm 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Table tennis  2pm – 3pm 

New Kingshold Community Centre 



Tennis 10.30am – 12 noon 

Clissold Park tennis courts,
Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 9HJ

(until 29 November)

Swimming for beginners
12 noon – 1pm 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Soca aerobics 10.45am – 11.45am 

Kings Hall Leisure Centre, 39 Lower Clapton Road, E5 0NU

Swing dance 6pm – 7pm 

Frampton Park Baptist Church 



Dance aerobics 9.45am – 10.45am 

Kings Hall Leisure Centre 

Pilates 12 noon – 1pm 

Britannia Leisure Centre 

Indoor tennis 10.30am – 12 noon 

Lee Valley Tennis Centre, Olympic Park, Eton Manor, Leadmill Lane, E20 3AD

Chair-based activity 2.15pm – 3.15pm 

Salvation Army, 70 Mare Street, E8 4RT 



Water aerobics 9.45am – 10.30am 

Clissold Leisure Centre, 63 Clissold Road, N16 9EX

Tennis 10.30am –12 noon 

Hackney Downs tennis courts, Downs Park Road, E5 8NP

Cycling and learn to cycle 11.00am – 12.30pm
(not on the road, bike provided) 

Leaside Trust, border of Springfield Park, Spring Lane, off Big Hill, E5 9HQ



Gym 9.30am – 10.30am 

Kings Hall Leisure Centre


The Sharp End

Activities for Hackney over 50s. There is a membership charge of £20 a term or £65 for a year in advance – you can then do as many classes as you like. 

Contact the Sharp End to try out a couple of classes free of charge. 

All classes are at Queensbridge Leisure Centre, 30 Holly Street, E8 3XW unless otherwise stated

Phone 020 7923 0350 


Yoga 9.30am – 11am 

Art for beginners 10am – 12 noon

Chi Kung 12 noon – 1pm

Singing group 1pm – 2.30pm

Line dancing 2.30pm – 3.30pm



Keep fit 10am – 11am

Printmaking and chat
10am – 12 noon 

Movement and stretching
11am – 12 noon

Latin dance 12.15pm – 1.15pm

Crochet and knit 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Gentle movement
2.30pm – 3.30pm

Yoga 5.30pm – 6.30pm



Zumba 10am –11am

Yoga 10am – 11.15am

Yoga 11.15am – 12.30pm
(You can only attend one of these yoga sessions, not both)

Tea and coffee social
12.15am – 2pm 

Men’s group light exercise
12.45am – 1.45pm

Women only fitness 2pm – 3pm

Movement exploration
3.15pm – 4.15pm



Pilates 9.45am – 10.45am

Art for all 10am – 12 noon

Carnival fit 11am – 12 noon

Men’s circuit exercise
2pm – 3pm (FREE of charge)

Gentle exercise and socialising 2pm – 3.30pm

Yoga 3.45pm – 5pm



Keep fit 10am – 11am
(at Hawksley Court, Albion Rd N16 0SG)

Tai Chi 11.45am – 12.45pm

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