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Interview: 107 year old model and Hackney resident Irene Sinclair

Remarkable Hackney resident Irene Sinclair, aged 107, talks to Gubsie Agolia-Aspinall from the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens' Media Group about her long life – and her experience as an international cosmetics model at the age of 96.

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Hackney mechanic and prostate cancer hero Errol McKellar speaks out

Errol McKellar is the Hackney mechanic who campaigns for men to get prostate cancer checks – and his offer of a discount at his garage if they do has saved lives. He is interviewd here by Laurie Allen and Ann Canaii from the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens' Media Group.

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LGBT young and older people get together

Project Indigo, a project for LGBT young people in Hackney, is getting together with the City and Hackney Older People's Reference Group to host an intergenerational LGBT gathering.

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The Connect Hackney Launch

Connect Hackney officially launched on Tuesday 17 May with a special event at The Tomlinson Centre in Queensbridge Road, E8. Almost 100 local people aged over fifty attended the launch to find out about the projects and activities being offered by the 21 Connect Hackney providers.

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A taste of spring for the Silver Linings club

Members of our Silver Linings club have been growing their own fresh produce - and cooked it up over a campfire for a real taste of spring.

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Connect Hackney's Senior Citizens' Media Group starts work

A keen group of Hackney over 50s has been hard at work learning new skills to provide a full range of multimedia stories for this website and Connect Hackney’s other publications. They are the Senior Citizens' Media Group.

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New art club for older lesbian, gay, bi and trans people

Lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) people aged 50+ and living in Hackney are welcome to join a new art group. 

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