Compassionate Neighbours, one of the projects funded by Connect Hackney, has won a Team London 2016 Award, in recognition of its volunteers' contribution to their local community.
There was a great turnout at the City and Hackney Reference Group's annual event on Tuesday 25 October. Guest speakers included Speaker of Hackney Rosemary Sales and Sharon Ellis, Hackney Council's commissioner of older people’s services. Music, a fish and chip lunch and information stalls made it a fun day out.
A new project for LGBT+ over 50s has won funding from Connect Hackney.
It was all smiles at the summer party for our Connect Hackney volunteers in August.
Summertime fun and tasty food were on offer for people involved in Connect Hackney's Compassionate Neighbours project, run by St Joseph's Hospice, at a special celebratory barbeque earlier this month.
Older carers from across Hackney had a chance to quiz the council's social care chiefs at a meeting organised by the City and Hackney Older People's Reference Group (OPRG) on 25 July.
A relaxing massage and a chance to meet people and make friends are doing the world of good for local over 50s, our team of volunteer community researchers has found.
Connect Hackney is planning to launch projects for over 50s from the Turkish and Kurdish community and for LGBT+ over 50s.
A group of diligent local pensioners is speaking up for older people and representing their views to the NHS and Hackney Council. They are the members of City and Hackney Older People's Reference Group and, the OPRG's David Holland explains, you can get involved too.
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.