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Festive fun at winter party

Tasty treats and good cheer were on the menu at a festive winter party for Connect Hackney volunteers in December.

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Spotlight on: Hackney Elderly Association

Want to get out and about and meet new people? Or maybe feeling a little shy and short of confidence? Hackney Elderly Association – one of the project groups funded by Connect Hackney – is there for you.

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Q&A - Connect Hackney volunteers

Three Connect Hackney volunteers – all over 50s themselves – tell us why they got involved and what they think about getting older

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Get your copy of Hackney Senior magazine!

The first issue of Hackney Senior – a new magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now.

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Compassionate Neighbours project wins prize

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.   

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IN PICTURES: Older People's Reference Group annual event

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.

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New project for LGBT+ over 50s

A new project for LGBT+ over 50s has won funding from Connect Hackney.

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Photos from our volunteers' summer party

It was all smiles at the summer party for our Connect Hackney volunteers in August.

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Barbeque fun for 'Compassionate Neighbours'

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.

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Older carers speak up at meeting

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.

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