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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.