The summer 2018 issue of Hackney Senior – the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now.
The quarterly publication from Connect Hackney includes real-life stories and reports by local over 50s, with lots of information about social activities and groups that older people can join to have fun and make new friends.
This issue of Hackney Senior features Antonia's story about lifelong learning and the fun activities she has been part of with University of the Third Age, whose slogan is: "We learn for the pleasure of it. No qualifications are required and none are given."
You can also read more stories from members of the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens' Media Group, including Avril's gardening exploits and Margaret's answers to ageism.
You can find lots of free and low-cost events, clubs and classes for local over 50s in our six pages of local "What's on" listings – find something that's fun for you!
You can view or download the magazine here – or get in touch to request the full-colour printed magazine for yourself or any older Hackney residents you know.
Just email email@example.com or phone Kim on 020 7923 1962 to get a free copy of the magazine in the post. If you are from a local organisation working with older people, you can order in bulk. Just get in touch.
Tell your story
If you are over 50, live in Hackney and would like to contribute to the next issue of Hackney Senior, email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org or send it by post to: Tash Shifrin, Connect Hackney, Adiaha Antigha Centre, 24-30 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AZ.