Apologies for not updating the website sooner. We have been very busy. There are so many new events coming up and we would love for you to come and join us…
We Are Ageing Better is bringing people together to share their skills and expertise to create great projects and changes in our community. We’re open to everyone over 60 in St Pancras & Somers Town, a neighbourhood in the heart of Camden. Find out how to get involved.
Our monthly events this March! We would love to see you there.
As well as the fair, we have a trip to the British Library and a Fish and Chips quiz night. Come along and join us!
Come to our taster fair on Thursday 15th February, 12-3pm at Basil Jellicoe Hall. We will have all sorts of activities to try and stalls to visit. Look forward to seeing you then.
A quick hello from me. I am the new Project Coordinator for We Are Ageing Better in St Pancras and Somers Town and look forward to meeting you all very soon. I am planning a taster fair in February at Basil Jellicoe Hall which I will post up here shortly. In the meantime, if there is anything you would like to discuss or any new activities you would like to see happen, do email me on email@example.com or call on 020 7209 9333.
To celebrate the first 18 months of the We Are Ageing Better project we are delighted to share with you our film.
This film tells our story; from door knocking for our first community lunches in October 2016 through to our trips to Margate and Birmingham on the Spring and Summer of 2017.
To date over 350 older people in St Pancras and Somers Town have signed up to the We Are Ageing Better project and are actively involved in our events and activities.
If you would like to know more about the project do pop in to the Living Centre on Ossulston Street to find out more.
It’s with a heavy heart that we’ll be saying goodbye to the wonderful Sarah Hoyle in a little over a months time. Sarah has done an incredible job of steering the project through it’s first 18 months, and we’ll all miss her.
But, whilst we prepare for the leaving party, the search is also on for a replacement!
We’re looking for a motivated self-starter to join the team and lead delivery of We Are Ageing Better, an asset-based community development project in the St Pancras & Somers Town ward, in the heart of Camden. You’ll be comfortable working with older people, both helping them to think up and try out new ideas, and supporting them through the challenges of growing old. You’ll also be a strong networker, who understands the power of relationships to drive positive community change.
The job is 32 hours per week, with a (roughly) £25k salary. You’ve got until the 29th October to apply, and if you have any questions, please drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the We Are Ageing Better schedule for Autumn- a series of free, regular activities that are running across the ward of St Pancras and Somers Town between September and December 2017.
Regular events include: Older Peoples Cafe at St Pancras Community Centre on Mondays from 10am- Midday, Boccia at Basil Jellicoe Hall on a Tuesday from 10am, Art Sessions at The Living Centre on a Wednesday (from October) from 10am, Yoga at The Living Centre on a Thursday from 2pm and Film Club on a Friday from 2pm (fortnightly).
In addition to these regular activities we have several one-off activities; from our trip to Clacton on the 21st September, to our new Sandwich and Science event on the 10th October. We also have arranged several free tours of The Crick in November and our Christmas Party on the 14th December; everybody is welcome!
For more information contact Sarah on 020 7209 9333 or call The Living Centre on 0207 380 0453
Last October we asked our local older people what activities and events they’d be interested in taking part in during the summer months. A canal trip was one such idea.
Come any join the team on Tuesday 8th August for a canal trip from Camden to Little Venice and back. The cost of the return ticket is £13.50 payable directly to Jason’s at Camden Town. For more information about the trip check out Jason’s website on http://www.jasons.co.uk/index.html or call Sarah Hoyle on 020 7209 9333
“What an excellent adventure” succinctly sums feedback from one of our group about our trip to Birmingham last week to meet the Ageing Better Birmingham team.
For Pat this was the first We Are Ageing Better activity she had been part of; “What I liked about the trip was experiencing new things, We Are Ageing Better is all about reducing loneliness and isolation, so learning from other is really important.”
The We Are Ageing Better research trip to Birmingham came about following a number of community lunches that where held in St Pancras and Somer Town late last year. Listening to the call for more trips out and opportunities to learn new things, We Are Ageing Better was granted money from The Crick for two research trips; one to Margate in March and the other to Birmingham in June.
The trips provided a great way of learning about events and projects taking place nationwide, that could benefit the residents of St Pancras and Somers Town, the location of the We Are Ageing Better project. “I particularly liked the idea of advertising the Ageing Better Birmingham project on the back of bus tickets” remarked Janet. “This is the sort of things we could do here”
Through out the trip the older people recorded their thoughts and feelings in a number of audio posts which can be heard here . Our thanks to Nick from Podnosh who helped us record the stories.
We Are Ageing Better is one of nine projects that are taking place in the London Borough of Camden under the Ageing Better Camden umbrella.