Roll out the Red Carpet!

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.

 

Autumn Programme Out Now!

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

 

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We Are Ageing Better Canal Trip 8th August

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

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We Are Ageing Better Trip to Birmingham

“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.

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Click on this picture to hear Pat talking about the trip to Birmingham

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.

Birmingham TeamThe 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”

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Click on this photo to here Jeraldene speaking to Frances

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.

The We Are Ageing Better Film Club is back!

After a break for Easter, the We are Ageing Better Film Club is back. Come and join us at the Living Centre, 2 Ossulston Street, NW1 1DF. Everyone welcome.

Friday 5th May at 2pm- “High Society” with Grace Kelly and Frank Sinatra

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Friday 19th May 2pm – ‘Oliver” with Oliver Reed and Harry Seacombe

Friday 2nd June 2pm – “Some like it Hot” with Marylin Monroe and Tony Curtis.

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A sneak peak into our Spring schedule

There are lots of events and activities taking place as part of the We Are Ageing Better project over the next few months. Everything from Boccia with out partners at Hopscotch and SPCA, through to a storytelling project with the British Library and Health and Wellbeing workshops run by our colleagues from Public Heath Camden. Here is a taster of some of the events we have planned.


Wednesday 8th March 10am – 12noon, The Living Centre  
We are Ageing Better Writers Club- We are looking for people to contribute towards our regular newsletter. Join us to find out more

Wednesday 29th March 10am -12.15pm, The Living Centre A cuppa and a chat about Health & Wellbeing in St Pancras and Somers Town with Lana and the Team

Wednesday 26th April 4pm- 6pm , The Living Centre We Are Ageing Better Half Year Party! – come and join us to celebrate the first  six months of our project

From 20th April there will be regular Boccia sessions at the Living Centre on the third Thursday of every month. Don’t forget the We Are Ageing Better Film Club at the Living Centre on the first and third Friday of each month.

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The We Are Ageing Better Film Club presents….

Due to popular demand here is a list of the films the We Are Ageing Better Film Club will be showing over the next few months;

High Society – Friday 20th January at 2pm

My Fair Lady – Friday 3rd February at 2pm

Jailhouse Rock – Friday 17th February  at 2pm

Singing in the Rain – Friday 3rd March at 2pm

Oliver – Friday 17th March at 2pm

Hello Dolly – Friday 7th April at 2pm

All films all be screened at Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1BS. There is no charge to attend these screenings. Everyone is welcome! 

January Update: Dates for your diary

January is a great month, in addition to the stacks of events, meet-ups and activities in listed in the We Are Ageing Better Calendar 2017 here are a few must-attend events for your diaries.

Monday 9th January from 11am, Camden Boccia League, St Pancras Community Centre, Plender Street, NW1 OLB

2-february-version-oneBoccia has really taken off in Camden over the last 6 months. The sport is a chair based activity, a bit like bowls, involving two teams who complete to throw their ball (either red or blue) closest to the white ball. There are currently six teams in the league, with scope for many more. If you are interested why not pop down to Basil Jellicoe Hall on a Tuesday morning from 10.30am- 12noon or attend any of the Boccia League events.

Thursday 12th January 1pm- 3pm, We Are Ageing Better Planning Meeting, Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1LE

We Are Ageing Better is a project run by our members, local people aged over 60 who live in St Pancras and Somers Town. Anyone can sign up to be a member, which is free and open to all. At each meeting we make at least three decisions about how to move the project forward. In January we need to think about forthcoming trips out and plans for the year ahead.

Friday 20th January at 2pm, We Are Ageing Better Film Club presents Some Like it Hot, Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1LE

some-like-it-hotWe love films and so do our members! At a meeting November several people suggested setting up a film club. Following on from our first screening of Mama Mia on 6th January we present Some Like it Hot another cinema classic.

Monday 23rd January 10am – 12noon, We Are Ageing Better Planning Meeting, St Pancras Community Centre, Plender Street NW1 OLB

Our fortnightly planning meetings take place in Somers Town at the south of the ward and at St Pancras Community Centre in the middle of our ward. We are very grateful to our friends at SPCA for hosting us on the third Monday of every month.

For more details contact Sarah Hoyle, We Are Ageing Better Project Coordinator on  07919 598 375 or email: sarah@wearegeingbetter.org.uk Find us on the web: www.weareageingbetter.org.uk

Start 2017 at the movies with the We Are Ageing Better Film Club

Whether you like romanic comedies, Hollywood classics or just a great sing along, come and join us on the first and third Friday of every month for the We Are Ageing Better Film Club. 

The idea of the film club was suggested by the local older people who attended one of the five community feasts we hosted in St Pancras and Somer Town in 2016.

Lots of ideas came out of our community feasts including the introduction of short trips round London which will take place on the third Thursday of every month.

For more information check out the We Are Ageing Better Calendar for 2017; download calendar here . In addition to what is listed in the calendar there will be more events and activities taking place throughout 2017, all suggested and co-authored by the local older people involved in our project. The films that have been chosen for the January screenings are:

iu Name of film: Mama Mia

Date and time: Friday 6th January at 2pm

Location: Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1LE


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Date and time: Friday 20th January at 2pm

Location: Basil Jellicoe Hall, Drummond Crescent, NW1 1LE

These screenings are free and open to anyone aged 60 or above.

The We Are Ageing Better Project is open to anyone aged 60 or above living in St Pancras and Somers Town. The project is designed to reduce loneliness and isolation through events and ideas co-produced by local older people. If you’d like to know more about the project, or would like to suggest a film for our February screenings contact Sarah Hoyle, Project Coordinator for We Are Ageing Better on 0300 323 0325 or 07919 598 375 and via email sarah@weareageingbetter.org.uk

Christmas Eve with We Are Ageing Better

coe85bjq33c-jez-timmsThis Christmas the team from We Are Ageing Better are teaming up with St Pancras Community Association and The Parish of Old St Pancras to host a special Christmas Eve lunch for local older people. Along with Christmas dinner and all the trimmings, we have organised a plethora of fun festive activities .

The lunch runs on Saturday 24th December, and we’ll start at 11am, and finish by 2pm.
Join us at St Pancras Community Centre,  67 Plender Street, NW1 0LB.

To book a place call Sarah Hoyle (We Are Ageing Better Project Coordinator) on 7919 598 375.