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Over 55s cookery courses

The majority of the cookery courses are fully booked, but we are still looking for participants for the following:-


Men’s cookery: Traditional favourites with a healthy twist

Starts Thursday 9 January

Five Thursdays at 10.45am until around 1.30pm

£6 a session. All ingredients provided.

For more information contact Karen on 020 8150 0967 or email


More talks – Mysteries of the brain unravelled!

We are delighted that our Trustee Professor Catherine Loveday will be continuing her fascinating series of talks about the mysteries of the brain.


Dates for your diary – 2020! 

12 February – Sleeping and Dreaming

What it is, why we need it, and how we can do it better



11 March – The Brain and Relationships

Understanding the psychology and chemistry of love, connection, in-groups and out-groups



All talks will take place at the Ann Owens Centre, East Finchley N2 8LT.


Please arrive at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. Licensed bar available. Tickets are free but all donations are welcome! Booking is essential as places are limited so email Wendy at or call 020 8432 1421  All funds raised go towards helping us to reduce social isolation among older people in Barnet and ensure we provide our essential services and activities.


Volunteering with Age UK Barnet

Age UK Barnet relies on volunteers to help us offer vital services in the local community. We are currently looking for help with the following role:-


  • Walking Group volunteers to lead or assist with organising and running walks for older people in parks and open spaces across the borough


For more information go to our website here or contact Lisa Robbins, Volunteer Manager at or call her on 020 8432 1422


Barnet Connect

If you are interested in joining any of the following Barnet Connect activities please call 020 8432 1422 or email


Crafty Fridays for the over 55s

Age UK Barnet – Ann Owens Centre, Oak Lane, East Finchley N2 8LT

Cost:  £2.00 donation appreciated


There are places available for the Art Class and Knit & Natter, so do please ring for more information or pop along.

Materials are provided and you can bring your own

Please call to book your place for Card Making as space is very limited


Dementia Choir

The Open Door Centre, St Albans Road, Barnet EN5 4LA

 The power of music and singing to unlock memories, lift moods and stimulate those living with the condition. Make new friends and have fun singing.

Carers and friends are welcome to come along to this Dementia Choir.


Every second and fourth Tuesday from 11am—12noon


Games Group

The Bohemia, 762-764 High Road, North Finchley N12 9QH

Board/card games for the over 55s with friendly people and a choice of games.

Mondays 2.30pm–4.30pm


Handyperson Service

The Handyperson Service undertakes small jobs and repairs both in and outside the home for a small charge. Our handyperson team are employed, trained, DBS checked and vetted by us. We provide a reliable and trustworthy service to the over 55s in our local communities to help them live safely and independently, trying to prevent the exploitation of older people by rogue traders.

The service has now expanded to areas within Enfield and Haringey and charges just £25 per hour to non-Barnet residents.  If you are aware of anyone who would benefit from the Handyperson Service please do ask them to give us a call on 020 8150 0963 or email


Friends of Age UK Barnet

We’d love you to become our friend. We have set up a new community group, Friends of Age UK Barnet, who we can keep updated with news, fundraising ideas and future plans. The idea is that we bring together everyone currently involved with Age UK Barnet who can help us spread the word about the great work we do.

It’s through your involvement, support and input that we can grow and develop our activities and services and increase the positive impact we have on older people in Barnet.

“Join our community spirit and be part of something exciting,” says our Community Engagement Officer Wendy.

To join our list of friends call Wendy on 020 8432 1421 or email  The membership form is also attached.


My Generation in Barnet Project Workshops

Attached are details of workshops being run by Mind in Barnet, beginning Friday 24 January and running every Friday morning and afternoon until mid-March.


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