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DeafPLUS has a new project designed for men over 50 with hearing loss

New project designed for men over 50 with hearing loss DeafPLUS has a new project designed specifically for men over 50 who live in Hackney and have a hearing loss (plus their partners/carers).  Research tells us that older men are not accessing projects and services in Hackney that could enhance… Read More

Welcome to Tony Wong!

Connect Hackney has a new Programme Director Tony joined the Connect Hackney team as Programme Director in November 2018. We asked Tony about current activities for Hackney’s older residents and about plans for an ageing better future. What attracted you to Connect Hackney? Being isolated and feeling lonely can have… Read More

Free panto – oh yes it is!

Will you go to the ball, Cindy Rella? It’s the Hackney Citizen of the Year Award Ball and her bossy sisters are determined to win – so while they swan off in their gladrags, poor old Cindy, aged 63, has to stay home to look after aged Dad. But in… Read More

Hackney Senior magazine

  Hackney Senior is produced by older people, for older people. Our new look winter edition will be published in January 2019, so check back again soon! For now, enjoy a couple of our back copies – links below. If you would like to receive a FREE printed copy of… Read More

The value of community and connections as we get older

Connect Hackney is holding an event on the importance of social relationships in later life, featuring speakers from The Campaign to End Loneliness, Shift Design, local community projects and older Hackney residents. The event is aimed at older people as well as staff and organisations working with them. Date: 30… Read More

Windrush, Stories of a Hackney Generation

“I come with the sunshine in my bones still, so I wasn’t feeling cold you know” The Windrush generation arrived in the UK between the late 1940s and the early 1970s, invited by the government to help rebuild Britain after the Second World War. “We spent eight days travelling across the… Read More

Events and activities: Autumn 2018 listings

Looking for something fun to do, where you can meet people and make friends? Have a look through our latest event listings for Hackney over 50s. All activities and events are free, unless otherwise stated. Listings are correct at the time of going to press. Please contact the organisers to… Read More

Autumn issue of Hackney Senior – out now!

The autumn 2018 issue of Hackney Senior the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now. Click here to read it. Read More

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