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New report: What we’ve learned from our work so far

New report: what we’ve learned from our work so far Twelve recommendations for helping to tackle loneliness and isolation among older people are outlined in a new report, published by Connect Hackney today. Connect Hackney is a programme aimed at improving the wellbeing of people aged over 50 by preventing… Read More

Videos showcase our Silver Linings and Mindfulness projects

Connect Hackney has launched two new videos, looking back at projects we funded during the first phase of our programme. The Silver Linings project – run by Groundwork London – brought together local older people to share social activities and to help others through volunteering. In the video, participants explain… Read More

Older people tell London’s mayor their views on culture

Older people from Hackney and Camden have had their say on arts and cultural activities as part of a consultation by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. A group of over 50s who are involved with Connect Hackney and Ageing Better Camden came together to contribute to the consultation on a… Read More

It’s easy being green!

Avril Kennedy from the Connect Hackney Senior Citizens’ Media Group explains how she has gained from Hackney Green Gym Hackney Green Gym is a conservation volunteer organisation that allows people to socialise and get some exercise – or not, as they choose. The amount you do of either is entirely up to… Read More

Learn what you like

Older people are organising their own groups, courses and trips to enjoy lifelong learning together, explains Connect Hackney volunteer Antonia Folivi University of the Third Age (U3A) started in France and in the beginning, in 1972, the model was a university. The model here is different – it’s not based… Read More

Older people’s committee ready to start work

Connect Hackney’s older people’s committee is ready to start work, after its members completed a special introduction and training programme Now 24 members of the committee are ready to start work, feeding their views and experiences – and those of other older people in Hackney – into our work over… Read More

Ageing, isolation and black, Asian and minority ethnic communities

We are inviting organisations from across Hackney who work primarily with black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities to join us for a special event to talk about ageing, isolation and how this specifically affects older people from BAME communities Why are we holding this event? Connect Hackney is a… Read More

Connect Hackney: What we want to learn

What are the best ways to reduce loneliness and isolation among over 50s in Hackney? That’s what we aim to find out over the next three years of the Connect Hackney programme We are now commissioning a new round of projects that will test different ways of helping local over… Read More

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