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The senior media group for residents aged 50+


The Connect Hackney senior media group is made up of Hackney residents aged 50 and over. Walter, aged 88, is our oldest participant to date.

Media group members receive training in computers, photography, interviewing and writing skills and produce stories, photos, and audio for the website and Hackney Senior magazine.

Everyone is welcome in our friendly group. Complete beginners welcome.

If you would like to join us, our next groups start in March 2019. To find out more and sign up, please contact Zelina: telephone: 020 7923 1962 email: 

There is no charge for the group as we are supported by The Big Lottery Fund.


The following two films look back at projects we funded during the first phase of Connect Hackney (2015-2018)

Silver Linings

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 how they enjoyed taking part and how doing so improved their social lives.

Mindfulness meditation

In our second video, older people who took part in a mindfulness meditation course run by Hoxton Health talk about how it helped them, giving a boost to their feelings of wellbeing and self-confidence.