Connect Hackney


Learning Disability Week 2019

In pictures: St Mary’s Secret Garden This week is Learning Disability Week. Connect Hackney partners, St Mary’s Secret Garden, run the Garden Social at St Mary’s Secret Garden – a weekly club for people with learning disabilities aged over 50. The Club brings people together to work on shared gardening… Read More

Silver Saturdays – in pictures

Silver Saturday Silver Saturdays is a social club, bringing older people together for fun and creative activities at Mind network, Mind in the City, Hackney and Waltham Forest’s Wellbeing Centre. Once a month people from all over Hackney come together and enjoy a delicious home-made lunch and exciting activities which… Read More

Support for Hackney men with hearing loss

Are you a 50+ male Hackney resident and finding it difficult to hear like you used to? Deafplus, a Connect Hackney partner, has three great workshops that can support you. Deafplus are supporting people who have difficulty hearing or have hearing loss. Dates of sessions 10.30am – 12.30pm are below…. Read More

New dementia service coming soon

Dementia service for City and Hackney Dementia remains one of the main causes of disability in later life and progresses over time. In City and Hackney, there are about 1,300 people living with dementia. With an increasing and ageing population, the rate of dementia will increase along with demand for… Read More

Computer and media skills for residents over 50

  The Connect Hackney senior media group is made up of Hackney residents aged over 50. Walter, aged 88, is our oldest participant to date. Media group members receive training in computers, photography, interviewing and writing skills. As well as learning, members produce stories, photos, and audio for this website… Read More

Do you like to be beside the seaside?

Connect Hackney partners Brocals offer trips in and around London. Quarterly Brocals Socials take the boys further afield, with holiday parties and day trips to the coast, Essex and Kent via coach. These are offered at a low cost of £15 per return ticket. Brocals and volunteers alike are encouraged… Read More

What have we achieved?

Connect Hackney infographics Connect Hackney runs a range of social activities and projects for local residents aged 50+. What have we achieved? See our latest infographic below. For more details see the Spring edition of Hackney Senior. Read More

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