Connect Hackney


Dalston icon

By John Hynes, Connect Hackney Senior Media group Dalston icon Should you find yourself walking down the Balls Pond Road towards Hackney and walk across Kingsland Road, you will find yourself on Dalston Lane. There, opposite the library, you will find a well-known Dalston icon. It is a mural on… Read More

Environmental issues

Interview with Tom Ruben Tom Ruben discusses his concerns about the environment with the Connect Hackney Senior Media group. Interview by Elizabeth McGovern, with Charles Daniels. Q: The area you are living now, how long you lived there? TR: I have lived in Finsbury Park since 1983. It is a… Read More

Challenging ageism, fighting depression

A report from the Older People’s Wellbeing conference In March Connect Hackney staff attended a conference on older people’s wellbeing. There were several interesting presentations. Kate Jopling from the International Longevity Centre spoke about the need to think about personal or emotional causes of loneliness such as shyness or mental… Read More

Social singing with Core Clapton

Core Clapton’s Social Singing is for people of all ages with a special focus on the social inclusion of older people aged 55 and over that might be experiencing social isolation. The group meets once a week and is an opportunity to meet, sing and socialise with new friends. Jean,… Read More

Time for tea?

Contact the Elderly run monthly tea parties for older people over the age of 75 who are socially isolated. They have three tea party groups in Hackney, but would like to develop more groups so they can reach out to more older people who are socially isolated. Contact the Elderly,… Read More

The value of volunteering

Volunteering matters By Andreas Kyriacou In 1965, I met somebody who seemed to be a lonely person. He was a Palestinian refugee of 1948, when Palestinians were driven away from their homes. Visiting friends He was living on his own in a large house, where nobody else was living. It… Read More