Connect Hackney


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

Hackney Senior magazine Summer issue

Connect Hackney’s latest magazine out now The Summer 2019 issue of Hackney Senior – the magazine by older people, for older people in Hackney – is out now! The quarterly publication from Connect Hackney includes some great real-life stories by local over 50s, with loads of information about activities that… Read More

Over 100 attendees at Ageing Well event

Over 100 older people turned out for Healthwatch Hackney’s Let’s Talk About Ageing Well event at the Pembury community centre in July. Organised by Healthwatch Hackney’s project NHS Community Voice, the event aimed to give older people useful information on ways to improve their wellbeing. People tried IT sessions, exerces… Read More