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					       Main office: 1 Thorpe Close, London, W10 5XL     www.openage.org.uk

North Kensington                                       FREE MEMBERSHIP
                                                       Over 170 Weekly Activities!
Programme                                              For people over 50!
January to Easter 2011                                 Enquiries: 020 8964 1900

 TIME FOR ME – Are you looking after someone?
Health, Leisure and Learning for all unpaid carers, over 50, who live
in North Kensington! (See page 7)
FREE fun weekly activities, information & support,
trips out and good company!
For further details ring:
Liz Butters 020 8964 1900 or eMail ebutters@OpenAge.org.uk
                ebutters@openage.org.uk
MEN – Bored doing crosswords?
Each Friday is now Men’s Day!! 10:30 – 12:30
There is now a weekly programme of trips out, interesting
talks & activities for older men in North Kensington on Friday
Meet at the Venture Centre, Wornington Road W10 5YB
More info? Pop into the office or ring Chris on 020 8964 1900


         FREE                  POSITIVE AGE                    SOCIALISING
       Fortnightly             CENTRE (PAC)                   OPPORTUNITIES
Computer Tasters                Peabody Estate                      in
Come and learn                Programme available
                                 from main office               North Ken.
something new!
                                   020 8964 1900                Monday Forum
To book a place,                          Art
call Open Age                     Complementary                  Thursday Trips
                                      Therapies               Members Monthly
on 020 8964 1900                Philosophy, Singing
                                                                    Meeting
                                    Tai Chi, Yoga
                                       Walking               Friday Men’s Group
                                      Art History                Line Dancing
                               Crafts, Sewing Mosaics
                                     Computers                    SEE DAILY
                                  Theatre & Poetry
                                   A Restful Read               PROGRAMME
                                 Cycling (in March)                 INSIDE

  OPENING DOORS TO AN ACTIVE LIFE FOR PEOPLE OVER 50    Registered Charity No 1039520
                16 MORE CHOICES at the Positive Age Centre (PAC), Peabody Estate, Dalgarno Way, W10
                     Tel: 020 8960 4853 – and ask Elizabeth the co-ordinator for more information
                        Or see our BLUE programme for details of the PAC weekly programme

Monday Choices in North Kensington                                                                Tel: 0208 964 1900
COMPUTERS FOR ALL!      Each day of the week there is a choice of classes; whether you are a beginner,
intermediate or need training to help find employment! Classes are in a variety of accessible community venues.
FOR DETAILS SEE YOUR COPY OF THE OPEN AGE COMPUTER PROGRAMME, OR RING OPEN AGE TO ASK FOR ONE.
TO BOOK A CLASS:           General learning enquiries: 020 8964 1900
                           Employment related computer training - New Futures 50 Plus: 0208 964 1900
Social & Learning Groups Time                Place            Buses        Cost       Details
Beginners French               10.00-12.00   Thomas Darby Ct. 7,23,52,70   £2         Enjoyable class with encouraging
                                 Starts: 10 Jan   133 Lancaster Rd.    228, 295,452               tutor. Please call for more
                                                  W11                                             information.
Monday Forum                     10.30-12.30      Venture Centre       23,52, 70,228, £1.50       Welcome return of Monday
(Programme on page 3)            Starts:10 Jan    Wornington Road      295, 452                   Forum learning & social weekly
                                                  W10 (off Golborne)                              programme. See page 3
Cai’s Art Afternoon              1.30-3.30        Venture Centre       23,52,70, 228, 50p         Congenial art workshop with
(see page 3 )                    Starts:10 Jan    Wornington Road      295, 452                   support from artist member
Myguide Revision Session         12.15 -2.00      Open Age             7,23,52,70     Donations   No booking required.
Come and practise your           Starts:10 Jan    Computer Room,       228, 295,452 Welcome       Volunteer supported
computer skills                                   1 Thorpe Close
                                                  W10 5XL
Computer Support Sessions        2.00-6.00        Open Age             7,23,52,70     Donations   No booking required.
Come and practise your           ongoing          Computer Room,       228, 295,452   Welcome     Volunteer supported.
computer skills                                   1 Thorpe Close
Wellbeing Groups                 Time             Place                Buses          Cost        Details
Chair Exercise                   11.30            Pepper Pot           7,23,52,       50p         Gentle exercise in local centre
                                 ongoing          1a Thorpe Close      228, 295,452
Pilates    NEW!                  2.00-3.00        Pepper Pot           7,23,52,       FREE        Exercise class in local centre
                                 Starts:10 Jan    1a Thorpe Close      228, 295,452

DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR BLUE MEMBERSHIP CARD TO ALL OF OUR CLASSES AND GROUPS!
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          MONDAY FORUM - £1.50          &      CAI’S ART AFTERNOON - 50p
              A WARM WELCOME TO ALL; ENJOY LEARNING IN A SOCIAL SETTING!
               Forum Meets: 10.30-12.30 at Venture Centre, Wornington Road W10 (off Golborne Road)
January (5 mins from nearest buses: 23 to Golborne Road or all buses to Ladbroke Grove/Barlby Road junction)
10 BOWEL CANCER SCREENING: Talk by Angela Ainslie Health Improvement Specialist
17 CYNTHIA DIZE from Age Concern & Sixty Plus will talk about a new K&C home service & other developments.
24 CURRENT AFFAIRS with Bob Garvin in the chair
31 WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONNAIRE? Fun Quiz with Swati
February
7     HEALTHY EATING: Come and learn practical ways to ensure you maintain good nutrition for
       health in later years. Presented by Jessica Taylor, Public Health Dietician for older people
      at Central London Community Healthcare.
14 EDDIE ADAMS: Local Historian will conclude the walk through Kensal Green Cemetry
21 HALF TERM – NO MEETING
28 OPERA MORNING: Return of this popular session with Rodney
March
7     MAGGIE TYLER: Talk on famous Kensington people
14 PLANNING MEETING: Bring nibbles and more importantly IDEAS!!
21 REFERENDUM ON PROPORTIONAL REPRESENTATION: Talk & discussion about this topic with Ivan
28 STORYTELLING with Chris
April
4     FUN EXERCISE SESSION with Shiralee to show mobility & strength exercises for all abilities!
11 SHIATSU – What is it??? Caroline will introduce a complementary therapy that may help
      relieve back pain, arthritis etc..
EASTER HOLIDAY MONDAY 18th & 25th APRIL, BANK HOLIDAY 2nd MAY; GROUP RE-STARTS 9th MAY
CAI’S ART AFTERNOON                 Meets: 1.30pm-3.30pm                 COST 50p
Get your creative juices flowing! Equipment provided, support from talented member artist
Cai Martinez. Easy going afternoon, where you can create for pleasure! Tea provided.
Bring lunch snack & stay all day?
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Tuesday Choices in North Kensington                                                                Tel: 020 8964 1900
COMPUTERS FOR ALL!      Each day of the week there is a choice of classes; whether you are a beginner,
intermediate or need training to help find employment! Classes are in a variety of accessible community venues.
FOR DETAILS SEE YOUR COPY OF THE OPEN AGE COMPUTER PROGRAMME, OR RING OPEN AGE TO ASK FOR ONE.
TO BOOK A CLASS:           General learning enquiries: 020 8964 1900
                           Employment related computer training - New Futures 50 Plus: 0208 964 1900
Social & Learning Groups Time               Place           Buses        Cost        Details
Computer Support Sessions 9.30-12.00        Open Age        7,23,52,70,  Donations   No booking required.
Come and practise your          ongoing           Computer Room,     228, 295, 452     Welcome     Volunteer supported.
computer skills                                   1 Thorpe Close W10
Sewing Class – learn or improve 10.30-12.30       2 Thorpe Close     7,23,52,70        FREE        Partnership with Somali Midaye
your sewing skills!             Starts: 11 Jan    W10 5XL            228, 295,452                  Development Network.
                                                                                                   Open to all Over 50s.
Lip Reading Class                10.30-12.30      2 Thorpe Close       7,23,52,70,     £2          Useful for hard of hearing – very
Invaluable for anyone who is     Starts: 18 Jan                        228, 295, 452               supportive, join now!
hard of hearing!                                                                                   (Next to Open Age main office)
Computer Support Sessions 2.00-4.30               Open Age           7,23,52,70        Donations   No booking required.
Come and practise your           Ongoing          Computer Room,     228, 295,452      Welcome     Volunteer supported.
computer skills                                   1 Thorpe Close W10
Wellbeing Groups                 Time             Place                Buses           Cost        Details
Yoga - Women only                11.00 am         Muslim Cultural Ctr, 23              FREE        Details Radka c/o main office
                                 Ongoing          Acklam Rd                                        020 8964 1900
Ballet                           12.00-13.00      3-5 Thorpe Close     7,23,52,70      £2          OPEN AGE MEMBERS
                                 ongoing          (a few yards along 228, 295,452                  at PORTOBELLO GREEN FITNESS CENTRE
                                                                                                   £2 a class for Open Age members, you
Latin Dance                      13.00-14.00      from our office)                     £2          need to show your membership card!
                                 ongoing
Yoga                             2.00-3.30        Venture Centre       23,52, 70,228, £1.50        Relaxing exercise with expert tutor
                                 Starts: 11 Jan                        295, 452
Gym for Men 50+                  6.00-7.00 pm     Westway Centre,      295, 316       FREE         Just turn up at the Westway Centre
                                 Ongoing          Crowthorne Road.     & Latimer Rd.               and ask for the class.
                                                  W11                  Tube.


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Wednesday Choices in North Kensington                                                                   Tel: 020 8964 1900
COMPUTERS FOR ALL!      Each day of the week there is a choice of classes; whether you are a beginner,
intermediate or need training to help find employment! Classes are in a variety of accessible community venues.
FOR DETAILS SEE YOUR COPY OF THE OPEN AGE COMPUTER PROGRAMME, OR RING OPEN AGE TO ASK FOR ONE.
TO BOOK A CLASS:           General learning enquiries: 020 8964 1900
                           Employment related computer training - New Futures 50 Plus: 0208 964 1900
Social & Learning Groups Time               Place          Buses           Cost
Computer Support Sessions 10.00 -12.00      Open Age       7,23,52,70      Donations  No booking required.
Come and practise your           Ongoing         Computer Room, 228, 295,452                Welcome      Volunteer supported.
computer skills                                  1 Thorpe Close
                                                 W10 5XL
NEW Myguide computer             2.00-4.00       Open Age       7,23,52,70                  Donations    FORTNIGHTLY COURSES
tasters                          Book place      Computer Room, 228, 295,452                Welcome      PLACES MUST BE BOOKED!
                                 020 8964 1900   1 Thorpe Close
                                                 W10 5XL
Wellbeing Groups                 Time            Place                  Buses               Cost         Details
Women Only - Keep Fit            12.00 –13.00    Canalside              All bus routes to   FREE         Organised in partnership with
                                 Starts 12 Jan   House, Canal           Sainsbury’s at                   Hodan Somali Community, all
                                                 Close. W10             Ladbroke Grove                   local older women welcome!
                                                 (on corner next
                                                 to Sainsbury’s )



DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR BLUE                                 LOOKING FOR EMPLOYMENT?
MEMBERSHIP CARD ALONG TO ALL OF OUR                            New Futures 50 Plus offers:
CLASSES AND GROUPS!                                                    One to One support
The tutor or leader of a group is asked to check all
attending are current members of Open Age. This
                                                                       Job Brokerage
enables us to know exactly how many people are                         Referral into learning / work placement
benefitting from our services, and we can report back to               New Futures Seminars
our funders!                                                   Enq: Mary Waterman or Mary Edwards: 020 8964 1900
TELL YOUR FRIENDS! IT’S FREE TO JOIN OPEN AGE!
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Thursday Choices in North Kensington                                                       Tel: 020 8964 1900
COMPUTERS FOR ALL!      Each day of the week there is a choice of classes; whether you are a beginner,
intermediate or need training to help find employment! Classes are in a variety of accessible community venues.
FOR DETAILS SEE YOUR COPY OF THE OPEN AGE COMPUTER PROGRAMME, OR RING OPEN AGE TO ASK FOR ONE.
TO BOOK A CLASS:           General learning enquiries: 020 8964 1900
                           Employment related computer training - New Futures 50 Plus: 0208 964 1900
Social & Learning Groups Time               Place          Buses       Cost
TRIPS AROUND LONDON           See Trips     Usually depart 7,23,52,70, varied       See Members’ Trips Programme.
Organised by members          Programme         from 1 Thorpe Cl. 228, 295, 452           Volunteer escort on most visits.
Wellbeing Groups
Over 50s Swimming Class       11.00–12.00       Kensington           7,23,52      FREE    Go to Kensington Leisure Centre
                               ongoing          Leisure Centre       295,316              to register with ID & evidence of
                                                                                          age. 020 7727 9747
Gentle T’ai Chi               3.30–5.00         Alan Morkill Hse,    7, 316       £1.50   For less active older people.
                              Starts: 13 Jan    St Mark’s Road                            Enq: Chris Smith 020 8964 1900


Friday Choices in North Kensington                                                         Tel: 020 8964 1900
                                               FRIDAY MENS GROUP
  - Every Friday Open Age runs activities & trips out especially for men!
  - They meet every Friday at 10:30 – 12:30, mainly at Venture Centre,
    Wornington Road W10.
  - To get more details and a full programme of events please call
    Chris on: 0208 964 1900
  - Or pop into our office for a cup of tea at: 1 Thorpe Close, W10 5XL

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Friday Choices in North Kensington                                                                    Tel: 020 8964 1900
Social & Learning Groups        Time        Place             Buses          Cost
COMPUTERS FOR ALL! Each day of the week there is a choice of classes; whether you are a beginner, intermediate
or need training to help find employment! Classes take place in a variety of accessible community venues.
FOR DETAILS SEE YOUR COPY OF THE OPEN AGE COMPUTER PROGRAMME, OR RING OPEN AGE TO ASK FOR ONE.
TO BOOK A CLASS:             General learning enquiries: 020 8964 1900
                             Employment related computer training - New Futures 50 Plus: 0208 964 1900
FRIDAY MEN’S GROUP              10.30-12.30  Venture Centre    23,52, 70,228, FREE or Weekly group for Men: programme
                                     Start: 14 Jan   Wornington Road     295, 452         Low Cost   of talks & trips out around London.
                                                     W10                                             Organised by Chris 020 8964 1900
TIME FOR ME                          11.00-1.00      Positive Age Centre 7, 70, 316       FREE       A diverse programme of fun and
For people over 50 in North          Start: 21 Jan   Peabody Estate                                  interesting FREE activities and trips,
Kensington who look after a family                   Dalgarno Way W10                                that respond to members needs.
member or friend as a carer                                                                          ENQ: Liz Butters 020 8964 1900
Conversational French                1.00–3.00       1 Thorpe Close       7,23,52,70,     £1.50      Volunteer led group, sociable
Intermediate to Advanced levels      Start: 14 Jan   London W10 5XL       228, 295, 452              language practise!
Wellbeing Groups
Pilates                              10.00-11.00     3-5 Thorpe Close     7,23,52,70,     £2         PORTOBELLO GREEN FITNESS
                                                                          228, 295, 452              CENTRE charge only £2 a class for
Breathing Yoga                       12.30-14.30     3-5 Thorpe Close                     £2         Open Age members; you need to
                                                                                                     show your membership card!
Line Dancing                         1.00-2.30       Venture Centre       23,52, 70,228, £1.50       Lively Sociable Dance Session, a
                                     Start: 14 Jan   Wornington Road      295, 452                   great way to end the week!
                                                     W10
T’ai Chi                             1.30–2.30       Pepper Pot           7,23,52,        FREE       Gentle exercise in local centre
                                     ongoing         1a Thorpe Close      228, 295,452

TIME FOR ME – FRIDAYS - North Kensington -FREE activities – Trips - weekly group
Are you looking after a family member or friend? You can join a FREE programme of fun and interesting activities
& trips out for unpaid carers 50+ living in North Kensington. Starts at 11am each Friday & based at the Positive Age
Centre, Peabody Estate, Dalgarno Way, W10 5JW.
Contact Liz Butters at Open Age 020 8964 1900                                              Email: ebutters@openage.org.uk
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WANT TO SOCIALISE, BUT - can’t get out easily?
TRY OUR FREE ‘TELEPHONE CONFERENCING’ Activities Sessions!                              (Your bill is not affected!)
Stimulating & entertaining group discussions over the phone chaired by our cheerful co-ordinator
If you are over 50, stuck indoors - or know someone else who is - and live in Kensington & Chelsea, Get to know
more people through our twice weekly telephone linked social group from the comfort of your armchair!
It is very easy to take part and it is completely free!
            Leave a message at the Open Age main office on
            020 8964 1900 - We call you back to explain how it works!



WANT MORE INFORMATION ON OPEN AGE ACTIVITIES?
                                                                                Want help finding & attending
CALL: 020 8964 1900
Or visit our drop in office under The Westway at Ladbroke Grove W10
                                                                                     the right activity?
Buses to Ladbroke Grove tube: 7, 23, 52, 228, 295, 452; then a 2 minute walk!   HELP IS AT HAND, CALL ON
Chris:       for Link Up Service
Elizabeth: for Positive Age Centre enquiries. DIRECT LINE: 020 8960 4853
                                                                                 OUR NORTH KENSINGTON
Liz:         for North Kensington Carers over 50                                     LINK UP SERVICE
Maureen: for General Enquiries
                                                                               Our special Link Up worker Chris
Radka & Alice: for Leisure Centres & Exercise Classes
                                                                               can help you choose from your
Shah:        Myguide Computer Courses
                                                                                 own home and will help with
Swati:       for Adult Learning & Computers
                                                                              finding and organising transport!
Talia:       for Office Administration & Volunteering Enquiries
New Futures Plus - help with finding employment for the over 50’s                      020 8964 1900
Mary Waterman & Mary Edwards: for 1-1 employment help                                 Monday – Friday
Eleanor      for New Futures 50 Plus administration.


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