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ROB & AMANDA WHITE: SPORTING LEGENDS

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Siblings Amanda and Rob White love to talk sport. “I’m kicking off now,” says Amanda White, 55, after making sure that everyone around the table has a good view of the 50 black and white cards designed to trigger childhood memories of street kickabouts, school sports and even winter skating ...

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OPENING DOORS LONDON: TACKLING LONELINESS

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Camden’s older LGBT* team offers brilliant chat and befriending. When was the last time you had a really good conversation? One that includes Dad’s Army episodes, opera jokes, bursts of French, debate about normative heterosexual behavior in relation to the zodiac sign, Aries, and the difficulties of getting a hippy (or ...

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SASSAKA AMENA: LIFTING LATER LIFE

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What does Age UK Camden do? Find out from Services Manager Sassaka Amena. “We’re not an emergency service, we’re here to support you – led by what users need and non-judgmental,” says Sassaka Amena firmly, rebutting the idea that Age UK Camden only exists for people having a major health ...

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MEL WRIGHT: STREET WISE

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The dream is benches on every street corner… but first we’re going for a walk.   KOVE – the acronym for Kilburn Older Voices Exchange – has a way of making things happen in Camden. Three days a week KOVE Coordinator, Mel Wright, 69, helps older people in Kilburn and ...

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CLAIR CHAPWELL: BOLDER VOICES CHOIR

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The Bolder Voices choir, run by Clair Chapwell, are expert at getting their voices heard where it matters.   “Older people can melt into the woodwork, but singing can give them a voice. It’s such a good way to bring issues to the attention of the world,” says Clair Chapwell, ...

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PETER AUGER: JAZZ ENSEMBLE

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Hitting the right note together. How a shared interest in jazz has made life more interesting for both Freddy and his volunteer befriender Peter.   Since November 2015 academic Peter Auger, 30, spends one lunch time a week chatting with Somers Town resident, Freddy. The pair were matched because they ...

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