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LIFT YOUR COMMUNITY SPIRITS

Taking part in society not only does good, but makes us feel good. Finding ways to interact within our Camden community gives us the opportunity to help others, combat loneliness and find a deep sense of purpose and worth.  As we age, we all strive to be, and remain for as ...

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Listen Up. Audio On The Move

Podcasts let you explore the weird, wide, wonderful world of internet audio; the latest in politics and culture, interviews with celebrities, serial dramas and comedy aplenty.  Podcasts are essentially much like a radio programme, except instead of tuning into frequency, you listen to a recording either online or via an ...

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It Pays To Check

Don’t miss out on what’s rightfully yours. Book a Benefits Check and find out just what savings or cash you may be entitled to.  “Lots of older people don’t realise you can turn to the state. There are such negative implications about seeking support in the media but it’s really important that ...

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Habitat Finds A New Home

Habitat staff had a month-long take-over of our charity boutique, Number 53 Leather Lane.  To celebrate 150 years of trading, the Sainsbury’s Group, which owns the furniture and design store Habitat, asked staff to connect with local communities and find ways to give something back. It was Lisa Hawkins, Senior Talent ...

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Hugh’ll Never Walk Alone

By the time you are in your 70s you just might be tempted to drop your fitness ambitions. But for Hugh, it’s been a chance to take on physical challenges and raise funds for Age UK Camden.  From two big shopping bags Hugh unpacks porridge oats, blueberries and the ingredients ...

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SKIN DEEP: GET TATTOOING

Doing a tattoo can’t be that hard, can it? Our intrepid writer is on the look out for volunteers. Tattoos are big business, apparently. After recently meeting a few friends at the Elephants Head for lunch, I took a stroll along Camden High Street and happened upon a crowded tattoo ...

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Nikki Morris: Passion & Purpose

“I’m passionate about inclusion and equity. I want people to feel they can access our services whatever their personal circumstances,” says new CEO at Age UK Camden Nikki Morris. Here’s how the first 100 days have gone.  “At 25, I didn’t have a great plan saying I want to be ...

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SMILING EXERCISES: FULL BEAM

If, like most of us, you’re looking for simple and easy ways to get more out of life, smiling exercises might work well for you. Joe Hoare introduces us to this wellbeing workout. Smiling exercises are some of the simplest, gentlest and yet most effective mood-boosting exercises we can do. ...

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WHERE THERE’S A WILL…

Nobody plans to fail, but when it comes to addressing our later life affairs, many of us do fail to plan. While this is a topic we may not wish to face, the peace of mind that comes from having a plan in place is worth its weight in gold. ...

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GREAT CROFT DAY CENTRE: BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

Great Croft day centre has a dramatically lovely garden again – this time fully accessible from patio to top lawn – thanks to the green fingers of Ann Treneman and a team of dedicated volunteers. Whatever the season American-born Ann Treneman’s planting at Great Croft day centre aims to offer ...

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