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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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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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RAHIMA RAHMAN: A TRUSTED VOICE

Rahima Rahman from Age UK Camden’s information and advice team has the sort of calm authority that makes you instantly feel you can trust her. “I love meeting people, and that’s what makes my job very special,” says Rahima Rahman who takes pride in never being late for an appointment. ...

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INFO AND ADVICE: WORRYING WINDFALL

When Thomas O’Neill was left money by his family in Ireland he was unsure what paperwork needed doing, so he did nothing. Thomas, now 69 (and a half) found dealing with the unexpected gift hugely stressful.  “I’ve had nothing all my life and now I had, it was a big ...

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INFO AND ADVICE: ADAPTING TO CHANGE

When Peter Matthews was made redundant, he turned to Age UK Camden. Tackling health, wealth and home decluttering issues, we were only too happy to advise. There are some dates that are hard to forget. For Peter Matthews, the year when everything turned upside down was 2016 when he was ...

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ROB & AMANDA WHITE: SPORTING LEGENDS

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

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

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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