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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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Lifting Community Spirits: OPENING DOORS LONDON

ANTHONY OPENING DOORS LONDON Opening Doors runs a befriending scheme that guarantees great conversations and some moral support for older LGBT+ people in Camden. It is thanks to Opening Doors that befriender Anthony has been meeting up with John once a week for the past five years.  As well as friendship ...

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Lifting Community Spirits: BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS

ANN BLOOMIN’ MARVELLOUS “I’d never volunteered before as I work full time,” says Ann, former chief theatre critic at The Times who began volunteering in autumn 2017 at Great Croft.  “Abul, the centre manager, had the brilliant idea of re-doing the outdoor space because sensory gardens are ideal for people who ...

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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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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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BREAKING THE ICE: GETTING TO GRIPS WITH JOINING GROUPS

If the very idea of breaking into a new social circle at an event has you heading for the door, follow our simple guide to joining groups. There are many well documented things you can do to help yourself age well – exercise and be physically active, make healthy food ...

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THE GOOD LIFE: WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?

The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy. Much more than a simple feel good factor, happiness has a huge effect on us mentally and physically. What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s ...

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SOUND ADVICE: MUSIC IS GOOD FOR THE MIND, BODY & SOUL

We’re beginning to understand why music affects us so profoundly. It activates more areas of the brain than any other stimulus and provides profound benefits to both mind and body. Music has the power to move us – both physically and emotionally. Transporting our minds back to a first kiss ...

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COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTORS: RAISE YOUR VOICE

By encouraging each other to contribute to society in a meaningful way, we can create a richer and more vibrant Camden community with older people playing a vital role. It’s the difference between being listened to and being heard. You may be familiar with the terms age quake or the ...

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