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Older People's Week 2019

Barking and Dagenham Council along with partners from across the borough are hosting a week of events for Older People’s Week running from 30 September to 4 October to celebrate our older residents and the contribution they make to our community. This year, we are celebrating the theme ‘The Journey to Age Equality’ and all the events have been designed to encourage people of all ages to get together, have fun and age well.

Older People's Week 2019 events programme (PDF, 505 KB)

Older People’s Week 2019 events Toggle accordion

Date and timeEventVenueEvent description

Monday
30 September. 4.30 to 7pm.

Movie Showcase

Barking Learning Centre Conference Centre, Barking

Come along for a fun film screening of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’. Pick a seat and enjoy!

Organised by: Pennu Charity 07825 637097.

Tuesday 1 October.

2 sessions – 12pm to 1pm and 1pm to 2pm.

Dementia Friends training sessions

Barking Learning Centre Conference Centre, Barking

Training sessions for professionals including health and care providers. Learn more about Dementia by becoming a Dementia Friend. Booking required.

Organised by: Alzheimers Society - 020 8227 2828. 
adultcommissioning@lbbd.gov.uk

Wednesday 2 October. 
10am to 2pm.

Young at Heart

Kingsley Hall, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham

Join us at Kingsley Hall for a celebration with a showcase of activities, groups and classes available for residents in the borough. Enjoy light refreshments, dancing and try some of the taster classes including Ageing Well Salsa dancing.

Organised by: LBBD Adults’ Commissioning Team. 020 8227 2828. 
adultcommissioning@lbbd.gov.uk

Wednesday 2 October. 
2pm to 4pm.

Memory Café

Broad Street Centre, Dagenham

Come along and find out about the Memory Cafe. The Cafe provides support to adults with progressive memory decline, along with information and advice on diagnosis and treatment. Open to all residents.

Organised by: North East London Foundation Trust 020 8596 4400.

Wednesday 2 October. 

4.30pm to 6pm.

We Can Do It Club

Fanshawe Community Centre, Dagenham

Come and join us for a seated and standing exercise class, improving strength and balance. You can enjoy refreshment and social chat too.

Organised by: Whole Body Therapy info@wholebodytherapy.org.uk

Thursday 3 October. 2pm to 4pm.Close EncountersValence House, Dagenham

Enjoy a Heritage exhibition at Valence House Museum where you will be able to touch and handle the artefacts of the borough.

Organised by: LBBD Heritage Service - 020 8227 2034. 
ValenceHouseMuseum@lbbd.gov.uk

Thursday 3 October. 

11am to 3pm.

Let’s Get Together

Dagenham & Redbridge FC

A chance for residents to come together to socialise over a cup of tea, try something new, have a sing along, a game of bingo and do some seated exercise with Whole Body Therapy. Everyone welcome!

Organised by: Barking & Dagenham Volunteer Bureau JEBrandon30@outlook.com

Friday
4 October.
2pm to 3pm.

Young at Heart Park Walk

Eastbrookend Country Park

Get your walking boots on and get out and about, socialise and enjoy the outdoors with the Rangers at Eastbrookend Country Park Young at Heart Walk.

Book your free place on Eventbrite

Organised by: LBBD Ranger Service - 020 8227 2914.
Rangers@lbbd.gov.uk

Tuesday 15 October.
6pm to 8pm.

Twilight Tea Party

Broadway Theatre, Barking

Join us for a special Twilight Tea Party at the Broadway Theatre in Barking. The Guild of Experience is an ambitious programme of arts, festivals and creative activity for adults aged 55 and over. There’ll be performances, music, nibbles, cake and cocktails. Find out more about the project, meet new people and have a fun night out.

Tickets are free. RSVP by Monday 23 September to book your place and please contact us if you require support with transport, call 020 8594 7136.

Organised by: Studio 3 Arts - 0208 594 7136.
hello@studio3arts.org.uk

 

Ageing Well Programme - free events

The Ageing Well Programme is designed for people over the age of 60, to improve their physical and mental wellbeing. All sessions are free during Older People’s Week so please come along and try something new!

Take a look at the Ageing Well Programme at New Me for details of all the usual sessions and membership costs.

Ageing Well - free events during Older People's Week 2019

Monday 30 September Toggle accordion

TimeEventVenue

10am to 10.45am

Zumba Gold

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

10.30am to 12pm

Yoga

Abbey Leisure Centre, Bobby Moore Way, Barking, IG11 7LX

1am to 12pm

Tai Chi

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

1.30am to 12.30pm

Tai Chi

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

12pm to 2pm

Bingo

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12pm to 4pm

Darts

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12pm to 4pm

Snooker

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12.15pm to 1pm

Zumba Gold

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

12.30pm to 3.30pm

Bingo

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

1pm to 3pm

Barn/Line Dancing

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Tai Chi

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

2pm to 4pm

Short Mat Bowls

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

 

Tuesday 1 October Toggle accordion

TimeEventVenue

9.30am to 11.15am

Line Dancing

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Rd, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

10.30am to 11.30am

Boccia

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Rd, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

10.30am to 11.30am

Yoga

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

10.30am to 12pm

Boccia

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

10.30am to 12pm

Cards

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Rd, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

12pm to 2pm

Short Mat Bowls

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12pm to 4pm

Darts

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12pm to 4pm

Snooker

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

12.30pm to 3.15pm

Cards

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

12.30pm to 2pm

Line Dancing

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

12.30pm to 3.15pm

Darts

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

12.45pm to 3.15pm

Bingo

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Rd, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Arts & Crafts

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Darts

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

2pm to 4pm

Tea Dance

Wantz Hall, Rainham Road North, Dagenham, RM10 7DX

2.40pm to 4.10pm

Yoga

Dagenham Library, 1 Church Elm Lane, Dagenham, RM10 9QS

 

Wednesday 2 October Toggle accordion

TimeEventVenue

9.30am to 10.30am

Supple Strength

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

10am to 11.30am

Yoga

Hedgecock Community Centre, 28 Stephen Jewers Gardens, Barking, IG11 9FA

10am to 12pm

Arts & Crafts

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Rd, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

10.30am to 11.30am

Knit & Natter

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

10.30am to 12pm

Self Defence

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

11.30am to 12.30pm

Walking Football

Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Althorne Way, Dagenham, RM10 7FH

12pm to 1pm

Yoga

Fanshawe Community Centre, Barnmead Rd, Dagenham, RM9 5DX

12.15pm to 1.15pm

Salsa

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

12.30pm to 3.15pm

Bingo

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Salsa

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

1.30pm to 3.30pm

Cards

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

 

Thursday 3 October Toggle accordion

TimeEventVenue

10am to 2pm

Short Mat Bowls

Ripple Centre, Ripple Road, Barking, IG11 7FN

10.45am to 11.30am

Zumba Gold

May & Baker, Dagenham Road, Dagenham, RM7 0QX

11.30am to 12.30pm

Chair Based

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

11.30am to 1.30pm

Line Dancing

Valence House, Dagenham, RM8 3HT

11.45am to 12.45pm

Yoga

May & Baker, Dagenham Road, Dagenham, RM7 0QX

12.30pm to 3.15pm

Bingo

Park Centre, Rectory Road, Dagenham, RM10 9SA

12.30pm to 3.30pm

Bingo

Barking Learning Centre, Barking, IG11 7NB

12.45pm to 1.45pm

Supple Strength

May & Baker, Dagenham Road, Dagenham, RM7 0QX

1pm to 2.30pm

MultiSports

Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Althorne Way, Dagenham. RM10 7FH

 

Friday 4 October Toggle accordion

TimeEventVenue

10.30am to 12pm

Line Dancing

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Road, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

12.15pm to 1pm

Zumba Gold

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Road, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

12.30pm to 1.30pm

Tai Chi

Becontree Heath Leisure Centre, Althorne Way, Dagenham, RM10 7FH

12.45pm to 3.15pm

Bingo

Chadwell Heath Community Centre, High Road, Dagenham, RM6 6AS

1.30pm to 2.30pm

Ballroom Dancing

Abbey Leisure Centre, Bobby Moore Way, Barking, IG11 7LX