Older Fitzrovia newsletter, December 2016

Tea and Cakes on a Sunday! Will be back this Sunday, 20 November 3-5pm, and again on Sunday 18 December (subject to weather conditions. If it’s pouring down with rain or snow it will not go ahead …) at Honey & Co, 25a Warren St W1T 5LZ – Itamar and the staff are looking forward to welcoming you back for tea and cakes! Apologies for the late notice.

South Africa: Art of a Nation community view on Saturday 3 December at 6:40pm at the British Museum. Tickets are free, but limited in number. If you’re interested in going to what is a spectacular exhibition, please call me on 020 7580 4576.

Fitzrovia Youth in Action Christmas Community Dinner will be held at the Indian YMCA again 1-4pm on Thursday 22 December. Food, entertainment and games will be on offer – free, but booking essential. Reserve your place via alice.weavers@fya.org.uk or 020 7388 7399.

Margaret Street Lunch Club for anyone over 60 will be every other Friday after the end of September ( 25 Nov, 9 & 23 Dec) at the WORD tearoom at the London Jesus Centre, 83 Margaret St, W1W 8LH. Doors open at 12pm Lunch and Desert with Tea/Coffee for £4.50 – served at 12.30. Further info: Doris Kahnes 020 7637 0600.

Massage Alan Wysman, a local resident who is a trained acupuncturist and masseur, has offered massages free of charge. We’re keeping the same day, Wednesday, 2-4 at Fitzrovia Court and after a break he will start again 24 Nov-14 Dec. If you’re interested, please get in touch with me on 020 7580 4576 to book an appointment.

Fitzrovia Centre on Foley Street have a programme for people over 55 this season. There’ll be something going on every morning and almost every afternoon – most of the sessions are free, some cost a small fee. Please note that some of these sessions will be at Fitzrovia Court on Carburton St.
Mondays: Zumba dance (mixed age): 09.15-10.00 (£2) at Fitzrovia Centre;
Fitzrovia Village (dance and social): 12.00 – 15.00 (Free) at Fitzrovia Centre;
Knit, Natter and all crafts between: 14.00-15.00 (£1) at Fitzrovia Court;
Tuesdays: Zumba Gold for older adults: 11.00-12.00 (Free) at Fitzrovia Centre
Wednesdays: Chair-based fitness: 11.00-12.00 (£1) at Fitzrovia Court;
Tai chi/Chi Kung (mixed age): 14.00-15.00 (£2) at Fitzrovia Centre;
Thursdays: Legs, bums and tums fitness (mixed age): 09.15-10.00 (£2) at Fitzrovia Centre;
Fridays: Reminiscence for Older Adults (50+): 10.30-12.30 (Free) at Fitzrovia Court. This is finished for now but will restart in January.

The Fitzrovia Neighbourhood Assoc. will be taking a holiday from 22 December to 4 January.
Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

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