Older Fitzrovia newsletter, January and February 2017

Hi everyone,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a good holiday season!

Singing sessions will be starting again at Fitzrovia Court Monday 16 January 11-12am! We haven’t been able to raise more money for it independently, but I did arrange a 3 week ‘taster’ this month with Open Age which will last until 30 January. We’ll see how popular this is and then hopefully we’ll be able to carry on for longer afterwards. There will be a charge of £1 to participate in each session.

Update: There will be another singing session at Fitzrovia Court on Monday 20 February 11am-12pm. The singing sessions with Open Age will continue for another four (4) weeks at Fitzrovia Court until 20 March.

Tea and Cakes on a Sunday! Will be back this Sunday, 22 January 3-5 pm, and again on 19 February at Honey & Co, 25a Warren St W1T 5LZ – Itamar and the staff are looking forward to welcoming you back for tea and cakes! They’ve said that if there is snow or torrential rain they won’t go ahead – Rachael’s phone number is: 07817840827 if you want to check first before setting out.

Margaret Street Lunch Club for anyone over 60 is every other Friday ( Jan 20; Feb 3, 17) 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. Sometimes there will be a speaker after lunch …

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 11 Jan. 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.

Best wishes,

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