Older Fitzrovia newsletter, March 2017

American Dream: Pop to the Present is the upcoming exhibition at the British Museum – we have free Community Preview tickets for Sunday 5 March 12.40pm. Please let me know if you would like to go to this by phoning 020 7580 4576. 

Singing sessions will continue at Fitzrovia Court on Mondays unitl 20 March 11-12am! Open Age are still considering whether to continue them after that date, so if you can support these sessions, please do. The new teacher is excellent, and with enough support we may be able to continue afterwards. There will be a charge of £1 to participate in each session.

Tea and Cakes on a Sunday! Will be on Sunday, 19 March 3-5 pm, 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. Rachael from Honey and Co just emailed to say that they’re very sorry but they had to book in some emergency works to the restaurant next week and so they won’t be able to do the Tea and Cakes on Sunday 19 March.

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. If you’re interested, please get in touch with me on 020 7580 4576 to book an appointment.

Free Theatre tickets for two shows set during WW2 at the New Diorama Theatre, 15-16 Triton St, Regents Pl, NW1 3BF – 2pm Thursday 2 March & Tuesday 21 March followed by tea and refreshments. If you would like to attend, please call the Third Age Project on 020 7383 4922.

Margaret Street Lunch Club for anyone over 60 is every other Friday (March 3, 17, 31) 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 …

Fitzrovia Centre on Foley Street have a programme for people over 55. 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
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 will run until March 10. This is not just about personal reminiscences but local history in general!

Best wishes, Barb

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