You should also have a look at the Adults Directory which has many more opportunities listed.
Age UK Islington
Age UK Islington provide support to older people aged 50+ to make the most of their later life by connecting, advising and enabling them to achieve fulfilling, independent and active lives.
You can find out more about them by visiting the Age UK Islington website.
We have more than 15 lunch clubs for older residents all over the borough, from Finsbury to Archway, providing an opportunity for people to socialise, get connected, and stay engaged in their community. A full list can be found on the Adults Directory.
There are a large number of organisations working in Islington and offering opportunities for older people to engage in art and design and similar activities, which are stimulating, fun and social. Find out more on the Adults Directory.
As more and more of life’s basics, from paying bills to staying in touch with family and friends, are moving online, it’s becoming really important for older residents to have the confidence and skills to use the computer and internet effectively. Thankfully there are lots of services across Islington to support you in doing so, like the Friendship Computer Network at Manor Gardens.
For a full list, visit the Adults Directory.
Islington’s 11 libraries are a fantastic resource for older people, providing a place not just to enjoy reading and learning but also to get online, meet other people and attend interesting events. To find your local library, visit our Libraries home page.
Housing options for older people
There are many ways you can get help to move if you are already an Islington tenant, from downsizing to relocation. Sheltered housing schemes are also open to you whether you are already a social housing tenant or not.
Help to get about
Many of us need additional support to get around and stay connected to our families, friends and communities. There are a number of organisations who can support you in getting out and about.
Help to stay at home
Everyone wants to continue living in their own home, as independently as possible, but some of us need extra support to do so as we get older.
Staying safe at home
We all want to live in our own homes, and we also all want peace of mind that if something happens to us at home, we have the right support in place to respond quickly and appropriately.