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Free film screenings this spring for Westminster residents over 65

Free film screenings this spring for Westminster residents over 65

Free film screenings in Westminster this spring

Let an older relative or loved one know about enjoy two free screenings of La La Land and Beauty and the Beast this spring. Please note all spaces are for people aged 65 and over resident in Westminster.

Beauty and the Beast

See the brand new adaptation of the classic Disney fairy tale for free, starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens and Luke Evans. Screening provided by ODEON Leicester Square and Disney.

Venue: ODEON Leicester Square, 24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H 7JY.

Date and time: Wednesday 17th May. Please arrive by 10am for a 10.30am start.

How to claim: 950 spaces available. Please turn up on the day quoting “Westminster Plus free space.”

All spaces will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis. In the highly unlikely event that more people arrive on the day than spaces available then some people won’t be able to attend the screening.

La La Land

Come to a free screening of the Oscar-winning story of a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Screening provided by Picturehouse and Lionsgate Films.

Venue: Picturehouse Central, Corner of Shaftesbury Avenue and Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly, W1D 7DH

Date and time: Sunday 23rd April. Please arrive by 10.30am for a 11am start.

How to claim: 177 spaces available. Book online at westminster.gov.uk/la-la-land-screening or write in to Westminster Plus, 18th Floor, Westminster City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, London, SW1E 6QP.

Worked up? Speak up. CQC Older People’s Campaign

Worked up? Speak up. CQC Older People’s Campaign

The CQC (Carer Quality Commission) launch their older people’s campaign ‘Worked up? Speak up’ on 6 March. What is it and why are they doing it? Research has shown that older people are less likely to complain about services and are less aware of the different ways they can share their views. The CQC wantContinue Reading

Retirement on Hold – Challenges Faced by Older Carers

Retirement on Hold – Challenges Faced by Older Carers

The Carers Trust has launched, “Retirement on Hold”, a new report which highlights some of the challenges faced by older carers and makes recommendations to improve their experience now and in the future. The report is part of their Speak up for Older Carers work. Key findings of the report: Care coordination – carers saidContinue Reading

Drama Project for Over 50s in Westminster

Drama Project for Over 50s in Westminster

Age UK Westminster invites you to ‘tread the boards’ with Acting Mature, an exciting drama project for Westminster residents aged 50 plus, based in and around Church Street. Take part in a series of FREE  drama workshops at Penfold Community Hub   (60 Penfold Street, Westminster, NW8 8PJ) on the following dates: Wednesday 8, 15, 22 FebruaryContinue Reading

Time For Me Westminster Jan – March Programme

Time For Me Westminster Jan – March Programme

The new programme for Time for Me Westminster for January to March 2017 has now been finalised. The programme provides free activities and trips for unpaid carers aged 50 and over, who are living in Westminster and includes some special computer/smart phone courses for carers. Carers Computer Courses Course 1: Digital Life Beginners Course –Continue Reading

Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road Programme

Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road Programme

Open Age run activities for the over 50s and membership is free. The Activity Programme for the Open Age Queen’s Park & Harrow Road hub from Jan 9 to 21 March 2017 can be downloaded here    

OLDER CARERS PUTTING THEIR HEALTH AT RISK TO CARE FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS

OLDER CARERS PUTTING THEIR HEALTH AT RISK TO CARE FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS

Caring for their sick or disabled family is taking its toll on the health of the nation’s elderly generation of carers, according to a new survey by Carers Trust. They have found that more than half of older carers looking after their husbands, wives and other family members, have put the person they care for firstContinue Reading

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