Lewisham Pensioners’ Day, Thursday 29th October

Session :Times Programme of Events
10:00 am to 11:00 am How to Improve Your Immune Function with Marion Kandake Makonnen BSc (Hons) Director of Instrumental Health
Marion has been in the field of holistic health for over 30 years and in clinical practice for over 12 years working in the private health care sector alongside diabetic specialists, endocrinologists and gynaecologists as well as osteopaths, physiotherapists and other health practitioners.
Marion is currently writing her second book on holistic and herbal female health. Her earlier Ebook, Holistic and Herbal Guide: Dealing with Corona Virus for Optimal Health can be accessed via the website.
11:00 am :to 12:11 noon Yarn Tales: Crochet ‘n’ Natter with CraftA
(Reminiscences Old and New)
Join our Peabody Yarn Tales (knit, crochet and natter)
Get involved in meeting new people, making new friends and chatting about things old and new. Remember old memories or make new ones, all around the joy of knitting and crochet.
Join our new crochet and crafts classes with CraftA funded by “We Are Lewisham 2020” and Lewisham Council.
You will get a chance to learn knitting or crochet, to improve or just sit and knit and natter for a bit. Or even just pop in to chat and watch before you give it a go.
This is a fun way to relax and meet new people in the comfort of your own home.
Run by a really experienced team, you will be put at your ease on-line and then the fun begins!
Come and improve rusty skills or just give it a try. Share your skills and knowledge with others. So bring a drink and yourself for a wonderful warm time.
To participate, all you need is a ball of wool and knitting needles or crochet hook.
So give it a go and join in some fun and spread the joy.
(If you have difficulty getting wool or materials you can pick up a starter pack.)
Join the Zoom Meeting HERE
Meeting ID: 850 8732 2414
Passcode: 367489

Websites: hookedoncrochet.net/ – Hooked On Crochet – craftalondon.wordpress.com – Craft A
Phone: 07597 236 545

Not a session to join just using your landline phone (you will need the visuals!) but if you are interested in knitting and crochet get in touch with CraftA and/or ask the LPF office to send you a copy of the knitting pattern brochure sent out with their July newsletter—phone 020 8690 7869.

12:00 noon to 1:00 pm What End of Life Doulas, aka “Death Doulas” are up to During the Pandemic with Aly Dickinson, Secretary of End of Life Doula UK Recent statistics from the ONS are showing that more than 26,000 additional deaths at home have occurred his year. We are working remotely as well as well as in people’s homes and are also hearing stories of grief and trauma because people cannot be with their beloveds in Care Homes and Hospitals.
1:00 pm to 2:30 pm The Windrush Scandal, its Origins and the Fight for Compensation with Martin Forde QC
Martin qualified as a barrister in 1984 and was made Queen’s Counsel in 2006 He has a practice which covers all aspects of Health Law.
He was appointed the Independent Adviser to the Windrush Compensation Scheme in April 2018.
In 2020, the (protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/Gt3PCA5ZHNG0l3SGr30j) Powerlist named Martin as one of the most influential people for their impact on Politics, Law & Religion. He was listed in The Lawyer’s (protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/USfHCB5ZH7zqR9u6MJ0S) Hot 100 lawyers of 2019. In June 2020, Counsel Magazine (a href=”https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/1RmeCD5jH5DpJKTAMmwQ”>protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/1RmeCD5jH5DpJKTAMmwQ) interviewed Martin about Windrush, citizenship and diversity at the Bar as their front cover feature (protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/1RmeCD5jH5DpJKTAMmwQ).
2:30 pm to 3:00 pm Open Age—Life’s Just Begun (even in a Pandemic) with Iain Cassidy Open Age is a member-led charity that provides weekly low cost activities in the areas of performing and creative arts, languages, learning, socials, and physical activity to hundreds of people a week in NW London. Iain will share with us some of his experiences as CEO of maintaining a semblance of this service over the other side of Town in these recent difficult times. www.openage.org.uk
3:00 pm to 3:30 pm Keep our NHS Public and Socialist Health Association Initiative on Social Care with Tony O’Sullivan, Co-Chair of KONP
Tony is one of the founder members of the Save Lewisham Hospital Campaign. He is also co-chair of Keep Our NHS Public, an active campaigning organisation with 70 branches nationwide.
He is speaking to you today on the KONP and Socialist Health Association campaign to persuade political parties and the public that we need to develop a national care service, publicly funded by the government and free to those who need it. keepournhspublic.com
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Closing Panel Session 2
Voluntary Sector Groups and Workers are especially called upon to contribute to this discussion. Join the session HERE and please just try again if there’s an initial delay.
  A) Psychological impact of Covid-19 Pandemic on all older adults
Nicola Gower Service Manager of the CMHT Lewisham
What SLaM is doing for Older Adults in Lewisham
Gloria Koduah Lewisham Carers Information Advice & Support Services
How the Covid Pandemic has affected carers.
Tracey Jarrett LPF Manager and CEO of Shine your Light and Freelance Trainer specialising in Mental Health and Race Equalities, Radio Show host and Event Organiser
Recognising signs of depression in the elderly.
  B) Another look at “the New Normal” and Future Plans
The Facilitating Team with input also from the voluntary sector groups and workers—please join to share your views, ideas and experience.
Iris Till the Positive Ageing Council.
Jenny Budd Lewisham Healthy Walks and the GCDA
Event close With grateful thanks to all session leaders, all contributors generously donating their time and expertise and all who join us—whether or not you speak—just being here is important.
We also thank our IT experts for their assistance.
We hope this new-style meeting proves to be of value—please check with the LPF website or phone the office for information on the resulting summary, report and recordings.

Click HERE to join in via Zoom at the specified time.
Meeting ID 816 0540 6082. Password 183 198
(If you encounter that revolving circle it might well be resolved if you just try again.)
To join via a landline call 020 3901 7895 or 020 3481 5240 and when prompted enter the Meeting ID 816 0540 6082 and #. Password 183 198.
(If you have problems phone 020 8690 7869 and we can try to assist.)