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Two weekly events for all older people
Update 11 May 2012
Both events are sequels to the small pandemic support groups that we managed from July until March.
From 11 am to 1:30 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays, the Dalston Curve Garden hosts COVID-safe community events exclusively for people aged 50 and over.
You can come on both days. No appointments, no formalities. We are interested in you, not which borough you live in. If you are 50+, just pull the door open and walk in to the safest place in London to meet your friends.
On both days, there is always an optional bonus activity — something to do, or something you want, or something you need.
Mondays, open from 11 am
Managed by local charity MRS-Independent Living, this is a community event for older people in the beautiful Curve Garden – with a useful extra activity for anyone who needs advice or help with laptops, tablets, phones and Internet.
The support program occupies the outdoor areas partially protected by a roof — the stage at the far end, and (for laptop users only) the ‘VIP’ area near the entrance. Everywhere else in the garden is open for you to enjoy in the normal non-digital way that you probably prefer.
The garden is not suitable for classes, so all the help is 1:1 with a volunteer.
Do you have a digital aspiration or problem or query?
Bring it to the Support Team on the stage as early as possible on Monday morning (but not before 11 am). We will do our best to make your aspiration real, or your dream come true — or your problem go away, so you can get on with normal human life.
People who need help with a phone or tablet — you can find us in the stage area at the end of the garden.
People who need help with a laptop — take a seat in the VIP area opposite the entrance — it’s for laptops only (and a maximum of eight).
For people who just want to read their email or do simple things on the web, we have tablets that can be taken anywhere in the garden.
Tuesdays, open from 11 am
This Tuesday event is managed by the Curve Garden itself – with a strong emphasis on creativity, making things — and keeping everybody warm, refreshed and happy. It gets bigger and better every week. The best way to find out what happens is to be there.
The Curve Garden has no funding for this
Something you should know — the Curve Garden does not have funding support for the Tuesday project. It’s expensive, but the entire cost comes out of the Garden’s precarious reserves.
Where is it?
- Dalston Eastern Curve Garden, 13 Dalston Lane, E8 3DF — opposite the library.
- Map: goo.gl/maps/kHJhwJBSiVhgYnE86
- Very close to Dalston Junction overground station, and not far from Dalston Kingsland.
- Bus: 30, 38, 56, 67, 76, 149, 236, 242, 243, 277, 488.
How to ask questions
- Email to email@example.com
- Phone or text to 07423 162019
The pandemic is not over yet
New coronavirus variants are still a threat to vulnerable people and to the NHS. Please observe all current social distancing guidelines, including face masks and Rule of Six.
We are keeping in step with official advice and legal requirements. That might change on Monday 17 May.