SPECIAL INTEREST, RECREATION, WALKS & OUTINGS
A group for those new to cooking or who need some inspiration.
Demonstration of sweet and savoury recipes followed by tasters and tea!
Meets once a month on a Monday afternoon.
Group Leader - Ruth Vishnick
Gentle exercise while sitting down for members who have mobility problems. They meet 3 times a month on a Friday afternoon in Greenhill Room.
Group Leader – Angela Hackett
A friendly group with an interest and love of cooking and food. Meets on Tuesday afternoons once a month. Demonstration of seasonal savoury and sweet recipes followed by tasters and tea!
Group Leader - Ruth Vishnick
The walks are between 6 to 8 miles in the lovely countryside within easy reach of Harrow, or occasionally in London, using public transport to get to the start and to return home. Lunch is in a pub or café. Walks take place monthly on a Thursday and all details for the term are given in the Newsletter.
Group Leader - Vivienne Gould
This group meets at 2.15pm every other Wednesday throughout the year and is for people who are competent at solving, and also capable of
compiling, cryptic crosswords. No tuition is given but resources are
pooled and advice may be given as to how the compiler has arrived at the answer.
Group leader - Lucille Balkin
Cryptic Crossword for Beginners
This group meets once a week to learn how to do cryptic crosswords. You will learn how to demystify the clues and delight in the compilers’ cleverness and sense of fun.
Group Leader - Ilona Buttinger
The aim for the group is to improve their general fitness mostly their Cardiovascular Fitness and Muscular Endurance. We all work on the same exercises but at our own pace and level of ability and fitness level. We are split into pairs and work on a circuit, 30 seconds work then 30 seconds rest, while their partner works, then the next exercise until they both complete the circuit. Then we warm down to finish.
We always start off taking their resting heart rate so that we get used to doing that and hopefully over time the resting heart rate will get slower indicating an improved level of fitness. Then we warm up for about 10 to 15 minutes starting with a walk/jog to raise their heart rate and then a series of exercises to warm up the muscles we will use in their circuit. The warm down is similar to the warm up.
Group Leader – Tony Scott
It's exactly that. Come along to jig around and feel free to all kinds of music. This is held at HAC on a week when Chair Yoga isn’t on.
Group Leader – Angela Hackett
We meet monthly in members’ gardens and exchange experience and advice.
Group Leader - Joy Shackman
International Folk Dancing
This Group will introduce you to traditional dance and music from many countries of the world. Many dances do not require a partner and we are a very sociable group so you will not be left out if you come alone. It is a pleasant way to enjoy some company with the benefit of gentle exercise to lovely music.
Group Leader – Janet Woolbar
Mahjong is an ancient Chinese board game for up to 4 players. Since March 2020 Covid has prevented play at a house in Kenton, but we will restart in HAC when social distancing is no longer required.
Group Leader - David Gould
Meditation & Relaxation
Esther is leading a Meditation and Relaxation group.This will be for anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of some quiet time away from the stresses of daily life. Esther will use a variety of mindfulness meditation on practices designed to reduce stress and improve emotional health and well-being. Each session will include periods of silence, inner self awareness and a body relaxation. Members will be sitting in chairs most of the time, so the session is suitable for people with all abilities. Wear loose and comfortable clothing. The sessions will take place on the first Friday of the month from 10.30-11.45am in Harrow Arts Centre. Contact Esther on firstname.lastname@example.org
Leader - Esther Aronsfeld
Monthly Speakers Group
This group is held on the last Thursday of the month and during period of the pandemic takes place via Zoom. We arrange speakers to speak on a very wide variety of topics which we judge to be of interest to our members. Details an be found in our Newsletter which is sent out to our members three times a year. Talks begin at 10.30am and members are advised to log on to Zoom 15 minutes or so before the talk commences for the talk to be downloaded to you in good time.
Speakers Secretary - Helen West
This group usually meets on the third Sunday of each month. There is a wide variety of outings – River trips, London walks and visiting places of interest, galleries, museums and homes. Freedom Passes, for those who have them, mean we can travel at no cost and most outings are free. We have four organisers, three of whom lead the group outings.
Group Leader – Judy Loffman.
This groups usually meets on Monday afternoons at the Cedars Youth and Community Centre. We have players of most standards, from complete beginners to (a few) quite good players. Because it is a very popular group, we usually play doubles. The sessions last 2-hours with a (usually quite long!) tea break in the middle. There are many studies that show that table tennis is a particularly good form of exercise for older adults, and of course it’s also good fun!
Group Leader - Matthew Bennett
Tai Chi is not only for the body but also for the mind - a challenge, but well worth it for both reasons. Joyce Joly, the Group Leader, has taught Tai Chi for many years. She runs two classes on the same day, one for beginners and one for advanced students, each lasting an hour. Classes run throughout the year as Joyce believes that the body needs constant exercise.
This class is held at the Harrow Arts Centre every Thursday morning. Tony's contact number is 07887 808 016.
Leader: Tony Scott