20 February 2017 to 20 February 2020
Having enjoyed a supportive network while raising her children, Andrée thought retired people might enjoy a more comfortable alternative to the school gates for keeping in touch. This brainchild, now EON, is run by the members; we decide what activities we want and hire Ealing Quaker Meeting House on Mondays, excluding bank holidays.
It started 20 February 2017 with invitations to pop in and share ideas, since then it has gone from strength to strength. There are about 100 people on the e-mailing list and about 25 dip in and out throughout the day. All are welcome, no need to book. There are no membership fees, instead there’s a basket for donations to subsidise our activities. We’ve contacted Volunteer Link to combine resources on combating social isolation and the programme reflects members’ interests.
We’ve had a go at most things suggested at the first meeting: art appreciation, circle dancing, crafts, creative writing for well-being, croquet, demonstrations, discussions, films, games, meditation, Nordic walking, parties, play readings, poetry appreciation, presentations on books/writers/members’ special interests, singing, story-telling, table tennis, talks, visits, water colour painting and yoga. The programme usually starts with a strength and balance exercise class, there’s a ‘bring and share’ lunch; and activities at 2 and 4 p.m. We’re a friendly group, feel free to come and meet us.
Come and meet us! You are welcome to participate in whatever appeals to you.