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As a result of the current Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis in the UK, we had to temporarily adjust our events and activities. We went digital with some activities such as the Windrush celebration. Introduced social distancing for our elders who exercised outdoor in parks in Enfield throughout the Summer.

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Summer exercising in the park for elders

Enfield Caribbean Association has been organising fun-filled, exercise classes in the Park for the African Caribbean elders in the community. We are now bringing our exercise for elders in-doors. We will be having our next exercise class at our Luncheon Club on Friday 23 October at 12.30pm.  Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment: Office Mobile: 0796 165 1966 Email Address: info@theeca.org.uk

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Enfield Caribbean Association has been organising fun-filled, exercise classes in the Park for the African Caribbean elders in the community. We are now bringing our exercise for elders in-doors. We will be having our next exercise class at our Luncheon Club on Friday 23 October at 12.30pm. 

The Luncheon Club has a new venue, Green Towers Community Centre at Edmonton Green. But what's on offer is just as good. A friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a hot two course Caribbean meal, refreshments, lots of conversation, friendship, friends and now a gentle exercise routine.

The last exercise in the park session was held at Pymmes Park, Edmonton from 10.15am on Friday 18 September.
It was an excellent session with warm sunshine and good attendance. There were 6 elders, including one new elder who plans to come to our next session. As the autumn draws closer, we are looking at the possibility of moving the exercise class to an indoor venue.

ECA organised its first fun, organised an exercise class in Broomfield Park for the African Caribbean elders in the community on 24 July.  The elders, who normally attend the Caribbean Luncheon club every Friday at Trinity at Bowes Church, have missed each other during this lengthy period of lockdown.

After three and a half lonely months of shielding the elders were brought together to enjoy exercise, have fun and socialise with their friends ensuring social distancing.

Weather permitting, ECA has since organised regular exercises in the park every Friday switching  each week from Pymmes Park in Edmonton and Broomsfield Park in Palmers Green.

We were delighted that Jackie Dyer, a local Zumba tutor volunteered to run the session. The ECA volunteers who joined in the session, supplied the chairs and the masks, which enabled the elders to participate safely. It was a fun morning. The elders welcomed the opportunity and requested regular sessions until we can return to our luncheon club.

The exercise sessions were age appropriate, an hour long and meet the needs of all abilities and will comprise of seated exercises, chairs are supplied by the ECA trustees and volunteers.

The next exercise session will be at Green Towers, Edmonton from 12.30pm on Friday 23 October.  

Spaces are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment:
Office Mobile: 0796 165 1966
Email Address: info@theeca.org.uk

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Become a Volunteer

We are planning to develop a register of people to act as befrienders to the BME elderly in the Borough. Volunteers will be required to visit isolated elderly BME people in their homes to encourage and support them for 1/2 hours per week.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

The corona virus has hit us all unexpectedly and has affected everything that we do. It has caused us to change our everyday habits and has led to isolation particularly for the elderly and vulnerable. We are working with StreetWatch Edmonton on a joint project called Together Our Community Survives (TOCS) to identify and deliver food to BAME and other ethnic groups. We are only accepting registration for volunteers at the moment. No new elders can be accommodated unless we have more volunteers. To volunteer an hour of your time, please contact Dionne on 07915 919524.