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The senior media group for residents aged 50+

The Connect Hackney senior media group is made up of Hackney residents aged 50 and over. Walter, aged 88, is our oldest participant to date.

Media group members receive training in computers, photography, interviewing and writing skills and produce stories, photos, and audio for the website and Hackney Senior magazine.

Watch our film to find out more.

If you would like to join the senior media group please contact

The following two films look back at projects we funded during the first phase of Connect Hackney (2015-2018).

Silver Linings

The Silver Linings project – run by Groundwork London – brought together local older people to share social activities and to help others through volunteering. In the video, participants explain how they enjoyed taking part and how doing so improved their social lives.

Mindfulness meditation

In our second video, older people who took part in a mindfulness meditation course run by Hoxton Health talk about how it helped them, giving a boost to their feelings of wellbeing and self-confidence.