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All Older People

Maureen's picked her pumpkin for Halloween! - Cyril Flint Befrienders Story

20 Sep 2017 - 14:03 by helen.walker

Lydia first saw the advert about becoming a Cyril Flint Befriender over three years ago. When she first met Maureen, who had just come out of hospital, she was very down and depressed. Maureen was so isolated, she had almost forgotten how to speak, was hunched and closed, and told Lydia that she was basically just waiting to die. Lydia continued to visit Maureen every week and since then, she has seen her blossom and "come alive again".

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A Coach to Lytham - The Whitemoss Story

20 Sep 2017 - 12:39 by helen.walker

Today, the North City Nomads group took 240 elderly people in five coaches on a day out to Lytham St Annes. It was organised by 15 volunteers and everyone had the option of activities such as shopping and walking along the promenade. By giving the people of North Manchester the opportunity to go out and make new friends, it encourages the reduction of social isolation and encourages new and wider friendship groups.

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Sharing life experiences - Wythenshawe Good Neighbours Story

20 Sep 2017 - 09:24 by helen.walker

“I know it’s Tuesday because I am going out to lunch and I don’t normally go out”. Every week for the past year, older people in Wythenshawe have had the opportunity to meet up for lunch at the Northenden Social Club. Apart from sharing a meal together, the lunch helps everyone to socialise and meet others in a community space.

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Building a Healthy Future Living Well in Later Life - Free wellbeing and resilience course for anyone over 55

19 Sep 2017 - 09:07 by michelle.foster

Are you over 55?
Would you like to learn skills to help you thrive in later life?
Are you approaching retirement with worries about the future?
Perhaps you recently retired and are struggling to adjust.
Or maybe you’d rather just like to get more from your life.
Then this course is for you.

The course is taking place on Tuesdays 2pm-4.30pm starting on Tuesday 7 November finishing on 12 December at Parkfield Court, 38-40 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 2GE

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Comic Relief – Active ageing: creating change in communities grants

28 Jul 2017 - 09:56 by michelle.foster

Comic Relief have launched a £1.5 million fund to engage older people aged 65 and over from ‘harder to reach’ groups to get involved in opportunities which use their skills, knowledge and experience to contribute to their communities. Comic Relief are looking for proposals which put older people at the centre of the work, designing and developing activities or opportunities which meet their needs, interests and priorities. Comic Relief

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Age UK Manchester are looking for Information and Advice Service volunteers

23 Jun 2017 - 11:37 by michelle.foster

Age UK Manchester are looking for volunteers to help within their Information and Advice Service. Available roles include generalist advisors, telephone advisors, benefit advisors and benefit form filling advisors. Full training and support will be given as required. Age UK Manchester

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Spirit Story for Volunteers' Week 2017: Eileen Jackson – Age UK Manchester

7 Jun 2017 - 13:49 by guest.blogger

Our seventh Volunteers’ Week Spirit Story comes from Eileen – a volunteer with Age UK Manchester.

"Age UK Manchester (formerly Age Concern Manchester) is an independent charity working with and for older people across Manchester.

Information and Helplines for Manchester Arena Incident

23 May 2017 - 13:42 by michelle.foster

We have pulled together a range of information collected so far about the additional support local charities & community organisations are offering in the aftermath of the events.
Scroll down to the foot of the page to view the updates.


Helplines and official contact information


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