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Manchester Cares free Social Clubs for people aged 65 and over

8 Mar 2019 - 10:48 by michelle.foster

Manchester Cares are running free Social Clubs for people aged 65 and over. All events are hosted by younger people in their 20s and 30s who want to meet you and hear your stories. Each event is free and refreshments will be provided. Clubs with limited capacity have a lottery system in place to make sure it is as fair as possible. If places for a club are allocated via a lottery, this is marked on the programme, along with the date in which Manchester Cares will draw names out of the hat.  Manchester Cares

Song Writing Workshop – Moss Side
Monday 11 March, 1pm-3pm
St James’ Church, Princess Road, Moss Side, M14 4TH
Bus routes: 101, 102,103, 108, 755, 733, 111, 44, 720, 15
Join musicians from the Camerata Orchestra in the first of a new series of exciting workshops that will introduce you to making music and writing songs. No musical experience – just a great chance to have fun and try something new with your
younger neighbours!

Film Night – Miles Platting
Tuesday 12 March, 6pm-8.30pm
Butler Court, Gunson Street, Miles Platting, M40 7UW.
Bus routes: 24, 83, 114, 180, 181, 182, 184, 726
Join Manchester Cares for a film, some popcorn and a catch up. This month the group will be watching I Tonya, the 2017 American biographical dark comedy film which follows the life of figure skater Tonya Harding and her connection to the 1994 attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Coffee & Quiz - Hulme
Thursday 14 March, 2-3.30pm
Cornbrook Medical Practice, 63 Booth St W, Manchester M15 6PR.
Bus routes: 53, 85, 86, 250, 733
A fun quiz, coffee and cake. Teams will be formed on arrival – just bring yourself and your competitive edge!

CFCCA Workshop – City Centre
Friday 15 March, 3-5pm
CFCCA, Market Buildings, 13 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU
Bus routes: 81, 112, 113, 118, 162 or short walk from Piccadilly Gardens
Join for a special tour then creative workshop at the Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA). **There are limited places for this club, call 0161 207 0800 to put your name in the lottery. Manchester Cares will draw names at random on Monday 11 March and get in contact with those people whose names have been drawn. If you don’t hear from Manchester Cares on that day, unfortunately you won’t have a place this time**

Chair Based Exercise for Women – Longsight
Tuesday 19 March, 3-4.30pm
Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Rd, Manchester M12 4NE
Bus routes: 192, 197, 191, 150, 734, 702, 53
Come along to meet some new friends and take part in some simple chair-based exercise routines. At the moment this club is for women only.

Dance Club: Irish Dancing! Miles Platting/Collyhurst
Thursday 21 March, 5.30-7.30pm
St George’s Youth and Community Centre, Livesey Street, Collyhurst, M4 5HF
Bus routes: 24, 83, 114, 180, 181, 182, 184, 726
Join Manchester Cares for a St Patrick’s Day themed dance club this month – led by fantastic volunteer Shauna! No experience needed, and if you’d prefer to just come and soak up the atmosphere that’s fine too. There is some limited transport available for those who would otherwise be unable to attend, give Lauren a call to book your place and to arrange this.

Pub Quiz – Ancoats
Tuesday 26 March, 5-7pm
Crown & Kettle, 2 Oldham Rd, Manchester M4 5FE
Bus routes: 24, 74, 76, 83, 180, 181, 182, 184, 216, 217, 231, X84 or a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens
Join for a popular pub quiz. Teams will be formed on arrival – just bring yourselves and your competitive edge.

Cooking Club – Hulme
Friday 29 March, 12.30pm-2.30pm
Aquarius Community Centre, 21 Eden Cl, Hulme, Manchester M15 6AX
Bus routes: 85, 86, 44, 101, 102, 103
Join younger neighbours to cook up some tasty treats in the kitchen. All materials will be provided, dietary requirements should be provided in advance. This month the theme is picnic – join in making some tasty lunch snacks to enjoy together afterwards.

Throughout March and April, there is also the opportunity to get involved in a project called Golden Years Caravan that we are running in partnership with arts organisation Art With Heart. As a group you will have the chance to work with a professional filmmaker over 6 workshop sessions to create a short film, giving you the chance to express yourself creatively and combat negative stereotypical images of being 60+. Travel will be provided but places are limited. Call Lauren for more details if you would like to be involved.

If you would like to book on to any of these clubs, contact Lauren on 0161 207 0800.

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