Thursday, 20 July 2017

Keeping Well - A Short Film

Age Friendly Manchester has worked in collaboration with the Manchester Carer's Forum, the NHS, the Institute of Community Reporters and People's Voice Media to create a new short film on what keeps older people well. 

The film features a number of short interviews with older people who discuss the importance of family and friends, work and volunteering and helping others.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Living, not Existing: Putting prevention at the heart of care for older people

New report: Living, not Existing: Putting prevention at the heart of care for older people by The Royal College of Occupational Therapists. Download your copy here.


Thursday, 13 July 2017

Theatre Trippers Club for Older People in Miles Platting

Late last year a new community group was started in Miles Platting and Ancoats led by Mike Bishop and Kath Bates, with funding awarded through the Ambition for Ageing programme and Age Friendly Manchester. The idea was to create a club for those who enjoy theatre or are looking to try something new. Manchester has many theatres with a number offering good discounts for community groups.

Since starting the group members have been to see around ten performances and have many more planned for the rest of this year. Each theatre trip has attracted about twelve members and many new friendships have been made. Some of the group's favourite theatres include the new HOME theatre and the local Hope Mill Theatre on Pollard Street in Ancoats.

For more information please email Mike Bishop or telephone Kathryn Bates on 07961643781 (after 11am).

(Article courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)