Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending

Disability Living Allowance (DLA) is ending for people who were born after 8 April 1948 and are aged 16 or over.

DWP will be writing to people before the end of September 2017 telling them when their DLA will end. You don’t need to do anything until you get your letter, which will have more information about a new benefit called Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

If you know anyone affected by this and want to find out more about DLA ending and Personal Independence Payment (PIP) visit: www.gov.uk/dla-ending   

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Aged 50+? Concerned about pension scams? Help is at hand!

The recent introduction of pension reforms gave people considerable freedom to decide what to do with their pension pots. Sadly, the freedoms also resulted in an increase in fraudsters targeting over 55s - putting their hard-earned retirement savings at risk.

Research conducted by Which? found that a third of over 55s have been contacted about their pensions by companies that could be fraudulent. A Pension Wise appointment will help you understand how to protect yourself from scams and report them if you see them.
Call 0161 830 2070 for an appointment.

Monday, 28 September 2015

Community Alarm Service - Annual Report 2014 - 15

The Community Alarm Service (CAS) provides a range of 24/7 services which support our most vulnerable customers by helping them to remain independent in their own homes. The service prevents the unnecessary admission of Manchester residents into hospital, long term residential care or having to face the upheaval of having to live with relatives.

The service provides the reassurance to our customers and their relatives that if help is needed, the customer can simply press their community alarm pendant, which will immediately open a telecommunications link with our operator in the Control Room. Where necessary, an appropriate home visit response would then be arranged by CAS. Where necessary, CAS will inform one of the Greater Manchester "blue light" services, be it the ambulance, police or even fire services on behalf of customers.

For more information about the service or for details about viewing the Annual Report contact Donna Conway on 0161 273 2574.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

What's On at Levenshulme Inspire?

Call in for a visit - The Inspire Centre, 747 Stockport Road, Manchester, M19 3AR

There is a range of activities on offer at Levenshulme Inspire which are especially suitable for older people.

The centre is very age-friendly and there is always someone on hand to help. We have a dedicated notice board targeting information at older people and we invite members of the local community to make submissions to the notice board via our team on reception.

For more information about what we have on offer please do call us 0161 850 5717.

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Stay Strong, Stay Steady - Thursday 1 October 2015

The Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is an EC funded project aimed at reducing falls through active healthy ageing.  

Led by the University of Manchester and working with 21 partners from across the European Union, the project delivers an annual campaign on International Older Person’s Day (1st October).  

The 2015 Stay Strong Stay Steady campaign focusses on three simple ways to remain independent and stay active throughout life.  For more information on the campaign, including access to downloadable leaflet and poster visit our website http://profound.eu.com/stay-strong-stay-steady/ alternatively, contact the Project Administrator 0161 306 7797 j.mcdermott@manchester.ac.uk 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Live Age Festival 2015, 1–3 October

Join us for a celebration of creativity in later life! The Live Age Festival, which we piloted in 2014, will be running again this year.

The Mitchell Arts Centre and the Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent play host to the Festival and - new for this year - we have an extra day of outreach activities at Trinity Church and the Roebuck Hotel, Leek, in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Most activities are FREE.

Details of all the exciting events can be found on our website at: www.liveagefestival.co.uk

Thursday, 24 September 2015

My Generation Over 50s Club night

We’re on the move again... to Alter Ego, Princess St, Manchester

My Generation Club regulars were sad to hear of the closure of the Roadhouse on Newton Street - the venue had generously provided members with a home for the best part of 2014. An appeal to club owners in Manchester through the Manchester Evening News resulted in a kind offer from Alter Ego on Princess Street, the current home of the legendary Twisted Wheel.

Why not join members of My Generation on opening night on Sunday 1st November 2015, from 7.00pm for an evening of the coolest club sounds of the 50s, 60s and 70s, as always you’re bound to hear some of the tunes of your generation and there’ll be live music too from The Cavernites, tickets are still just £5.00 and are available in advance or on the door. 

For more information contact Tracey Annette on 0161 234 4299 or t.annette@manchester.gov.uk or visit www.facebook.com/mygenerationmcr

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

The Market Will Save Us. Discuss, Wed 30 September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm, PHM

People’s History Museum
Wed 30 September, 6.30pm – 8.00pm

Was the crash a game-changer, or a blip in the endless rise of finance, a mere market correction? Can the market save us, or are we tied to its chaotic fortunes at our peril?  Join leading speakers at this special Discuss event.

Suitable for adults and young people

Booking required via Discuss – http://www.discuss.org.uk/discussion/the-market-will-save-us/  £7

For further information, please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Manchester Literature Festival - 12 – 25 October 2015

Manchester Literature Festival celebrates its tenth anniversary with an extra special programme of 85 events at venues across the city. Featuring Anita Anand, Simon Armitage, Virginia Baily, Louis de Bernières, Melvyn Bragg, Carol Ann Duffy, Sarah Hall, Joanne Harris, Robert Harris, Rachel Holmes, Anthony Horowitz, Paul Mason, Val McDermid, Deborah Moggach, Kate Mosse, Polly Samson, Elif Shafak, Jane Smiley, Tracey Thorn, Kathryn Williams, Jeanette Winterson and many more.

For full programme details visit the Festival website: www.manchesterliteraturefestival.co.uk

Monday, 21 September 2015

Living Well With Dementia - Monday 28 September 1pm-4.30pm

Amani Centre, Moss Lane East, M16 7DG

An open afternoon at the Friendship & Activity Group in Moss Side.  For local people, professionals and people who care about our elders.

Come and see what skills our members have and the fun we have together.  Enjoy lunch with us, learn more about dementia, join in our activities, and participate in discussion about what help is needed and is available locally.  

To book a place e-mail sally@togetherdementiasupport.org or phone 07854 335890

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Interested in healthy, nutritious food but not sure about the cooking?

Age Friendly Whalley Range are planning a project later this year to run through the winter months about eating well and staying healthy in the cold weather, including practical cook and taste demonstrations.

The project would be based at JNR8, led by a local nutritional therapist, but they would also like to run sessions at other local venues such as sheltered housing organisations in Whalley Range. The idea is to get people together in an informal, friendly way to meet, eat, chat, and get some tips on easy ways to cook for one and how the right foods can help you to stay well through the winter.  

Email Chris at agefriendlywhalleyrange@gmail.com or call 881 3744 to register your interest/give them your thoughts.

Saturday, 19 September 2015

Show Me the Money exhibition tour for the visually impaired - Fri 25 September, 10.00am – 4.00pm

People’s History Museum
Fri 25 September, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Come along on a fascinating tour of our latest changing exhibition Show Me the Money and explore representations of finance from 1700 to the present.

Suitable for adults and young people with a visual impairment
No booking required, drop in event

Please ask at the Info Desk on arrival and a member of the team will show you round the exhibition

In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation. Suggested donation £3

For further information, please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Friday, 18 September 2015

Show Me the Money – Political Economy from 1700 to Present, People’s History Museum

Fri 25 September – Fri 23 October, 1.00pm – 3.30pm

The Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) are running a five week course which links to their Show Me the Money exhibition.  The course explores the history, economics and politics that lie behind the art on display.

Suitable for adults aged 19 and over

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.nw.wea.org.uk.  Please quote course ref C3838041.  Please note this is a five week course; attendees are required to book onto all five weeks of the course      

£40.30 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

For further information, please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Thursday, 17 September 2015

People First Volunteer Befriending Scheme

People First are recruiting volunteer befrienders for their scheme in Hulme and Moss Side. Volunteers visit adults aged 55 years and over to help reduce loneliness and social isolation.

They provide a full training package, reasonable out of pocket expenses and support to find permanent employment or other volunteering opportunities.

Due to working with vulnerable adults, they will ask you to complete a full DBS, which they'll pay for. Previous experience is not required.

For more information please contact Wesley Langley – Scheme Coordinator - tel: 0161 235 6900 or email: wesley.langley@pfha.co.uk  or website:

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Dance for Everyone - Wednesdays 10.30-12.30 pm - Fallowfield

Rear Hall, Union Chapel, Wellington Road, Fallowfield.

Informal and fun dance class for older people. Come along and enjoy this varied and creative session - no repetitive exercise and no experience necessary. We dance to everything from rock to opera, salsa to jazz. Mixture of standing and seated dance.

Get fit the fun way! Trial session free. More information from Hazel Roy 0161 434 5021  

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Interested in research on ageing? Join the MICRA mailing list and follow on Twitter

The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) acts as an information hub for ageing research across a range of disciplines at The University of Manchester, including sociology, architecture, economics, medicine and engineering.

MICRA holds free public seminars throughout the year and has access to a network of over 1,900 academics, practitioners, policy makers and older people.

To receive regular newsletters and notifications about upcoming events, email micra@manchester.ac.uk or follow on Twitter @MICRA_ageing

Monday, 14 September 2015

Manchester and Salford Ramblers Group


We are part of the National Ramblers Association and offer a varied programme of walks around the Manchester and Salford area throughout the year as well as a lively social calendar and weekends away, by joining your local Ramblers Group you will also be supporting continued access to your local countryside.

Please contact our Secretary Mags Metcalf on 0161 839 3865 or visit our website www.manchesterandsalfordramblers.org.uk for more details.

Europe, Democracy and Citizenship in the 21st Century (WEA Course, Starts 21 September)

People’s History Museum
Mon 21 September – Mon 30 November, 1.00pm – 3.00pm

The Workers' Educational Association (WEA) are running a ten week course looking at European Democracy.  The course will look at the history and development of Europe, the current economic and political situation, and the challenges European citizens and institutions face today.

Suitable for adults aged 19 and over

Booking required by contacting WEA on 0151 243 5340 or via www.nw.wea.org.uk.  Please quote course ref C3838144.  Please note this is a ten week course; attendees are required to book onto all ten weeks of the course

£65.10 or free to those in receipt of means tested benefits

For further information, please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Training Opportunity - The Expert Patients Programme (EPP)

The Expert Patients Programme (EPP)
This course is for Manchester people who have experienced any long term health condition. The course is also effective in supporting carers
We are now taking referrals for the Expert Patients Programme at the venues listed below.

North Manchester
Monday 26 October to 30 November 09.45 – 12.15 pm
Five Oaks Family Practice, 47 Graham Street, Beswick, M11 3BB


Tuesday 6 October to 10 November 12:45 – 3.15 pm
Ancoats Primary Care Centre, Old Mill Street, Ancoats, M4 6EE


Thursdays 1 October  to 5 November 12:00 – 2.30 pm
Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre, 93 Church Lane, Harpurhey, M9 5BG


South Manchester
Fridays 30 October to 4 December 12:00 – 2.30 pm
Wythenshawe Forum Health, Simonsway, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX


Central Manchester
Mondays 21 September to 26 October 12:00 – 2.30 pm
Central Manchester, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9WL


Thursdays 15 October to 19 November 12:30 – 3.00 pm
Levenshulme Health Centre, Dunstable Street, M19 3BX



The EPP supports people who live with long-term health condition/s to take a positive role in managing the non clinical aspects of their health and well-being. (Living longer, living better)

It  builds on the principle that people who live with long-term health problems know best how their condition affects the way they feel on a day to day basis, their lifestyle and ability to accomplish activities important to them. The course also looks at ways to positively manage symptoms and changing emotions that can be brought about by living with long-term health conditions.

The UK and international evidence into the effectiveness of the programme has been excellent - EPP is the leading self-management/self-care programme in the UK

Our quick and easy referral form is available on the link below for you to post, call or fax. Please contact: 0161 371 2105.  Email: smu-tr.epp@nhs.net

Saturday, 12 September 2015

New film and guide to working with older people as co-researchers launched by MICRA

A new guide to working with older people has been launched by the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) at the University of Manchester, edited by Dr. Tine Buffel and produced in partnership with Age-friendly Manchester and Age UK.

The new handbook shares stories from older people as they step beyond the traditional role of consultee to that of interviewer and researcher.

To view or download the booklet, and to watch the accompanying film on the Age-friendly Cities initiative in Manchester, visit the MICRA website at www.micra.manchester.ac.uk

Friday, 11 September 2015

North City Nomads - Great Days Out for older people living in North Manchester

When was the last time you had a really good day out with friends, or sat on a pier enjoying fish and chips or an ice-cream?

For some older people these kinds of days out are a distant memory. People who live alone, or who are not part of a social group, can struggle to make friends and can miss out on holidays and day trips.  North City Nomads is a membership group open to all residents living in north Manchester - the group already has over 450 members. Once registered as a member you will be invited to apply for day trips as they are organised.  As well as enjoying a great day out there's the potential of making new friends and finding out more about other activities that local people are enjoying.

In June members of the group enjoyed a fabulous day out in Southport and then on 25th August the Nomads set off again, this time to Llandudno.  Both trips have been a huge success and members are already looking forward to the next trip to the Chester Christmas Markets.

Registration for membership is now open for trips which will be taking place in 2016. For a registration form or for more information contact Tracey Annette on 0161 234 4299 or email t.annette@manchester.gov.uk

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Making Conversation - Manchester Art Gallery

Next session: Thursday 17 September 1pm – 4pm

These workshops involve talking about and making art by using all of your senses.  The sessions are audio described (for blind and partially sighted participants) and all materials and refreshments are provided.  All adults welcome.  Please book in advance. Tel: 0161 235 8855.

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Rusholme Social-Café - Join us every Wednesday

12.30 – 3.30pm at the Rusholme Social-Café  for a snack-lunch and activities.

The Rusholme Social-Café is a space for relaxing, enjoying a healthy home-made lunch and take part in the craft and reminiscence activities. The activities are free with refreshments / lunch available for a donation.

Please join us at Birch Community Centre, Brighton Grove, Rusholme, M14 5TJ. Drop-in and for more information please call Rich on 07913 540680 or email richbrowning@healthymehealthycommunities.co.uk

Falls Prevention and Detection Using Smartphones Seminar - Wednesday 16 September 2015

Hosted by the Connected Health Innovation Centre, Vaughan House, University of Manchester

Falls in older people can lead to a number of problems such as injury, isolation, anxiety and greater dependence on carers. With an ageing population, falls prevention is becoming an increasingly important challenge for health and social care providers.

Specialising in the area of Falls prevention, Dr Helen Hawley-Hague and Professor Dawn Skelton will discuss: Utilising technology in falls detection and prevention, Improving wellbeing and promoting independent living, Engaging older people in the use of technology.  

For further information please visit our website: http://www.informatics.manchester.ac.uk/news/Pages/FallsPreventionMonitoringSeminar.aspx.  

If you would like to join us for this free seminar at UoM, please register here.

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Invitation to Celebrate National Older People’s Day and Older People's Forum Meeting - Thursday 1 October

Save the Date Notice
Thursday 1st October 2015
Manchester Town Hall

The Age Friendly Manchester team is pleased to confirm that the next meeting of Manchester Older People’s Forum will take place on Tuesday 1st October 2015.  As usual we will begin with tea and coffee at 10.00am, with formal proceedings beginning at 10.30am.

Our Forum meeting will also present an opportunity to celebrate National Older People’s Day and will see the launch of the Manchester Older Peoples Charter which has been developed by the Age Friendly Manchester Older People’s Board. Continuing with the celebratory mood we are hopeful that the Golden Voices Community Choir will be available on the day to give us a rousing performance – the choir are currently celebrating their fifth anniversary year.

It has been some time since we were all together and it will be wonderful to see friends old and new. We very much hope to see you at the meeting.

Lipreading class in Chorlton - Wednesdays 1-3pm

We meet in Room 39 (Second floor), Manchester Centre for Deaf Studies, Mauldeth House, Mauldeth Road West (entrance on Nell Lane) Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester M21 7RL

Lipreading classes are designed for people with a hearing loss who may be finding it difficult to follow conversations. We practice lipreading in a relaxed environment, learn useful information, share difficulties and communication tactics.


The class is free to people with a hearing loss and their family and friends.


To find out more phone 0161 796 1621 (voice or Text Relay), mobile 07539 359 718 (voice or text messages) Email:
enquiries@manchesterdeafstudies.org

New Dementia Cafe in Blackley - Second Wednesday of each month - Free

EachStep at 198 Charlestown Road, Manchester, M9 7ED

The Community Integrated Care (C-i-C) charity, an award-winning specialist dementia care facility. We recently launched a free monthly dementia café for members of the local community, to give people who live with dementia and their loved ones the opportunity to share their experiences, receive expert advice and information, and enjoy fun and inspiring activities.

For more information contact EachStep on 0161 220 0900 or email eachstep@c-i-c.co.uk. More information can also be found at: http://www.c-i-c.co.uk/blackleycafe

Monday, 7 September 2015

Inspired People's Project - Tackling Isolation and Loneliness amongst Older People

The Inspired People's Project is now well into it's second year. The project, delivered from Levenshulme Inspire, offers a number of advice and support sessions. It also promotes opportunities for people to come together. For more information contact Jean Bernard at jean.bernard @ lev-inspire.org.uk  

Here's a quick list of the activities currently available.

Workclub for the over 50's
Mondays: 10.00am – 12pm.
Work Club for 50+   Advice and support for jobseekers.

Happy Monday’s Group
Every Monday excluding Bank Holidays: 2pm – 4pm
Older people’s social and activities group. All 50+ Welcome!

Chair based exercise
Tuesdays from 12pm – 1pm.
Gentle exercise, join at your own pace

Exercise and Eat           Tuesdays 11-2 £5 Northmoor Rd Methodist Church
‘’                ‘’                  Thursdays 11-1.30 Collier , Wellington St Gorton

Computer Buddies  Thursdays 11-1 Inspire Centre
Luncheon Club        Friday 12.30-2 Mosely Court, Mosely Rd M19

National Older People’s Day – Thursday 1 October

What is your group doing to celebrate this special day - Could Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service help?

Over the previous years GMFRS have worked together on various projects across Manchester to mark and celebrate National Older People’s Day.

Are you organising an event that we can be part of or support? We'd love to hear from you. Please contact Angela Baker, Community Safety Advisor by email bakerae@manchesterfire.gov.uk or call 07581 004132.

Remember you can follow us on Facebook at Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) and on Twitter @manchesterfire

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Levenshulme Inspire are pleased to invite nominations for their Inspire Awards 2015

In preparation for the 5th annual Inspire awards - Levenshulme Inspire are pleased to be able to offer the awards as a way of recognising the achievements of individuals in living or working in the Levenshulme and Gorton South wards of Manchester.

There are 5 categories this year, out of which, an overall winner will also be selected. The categories are Volunteering, Achiever, Inspiration, Enterprise and Age friendly ambassador.

For more information or to fill out a nomination form please visit our website, www.lev-inspire.org.uk/ or drop in to Inspire or call 0161 850 5717. 

Have you been affected by cancer? Are you struggling to get back to normal or ‘new’ normal - then Macmillan Connections may be for you

The Macmillan cancer Information and support centre at Wythenshawe Hospital has a whole host of groups and activities you can join to help regain confidence, improve energy levels and best of all - be with others in similar circumstances to have a chat  and form supportive friendships, whilst joining in an activity you enjoy.

Our Macmillan Connection groups include walking groups, our local allotment group, yoga, and craft and chat plus much more- we can also ‘connect’ you to local centres, community groups and social activities and join others with similar interests

For further information please contact the Macmillan centre on 0161 291 4876 or email macmillan.info@uhsm.nhs.uk

Volunteer in schools for INTERGEN Chorlton

Make new friends, be useful, use your skills and expertise and have fun! INTERGEN offers you the opportunity for all this by volunteering in a local primary school in Chorlton (Barlow Hall, Chorlton Park and/or Old Moat).  

Check out the Intergen website (www.intergen.org.uk) and contact Estelle on 07946 761 785 or estelle.longmore@intergen.org.uk for a chat about how this might be the right thing for you and some local children.  

Saturday, 5 September 2015

Volunteer in schools for INTERGEN Burnage

Intergen Burnage is looking for retired people with some time free weekly for the new Autumn term to come and help children and young people with one to one reading, maths, after schools clubs or any special skills they would like to share.

Volunteers need a DBS check which we can arrange. Schools in our cluster are Ladybarn and Greenend Primaries and Burnage Academy. Please come and make a difference!

More information from Hazel Roy Burnage INTERGEN Co-ordinator 0161 434 5021 or hazel.roy@intergen.org.uk

Friday, 4 September 2015

Golden Voices Community Choir - Celebrating singing together for over five years

Over recent years, singing as part of a choir has become very popular, particularly since Gareth Malone helped to launch the beautiful Military Wives choir who topped the charts at Christmas 2011 with their song, "Wherever You Are". Since then more and more Community Choirs have formed up and down the country.  One of Manchester's very own, open access Community Choirs - The Golden Voices, rehearse each week at Band on the Wall on Swan Street.  Being an open access choir means that people who have no previous experience of singing can join.

Rehearsal dates throughout September and October are: 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th September and the 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th October. All sessions are held at BOTW apart from the 17th September when rehearsal will be at Halle St Michael. Prospective new members are welcome to pop in and join in a rehearsal before signing up as a member. There is a small weekly charge.

As well as enjoying a new activity and meeting new friends you'll also be improving your health - regular singing can improve your breathing and posture and will hopefully make you feel happier. The Choir has always been regarded as more than a singing group, “we’re a friendship group”, say the Golden Voices.  

You can view clips and images of their performance and even make enquiries about membership at: www.facebook.com/goldenvoicescommunitychoir or for more information contact Julie Jones on 07906 201262 email choir@goldenvoiceschoir.com

Behind the Scenes at People’s History Museum - Sat 12 September, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

This Heritage Open Day we invite you behind the scenes for an afternoon of discovery.

Take a tour of our fascinating Textile Conservation Studio with one of our Textile Conservators and find out about their current conservation projects.  Then delve into the Labour History Archive & Study Centre and discover the records of the social, political and economic life of the last two centuries.

Suitable for adults and young people. Please note no food or drink is permitted in either space.

Booking required for the Textile Conservation Studio tour via Eventbrite – http://hodtcstour.eventbrite.co.ukIn order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone please make a donation.  Suggested donation £3

Textile Conservation Studio tour: 1.00pm – 2.00pm
Archive delve and discover, drop in event: 2.00pm – 4.00pm

For further information, please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or info@phm.org.uk

Thursday, 3 September 2015

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

MoBay pop-up cafe - Saturday 12th September from 6pm onwards

If your only experience of Caribbean Food has been a Caribbean Take Away then this is the event for you!

MoBay presents a restaurant-styled event where you will sample a carefully selected menu of freshly made Caribbean dishes that will delight your taste buds. On the menu there is something for everyone, from meat-eaters to vegans. On the night there will be some special entertainment to fully immerse you into the Caribbean Experience.

Get your tickets via the Levenshulme Inspire website www.lev-inspire.org.uk, drop in to Inspire or call 0161 850 5717 

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

FREE NHS HEALTH CHECKS - including Glucose and Cholesterol levels

Feeling good? Keep it that way and treat yourself to 20 minutes that could add years to your life!

The NHS Health Check is an excellent way to listen to your body to check if it needs a little extra attention to keep it happy and running smoothly. There are few conditions, so if you are -
  • aged between 40 and 74
  • registered with a GP within the city of Manchester
  • not already being treated for heart problems or diabetes
  • not already had this check in the last five years
Please come and visit the friendly healthcare team at one of the venues listed below.  You will receive a full NHS Health Check which checks your height, weight, blood pressure, pulse and by taking a very small finger prick blood sample, your glucose and cholesterol levels will be known within minutes, so no having to return for results.  You will then have time to discuss your results and ask any questions.

Saturdays 5, 12, 19, 26 September 9am - 12.30pm and 2 - 4.30pm
North City Library, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, M9 4AF

Mondays 7, 14, 21, 28  September (please call the Centre for times - 0161 228 0138)
Chinese Health Information Centre, Houldsworth Street, Manchester City Centre, M1 1EJ

Wednesdays 7, 14, 21, 28  October 9.30am - 4.00pm
Wythenshawe Forum Library, Forum Square, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX

Mondays 30 November 7, 14, 21 December 12.30 - 6.30pm
Longsight Library, 519 Stockport Road, M12 4NE

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Alexandra Park Family Fun Day, Saturday 5th September 2015 from 12-4pm

Featuring Chorlton Lodge activities from Age-friendly Whalley Range!

Alexandra Park will be celebrating one year on from the re-opening of the park with a free family fun day, featuring music and entertainment for all.

Come and visit Age-friendly Whalley Range in the Lodge to find out what's happening for older residents living in the area - and to tell us what you’d like to see.

We will be showing the fantastic Ageing Study film featuring Whalley Range and Chorlton contributors, providing snacks and entertainment - and a silk screen printing workshop with Alexandra Arts: come and print a bag or a card promoting Age-friendly Whalley Range!

Email agefriendlywhalleyrange@gmail.com  visit www.whalleyrange.org  or call Chris on 0161 881 3744 for more details.