Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Participants sought for research into how the ageing process affects our ability to combine sensory information

Researchers from The University of Manchester are seeking participants aged 65 – 89 years who are native English speakers for a study about how the ageing process affects our ability to combine sensory information, a process known as multisensory integration.

Click here for details.

Monday, 24 April 2017

Ageing and social eating: developing age-friendly communities through eating with others

You are invited to this free MICRA event on Friday 28 April 2017. This afternoon of short talks will consider the findings of recent MICRA Seedcorn research exploring social eating with older adults across neighbourhoods in Manchester, and work by researchers that connects with this work.

Click here for further information and to book.

Friday, 21 April 2017

Get Your Cat Spayed for £5

Eligible owners in Manchester & Salford can get their cats snipped or spayed for just £5 at participating local vets.  Visit the Cats Protection League website to check for eligibility and find a vet in your area.


Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What's on your 'Soon List'?

Most people have (or at least understand the concept of) a 'bucket list'. Quite often though, the things we have on our bucket list are 'big ticket' items - things that take a lot of cash, or time, or planning or even courage.

Alongside your bucket list, it's a good idea to have what Steve J Scott calls a 'Soon List' - the things you'd like to enjoy soon (in the next month, for example) and the things that are more easily done/can be planned into your day-to-day life.

Some examples of things that can go on your 'Soon List' are:
Then you have to make time to actually do the things on your list.  You have to book the restaurant or call your friend. or schedule the get-together and tell everyone about it. But, as Steve Scott says: 'If you keep an ongoing list of fun activities then you'll proactively create opportunities to enjoy life a little more'.  (And who could argue against that?)

So... what's going on your 'Soon List'?

Monday, 17 April 2017

Try Something New for 30 Days

Is there something you've always meant to do, wanted to do, but just ... haven't?

Matt Cutts suggests: Try it for 30 days.

This short, light-hearted talk offers a great way to think about setting and achieving goals.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Digital Drop-Ins

Need help using computers? Digital drop-ins start again next Tuesday...


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Age-Friendly Day Trips for North City Mancunians

North City Nomads is a hugely successful and popular project, supported by Age-Friendly Manchester.  The group now has over 650 members and is calling it's first Annual General Meeting to formally elect a committee that will take on the full responsibility of managing the project, organise future trips and recruit new members.

The North City Nomads AGM will take place at the Whitemoss Club, Southdown Crescent on 10th May 2017 at 1.30pm.

The group is also actively recruiting volunteers and has a number of exciting roles for people interested in lending their support.  For further information contact Tracey Annette on 0161 234 4299 or t.annette@manchester.gov.uk.

(Article courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

New Sporting Memories Group in Rusholme


Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Age-Friendly Club Nights

The BBC have continually promoted the My Generation Club Nights as a great "age-friendly" night out for the Baby Boomer Generation living in and around Manchester.  The Age Friendly Manchester team have received a huge number of enquiries following the BBC's ‘Holding Back the Years’ programme.

They want you to help them plan their Club Nights for 2017 - if you're a fan of soul, Motown and 60's sounds, why not join them?  The first members meeting, to plan the nights for 2017, will be held in The Burton Arms on Swan Street, Manchester on Sunday 14th May at 5.00pm.

Contact Tracey Annette on 0161 234 4299 or t.annette@manchester.gov.uk for more information and to be added to the mailing list.

(Courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Friday, 7 April 2017

What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.

Robert Waldinger is the Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Want to learn something new and challenging?

How yummy does this look?  I've got my eye on a few of the Astronautics and Earth Sciences courses.  See the full course list here.  (Enjoy!) (Sorry for the blurry picture!)

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Manchester Destination Guide

Looking for something to do over the Easter holidays? This new guide provides a quick snapshot of what to see and do, presented in an easy, digestible format.  To download the guide, click here.






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Sunday, 2 April 2017

Holding Back the Years

In programme 4 of the BBC series, Holding Back the Years, choreographer (and Manchester lass), Arlene Phillips returns to Age-Friendly Manchester to meet people who are determined to live life to the full, whatever their age. 

Click here to watch.

And here's a link to the Growing Old Disgracefully network featured in the programme.

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