We are celebrating our #StrongMcrWomen with Manchester International Women’s Festival – a month-long festival of events in March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Manchester International Women’s Festival 2017 twitter.com/ManchesterIWD instagram.com/manchester_iwd The Manchester International Women’s festival is here … Manchester is an amazing city buzzing with excitement with world class

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ELECTORAL REVIEW OF MANCHESTER: DRAFT RECOMMENDATIONS The Local Government Boundary Commission for England has published draft recommendations on the future electoral arrangements for Manchester City Council.  Today is the start of an eight-week public consultation on the Commission’s draft recommendations on new ward boundaries across Manchester City Council. The

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Age Friendly Whalley Range & Chorlton has been organising a series of free get-togethers over recent months, for local people aged 50 and over.  Each event includes a free lunch, with a workshop or talk on a topic of interest, plus information about local age-friendly services and activities.  Some

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  E-Bulletin Issue 130 – October 2016 This monthly update provides news, event details, information and advice for older people and those who work with and support older people. Twitter Website Email Latest News Your new Age-Friendly Manchester publication To mark International Older People’s Day on 1st October, Age-Friendly Manchester is delighted to announce the launch

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ELECTORAL REVIEW OF MANCHESTER Deadline to submit comments Monday 26th September Dear Whalley Range groups: Re Ward Boundary Review   At the Forum meeting last week the ward boundary review was discussed, and the possibility, that to make wards equal sizes as a result of population change, that not

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  Check back regularly as new shows are constantly being added BLACK HISTORY MONTH GREATER MANCHESTER 2016 BACKGROUND CALENDAR… EVENTS LIST CONFERENCE DANCE EXHIBITIONS FAMILY FILM MUSIC SPOKEN WORD TALKS THEATRE WORKSHOPS YOUNG PEOPLE EVENTS LIST BHMGM events, click on an event for more details and booking.  New events

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  Tai Chi (Taiji) for Beginners: all ages welcome. Mondays from 1:30-2:30pm @ JNR8 Youth & Community Centre 82 Cromwell Avenue, M16 0BG (Back of Manley Park Church) Taiji has been developed by the Chinese as a complete system for promoting mental health and physical health. It consists of a series of

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500 Fares a Day is the report of the Withington Road Bus Survey and presents the business case for a bus service on Withington Road. You can read it here http://withingtonroad.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/500-fares-a-day.pdf         A NEW BUS ROUTE THROUGH WHALLEY RANGE? Here is the route of the proposed 85A

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  Together Dementia Support is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company offering support and therapeutic activities for people living with dementia, their carers and supporters in Manchester. We provide high quality activity and support groups to help people with dementia to maintain skills and hobbies, and to enable both them

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(scroll down for the MEN article) Cleaner, Safer, Greener…   Alexandra Park Parade Project – open to All Call out for volunteers and participants, individuals and groups: come along to our first meeting on Wednesday 20 April, 6.15pm, in the Pavilion cafĂ© As part of the Alexandra Park arts

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Did you know you have to register to vote on a new type of form this year? It can be done easily on-line but a lot of people do not have internet access. This is the link to the form for postal applications. https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/501388/Register_to_vote__living_in_England_or_Wales_.pdf Or register online at https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote Manchester’s

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Are you an older resident living near Alexandra Park? Learn new creative skills whilst enjoying a cuppa and friendly conversation. Rebels & Rollers is a free workshop, taking place as part of Alexandra Arts’ Pankhurst in the Park programme. In an accessible, welcoming and age-friendly environment, this is your

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Age-friendly Manchester E-bulletin An electronic publication bringing you news and updates from the Age-friendly Manchester team and our partners Issue 122 – February 2016 About this e-bulletin Welcome to the February 2016 edition of the Age-friendly Manchester e-bulletin – a monthly update, with 1600 direct recipients in Manchester and

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Dr Tine Buffel* is in Brussels today at the launch of the EU Covenant on Demographic Change. (See the photo that is on display at the event – featuring our Whalley Range Co-researchers in age-friendly Alexandra Park !) The Covenant is set to become the new EU-wide association gathering

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More activities at Z-arts: http://www.z-arts.org/ Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road Hulme Manchester M15 5ZA   Chorlton Book Festival: Our #Chorlton Book Festival programme now online for your perusal. Grab those diaries & book ’em in http://issuu.com/chorltonbookfestival/docs/chorlton_book_festival_2015_program   http://www.timeout.com/manchester/things-to-do/manchester-events-calendar

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Age-friendly Manchester E-bulletin An electronic publication bringing you news and updates from the Age-friendly Manchester team and our partners Issue 119 – October 2015 About this e-bulletin Welcome to the October 2015 edition of the Age-friendly Manchester e-bulletin – a monthly update, with 1600 direct recipients in Manchester and

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GMP have developed a short survey for people who have either personally experienced hate crime, or know someone who has. The survey covers issues around reporting hate crime and supporting people who have been affected by it.  It can be accessed by following this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/gmhatecrime. It will take about 5 minutes to

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Tai Chi with Kaz Karim @ JNR8 http://www.taichiunion.com/instructors/?l=karim Kaz Karim profile  http://www.taichiunion.com/    Tai Chi Union website Mondays  at 1:30-2:30 pm Evening session coming soon! For men and women of all ages What is Taiji? Tai Chi is a unique system of exercises based upon the principle of relaxed

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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) August 2015 newsletter  MICRA website Guide to working with older people as co-researchers launched by MICRA A new guide to working with older people as co-researchers has been launched by MICRA and Age UK.Read more >> English social climbers happier in later

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IN THIS EDITION: • Schools Out and Holidays Are In! • Manchester GPs Back Benchmark of Quality • Type 2 Diabetes Listening Event • Putting the “P” into Patient Voice • Review of Wheelchair Services in Manchester • Congratulations and Thank You to… • Gynaecology Services – Have Your

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Firstly: Thank you so much to everyone who  pledged their support! The community response to our crowdfunding project to fund some of the Celebrate Festival costs for 2015 was amazing! We  raised an incredible £2,326 in pledges from members of the community, businesses and local groups! This went towards

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Joint event between Greater Manchester Coalition of Disabled People Disabled and Manchester Disabled People’s Access Group. At this event you will be able to: · Connect with other disabled people and their friends from Moss Side, Hulme and surroundings areas · Learn about what we do, and how to

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The impressive grade II listed venue, British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC), will be hosting an amazing evening sharing a platform with some of the UK’s current leading British Muslim women. The BMHC aspires to celebrate Islam’s rich and diverse heritage, inspiring all communities to embrace diversity and is highly instrumental in shaping a

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 We are launching our Spacehive Crowdfunding project for Celebrate very soon… See the preview of the Celebrate Anthem above! And here are the lyrics so you can sing along!! “We’ve danced, jumped, skipped, drummed, played, talked and sang, eaten, shared, joked, laughed, made food, music, conversation and plans, Climbed

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There’s a lot going on in Whalley Range and surrounding areas during the half term break and beyond. Here’s a selection of local and wider events for all ages over the next few weeks… Visit to find out what’s happening in and around the City Centre: http://www.visitmanchester.com/ WRCF_Whats Happening (PDF)

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Age-friendly Manchester E-bulletin An electronic publication bringing you news and updates from the Age-friendly Manchester team and our partners Issue 113 – April 2015 About this e-bulletin Welcome to the April 2015 edition of the Age-friendly Manchester e-bulletin – a monthly update, with 1600 direct recipients in Manchester and

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Local events below: click link for more     Manchester Muslim Writers Chorlton Library Fri 30 January 6.30pm An anti-Islamophobia event to raise awareness of hate crime through creative writing and poetry   Nigerian Women’s Group Whalley Range Methodist Hall Sat 31 January 2–4pm An event and quiz to

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Manchester Evening News: 12/01/2015 The severe cold weather warning comes as hospitals across Greater Manchester are already struggling to cope Elderly people are being urged to stay indoors as icy weather is forecast to pile extra pressure on the region’s embattled A&E units. Health chiefs have issued a cold-weather

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Taken from http://healthwatchtrafford.co.uk/how-to/how-to-travel-to-an-appointment/ How to Travel to an appointment This guide covers Driving (& car parking) Public Transport Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Ring and Ride Private Hire Taxis Community Car Services   If you have an appointment at a hospital, treatment centre, clinic etc. You need to make sure

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Age-friendly Manchester E-bulletin An electronic publication bringing you news and updates from the Age-friendly Manchester team and our partners Issue 110 – December 2014 About this e-bulletin Welcome to the December 2014 edition of the Age-friendly Manchester e-bulletin – a monthly update, with 1500 direct recipients in Manchester and

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  Free childcare for two-year-olds If you live in Manchester, your child is two (or will be this year) and you receive benefits or tax credits, you may be eligible for up to 15 hours of free childcare per week. Your local Sure Start Centre can provide you with

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