(photos of JNR8 food projects) Manchester South Central Foodbank Christmas Opening Times Wednesday 21st December: session at the Wesley Centre 11am – 1pm.  St Edmunds Closed Saturday 24th December-  NO SESSION Sunday 25th December Christmas Day Dinner at St Mary’s School Moss Side; people can be referred (no later than 20th Dec – limited places – see poster below)  

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E-Bulletin Issue 132 – December 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 ‘buzz’ Manchester Health & Wellbeing Service has launched! 22nd November saw the official launch event of ‘buzz’, pictured above.  Their aim is simple:

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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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The Indian Senior Citizen’s Centre is hosting an NHS Health Check day for residents aged between 40-74 years on 8th December from 10:00-4pm with Manchester’s Buzz Health & Wellbeing service. Health checks take around 20 minutes – so to avoid waiting around you can book your slot by calling Laura Cassidy

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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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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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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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 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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4 STEPS SKILLS – Computer Skills Made Easy   Come along to our new exciting course starting tomorrow (Tuesday 20th) between 11 am-1 pm.   Do you need help using computers and tablets properly? Do you need help to search for jobs? OUR 8 WEEK COURSE @ JNR8 YOUTH &

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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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Date & Time of Event: 30 November, 2016 – 10:30 Venue: Friends Meeting House, Manchester You’re invited to attend an event to discuss older people and devolution. Please come along and have your say about the future of Greater Manchester. Together we’ll explore, consider and agree messages to be

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THIS MONTH: Christmas Markets return Have your say on budget options ‘Oasis DNA’ exhibition International Women’s Day Bus gates in operation GMCA Consultation   Santa’s favourite markets return Manchester has been transformed into a festive winter wonderland once again by the UK’s biggest and best Christmas Markets. This year’s offering includes a fun

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