The Age-Friendly Manchester team is reviewing and refreshing Manchester’s Ageing Strategy and we’d like your views. The questions (in the consultation link below) have no word limit. Please give as much (or as little) information as you wish. All information will remain confidential. Many thanks! Age-Friendly Manchester   https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/QT6BV3G

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Recycling rise in Manchester prompts new bin collections calendar     Manchester City Council is announcing a new bin collections calendar, following a major boost to the city’s recycling rates. Manchester’s recycling rate has increased from less than 32 per cent in 2015/6 to a projected 40 per cent

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  This Summer: Imagine it, Make it, Move it Saturday 22 July – Sunday 3 September Open daily, 10am – 5pm Join in the fun this summer with our holiday activities. Make your own fidget spinner in our new workshop and pick a side to cheer on in the

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https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5P3BN82 We are well on our way to realising our dream for our community kitchen! We have received a fantastic donation of ‘pre-loved’ stainless steel kitchen equipment and an offer to carry out some of our building work – from ISG – a dynamic construction company currently working in schools

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    The age friendly festival for older people Live happier        Live healthier Live longer  Your Central Manchester guide 2017 Spring into Summer Central-Amended2   *Please check that each activity is still running before you leave to attend as sometimes changes may be necessary*  

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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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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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  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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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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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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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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Twitter Website Email International Older People’s Day 2017: Sunday 1st October Every year, the United Nations designates the 1st October as International Older People’s Day. Events will be taking place across the country to celebrate the achievements and contributions that older people make to our society and raise awareness of the issues

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New post on WR 4 wildlife The Sunset/Sunrise Survey Summer 2017 by urbanfx16 The Sunset/Sunrise Survey – Monitoring Bats and other Wildlife Chris Packham has recently promoted this survey on Springwatch! This survey can be conducted until September and is ideal for complete beginners as well as the more experienced volunteers who also enjoy

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Hi all, just wanted to advertise the relaunch of a weekly over-50s social afternoon in the luxurious lounge of Hibiscus Court on Sedgeborough Road, run by the lovely Link Good Neighbours! Starting today and continuing every Wednesday, with drinks, goodies, games, and fabulous company. Please share with anyone who

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The wonderful Alexandra Park History book ‘Alexandra Park Manchester; A park for the people since 1870’ will be available to buy on Wednesdays and Fridays in Chorlton Lodge from 11 am – till 2 pm. The official launch of the book, video documentary and brand new story boards will take place

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Age-friendly Active Ageing Survey  Would you like to see some activities for older people in Alexandra Park this summer? Age-friendly Whalley Range And Chorlton would like to put on some taster sessions at the Alexandra Park celebration in September. What would you be interested in? Please see the suggested

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