The countdown to the 20th Celebrate Festival is well under way, and it’s looking like it could be the best yet. The theme this year is “Love Whalley Range”, so we’re celebrating what’s great about where we live. Local performers on the main stage include favourites Boz Hayward and

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Use this service to apply to register to vote or to: update your name, address or other details on the electoral register. change your voting preferences, for example to vote in person or by post. change whether you’re on the open register. Register to vote – GOV.UK https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote  

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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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On March 17th,  Age-friendly Whalley Range & Chorlton held a Community event at Adactus Housing’s Ivy Court on Beech Road in Chorlton – to bring older people together to socialise, to enjoy a hot meal and to access information in good company. Loren Grant of Foodwiser gave a presentation about food

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E-Bulletin Issue 136 – April 2017 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 Holding Back the Years Age-Friendly Manchester featured in a recent episode of BBC 1’s Holding Back the Years.  Arlene Phillips returned to her

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