Age-friendly Whalley Range event at Ivy Court, Chorlton

A welcome from Scheme Manager, Gloria Thompson

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 and nutrition: Foods to Remember – how food and lifestyle can help protect you from memory loss and dementia.

We were also really happy to welcome the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan to the event to welcome everyone  and to talk about the great work  volunteers are doing  in communities across Manchester – and of course to pose for photographs with everyone!

A huge ‘Thank You’ to Trina, Andrea and Roger for all your help – and Una and Lotte for pampering and the bag-making workshop.

The Lead Station provided a delicious St Patrick’s Day themed lunch of Irish potato & chive soup and a selection of sandwiches including Guinness braised beef and Irish cheddar ploughmans… and our host – Scheme Manager Gloria Thompson – provided lots of tea and coffee, cake and biscuits!

Age-friendly Whalley Range & Chorlton is a local network and steering group aiming to support and engage with residents, to promote healthy ageing and access to information.

After the event Gloria said:

“Residents who attended are still buzzing about the information they received, the food and the visit of the Lord Mayor.

Comments about the event include, “The presentation on nutrition was excellent”.  “I learned so much”.  “I would attend the event again”.  “It’s great to see our lounge used for an event like this”.  “The person who did the hand massage even told me about oils that can help me sleep better”.

See some more of the photos from the event below.

Thanks to our Age-friendly photographer Anthony Morris – who has an exhibition of his photographs in Chorlton library from 3rd-29th of April.

Chair of Whalley Range Community Forum Bill Williams – meets local historian – Bill Williams!

Dr S. Sinha and Mr Shah from the Indian Senior Citizens Centre

Photo: Andrea Marsden

Adactus Housing Group Ltd: photographs courtesy of Samantha Ryan from Marketing & Communications