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.
Adactus Housing Group Ltd: photographs courtesy of Samantha Ryan from Marketing & Communications
Age Friendly Whalley Range and Chorlton event at Tangmere Court, Dudley Road on Thursday 17thNovember
Despite heavy rain, over 30 people attended another successful event held at the welcoming housing scheme in Whalley Range – Johnnie Johnson’s Tangmere Court.
The event featured stalls, entertainment and workshops, health and wellbeing advice, fire safety, bowel cancer awareness, Karen Kennedy promoted Care & Repair and energy bill saving information, an upcycling workshop from Stitched Up (mittens made from recycled jumpers) – and close up magic from Barry. Festive fundraising stalls sold gifts and craft items and Mourad Keemar from Transport for Greater Manchester came along to update residents about travel options in Whalley Range and Chorlton.
Loren Grant gave a presentation about nutrition as we enter the winter months including the importance of omega 3’s, vitamin D and some supplements.
We were pleased to welcome Dr Mike Eecklaers, Chair of the Clinical Commissioning Group and a practicing GP in Gorton who led a discussion around access to health care services particularly for older people and addressing isolation/sharing information.
For lunch we shared 2 tasty freshly cooked soups (made by Chris and Loren!) served along with crusty bread and butter and baked potatoes – with refreshments provided by Maureen.
Photos by Anthony Morris and Andrea Marsden
Age-friendly Whalley Range and Chorlton event at Chorlton Good Neighbours
Thanks to Chorlton Good Neighbours for hosting our age friendly event as part of their weekly coffee morning.
There was a fantastic turnout of around 90 people – with regular coffee morning visitors,people who had attended the Chorlton Library event a few weeks ago – and people who had seen our poster in local shops and on the website.
Here are some fantastic photos of the event from our AFWR photographer Anthony Morris…