Performing and Sharing “Stories of our Lives”

Over four Saturdays in August , CGN ran a  project bringing older storytellers together with younger writers to create a book about memories and experiences around selected topics; childhood and growing up, working life and holidays and travel . Over thefour sessions 50 people had taken part, including many members from CGN. We have hadContinue reading Performing and Sharing “Stories of our Lives”

CGN drama groups presents – ‘Staying Alive for Barry Gibb’

It has been  a very busy summer of activities for CGN particularly for those related to cultural events. Through these we support older people in contributing and engaging in neighbourhood and city life. The first event was the CGN drama group taking part in the Festival of Manchester in Platt Fields on Saturday 31st August.Continue reading CGN drama groups presents – ‘Staying Alive for Barry Gibb’

Volunteer training – motivations for volunteering with older people

Support for Volunteers   10 volunteers attended a July session on their motivations for volunteering with older people, what preconceptions they had and how this compared to the realities. Here’s a small selection of some of their reflections The realities when you started volunteering: The Positives I feel I made a difference I am verballyContinue reading Volunteer training – motivations for volunteering with older people