Chorlton Good Neighbours hosts Age Friendly Whalley Range and Chorlton event
On Thursday 10thNovember just under 90 people attended another successful event held at Chorlton Good Neighbours. Organised by Helen Hibberd, Co ordinator of CGN, and Chris Ricard and Loren Grant from the local Age Friendly Team, a series of speakers from various health backgrounds gave information, and answered participants’ questions.
Guest speakers included
- Emma Gilbey, Programme Manager for Integrating care, spoke about the changes that are beginning to take place locally with the aim of bringing health professionals, social services and the voluntary sector together to work more effectively for its residents
- Laura Cassidy, a neighbourhood health worker form BUZZ who described the services and support they could offer people to help lose weight, stop smoking and take up more exercise
- Ellen Martinez with the local Falls team talked about how people could help prevent falls by reducing hazards in the home, and by taking exercise to strengthen bones and increase flexibility. She also introduced the topic of bone health. A further session advising about bone health will take place by the Falls team at Chorlton Good Neighbours coffee morning on Thursday 1st December 10-11.30am. This will allow individuals to come and speak with that team and have a preliminary assessment.
- Loren Grant gave a presentation about nutrition as we enter the winter months and the importance of omega 3’s, vitamin D and some supplements.
Part of the audience at the event
Mary O’Mahony and Angela Downing on the door, with Mary Watson, councillor for Whalley Range
Soup was provided by North Star deli and rolls /cakes were donated by the local Morrisons. Entertainment by Magic Barry and Dave Taylor rounded off the event; with grateful thanks as always to the fantastic Chorlton Good Neighbours volunteer team who provided endless cups of tea, served food and did all the washing up.
Helen Hibberd, Co ordinator, Chorlton Good Neighbours