Our group activities are a chance to get together, build up friendships and make some new friends! You can learn together (the History Group), get fit together (exercise classes), have fun together (the drama group), paint together ( arts and crafts), eat & drink together (coffee mornings), sing together (the Melodics), go on trips to gether (day trips) and above all, have fin together.
We ensure that everyone is supported when they first arrive, and, where possible, will provide lifts to and from events. We hold many regular activities as well as some great one-off events and day trips.
Thursday coffee mornings & Art Class each week, 10am – 11.30am
Monthly Sunday Teas
4 to 6pm, the first Sunday of each month (re-starting soon we hope)
Outings & social events (coming again soon)
Recent coach trips include excursions to Southport, Ostwaldtwistle Mills, Bourne Poacher, The Poachers Inn Bollington, the Art Deco Midland Hotel in Morecambe, Rivington Hall Barn, Llandudno, St Annes, Southport, Rhos on Sea and Millstones near Harrogate
Digital Support Sessions
Every Thursday, whilst coffee mornings are going on, in the room next door people can bring in their mobile phones (smart or not), Ipads, and laptops and discuss if they have any problems with them. Aidan is in charge, but he has 3 volunteers to help out. Here Bernard is helping Enid to be able to host her own Zoom meetings for her local church
The Melodics Singing Group
Meets each Thursday after Coffee morning, 11.30-14.45.
They also perform occasionally at local nursing and residential homes.
Only a love of singing required!
Three each week. All classes are geared towards falls prevention and are facilitated by experienced instructors. Sessions include use of hand weights and resistance bands to improve flexibility, mobility and muscle strength. They are also very good fun!
- Monday 1.30- 2.30pm Combination of seated and standing exercises
- Wednesday 1.30-2.30pm Combination of balances and cardiovascular work for more energetic older people
- Friday 10-11am Seated exercise class with some transport provision
One off projects
Such as The Memories project, cooking sessions and taking part in Chorlton Open Gardens
Meets the first Thursday of every month at 1.30pm. A range of speakers are invited to talk about history based topics they have researched and have a special interest in
Tuesday snooker and social afternoon Tuesdays 1-3pm
A weekly social afternoon at a nearby cricket club. This is aimed at older men and includes snooker, bowls and darts as well as just socialising. Ring for more information
Gardening project Friday mornings 11-1pm
Using the land at the back of Wilbraham St Ninians where we have a greenhouse, raised beds and a patio area. Everyone welcome
Weekly Tuesday Parent and toddler group
Positive living group
We regularly run courses in positive living which meet monthly to discuss strategies to make the most of ageing and remain resilient and motivated. Led by Debra McCallion a freelance life coach and trainer
Christmas and New Years Lunch,
Parties, celebrations and fund raising events
Always good value and great fun. Queen’s Jubilee is up next
Art & Crafts
We got lots of people to paint peebles and then we got to set them in concrete on a path near the door to the Good Neighbours office
Every Christmas we make table decorations, using leaves, berries and flowers from the G0od Neighbours garden
Marianne, Paul & Tony
Geraldine admires her handiwork