CGN June 2020 newsletter How are you doing? Thank goodness for the weather being so great, well until it broke recently. Most of our members seem to be coping really well; creating a routine, trying to keep busy with exercise, cleaning, gardening (for those lucky enough to have a garden) and being a little creative.Continue reading CGN June 2020 Newsletter
As well as the usual visits from our Hear to Help colleagues and nurse Eileen , CGN has also welcomed plenty of other local colleagues and visitors to Thursday coffee mornings. This is so valuable as our older residents and volunteers have a chance to gain information about what else is going on locally orContinue reading Thursday coffee mornings during January and February.
Setting up a Neighbourhood Care Organisation in Ardwick Chorlton Good Neighbours were invited to give a talk to a group who are interested in setting up a community care group in the Longsight & Ardwick area of Manchester, bur focusing on Ardwick initially. As CGN has survived (and thrived) for over 50 years we areContinue reading Setting up a neighbourhood care organisation
Melodics at coffee morning Many thanks to CGN’s own singing group, the Melodicsa for getting everyone into a Christmas mood by singing carols at the last Coffee morning before Christmas, Dec 12th 2019
Final coffee morning before the Christmas break What a busy morning that was on Thursday 12th December. Not only did we have the usual birthdays to celebrate but the students from Salford University returned to complete their filming of one of our older members,Esther, as she took part in the drama group performance ‘Coming homeContinue reading Final coffee morning before the Christmas break, Dec 2019
CGN drama group have been practising their short sketch “Coming home for Christmas” which is set in a department store. The group will be performing on Thursday 12th December at the final Coffee morning of the year, and will be joined by the CGN Melodics to round off with some festive songs and carols. SomeContinue reading “Coming home for Christmas” Good Neighbours Drama Group
It’s that time of year again…….ho ho ho Christmas has arrived early at CGN , starting with the party on 1st December when 65 people turned out to have fun with pass the parcel, quizzes on general knowledge and TV theme tunes, and also the obligatory game of ………eyes down! The Bobbysocks Entertainment was byContinue reading It’s that time of year again…….ho ho ho!
Thank you as always for your support to our History talks this year and below isthe programme for the first half of next year. The final talk for this year will be next Thursday 5th December from Dr Kingsley Purdem from Manchester University who will be talking about the history of voting , how ourContinue reading Seasonal update Nov-Dec 2019
Thursday coffee mornings continue to be a really enjoyable weekly event for us all, as well as provide an opportunity for a range of visitors to come and join us. In October we had student nurses come to find out about what a community group does. Dawn Harris , the local Health Development Co OrdinatorContinue reading Coffee Morning Activities – visitors, paintings and actors
Although it may seem some time ago, many thanks to everyone who supported the Annual General Meeting in September; it was a fantastic occasion with about 90 people there. If you go to the CGN website you will be able to access a copy of the Annual Report if you want a fuller picture ofContinue reading Nov-Dec CGN Newsletter
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”
Chorlton Good Neighbours AGM Sep 19th 2019 Tracy from Morrisons Chorlton, presenting a box of tea and coffee for the AGM which she presented to Arthur Over 90 people attended the AGM Ken, the CGN making an opening speech at the AGM with our treasurer, Michael at his side Ken in full flow Helen, ourContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours AGM 2019
1. Thursday 19th September . Our AGM is taking place at 11.00 am here at Wilbraham St Ninians Church followed by soup, roll and cakes. Thank you as always for your support for coming to this meeting. 2. Thursday 26th September CGN is running an event as part of Chorlton Book Festival 10.30 -11.15am ,Continue reading September 2019 events at Good Neighbours
The CGN drama group performed their new production “ Staying Alive for Barry …” at the coffee morning of Aug 15th. The play wasbased around improvisation work the group did. The linking theme of transport portrayed different groups of local travellers all rushing to get to see Barry Gibb (of BeeGees fame) give a one-offContinue reading Drama group presents – “Staying Alive for Barry …
Thursday coffee mornings as busy as ever… Thursdays are still the highlight of the week for many of our older people so we try and have as much variety as possible during the morning. This includes an art table where tutor Susan Parry encourages people to have a go at drawing and painting using differentContinue reading Thursday coffee mornings – a lot has been going on