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
Stories of Our Lives goes online! Stories of our Lives facilitator Jolene writes: Changing times have called for changing methods of communication and so the storytelling group has started to experiment with meeting up online! Our first session in March was very much a trial and error process, with lots of laughing at ourselves andContinue reading Stories of Our Lives goes online!
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
Mike Burgess from Manchester Care & Repair is coming to the Good Neighbours coffee morning on Thursday 23rd January 10:00am – 12:00pm @ St Ninians Church Hall Next week is Big Energy Saving Week. Mike will give advice, tips and support to help you use your energy usage to make a difference!
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”
Mini trip to manchester Central CGN members went with Helen and Moira on the metro for a guided tour round Manchester Central ( GMEX) where Blue Badge guide , Ed Glinert informed everyone about the building’s history including its links to the Midland Hotel and The free trade hall. Part of the tour was outsideContinue reading Mini trip to manchester Central
Thursday coffee morning 6th June Our usual crowd of 60 turned up to meet with friends, have a coffee and celebrate birthdays. The art table continue to bring in their paints and use the time to water colour or crayon. How they concentrate with all the noise is amazing. David working on his painting despiteContinue reading Thursday coffee morning. 6th June 2019
Next Thursday’s history talk is by David Willars who will be talking about Manchester’s Victorian decorative glass industry and showing us some exhibits. 1.30 pm on Thursday 6th June all welcome. Thursday 6th June in the morning 10-11.30am – our ‘Hear to help’ colleagues will be here checking hearing aids and cleaning earmoulds, giving adviceContinue reading What’s On at Chorlton Good Neighbours in early June
Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy. Not only did nurse Eileen turn up to speak with anyone who had some concerns , but we also had visits from two other colleagues who were both looking for older participants to take part in their different projects. Eduardo Fe , a researcher from The UniversityContinue reading Last Thursday coffee morning (17-04-19) was very busy….
Have you ever heard the phrase “we all have a book in us?” A whole book sounds daunting doesn’t it? So how about we create one together instead? Our names are Jolene Sheehan and Patrick Wright. We want to create a book about older local people’s experiences so they can share it with their relatives,Continue reading Stories Project at Good Neighbours
On Thursday April 4th Dolores Long gave a riveting talk to the Good Neighbours History Group about those 109 men and women from Manchester who in the late 1930’s went to Spain to join the International Brigade and defend Spain from the Fascist takeover led by General Franco Dolores’ father, Sam Wild was one ofContinue reading Spanish Civil War talk
CGN History Talks Feb-July 2019 All the History meetings are held at St Ninians Church, Egerton Rd South, M21 0XJ on the first Thursday of the month from 1.30 to 2.45pm £2 including refreshments For more information please contact Helen Hibberd, Co-ordinator on 0161 881-2925 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Thursday 7th February:George Hastings – 17th CenturyContinue reading History Talks Feb-July 2019
On Thursday 22nd Nov 2018 we gave a performance of our comedy play “Snowed in” at Chorlton Good Neighbours coffee morning. 110 people were crammed into the hall to watch the play which was received with great enthusiasm. The Lord Mayor of Manchester was there too