‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ Photos from some of the rehearsals leading up to our first performance of our play ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’ at the Good Neighbours coffee morning on Thurs July 12th 2018 We will be doing another performance at HOME on Mon 23 Jul 2018Continue reading ‘LoveChester 70s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby’
Our June Good Neighbours day trip was to the Longlands Hotel in Carnforth for a two course lunch and then over the road to the Farm Village for shopping. Volunteers supported the trip and helped people with wheelchair pushing and general assistance. Yet again we were lucky with the weather and everybody had a greatContinue reading Good Neighbours trip to the Longlands Hotel, Carnforth
What are you doing on Thursday 10am 12th July? If you are local to Chorlton, Whalley Range and Moss Side come and get your groove on to see a fun, new, comedy musical comparing life in Chorlton today with the 1970s: Bagpuss, space hoppers, Curly Wurlies, heatwaves, power cuts and flares contrasted to ageing inContinue reading Lovechester 1970s – What Are You Doing Sunday Baby?
Sunday Teas in May, with entertainer Teresa Harper Every first Sunday of each month Good Neighbours holds an afternoon tea. We arrange transport via a pool of our volunteer drivers to ensure that those with mobility problems or are isolated can come along and join in the fun This month we had entertainer Teresa HarperContinue reading Sunday tea in May at Good Neighbours
Chorlton Good Neighbours Stage Production supported by Royal Exchange Theatre Royal Exchange Theatre’s Andy Barry is bringing his Elders Company to Chorlton Good Neighbours (CGN) for a free public workshop on May 9th 2018 at 10am. Open to all aged 60+ in South Manchester. Places are limited so book early! The workshop gives retiredContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours Stage Production supported by Royal Exchange Theatre
Week three of the drama workshops was the last being led by Emily Smith. She has been brilliant and everybody has been having a great and productive time. Fortunately she will be returning to join in with the workshops after she has been on holiday. This week we worked on the stories we had producedContinue reading Drama Workshop week 3
26 people turned up for the second drama workshop on Wednesday (11-04-18). It included many new people who had heard about what the sessions were like and wanted to find out more. It was another hugely enjoyable session. A series of exercises led by Emily meant that we moved via simple wordplay and physical activitiesContinue reading Drama workshop, week 2
Yesterday (04-04-18) was the first session of the drama workshop at Good Neighbours. Over 20 of us assembled with little idea of what to expect. The workshop was led by Emily Smith who has worked with the West Yorkshire Playhouse and the National Youth Theatre. It was the first of three sessions she is leading. EmilyContinue reading Drama workshop – first week at Good Neighbours
Staff from the Chorlton Morrisons store visited CGN at the coffee morning yesterday (29-03-18) bringing lots of cakes with them including a big one donated as a raffle prize. Also all the 60 older people received an Easter egg from Morrisons as a surprise gift….many thanks to them for their generosity. Volunteer Arthur also heldContinue reading Coffee Morning Surprise – free cakes and Easter Eggs!
Balance testing at Chorlton Good Neighbours At the Good Neighbours Coffee Morning on 7th Dec 2017. A BBC team led by Dr Rangan Chatterjee came to interview and film some members for the programme series “Holding Back the Years” which was aired on Friday 23rd of March on BBC1. Here is the clip from theContinue reading BBC1’s “Holding Back the Years” come to Good Neighbours
Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch Free Drama Workshops for over 60s Getting Older In Manchester Should Mean Getting Bolder & Having an Even More Fulfilling Life! Chorlton Good Neighbours support Manchester’s Ageing Well initiative with a free Drama Course for people age 60+ Available to anyone in Chorlton, Chorlton Park and Whalley Range; the Workshops are fundedContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch Free Drama Workshops for over 60s
On Sunday 4th March the Manchester based Box of Tricks theatre company put on a performance of “Chip Shop Chips”, a new play by Becky Prestwich, at Chorlton Good Neighbours Well, what an amazing performance is was. Well, what is not to like about a play which starts with everyone having a full meal ofContinue reading Chip Shop Chips at Good Neighbours
Chorlton Good Neighbours: useful information and updates Feb/March 2018 Thursday coffee mornings; 10-11.30am : 1st March : Hear to help colleague Diane Whitehead here to check hearing aids and give new batteries, clean moulds and give advice . Please just turn up on the first Thursday of each month. Nurse Eileen Kendrick will be hereContinue reading Useful information and updates Feb/March 2018
Visits from Manchester University Music Society & Age Friendly Manchester team Last Thursday coffee morning (22-02-18) we had two guests at the Coffee Morning: Philip Bradley from the Age Friendly Manchester team of Manchester City Council and students from Manchester University Music society. Philip spoke with volunteers, service users, staff and other colleagues about theContinue reading Visits from M/c Univ Music Society & Age Friendly M/c team
Chorlton Good Neighbour’s Drama Workshops for 60+ “You’re never too old to try something fun and new!” STARTING IN MARCH 2018 An exciting 10 week course of workshops which will gently introduce you to the world of The Stage. For 2 hours a week on Wednesdays mornings you will enjoy creating and performing in anContinue reading Chorlton Good Neighbour’s Drama Workshops for 60+