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?
This week (09-05-18) we welcomed Andy Barry from the Royal Exchange Theatre, together with three of his Royal Exchange elders company- members over the age of 60 who develop performance skills and indeed, put on performances Andy made sure that the workshops took place in a very relaxed and supportive manner and it was greatContinue reading Drama workshops: week 6, visit from the Royal Echange
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
Three volunteer information sessions took place in April. The first session, led by Chris Marsden, focussed on revisiting the guidelines and boundaries that CGN volunteers work within. This also included: what makes a good volunteer how we need sometimes to say ‘no’ Thinking about our own values and attitudes and the different approacheswe use inContinue reading Volunteer information sessions in April
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
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
At Good neighbours, with the average age of members being nearly 80, it is inevitable that people die. With people who have been long term members and regular participants in coffee mornings and trips out, there is often a desire to remember them at Good Neighbours in some not too solemn way. So we areContinue reading Memory Boards
A busy coffee morning, 15 Mar 2018 – Southways Housing, baby Isla & a visit from the Police A lot happens at Good Neighbours coffee mornings and today it was particularly busy Jackie Duncan, Southways Housing Jackie came to talk about the support that Southways can give to older people on any housing related issueContinue reading A busy coffee morning, 15 March 2018
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
At the Good Neighbours Coffee Morning on 7th Dec 2017. A BBC team came to film some members for the programme series “Holding Back the Years”. We now know that this series will air on Monday 12th March on BBC 1 at 9.15am it will run Monday – Friday for 2 weeks, the episode Good NeighboursContinue reading Good Neighbours on “Holding Back the Years”. Friday 23rd of March, BBC1 9.15am
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
The importance of exercising at an older age Some facts and figures from Age UK (Later Life in the United Kingdom, Dec 2017) Of women aged 65-74, 35% are overweight & 28% obese.Of men aged 65-74, 53% are overweight & 23% obese Of people aged 75+ plus, only 7% take the minimum levels of physicalContinue reading The importance of exercising
It’s never too late to get on the stage….. Good Neighbours is working with a local theatre director, Rhonwen McCormack , and producer Nakib Narat, to make a bid for funding to bring theatre to Good Neighbours. The idea is to explore whether some of our members and volunteers might be interested in acting andContinue reading It’s never too late to get on the stage…..
10 Chorlton Good Neighbours people were invited to Solomons bar on Wilmslow Rd Withington, for a free Christmas dinner on Tuesday 19th December by Heineken’s Brewery. The trip was part of the firm’s commitment to the community and support for older Manchester residents. Other older people from Didsbury Good neighbours also went along. Young people from Heineken’sContinue reading Christmas Treat from Heinekens Brewery