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
Support for Volunteers 10 volunteers attended a July session on their motivations for volunteering with older people, what preconceptions they had and how this compared to the realities. Here’s a small selection of some of their reflections The realities when you started volunteering: The Positives I feel I made a difference I am verballyContinue reading Volunteer training – motivations for volunteering with older people
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 …
Two day trips out each with full coachloads of 51 CGN members and volunteers. The first trip in July was to Rhos on sea where people had a lovely 2 course meal at a pub near the Promenade and then had the rest of the afternoon looking in the shops or just enjoying the seaContinue reading Trips out to Rhos on Sea and to Trentham Gardens
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
Chorlton Goo9d Neighbours took part in the Chorlton Get Together Day on 23rd June 2019. This is a short film by Marc Grundy which gives a good feel of the day
Longford park seniors (55+) Bowling Club New Members welcome Bowls is one of the few sports which allow you to keep on competing indefinitely. One of last year’s tournament winners in Trafford is 87 years old. Not many people can say they are a champion at that age. Bowling offers a way to keep activeContinue reading Longford park seniors (55+) Bowling Club
Forthcoming events at Good Neighbours in July 2019 Thursday 4th July The History talk at 1.30pm will be from Linda Carver who will talk about about Ancoats Dispensary and the history of Ancoats Hospital itself, and then onto the various campaigns to save the Dispensary including the one that she led 7 years ago, bringing thingsContinue reading Forthcoming events at Good Neighbours in July
David Willars was an excellent speaker at last Thursday’s history talk (06-06-19). The topic was the almost forgotten history of Manchester’s Victorian glass industry , complete with some prime exhibits. One attendee commented that they had come along just to give the usual support but said they found it all fascinating and they had learntContinue reading Talk on history of Manchester’s Victorian glass industry
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
Our first workshop of the Summer Drama Workshops at CGN was held on Wed June 5th 2019. Whilst future workshops will be based round improvisation and developing a drama production, this weeks opener was on Circus Skillsd. It was led by Poppy Avison-Fell, a performer and practitioner which led us to explore using swinging Poi,Continue reading Circus Skills at the Drama Group
Last Sunday 2nd June saw people come together for the usual monthly Sunday tea (always the first Sunday in the month). Volunteer drivers brought in 35 people who enjoyed a hot meal and pudding, bingo and a raffle and entertainment this time from Dave Beaumont. Thanks as always to the volunteers who give up theirContinue reading June Sunday Tea
Chorlton Good Neighbours Launch 4th FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills! June 5th to 31st July 2019. 10:15am -12:15 at St Ninian’s Church Hall, Wilbraham Rd M21 OXJ Develop new skills Make new friends. Gain self-confidence & Enjoy Performing for a Supportive Audience. Chorlton Good Neighbours support Manchester’s Ageing Well initiative with Manchester’sContinue reading FREE Drama Workshops for All Ages with Circus Skills!
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….