Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Ground-breaking partnership launched to help people aged 50 and over in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester has announced a five year partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better.  This will support the new Greater Manchester Ageing Hub on a range of work to improve the lives of people living in Greater Manchester aged 50 and over.

Read the full story on the GMCA website.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Golden Voices Choir

Golden Voices Choir is a friendly group of over 50s who sing pop and traditional songs from many lands. They're looking for new members - there's no audition and you don't have to read music. They have an inspiring musical director who teaches and encourages and they've performed at a range of venues including museums and art galleries. Prospective members are welcome to join a rehearsal before signing up.

£3.50 per session (first session is free)

Contact Julie Jones on:

Tel: 07906201262

Monday, 7 March 2016

Royal Exchange Theatre Elders Company

Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann's Square, M2 7DH
Cost: £6

The Royal Exchange Elders’ Company are starting new monthly taster sessions. Open to anyone over 60, they're practical workshops for those wishing to develop drama skills and knowledge of theatre.

Upcoming sessions:

Wednesday 23 March, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 27 April, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 25 May, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 22 June, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 27 July, 11am-1pm
Wednesday 24 August, 11am-1pm

Sessions are proving extremely popular and if you're unable to book a place on Elders Monthly, you'll be placed on their waiting list.

To book: contact the Box Office on 0161 833 9833. Tickets for the next Elders Monthly session are released at 10.30am on the previous session.

For further information please contact Andy Barry on 0161 615 6792 or email

Sunday, 6 March 2016

How can cities be improved for older people?

How will ageing populations shape our cities? The Guardian would love to hear about your experiences as an older person of the challenges and benefits of urban life. How could your city improve for older residents? What physical or social changes would you like to see happen to enable a more inclusive, age-friendly city?

Find out more and share your experiences by Monday 21 March.