Thursday, 29 June 2017

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The Association of Retired Single Women Facebook Group

If you're female, retired (or soon-to-be-retired) and single, join us in the Association of Retired Single Women Facebook group. We're a friendly lot - mostly happy to be single and not particularly looking for another relationship (but we haven't completely closed that door to the right person.)

Instead, we try to get the most out of our lives - travel, hobbies, moving to new areas (or new countries!) and even starting retirement businesses!

It's a closed group, so we'll need to approve your application - but if, after reading your profile, it's clear that you're retired, single and female... you're in!  Click here to ask to join.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Seth's Blog: Make two lists

On one list identify the grievances, disrespects and bad breaks:

    People who don't like you.
    Deals that went wrong.
    Unfair expectations.
    Bad situations.
    Unfortunate outcomes.
    Unfairness...


Seth's Blog: Make two lists

Friday, 23 June 2017

Active gaming is good for brain health and memory, finds study

Video games which involve physical activity significantly boost our brain health as we get older, according to new research led by University of Manchester experts, Dr Emma Stanmore and Joseph Firth.

Read more.

Thursday, 22 June 2017

MICRA to host study into effect of post-retirement work on wellbeing

Dr Ellen Dingemas has been awarded a Rubicon grant to study how the physical and cognitive wellbeing of retirees across Europe is affected by post-retirement work.

Learn more.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

A Message from Age Friendly Manchester and Age UK

The Met Office is forecasting that temperatures are likely to reach over 30 degrees in most of England until Thursday this week.

Please do pay special attention to older neighbours and friends, who may need extra help in the current very hot temperatures.

Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are both life-threatening conditions and can develop if left untreated. Click here for advice on how to spot and treat heat exhaustion and heatstroke.

Monday, 19 June 2017

Get up and go - a guide to staying steady

Do you know someone who would benefit from taking the 'timed up and go test' (from the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy), which helps to assess whether a person is at an increased risk of falls?

Click here to see a video of the test in action and advice about how to help someone that may be of greater risk of falls.

Friday, 16 June 2017

How 'walking football' helps depressed men

From the BBC:

As a survey by the Mental Health Foundation suggests older men are less likely to recognise the importance of relationships, Graham Satchell meets a group of 'walking footballers'.  Click the link here to watch the video.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Upcoming age-friendly events and things to do in Manchester

There are lots of events and regular groups across Manchester in June and beyond. Activities range from days out, local history groups, IT sessions, health and fitness classes, classic film screenings, dementia-friendly swimming and social clubs.

As a taster, events that have recently been added include:
 

    'Separate + Together', a photography exhibition in Miles Platting
    'Games For the Brain' activity group in Wythenshawe
    A Pop-Up Parkinson’s Wellbeing Café in Didsbury
    Sporting Memories Sessions in Rusholme


Check out the event listings for all the latest details.  The Age Friendly Manchester team recommend that you keep checking back as events are added throughout the month.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Monday, 12 June 2017

Vintage FM

Vintage FM gives a real voice to Manchester's over 50s. It's produced by a mixed bunch of volunteers who've trained at All FM as radio producers.

It began in 2015 with All FM 96.9 in partnership with Age Friendly Manchester, Manchester Art Gallery, Whitworth Art Gallery, Royal Exchange Theatre, Anchor Housing and the Baring Foundation.

You're invited to listen in - for fun, new skills, ranting on radio, and discussion about life histories, community concerns, art, culture, and history combined with lots of laughs:  www.allfm.org.

Friday, 9 June 2017

Stockport Walking Football Tournament


Looking for Community funding in GM?

Local groups and organisations with great ideas to make their neighbourhoods and communities even better places to live are invited to apply for funding to turn their ideas into reality.

Active Communities is funding a programme for community groups and not-for-profit organisations. They are looking for small and local projects, designed and run by local people.
Click here to find out more.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Over 55s Overcoming Anxiety Group

If you're over 55 and anxiety is affecting your life, the Overcoming Anxiety group is there to help.

The next course is starting: Thursday 15 June 2017, 10am-12pm, for 10 weeks, every Thursday, at Gaskell House Psychotherapy Services, Swinton Grove, Manchester M13 0EU (near back of MRI).

Please ring Karen Buckley on 0161 861 2236 or Pete Ireland on 0161 833 3944 to book a place or if you have any queries or questions.  Here's a link to a bit more information.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Interview with Esme Ward, Age Friendly Culture Lead

The work of Age Friendly Manchester around age-friendly arts and culture is going international!

The Japanese Performing Arts Network interviewed Esme Ward, who leads Manchester’s work on age-friendly arts and culture. In the interview, Esme gives us an insight into her background, the importance of age-friendly culture in the City, and her work at the Greater Manchester level.
Read the full interview here.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Monday, 5 June 2017

Volunteers needed at the National Football Museum

The National Football Museum is looking for volunteers for two exciting projects:

Football Memories Programme Volunteer

This role will support the delivery of football reminiscence work to improve the health and wellbeing in older people.

Football Story Box Project Volunteer

This role will be to support the delivery of Story Box project workshops for people living with dementia. Story box is a ground breaking creative project designed for people living with dementia.

For more information on both of the roles, you can email the Football Museum.

(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Saturday, 3 June 2017

The Horsfall @ 42nd Street in collaboration with Age Friendly Manchester present the 5Ways Café.

Monday 12th June, 4:30pm – 7pm
The Horsfall, 81 Great Ancoats Street, Manchester. M4 5AG.

The first in a series of 5 cafés offering people of all ages an opportunity to spend time together and explore ways to support their own and each other’s wellbeing. The event is part of a creative programme offered to the people of Greater Manchester by mental health organisation 42nd Street.


5Ways: Connect
Experience a new sound installation by sound artist Jacki Waldock, young people from 42nd Street and the voices of older residents of Ancoats; connect across generations; learn to work your own printing press; play in the games corner, enjoy snacks and drinks; find a place to relax and just be.
 
Click here for more information and to tell them that you are interested in going along, or you can email Julie.McCarthy@42ndstreet.org.uk.


(Information courtesy of Age Friendly Manchester)

Friday, 2 June 2017

The Surprising Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert, author of "Stumbling on Happiness," challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.