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Salford Older People’s Day changed the record on ageing in the city

October 8, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporters – Paul Sherlock, Jean Friend and Bob Alston, joined dozens of others at Salford Older People’s Day held at Salford Museum and Art Gallery – which had a theme of being Age Proud. The day included creative, sport and tech activities as well as discussions that reflect both the spirit of this year’s […]

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“It’s not the wrinkles, it’s the twinkles!” – event shows how to be age proud

October 8, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporter, Mike Dodd, attended the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network Action Group – to give a presentation on how to help change the record on ageing as part of the Talking About My Generation campaign. Here, one of our other reporter’s – Chris Vickers – reports on the day. “Following arrivals and coffee, our host, […]

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Turning 50 and taking on a new career

September 20, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporter Tony Openshaw spoke to Aderonke Apata – who has just reached the 50 milestone. Here she tells us about her life and shows that age should not be a barrier to your achievements as she is set to become a barrister in her 50s and she also takes a look back on her […]

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Bolton reporter launches ‘MyGen Challenge’ to re-write our generation

September 16, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

One of our Talking About My Generation reporters, Carole Ogden from Bolton, is calling on over 50s who want to get creative to join her poetry challenge and rewrite what it means to grow older. Kicking off on October 1, Older People’s Day, and continuing every day throughout the month, Carole will share a new […]

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Our reporters are set to host first Living Library to challenge ageing stereotypes

August 29, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

  Our Talking About My Generation campaign reporters will be hosting a Living Library at Manchester Central Library on Saturday, October 26. The event will take place 1-4pm at in the main cafe area and will be the first ‘Living Library’ to only host people aged 50 and over, all from different walks of life, […]

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Over 50s get creative at a Poetry in the Pub session in Bolton

August 28, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Hot on the heels of a very successful ‘Painting in the Pub’ session, the Bolton Over 50s Culture Champions held a ‘Poetry in the Pub’ session last week, in The Southfields, and 17 people turned up to join in. Here our reporter and resident wordsmith Carole Ogden tells us all about it. First we had a […]

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Peterloo and peaceful protests – how our generation wants to keep the memory alive and pass on activist ways

August 24, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

On the 18th August 2019 people gathered at Tandle Hills Country Park in Royton, Oldham to mark the 200th anniversary of the tragic events that became known as Peterloo. Here our reporter Jean spoke to two activists (and cyclists) Lizzie and Sharon (pictured) about why it is important to mark Peterloo and how our generation […]

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Bolton residents take on a painting in the pub challenge with an over-50s Culture Champions group

August 7, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our Bolton reporter, Carole Ogden, took part in a Painting in the Pub art session with Bolton Over-50s Culture Champions. Here she tells us all about her experience – get ready to be inspired to pick up a paint brush! On Friday afternoon, at 2pm, I found myself filing into The Grapes Inn in Farnworth […]

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How we can get geared up on healthy living in older age the Netherlands way

August 1, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Our reporter, Pauline Smith, visited Purmerend, a small town of 80.000 people, which is just North of Amsterdam with her son last year, and was struck by how many older people were clearly active, mobile and fit. Here she gives us an insight into what we can learn from those growing older and staying active […]

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REVIEW: A ground breaking performance from the trans community

July 31, 2019 by in category Talking About My Generation

Kate O’Donnell, the artistic director of Trans Creative presented for one night only at one of Manchester’s iconic venues – the Royal Exchange Theatre. It was a dazzling line up of trans and non-binary performers in a performance titled 100 Trans Voices as part of the Trans Vegas three day event in the city. Our […]

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