BREAKING NEWS

People aged 50 and over from across Greater Manchester are changing the record on what it means to grow older in the region.

 

They have teamed up for a new campaign – Talking About My Generation – to become community reporters and show what it’s really like to grow older in Greater Manchester.

The reporters will be setting the record straight on ageing by reporting on other people from their generation, charting their stories of life over 50 to celebrate their lives, showing any challenges associated with ageing and they are being overcome, to inspire people to live the life they choose, regardless of age.

From hosting their own reggae radio show to delivering their own photography clubs, the community reporters will also show off their own range of skills, talents and experiences – as well as learning new ones from podcasting to media production.

The team will deliver the campaign until March 2020; meeting at monthly newsrooms and attending local events and groups to cover key issues that they feel are important in later life: from retirement to staying active.

Download The Record here

Click the button – to get your copy of The Record – the first Talking About My Generation newsletter.

Get in touch with us

to show how you are rocking retirement – or to share others stories to help people aged 50 and over live the life they choose!

MEET OUR REPORTERS

Meet our team of reporters and click on their photos to read more about their experiences of being over 50 in Greater Manchester.

Download their first newsletter – The Record – to find out more about the campaign and get our campaign poster to display here.

MELBOURNE SHEPHERD

CHRISTINE DUFFIN

REPORTER PATCH: Manchester
AGE: 59

TONY OPENSHAW

REPORTER PATCH: Manchester
AGE: 64

KAREN MINNETT

CAROLE OGDEN

REPORTER PATCH: Bolton
AGE: 58

Further Info

The Talking About My Generation Campaign is part of an Ambition for Ageing project, which is co-delivered with the support of PR social enterprise Yellow Jigsaw and Age UK partners from across the funded areas: Wigan, Salford, Tameside, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton and Manchester.

If you have an event or story that celebrates positive ageing in Greater Manchester get in touch to invite your local reporter along via grace@yellowjigsaw.co.uk

 

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