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One man’s memory of watching Bowie make his Manchester debut

Bowie fan and Shropshire lad Graham Dyke shares his experiences of visiting Manchester for the first time to see David Bowie perform at the...

Super grandparents dedicate retirement to fundraising for their grandson with a rare genetic condition

Super gran and granddad dedicate retirement to fundraising for their grandson and other children with a rare genetic condition. Whether it is organising local collections,...

Community Outreach Project Launches to Provide Lifeline During COVID-19

A new project has launched in Tameside to provide a vital lifeline for older and vulnerable people during COVID-19. ‘Armchair Adventures’ will see people come...

THIS IS MANCHESTER: communities across GM rally round in response to the Coronavirus outbreak 

There is no better place to be than Manchester for community spirit. People from across our region are self-organising to protect each other from...

News in your area

Old Chicks Rock: Venture out alone for the things you love and make friends along the way!

Hazel Dawson, aged 62 from Manchester, shares the loves and lessons of her life, proving that 'Old Chicks Rock'. Here are her top tips on...

Our views on the ‘Influencing the agenda: what matters for older people in Greater Manchester’ event

Our reporter Chris Vickers attended the 'Influencing the agenda: what matters for older people in Greater Manchester' event hosted by the Greater Manchester Older People’s...

Stepping out into the Theatre of Dreams becomes a reality for lifelong Manchester United fan

Growing up in a family of devoted Manchester United fans who all lived a stone’s throw away from the Theatre of Dreams meant it...

“At the age of 49 I thought it was too late to start a new business…how wrong I was.”

Marie Grady, who is now aged 55, from Oldham, shares her story of building her own business at the age of 49. “I’ve been a...

Mum turns lifetime love of vintage into a business, empowered by her diagnosis of autism

Just a few months before hitting the big 50, Lynne Abbott, received a life-changing diagnosis of autism. For some this would be difficult to take,...

New podcast builds community of females still bossing it in business

Businesswoman Una Cottrell has launched a new podcast to connect career-focused women who are showing no signs of stopping after decades in their chosen...

Art & Culture

DAILY DISTRACTION: Who’s who?

The Talking About My Generation team is keeping spirits up with games and trivia with a Daily Distraction every day at 12pm during lockdown. Today's...

One man’s memory of watching Bowie make his Manchester debut

Bowie fan and Shropshire lad Graham Dyke shares his experiences of visiting Manchester for the first time to see David Bowie perform at the...

DAILY DISTRACTION: Manchester Music

The Talking About My Generation team is keeping spirits up with games and trivia with a Daily Distraction every day at 12pm during lockdown. Today's...

DAILY DISTRACTION: Glory, Glory Man United

The Talking About My Generation team is keeping spirits up with games and trivia with a Daily Distraction every day at 12pm during lockdown. Today's...

DAILY DISTRACTION: Name that item

The Talking About My Generation team is keeping spirits up with games and trivia with a Daily Distraction every day at 12pm during lockdown. Today's...

DAILY DISTRACTION: Belle Vue Memories

The Talking About My Generation team is keeping spirits up with games and trivia with a Daily Distraction every day at 12pm during lockdown. Today's...

Podcasts

Volunteering

Bob, Christine and Tony tell us why they volunteering, how they got into volunteering and how it has changed their lives. Not one to...

Retirement Talk

In this episode of Changing The Record, our reporters discuss their varying experiences of a massive life change that faces us all - retirement.

Active Ageing

Episode 2 of the Changing The Record podcast looks at how to stay active as we age - hearing from views from different people...

Campaign Launch

Episode 1 is an introduction to our Talking About My Generation Campaign, which was launched in March 2019.

Features

Bond, the bear and me – Paddington fan’s own tale of travels to London

Jane Lesley Pearson has been a Paddington Bear fan since she was a child but never dreamed of becoming friends with the famed author...

I met my first love in Belle Vue….and they called it puppy love

In 1971 I was free, single, and at 12 – and that’s how it should be! But I was in love with a boy...

New podcast builds community of females still bossing it in business

Businesswoman Una Cottrell has launched a new podcast to connect career-focused women who are showing no signs of stopping after decades in their chosen...

My friend Terrence on the telly

Our reporter Jean Friend recounts the experience of her good friend Terrence: from spending Christmas alone for the past 20 years, to staring in...

Being Transgender – The Pain and the Glory

Around 1957 I discovered that I was different, as I am what is now called transgender or trans. Back then I was only nine...

Oldham’s Inspiring Women

Inspire Women Oldham is a centre that helps to connect women to support and empower each other through involvement in activities and events. The...

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Letters

Coronavirus means new challenges to combat loneliness

Dear Editor, It is a very worrying time for everybody at the moment and all our circumstances are different. For all the people over 70...

Take up belly dancing to help you physically, mentally and socially

Dear Editor, A friend gave me a copy of your On The Record magazine, and I thought it was a brilliant idea! I am 54, and...

Volunteering in retirement

Hi, In a few weeks I’ll be taking early retirement from work and I will have some time to spare. I want to get involved in...

Praise for our positive publication

Hi, I have just come across one of your magazines “On the Record’ and I must say, what a delight to see such a positive...

Don’t label me old!

Dear Editor, I think Ambition for Ageing is doing great work, but I do have a problem with being labelled old at the age of...

Nostalgia

One man’s memory of watching Bowie make his Manchester debut

Bowie fan and Shropshire lad Graham Dyke shares his experiences of visiting Manchester for the first time to see David Bowie perform at the...

Bond, the bear and me – Paddington fan’s own tale of travels to London

Jane Lesley Pearson has been a Paddington Bear fan since she was a child but never dreamed of becoming friends with the famed author...

I met my first love in Belle Vue….and they called it puppy love

In 1971 I was free, single, and at 12 – and that’s how it should be! But I was in love with a boy...

Belle Vue Zoological Gardens – The World’s First Theme Park!

Belle Vue Zoological Gardens (Belle Vue) was born from an idea by John Jennison, a gardener by trade, and in 1836 he began to...

Calling on staff and pupils from Ringway Primary in Wythenshawe for social history

Hello all, I'm Jean and I am currently working with Ringway Primary School and Wythenshawe Waste Warriors on their school mapping project. I am recording...

Sport

Tired of running on empty? Get laced up ready for a Parkrun to keep fit

Ever feel like you are running on empty? There are 50,000 over 50s in Greater Manchester and we are apparently twice as likely to be...

KEEPING FIT AND HAVING FUN: THE BEAUTY OF BELLY DANCING

Sian Edward Davies, 64, started doing belly dancing as a fitness hobby in her early 30s but began teaching it at a turning point...

87-year-old Boxing Bill shows trainer the ropes

When Bill Kennedy started visiting Age UK Tameside two years ago, he had to use sticks to walk and was suffering badly from his...

Strictly Fun – how one couple turned their passion into a career

Alan and Ginny Newman thought it was plain sailing from now on. Alan had worked as a joiner in the same firm since he...

Men kick-start fitness and friendships at Walking Football

Have you ever fancied a kick about but have been told you are 'past it'? Try telling that to Salford Community Walking Football, who...

On Yer Bike for Wigan’s Summer Shindig

Age UK Wigan Borough held its Summer Shindig at the DW Stadium to showcase the various ways people can keep moving and stay active...
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