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Recognition for the Age UK Salford Hospital Aftercare Team at Salford Royal Hospital

The Age UK Salford Hospital Aftercare Team who are based in Salford Royal Hospital have been shortlisted for a Staff Northern Care Alliance Award. There...

MANCHESTER BIKERS ON ROAD TO ANOTHER CHARITY DESTINATION

Members of the British Motorcycle Preservation Society (BMPS) – Manchester - have spent the past two years organising numerous events to raise money in...

Face masks made mandatory in UK again as major statement looms

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to make a major statement today on the UK's new Covid variant. Six new cases of the Omicron...

Participants needed for “Digital Inclusion in Older Adults” research

A series of local organisations, including The University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, are looking into digital inclusion in older adults...

News in your area

Face masks made mandatory in UK again as major statement looms

The Home Secretary Sajid Javid is set to make a major statement today on the UK's new Covid variant. Six new cases of the Omicron...

Ways To Take Good Care Of Yourself After You Retire

This article contains affiliate links   Getting older can be fun and exciting, especially when you’re done working and can sit back and relax a bit....

Participants needed for “Digital Inclusion in Older Adults” research

A series of local organisations, including The University of Manchester and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, are looking into digital inclusion in older adults...

Talking About My Generation news team nominated for Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Our newsroom is so excited to bring you the fantastic news that our community reporter team has been put forward for the Queen's Award...

What’s for Tea? Recipes for Homemade Bread Day

November 17 marks 'Bring back the simple pleasure of baking bread with this variety of savoury and sweet recipes sent in by our local...

DJ and Elvis impersonator brings joy to Francis House Children’s Hospice

Supporting his favourite charity is always on the mind of DJ and Elvis impersonator Jim Nicholas. Kind-hearted Jim from Swinton made a surprise appearance at...

Art & Culture

Can you get all the questions right to this Greater Manchester Quiz?

Born and bred? Call yourself a local? Let's put your knowledge to the test with this Greater Manchester based quiz! Q1. How many Ashtons are...

Walking Netball Clubs you can join in Greater Manchester

Looking to try something new or dip back into an old hobby at a more relaxed pace? A series of walking netball clubs are offering...

Retirement Ahead? Here’s What To Look Forward To

This post contains affiliate links  There are some people who are terrified of getting older, and there are others fully ready to embrace advancing age....

Winter walks: The wizard of Whirlaw

Our reporter Jean has been off exploring in Yorkshire and recommends this walk if you're willing to travel slightly out of Greater Manchester to...

Ways To Take Good Care Of Yourself After You Retire

This article contains affiliate links   Getting older can be fun and exciting, especially when you’re done working and can sit back and relax a bit....

Call out for visual artists aged 50+ in Greater Manchester for new project

A local and previously successful project is looking for a variety of local artists who are currently unemployed and are looking to take their...

Podcasts

A Cuppa with Carole: Forager Colin Unsworth

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Boom Radio – David Lloyd

A Cuppa with Carole is a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter Carole Ogden sits...

A Cuppa with Carole: Life After Lockdown

A Cuppa with Carole is the first in a new series for the Changing The Record podcast, where our Talking About My Generation reporter...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: a Winter Warmer podcast episode

With the dark nights drawing in and the Winter frost starting to bite, it can get a bit, well, jading. And that’s without even...

Mind Yer ‘Ed: How to Keep Calm and Carry On

Our latest podcast episode is a little different from our usual chat - this episode features an interview and a guided session with hypnotherapist...

Mind Yer ‘ed

Check out our latest podcast: Mind Yer 'ed How have we kept our heads during lockdown? Well, we've had our up and down days -...

Keeping Moving

In this episode, Jean, Bob, and Pauline talk about how, despite the restrictions of lockdown- we've managed to keep moving - from rediscovering local...

Life In Lockdown

Our reporters - Bob from Tameside and Jean from Chadderton - caught up with each other this week to present to you a very...

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.

Features

Have you ever wanted to ride a motorcycle or are you thinking of getting back into motorcycling? 

Our Tameside reporter, and motorcycling enthusiast Bob, gives us an insight into his experiences of motorcycling for those wanting to get on their bikes...

Are tech advances of online purchasing excluding people from society?

Our Salford reporter Chris explains his struggles and frustrations around everyday task and purchaseswhich now require technology, with little way around them - for instance,...

What the F: Suspension of triple lock pension pledge

Our brand new What the F(inance) series is a space for older people to share their views on money news that matters to them. The...

Meet the NHS volunteers on the frontline

Bury reporter, Lesley Downing, introduces us to fellow Fairfield Hospital volunteers in celebration of Volunteers' Week (1-7th June) I have been volunteering on the main...

Coming out of Lockdown: Looking after our Mental Health

How will you feel as you start to live the kind of life you lived before March 2020? Will you want to mingle with...

Blooming garden sale success for Dementia Awareness Week

The week (commencing May 17, 2021) was Dementia Awareness Week. As a carer for wife Liz, who suffers from this terrible disease, Paul Muldoon...

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Letters

Thoughts on a new report which identifies experiences of older people during the pandemic

A new report based on research conducted by Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group has identified experiences of older people living in areas of multiple...

Seeing the positives after a Year in Lockdown

Dear Editor, Sat here reflecting on the one-year anniversary of lockdown in England during Covid-19 one cannot help but be saddened by the enormity of...

Who remembers Bob a Job week?

Dear Editor, As Easter is around the corner, it got me thinking about Bob a Job week. It was around Easter time when it happened so...

Letter: “Bah Humbug on Covid Christmas”

Bury reporter Lesley Downing shares her views on Christmas...what do you think? Share your views by emailing [email protected] We’ve been having a think about Christmas. ...

Memories of Oldham: 52 years later I’m still in the house I was born in

In reply to a Letter from our Editor: Is it an age thing? PART 2 - June 9, 2020 Dear Editor, I think the editor Bob...

Nostalgia

Can you get all the questions right to this Greater Manchester Quiz?

Born and bred? Call yourself a local? Let's put your knowledge to the test with this Greater Manchester based quiz! Q1. How many Ashtons are...

Where I call home: Boomerang Manc

Our new series asks our reporters to consider whereabouts they call home - was it the place they grew up, the town they first...

Remember, Remember: Bonfire night with Lancashire Black Peas

Here, our reporter Jean reminisces about bonfire night as a child and shares the recipe for black peas - a traditional treat served on...

Bonfire Night memories

Today marks Bonfire Night - and here Salford reporter Chris Vickers shares memories of his family celebrations. "As a youngsters my sister, Pat, and I...

Belonging: Growing up in Chorley, living across the world and coming back to Bury

Here, our reporter Lesley shares her experience of moving to Greater Manchester after being born in Cumbria and raised in Chorley, Lancashire. Unlike many of...

Sport

Walking Netball Clubs you can join in Greater Manchester

Looking to try something new or dip back into an old hobby at a more relaxed pace? A series of walking netball clubs are offering...

Hundreds raised for charity at Salford Community Walking Football Tournament

Our reporter Chris Vickers is a keen member of his local walking football club and shares some updates about their annual charity tournament, raising...

Renowned Manchester Photographer Comes Out Of Retirement at 90!

Renowned Manchester photographer, Sefton Samuels has come out of retirement – again – for his latest exhibition at the National Football Museum in Manchester. Sefton,...

Women’s Walking Football Festival in Wythenshawe a taste of what’s to come

Our reporter Chris popped down to watch a special Walking Football festival for women in Wythenshawe. In the same way that women’s professional football is...

Walking Football club kicks off in Stockport

Love football, want to get involved, but think you'd prefer a slightly more relaxed version of the game? Stockport Walking Football Club, organised by...

Memories and memorabilia from the 1966 Football World Cup

One of our very own reporters, Chris Vickers from Salford, took part in a Sky News special feature looking back on the 1966 Football...
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