Talking About My Generation was started as a campaign so people aged 50 and over from across Greater Manchester could change the record on what it means to grow older in the region.They were given the training to become community reporters so they could set the record straight on ageing by reporting on other people from their generation, charting their own stories of life over 50 and showing any challenges associated with ageing and how 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 have been showing off their own range of skills, talents, and experiences – as well as learning new ones from podcasting to media production.
The team delivered the campaign until March 2020 thanks to funding from Ambition for Ageing and support from Greater Manchester Age UKs; 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.
But it didn’t end there! The reporters wanted to continue and with the support of Yellow Jigsaw CIC, they have created their own monthly newsletter that is distributed for free across Greater Manchester and set up this news website.
The team would love to hear from you and welcome comments that are positive and constructive. Get in touch with us here.