Meet The Team

Salford reporter: Paul Sherlock

Paul Sherlock REPORTER PATCH: Salford Our reporter, Paul Sherlock, is a volunteer for AgeUK Salford – mainly at the Critchley Community Hub in Swinton. He enjoys...

Bolton reporter: Carole Ogden

Carole OgdenREPORTER PATCH: Bolton Our reporter, Carole Ogden, is originally from East Sussex but has lived in Bolton for nearly 30 years. Carole took voluntary redundancy...

Manchester reporter: Pauline Smith

Pauline Smith REPORTER PATCH: Manchester Our reporter, Pauline Smith, moved back to Manchester in late 2007 at age 59, after 30 years living and working in Belgium,...

Bury reporter: Lesley Downing

Lesley Downing Reporter patch: Bury Our reporter, Lesley Downing, split her career between nursing and as an archive assistant. She is semi-retired now and is doing...

Manchester reporter: Tony Openshaw

Tony Openshaw REPORTER PATCH: Manchester Our reporter, Tony Openshaw, set up Asylum Support Housing Advice (ASHA) in 2004 – helping 7,000 people seeking asylum in Greater...

Trafford reporter: Christine Duffin

Christine Duffin REPORTER PATCH: TRAFFORD Our reporter, Christine Duffin, used 'meet up' when she retired to find out about social opportunities and networks and is now...

Oldham reporter: Jean Friend 

Jean Friend  REPORTER PATCH: Oldham Our reporter, Jean Friend, is a photographer, and enjoys the theatre, cycling, art, politics and campaigning on LGBT issues. She wants to...

Oldham reporter: MIke Dodd

Mike Dodd REPORTER PATCH: Oldham Our reporter, Mike Dodd, is passionate about people staying connected in their local communities. He is a governor at a primary...

Tameside reporter: Bob Alston

Bob Alston REPORTER PATCH: Tameside A proud Mancunian, reds fan, and retired engineer and teacher, Bob volunteers at Age UK Tameside and the Grafton Centre, Hyde and has an...

Salford reporter: Chris Vickers

Chris Vickers REPORTER PATCH: Salford Our reporter, Chris Vickers, found retirement traumatic – but was encouraged by a friend to try Walking Football and now play...

How it all started for Talking About My Generation

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...