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Age Friendly Wythenshawe launched

Wythenshawe’s own age friendly network launched with a lively event at the Forum that gave a flavour of the activities and support available in the area. Visitors joined in with Tai Chi, Aqua Zumba, static cycling, local history, crafts and many other activities.

In the company of the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Eddy Newman and Eamonn O’Neal, broadcaster and deputy lieutenant of Greater Manchester, visitors to the launch clearly engaged with the positive ageing theme.

Councillor Eddy Newman said: “I am really pleased to be at Wythenshawe Forum for the launch of the Wythenshawe Age Friendly Network. Age Friendly Manchester has a well deserved reputation for promoting inclusion for older people in Manchester. It is great that there is now a focus on older people in Wythenshawe.

“There are many community groups and other organisations in Wythenshawe which cater for older people. It is good to see them working together under the Age Friendly banner which ensures that people can speak up with their own views about their issues and priorities.”

The launch acted as an introduction to the Age Friendly Wythenshawe fortnight from 19 June to 2 July.  Venues around Wythenshawe offered activities and events to showcase the diverse range of support and things to do for the over 50s.

As host venue for the launch, the Forum showcased its wide range of age friendly activities including Grand Day Out, dementia friendly swimming, Easy Rhythms, Total Body Conditioning and Simply Circuits exercise classes, Aqua Zumba, walking football, chess, calligraphy, art, crafts, bridge and reading groups.

The Manchester Age Friendly strategy highlights that as the older population increases, it is important to ensure good quality of life.  Age Friendly Wythenshawe aims to be an even better place to grow older, and residents are invited to have a say in how relevant provision evolves.

 

Read Manchester BookBench Project

The Forum is committed to promoting reading in Manchester and we are delighted to be part of the Read Manchester BookBench Project.

Book-shaped benches have been decorated by schools and community groups with designs inspired by books and reading. This summer, they will be displayed in various venues across the city.

Three BookBenches are on display here on the concourse, and another BookBench in Forum Library.

Families are encouraged to follow the trail and children can complete literacy activities that link to the themes of some of the benches.

Read Manchester is a campaign from Manchester City Council and the National Literacy Trust to promote reading and boost literacy levels throughout the city.

To see the full list of benches on display throughout Manchester, please visit www.readmanchester.org.uk

Inclusive Family Activity Sessions

Every Sunday 1.00-3.00pm

All abilities are welcome at our family activity sessions which include swimming between 1.00 and 2.00pm and multi-sports between 2.00 and 3.00pm.

Cost is £3 per person or £7.50 for a family of up to 6 (maximum 2 adults).

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