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Scrabble: "It was great, we enjoyed it. I pretty much annihilated him early on."

Posted by Vicky Harrold on Wednesday 3rd August 2022

As part of Loneliness Awareness Week, Scrabble kindly donated board games to us last month. Pals enjoyed playing together as part of our Love Your Neighbour and Social Club programmes. We recently caught up with friends Alan (86) and Myles (24) and Jose (69) and Isabel (31), to find out why Scrabble has become a regular part of their friendships.

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To Social Clubs...and beyond!

Posted by Izzy Zimšek on Thursday 30th June 2022

Some of our Love Your Neighbour matches have been making the most of everything Manchester Cares has to offer by coming along to our Social Clubs too. From Chippy Club to Desert Island Discs, pals love joining in with new activities together, as well as having the chance to meet other older and younger neighbours in our community network.  

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Our July Social Clubs are now live...

Posted by Naomi Weaver on Monday 27th June 2022

Join us for a craft workshop at the Whitworth Art Gallery, get competitive at our Scrabble games night, or grab a slice of the action at Nells Pizza 🍕. Check out the blog for full deets.

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William and Cindy's Art Club

Posted by Vicky Harrold on Tuesday 24th May 2022

Last month Love Your Neighbour pals William (72) and Cindy (37) designed and run a special Social Club.  They delved into the stores of the gallery and curator Kate illustrated the evolving purpose of the gallery and its role in our changing city. After we caught up with the pair who shared their top tips on hosting a Social Club.

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“Just get out and try things…see how it feels.”

Posted by Heather Madden on Thursday 12th May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. To mark this we spoke to older neighbour Lynne (69) and younger neighbour Jess (33) about the positive impact that being part of a community like Manchester Cares has on their mental wellbeing.

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The Hidden Retirement Homes of Manchester

Posted by Amy Saunders on Friday 6th May 2022

Too often Manchester is seen as a city just for young people. There are trendy natural wine bars; small plates galore; and art spaces that cater for the weird and the wonderful.

But where is the older population?

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