What a Difference a Day makes!

Ann Mulqueen with Tony Lloyd MP

On a bright and sunny Friday June 3rd, the Generation Project joined in with the national initiative to bring older people out of their homes – the Big Lunch. 

joined Generation Project staff and Combining to Care volunteers in providing a lunch, dancing, entertainment, bingo and information on local services.

Eighty-seven older people attended the event, many of whom took advantage of the transport available in conjunction with Ring and Ride. Refreshments had been supported by Manchester Students Rag and dancing displays by Zest. 

During the day, local services including Care & Repair and The Pension Service gave out information and the Chinese Women’s project Wai Yin gave a display of Tai Chi. City Council Officers attended as part of the City Council’s consultations on Adult Social Care changes. 

Stan Higgins & Dorothy Gartnell

Volunteers from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), British Gas, Npower and Manchester Fire and Rescue Service were in attendance. David Kirk a volunteer from Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service said it was “a great experience”.  

Generation Project Manager, Mandy Powell said “It has been a pleasure to support so many people to get out of their homes for a day, combining information with entertainment is a winning combination. Many of these people now know of the help they can get locally. They also know our project is here every day if they need us.”  

Stan Higgins & Gwen Woollen

The Generation Project can be contacted on 0161 202 2522. It is based at Phoenix Mill, Piercy St Manchester M4 7HY. There is information on the web at www.careandrepair-manchester.org.uk. The Generation Project receives funds from Manchester City Council and BIG Lottery to provide Advocacy, Advice and information to older people in East Manchester. 

The Generation Project’s next information event will take place on August 23rd at Trinity Baptist Church, Gorton.  Details from the project on 0161 202 2522.

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One Response to “What a Difference a Day makes!”

  1. Gwen Woollon says:

    Tenants and myself had a wonderful afternoon.
    Lots of information was gathered from different people i.e.
    gas, healthy eating, pensions and community police.
    It was lovely to see people dancing and chatting.
    Plenty of food and drinks FREE transport.
    Excellent afternoon well done to the organizers.

    Looking forward to your next one.