Westhoughton Community Network

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Festival of Ageing (2018)

Festival of Ageing - Events and Activities for the over 50s - Westhoughton (Senior solutions) - 2nd to 14th July 2018

The Festival of Ageing 2018 is a National Lottery Funded initiative involving a number of groups working with older people to encourage the over-50s to try out new activities, whether something to keep healthy, following up on a new interest, learning a new skill or finding the time to volunteer and give something back to the community. With the emphasis on social interaction and fun!

The Festival will take place across Greater Manchester between the 2nd and 15th July, with a launch and finale in Manchester City Centre, and events in the major centres. There are a number of organisations involved in this partnership including: Ambition for Ageing (info), Persona… and here in Westhoughton, Senior Solutions. There are nearly 1 million people in the over 50s group; it is hoped to encourage a more positive view of ageing, and encourage government policy that allocates funding, promotes a good quality of life, whilst tapping into this human resource for the benefit of the community.

On offer will offer a range of activities and local groups are encouraged to put on activities. Individuals are welcome to get involved!

Activities in Westhoughton for anyone aged 50+

To find out more or book for one of the events contact Michelle or Julie 01204 335107 | email. Download flyer.

Monday 2nd July
10:00am to 4:00pm - Service info/Volunteer Recruitment
Westhoughton Post Office, Market St.

Tuesday 3rd July
12:30pm to 1:15 pm - Chair Based Exercise
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Knit-2-Gether
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Electronic Device Support with Westhoughton High School
Sacred Heart Church, Lord Street

Tuesday 3rd July
6:15pm to 8:30pm - Pamper Evening with Body Shop
Winifred Kettle Centre

Monday 9th July
10:00am to 4:00pm - Service info/Volunteer Recruitment
Westhoughton Post Office, Market St.

Tuesday 10th July
12:30pm to 1:15pm - Chair Based Exercise
1:30pm to 3:30pm - Knit-2-Gether
Sacred Heart Church, Lord Street

6:00pm to 8:30pm - Film Night - 'The Second Marigold Hotel'
Winifred Kettle Centre

Thursday 12th July
Westhoughton Golf Club (01942 811085)
12:30pm - Meet for tea/coffee
1:00pm to 4:00pm - try your hand at:
♦  Putting Competition  ♦  3-hole Pitch & Putt  ♦  6-hole taster session
Casual wear, comfy shoes or trainers


Senior Solutions (formerly Westhoughton Visiting Service) offering visiting, social support and relief to carers in and around Westhoughton Further information about Senior Solutions:

Main contact: Michelle Todd - Scheme Manager
Phone: 01204 335107
Email: Senior Solutions (write)

WCN Info Page | Website: Senior Solutions

Twitter: Twitter Senior Solutions @snrsol

Senior Solutions
Winifred Kettle
Washacre
Westhoughton
Bolton
BL5 2NG

Registered Charity No. 1090662

Formerly Westhoughton Visiting Service

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  • Yarn Bombing Weekend
    Sat/Sun 14/15 July
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    Crafters and knitters decorating Market Street and Ditchfield Gardens with colourful yarn displays. Events at Market inc. performance by Travellin' Strings. Also John Holt Centre & Daisy Hill station
  • Washacre Summer Fair
    Sat 14 July (11:30-4:30)
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    Popular annual summer fair and fundraiser organised by Friends of Washacre. Games and activities for children, stalls and entertainment.
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    First pre-season game for Daisy Hill FC (The Cutters). Friendly v Charnock Richard. £3 adults / £2 concession. Support your local team. .
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    Free taster events for the over-50s across Gtr Manchester, with events in Westhoughton organised by Senior Solutions. Health, leisure, new interests, learning, volunteering. Info Page.
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