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Greetings from the Jubilee Centre

This week’s newsletter includes a round-up of new and forthcoming activities at the Jubilee Centre and local events you may be interested in. We include mention about next week’s Nutrition and Hydration Week along with links to recipe books and a small quiz about food!   

New activities at the Jubilee 

Men-Only Exercise Classes

The Men-only Exercise Classes with our new tutor, Debs are up and running every from 9.30 to 10.30 every Thursday and Friday morning.

Our classes are being supported by Bury Council’s Health Improvement Fund and for the first thirteen weeks, we are charging an introductory fee of £2.50 per session. (This is half the cost of a normal session).

Diana’s online video classes

Diana is back on the computer screen at 2.00 on Wednesday afternoons.  

Click onto and hopefully we will be there on Wednesday afternoon. If you can’t make it when Diana is live, you will be able to watch the session at a time that’s good for you.

These online sessions are being supported by Bury Council’s Health Improvement Fund. Please let us know what you think if them.

Coming soon

From 28th March: Yoga & Mindfulness

The Monday evening “Yoga & Mindfulness” sessions, led by Melanie, will begin again on Monday 28th March 2022. This new session starts at 6.00 and lasts 90 minutes. Cost is £7.

Poster for Yoga and Mindfulness

From 7th April: Cyber Surgeries at the Jubilee Centre

If you're struggling to keep up on the internet book a 30-minute spot and let us answer your questions. Get help with things like choosing a safe password, setting up Zoom/Teams calls, shopping safely, and making the most of social media.

Sessions will take place 10 to 12 noon on Thursday mornings, from 7th April 2022 at the Jubilee Centre. Sessions are free but donations are welcome!  

You can book a 30-minute session with Leisa at reception at the Jubilee Centre, call us on 0161 763 9030 or email

You would need to bring your tablet, smartphone or laptop with you. Wi-fi is available at the Jubilee Centre. We are extremely grateful to Charlotte and Ray from the Creative Living Centre for their support in running these sessions.

From 21st April: Living Life to The Full

This is a new six-week course which aims to help you make a difference in your life. At each session, you will learn how to improve how you feel when you are feeling low or stressed and discover how to tackle problems in your life.

Our trainer is Marie Graham, who has occasionally taken Melanie’s Yoga class and she has extensive experience of working positively with groups.

The course starts on Thursday 21st April from 10 to 12 noon. These sessions are limited to 10 people so please book quickly to avoid disappointment. The charge is £2.50 to cover room costs.

These sessions are being supported by Bury Council’s Health Improvement Fund and the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership.

Live Life to The Full Poster (pdf)

Jubilee Centre Activities

Our timetable is in the link below. 

Timetable of activities at the Jubilee Centre (PDF)

Please do not come into the Jubilee Centre if you have a cold or if you are feeling unwell. 

Local Events coming up

Tomorrow - Saturday 12th March: Community Café at the Green

Friends of Clarence Park are opening the Green Café by the bandstand in Clarence Park this Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Pop by for drinks and snacks. All donations go towards future events and upkeep of the park

Sunday 20th March: Spring Into East

The 20th March is the first day of spring and International Day of Happiness.

The “Spring Into East” event will take place on Sunday 20th March from 1pm-4pm at Hoyles Park, BL9 6AJ. Come along, have fun, & meet local community groups & services from across East Bury.

Saturday 30th April: Bury Pride

Bury Pride returns and free tickets are now available at

We have booked a stand and plan to join in the fun. Let us know if you can help or want to join us in the Parade.

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2022

Next week, there will be a campaign to raise awareness of the importance of nutrition and hydration.

One in ten older people in the UK are malnourished. With simple advice, unnecessary weight loss and dehydration can be avoided.

Find out more with these booklets       

Find out more at


The sad news from Ukraine is relentless and our thoughts are with those affected by the war.

We are collecting cash for our partner Age International, one of the 13 charities on the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to support older people affected by the war. Donations may be given at the Jubilee Centre or our shops or online at

Since last Friday, £285.50 has been raised at the Jubilee Centre and this money has been sent to Age International, so they can get it to their staff and volunteers in Ukraine. Thank you for your support.  

We are unable to accept donations of goods to be sent to Ukraine. The Polish Centre was greatly supported by people of Bury and the Bury Times reported they are considering doing another appeal, when the current stock has been shipped out.  

On Sunday 20th March, there will be a “Stand With Ukraine” fundraising event. The Bury Ukrainian community will raising funds for Ukrainian refugees. The event will take place from 4 pm to 8 pm at the Ukrainian Centre, 14 Openshaw Street, BL9 7EH,

Lots of activities from 4pm & an auction at 6pm, including a signed shirt by Oleksandr Zinchenko. There will also be an opportunity to write letters of support.

Poster for Ukrainian Fundraising event (PDF) 


As of Thursday 10th March, 255.9 people per 100,000 in Bury tested positive for coronavirus over the last 7 days – that is an increase of 28% from the previous week. On the same day, the England average was 393.8 people testing positive per 100,000 over the last seven days– an increase of 33% from the previous week’s figure. Coronavirus infection rates have risen in every part of Greater Manchester for the third day in a row and hospital admissions are also rising.

The best defence against the virus is the vaccination. See the Bury Council website for a list of places where you can get the vaccination

Fourth doses are being offered to people with a severely weakened immune system. If you fall into this category, your GP or specialist will invite you for a vaccination. More at

We are asking anyone who is ill to avoid coming to our Centre, shops and activities. We are still making sure sanitiser is available everywhere and asking people to take extra care when meeting with others.  

We hope you have a good weekend. Stay safe. 

Andy and all at Age UK Bury

Marion and our Knit & Natter group at the Jubilee Centre send their thoughts and support to Ukraine