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Greetings from Age UK Bury

We hope you are well and managed to avoid the new round of the dreaded virus. 

Bury Older Peoples Network

This new network is a way for people (aged 50 and over) to work with professionals on things that matter to them, to improve health and social care services and to create better outcomes for people.

The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 5th April from 10am at the Met on Market Street in Bury Town Centre.  The main theme for this meeting will be ‘Neighbourhoods’ with discussions about the support and activities available for older people across the borough. 

For this month only, following the discussions, there is an option to stay on for seasonal craft activities and lunch will be provided (11am – 1pm). 

To book your place or for more information, please contact Bury VCFA:

The Greater Manchester Older Peoples Equality Panel – Bury Representative needed

A new Greater Manchester Equality Panel for older people is being set up at the request of the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham. The panel is one of seven equality panels established and funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. Facilitating organisation MACC are now looking to recruit the first members for the new panel, beginning with one older person (age 50 plus) from each local council area (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan).

The Panel needs an Older Peoples representative for Bury. The Bury representative will serve as the link between the Greater Manchester work and the Bury Older Peoples Network.  For further information on membership, support for members, meetings and how to apply, please see the documents below or contact John Mulvenna: or 07502 233182. The deadline to submit an expression of interest is 25 March 2022 at 5pm.

GMOPEP Information pack  (PDF)

GMOPEP Bury Representative - Expression of Interest (PDF)

New Activities starting soon at the Jubilee Centre

From Monday 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. 

Our next newsletter will be out next week with the names of this month’s wiiners in our 100 club.

Have a good weekend!

Andy and all at Age UK Bury

First signs of Spring at Clarence Park