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We hope you are keeping your cool during this hot weather. In this week’s newsletter, we include our plans for the Party in the Park on 23rd July, promote an important survey about dementia and give you an update about some of our activities. But first, we start with an advert about the next meeting of the Older People’s Network.

Bury Older People’s Network

The next Bury Older Peoples Network will take place on Wednesday 29th June, 10.30 till 12.30pm followed by lunch.

The meeting will be held at Bury Parish Church in the Bishop Ashton Room. The Bishop Ashton Room is in Church House which is at the side and back of the parish church. Go down The Wylde, past the The Peel towards the TA building then turn right through the car parks and you come to Church House.

In this meeting, we will be choosing the priorities for the network and John Mulvenna from the GM Older People’s Equality Panel will be speaking about role of the GM Older Peoples Equality Panel and the links and involvement of the Bury Older Peoples Network.

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

Lunch will be provided after the meeting.

Party in The Park – 23rd July 2022

There will be a Party in The Park on Saturday 23rd July 2022. We will be joining in all the fun by opening our Jubilee Centre and showcasing some of our activities.

We will be holding a raffle and we would welcome any donations for prizes. Bottles of wine, beer and spirits always go down well as do chocolates, sweeties, and nice smellies for the bathroom! Please pass donations to the Jubilee reception. 

If anyone would like to book an outside stall, or run an activity on the day, please contact Michelle on 0161 763 9030 or email

Healthwatch Bury Dementia Survey

If you are a carer and provide support to someone living with dementia or memory loss (suspected dementia), please talk to Healthwatch Bury about your experiences of services and support in the Bury area.

They want to learn about experiences of dementia services in Bury, and the role services play in supporting people living with dementia, their families and carers.

Healthwatch Bury is the health and social care champion for people in Bury. Your story has the power to make a difference, and feedback about your experience is invaluable to help us improve services for local people.

Please take part in the survey by clicking this link:

Where is Diana?

We were gutted that Diana could no longer hold her online exercises on Facebook. Indeed, Facebook closed down our page, claiming that we were using copyrighted music. We were furious and sent in a complaint but never received a response.

So, we moved Diana’s class to You Tube and they don’t seem to mind what music we play.

Diana's weekly exercise class is on You Tube every Wednesday at 2.00 pm. If you miss it, you can watch it anytime at

Thank you to Bury Council's Health Improvement Fund for their support with our classes.

Cyber Surgeries – now booking

Need help with your smartphone or tablet? We are offering free 1-hour sessions so you can chat with an experienced person about how to use your IT device more effectively.

Cyber Surgeries take place on Thursday mornings at the Jubilee Centre. You can book up to three one-hour sessions by seeing Leisa or Diane at the Jubilee Centre reception, or calling us on 0161 763 9030 or emailing

Reclaim your life

Do you feel your illness taken over your life? If so, we are running a pilot course to help people take back control of their life. It begins in July and more details are here.

Jubilee Walkers

Our Jubilee Walkers Group have revised their timetable of walks. The new list is here:

Our next newsletter will be out next Friday. Please send any news stories to

Keep cool! 

Andy and all at Age UK Bury