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A number of our social groups are currently meeting online and which you are welcome to join.

There is a programme of weekly events supported by the Age Friendly Salford Team.

There is an online activity each day of the week. You can also request to be added to their mailing list by

The Weekly Programme

Local History and Heritage Interest Group

Online zoom session - Saturday 1st May at 10.00am

To join the session - the zoom link is:

The waiting room is open from 9.45am.


How to make a Hanging Basket - the video was made by and features Dave Fell, Volunteer at Critchley Community Hub

Writing Group

Each Wednesday, the writing group - Swit'CH who normally meet at Critchley Community Hub are meeting online. Each week, the group is set a task with compositions to read out to the group the following week.

Critichley Writing Group on Zoom

The group are currently composing uplifiting stories about lockdown and which will be published. The group recently featured on the Age UK Website where you can read more about them.

If you would like to join the group and get involved, please email:


Jo Williams has put together some poetry packs to share.

Jo has also used her poetry to share her experiences of being a carer and you can read her Poem for Carers on the Talking About My Generation Poetry Corner.




Poem Pack to read, share and enjoy

Poetry Activity Pack to have a go and enjoy writing your own poem.

Baking and Cooking

Critchley Community Hub - Weekend Chef, Sally shares her simple Mac and Cheese Recipe.

Sally's Mac and Cheese Ingredients

See the ingredient list and method and some ideas of how to make a fortified version.

Chef Tony from Critchley Community Hub demonstrates how to make soda bread.

Tony's Soda Bread Recipe Ingredients and Tips

See Tony's recipe and some tips and ideas of sandwich fillings.