I've been working in the health and wellbeing sector for over 10 years and I have always been passionate about helping people live their best lives.
The Ageing in Place project was a perfect fit to help me achieve this, being over 50 is no reason to not continue to be part of the community and with this project I am able to solve the barriers, deliver more activities and make Moorside an age-friendly place to live.
A little about me: I have lived in Bury all my life, so I hold a very special connection to the project. My hobbies and interest involve playing football once a week, I'm a keen snooker player and like to relax by taking my dog out for a long walk. I love dogs so if you ever see me walking around the Lido or Clarence Park, please say hello so I can meet you and your dog.
The project is based around 3 questions:
What do you like about Moorside?
How can we improve Moorside?
How can we work together?
It is aimed at residents of Moorside who are aged 50+ and we are looking at how we can improve the area to make it age friendly.
This consist of delivering more activities and overcoming barriers that are currently stopping people from enjoying Moorside.
The project is very much resident led so resident engagement is key! All ideas of activities and barriers to engagement we need to hear from them in order to improve the area and deliver the activities. We are very focused on co-production so building strong partnerships in Moorside is important to us.
We have established working partnerships with , , Bury Adult Education Centre, and various local volunteering groups.
The Ageing in place project has successfully delivered another project, Observing Moorside, which was delivered by Marguerite Heywood from Castlefield Art Gallery, she taught us how to express our feelings and thoughts through words and pictures, looking at Moorside and what area is special to the residents and why.
The Ageing in Place project has set up a great activity session partnered with Wheels4All to deliver a 50+ session, weekly sessions will start from 31st August at Clarence Park. The cost is £2 per person for an hour on the adaptive bikes followed by brew and biscuits back in The Green Café.
We are in month 4 and have had great uptake from the residents completing the community audits and sharing ideas and thoughts to drive the ageing in place project to make a real difference in Moorside. As the project continues to grow, there are a lot of exciting activities planned, if you are a resident of Moorside and would like to take part please get in touch.