The Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) from Portugal visit Age Friendly Cities – Manchester

Age-Friendly Manchester is a partnership involving organisations, groups and individuals across the city playing their part in making Manchester a great place to grow older. It was approached by people from the Portuguese organisation of the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) who wanted to come to Manchester in November to find out more about Age Friendly work.

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Somme 100 Memorial in Heaton Park

Yesterday, I was honoured to attend an unveiling of a permanent memorial and commemorate the Somme in Heaton Park.  It was a moving ceremony with a performance by Feelgood Theatre and the Halle community choir to remember both those known and unknown who died in the battle there, and whom will never be forgotten.

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Visit of Nursing Students from Chinese University of Hong Kong

We recently welcomed a group of nursing students from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) to our Wai Yin Society Sheung Lok Centre.  Thank you to Dr Gayatri-Nambiar-Greenwood, Senior Lecturer, at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) who arranged the visit on Monday 12th November 2018.

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Women’s Vote Centenary Celebration

Come and join us at the Welcome Centre every Tuesday 12:30 -2:30pm during November to learn more about the Centenary of the Women’s Vote, learn about the UK voting system and how you can participate.  Enjoy free refreshments and have a friendly chat about how you can make your vote count.

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Visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

We were delighted to welcome a visit of the Chinese Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, to the North West Employers, and to our Wai Yin Society, on 6th November 2018. The delegation attended our Sheung Lok Wellbeing Centre in Ardwick, Manchester, in order to study our integrated work with local authorities and health providers.

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Volunteers’ Appreciation Lunch 2018

We recently took the opportunity to celebrate all the hard work and commitment of our wonderful volunteers  during the year.  Both the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr June Hitchen,  and the new Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Manchester, Zheng XiYuan, honoured us with their presence, to present certificates to more than 60 of our volunteers,  as a token of our appreciation.

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Calligraphy Art Classes at the Welcome Centre

Calligraphy Art classes have started on 27th September at the Welcome Centre from 10 am to 12 noon.  If anyone would like to learn the calligraphy skill, please feel free to come to the Wai Yin Welcome Centre, 18-32 Brentfield Avenue, M8 0TW.

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Spirit of Manchester Awards 2018

We were delighted to receive the Partnership and Collaboration Award, on behalf of and as a key partner, for the Maya Project. A collaborative approach to support Black, Asian, minority ethnic and refugee women and girls in Manchester, dealing with crisis, accessing help and support, developing aspirations and achieving dreams.

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Day Trip to Liverpool

A few remaining places available for a family day trip to Liverpool, on Monday 22nd October, during the school half term break. Activities / Venues include:  World Museum, to see some China’s famous terracotta warriors; Albert Dock, which has the Maritime museum, Liverpool museum, Tate Modern and many more attractions.

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Older carers: invisible and undervalued

Older informal carers are usually people over retirement age who are looking after a partner or disabled child.  We have found at the Wai Yin Society that older Chinese carers need more support.

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Revised September to December Course Schedule

Both English and Chinese versions of the revised Sep – Dec 2018 Course Schedule have been uploaded.  Please see web linked attachments below: Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Chinese version) revised 1 Sep – Dec 2018 course schedule (Revised 1) All the courses will start in September 2018.

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Quiet but not silent, thanks to National Lottery, life stories of older Chinese people can be heard

I want to tell you about an exciting new project, which represents an investigation “crossing cultures, crossing time” for many people within our communities.  In July Wai Yin Society received a National Lottery grant of £36,900 for an exciting heritage project – Crossing the borders – in Manchester.

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August Bank Holiday Closure 八月公眾假期休息一天

Wai Yin Society is closed on Bank Holiday Monday 27th August, 2018. Service will resume on Tuesday 28th August, 2018.

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Wai Yin Society welcomes the new Consul General in Manchester

I, along with other selected representatives of the Chinese community, was invited by the new Consul General, Mr,  Zheng Xiyuan,  to meet with him recently in order to advise on how to enhance the interaction between the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China and the local communities in Manchester.  This is an auspicious start to his term of office on July 25, and we look forward to a successful time of cooperation and mutual development!

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Vote for the Welcome Centre: Spirit of Manchester 2018 Award

We are excited to announce that the Welcome Centre has been shortlisted for the Spirit of Manchester 2018 Community Space Award. It would be greatly appreciated if you would click the link and vote for the Welcome Centre if you also think we deserve the award.

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