RESIDENTS across Oldham are being encouraged to attend a new initiative aimed at the Over 50s.
The launch event of Ageing Well Oldham has just taken place.
The free sessions, starting on March 22, are designed to further careers, help with business funding and improve overall health and well-being.
They take place every Thursday at Werneth Lifelong Learning Centre.
Those attending will receive free access to employment advice and information from Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working team, Job Centre Plus and Learn Direct staff.
The sessions will also help residents identify the skills and abilities needed for a chosen career path through the Get Oldham Working’s Career Advancement Service.
Those looking to make a step in entrepreneurship and open their own business can get vital information on funding and grants from Give it a Go, Greater Manchester Business Growth Hub and other key agencies.
The Ageing Well hub has been introduced after the Centre for Ageing Better, an independent charitable foundation, signed a five-year partnership with Greater Manchester Combined Authority to develop and share new approaches to tackling social, economic and health inequalities in later life.
One of their key priorities is to increase the number of residents over 50 in or looking for work.
Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority lead for Fairness, Equalities and Inclusion said: “Oldham Council has launched this hub as part of our commitment to the Greater Manchester Strategy, which includes us using an innovative an approach to become the UK’s first age-friendly city-region.”
To find out more about Ageing Well Oldham call: 0161 770 4674.