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Preparation for Later Life

PRAGMA - The Planned Retirement Association of Greater Manchester

For over 50 years PRAGMA, now part of the charity Age UK Manchester, has run short courses to help prepare people for retirement.

We have a team of specialist tutors who provide information about:

  • taxes in retirement
  • state benefits
  • power of attorney
  • financial planning
  • will and trusts
  • volunteering
  • concessions
  • healthy living and relationships
  • and more...

An hour that could change your life

PRAGMA and Age UK Manchester are organising a series of FREE talks and seminars on a wide range of topics that we think will be of interest to retired people.

For information on dates and times of our FREE talks, please download our leaflet in the link below.

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Your Money Made Simple.......

Three local charities, Pragma, Pensionwise and Age UK Manchester are organising 4 enjoyable sessions to help support you to make a better job of managing your money.

For information on dates and times of our FREE session, please download our leaflet in the link below.

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Bringing people together through food:

An International Pop-Up Café for Rochdale

Rochdale, like many cities in the North West, is undergoing considerable economic and demographic change. As some industries move out, and as new people move in, the networks that hold communities together can sometimes be put under pressure. This can result in some people feeling threatened, unwelcome or unsettled.

A tried and tested way of getting strangers to become better neighbours and closer friends is through the breaking of bread, the sharing of food. St Chad’s and St Mary’s Churches in Rochdale, and PRAGMA, a Greater Manchester charity, are planning to apply for a grant from the Near Neighbours Programme (administered by the Church Urban Fund) to run an international pop-up café.

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We run regular courses throughout Greater Manchester.

For more information about the courses, and the dates, please click here. 

We have a limited number of free places.

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