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Land of the Rising Fun: Circle is big in Japan

In 1984 the German band Alphaville had their biggest ever hit with Big In Japan. It was a great tune though the lyrics weren’t the best and the video was pure 1980’s.

Fast-forward 31 years to todays to Rochdale in the North of England and we at Circle can like Alphaville, claim to be “Big in Japan!” Continue reading Land of the Rising Fun: Circle is big in Japan

“This was living again!”: Martyn’s story, in his own words

Martyn is a member of Rochdale Circle. He sent us this because he wanted others to understand the sort of problems older people in his position face, and how he’s helped himself and others lead a better life.

I am a retired local newspaper editor, and as such had quite a hectic social life, with many friends, prior to retiring.

I retired early at the age of 58, and over the following years lost touch with many of my work colleagues and acquaintances. Continue reading “This was living again!”: Martyn’s story, in his own words

Part 1: The learning from London Circle

This week we publish the learning from the first chapter of Circle – our membership service for people 50 and over. Circles are thriving in Nottingham and Rochdale but very sadly London Circle was forced to close in March this year.

What have we learnt? Continue reading Part 1: The learning from London Circle