During The Festival of Ageing’s opening celebrations, Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham issued his age-friendly communities mayoral challenge. He is asking the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people’s groups to submit their best age-friendly schemes with a view to helping to create even more age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester.
All Older People
Lots of different sports and activities to try, including walking netball, walking football, walking basketball, line dancing, golf, tai chi, nordic walking and more.
All activities are free and lunch is provided.
For further information and to register to attend, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/age-friendly-day-wythenshawe-games-2018-tickets-46523547182
Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million GM level programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We generate more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development of existing assets and putting older people at the heart of designing the places they live.
The first of its kind ever to take place in our city-region, the GM fortnight of fun launches on Monday 2 July with three simultaneous events taking place from 12noon to 4pm at Manchester City Art Gallery, Central Library and Albert Square.
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The Festival of Ageing will take place from the 2 July to 15 July. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years.
A new report published by Ambition for Ageing calls for more research into the experiences of older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in Greater Manchester in order to tackle social isolation.
"Care & Repair England aims to improve housing & related services so that older people can live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose.
- Our special focus is on older people living in poor or unsuitable private housing
- We work with, and not just for, older people
- We innovate, develop, support and promote practical housing help eg with home repairs, adaptations, or advice about moving home
We seek to improve related policy and practice."
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Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.