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All Older People

Towards an age friendly transport system

20 June, 2018 - 13:30 to 16:00

We know that getting out and about in later life is important to peoples’ health and wellbeing. People who feel trapped and isolated at home are more likely to develop life limiting conditions and some studies even report they can also have a shorter life expectation.

However, today, getting out and about usually means needing access to a car and having high levels of mobility just to meet basic needs, stay connected to people and access shops, services and healthcare.

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Greater Manchester’s first Festival of Ageing is seeking people from across the city-region to get involved

4 May 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

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. Festival of Ageing

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More research needed to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people to avoid becoming social isolated

27 Apr 2018 - 11:16 by michelle.foster

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. Ambition for Ageing

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Invitation to talk about housing with architecture students

19 Apr 2018 - 07:34 by jack.puller

"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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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

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.

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Greater Manchester becomes UK's first age-friendly city region

19 Mar 2018 - 10:03 by michelle.foster

The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region. To mark the achievement, on 16 March 18 the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched his age-friendly strategy and joined GreaterSport to celebrate the securing of £1m funding from Sport England to encourage older people to be more physically and socially active.

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