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Generations Together Manifesto

10 May 2017 - 11:19 by michelle.foster

Age Friendly Manchester is developing a Generations Together Manifesto. This is all about creating a set of key actions that Council and other organisations can use in their work bringing older and younger people together. Age Friendly Manchester have some early ideas of what could be in the manifesto. These have come from a two day Intergenerational symposium that they held last October at the Coop. Age Friendly Manchester

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The newly elected Mayor of Greater Manchester pledges his support to the Greater Manchester Older People's Network

9 May 2017 - 11:45 by helen.walker

The Greater Manchester Older People's Network (GMOPN) sends their congratulations to Andy Burnham, the newly elected and first Mayor of Greater Manchester, and they look forward to working with Andy on the important issues affecting older people across Greater Manchester. 

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GM Mayoral Election - invited candidates share their views and pledges with the GM Older Peoples Network

2 May 2017 - 16:25 by michelle.foster

Greater Manchester is on countdown to elect their first ever mayor. As the hustings come to a close, we can reflect on the pledges and views that have been shared by candidates to win votes on Thursday 4th May. To see some of the candidates in action, here are three short films made at the recent Older Peoples Greater Manchester Network event, featuring invited candidates: Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Paterson, Green Party.

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GM Mayoral Election - invited candidates share their views and pledges with the GM Older Peoples Network

2 May 2017 - 15:47 by allison.foreman

Greater Manchester's on countdown to elect their first ever mayor. As the hustings come to a close we can reflect on the pledges and views have been shared by candidates at hustings designed to win votes on Thursday 4th May. To see some of the candidates in-action, here are three short films made at the recent Older Peoples Greater Manchester Network event, featuring invited candidates: Sean Anstee, Conservative; Jane Brophy, Liberal Democrats; Andy Burnham, Labour; and Will Paterson, Greens; responses to questions from the audience on homes, transport, health and social care.

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Warm reception for the Greater Manchester mayoral candidates pledges

6 Apr 2017 - 13:37 by allison.foreman

Welcome to the first in a series of blogs highlighting the work of the Greater Manchester Older People’s Network (GMOPN). My role within Macc involves working with the network in partnership with Ambition for Ageing to develop a voice for older people and influence strategies affecting their lives. Here’s a peek at last weeks’ older peoples hustings event with invited Greater Manchester mayoral candidates.

Sporting Memories group

24 Feb 2017 - 09:58 by michelle.foster

Love talking about football and other sports? Chat, share memories and meet other older sports fans at this friendly Sporting Memories group at the National Football Museum. Sessions are free, with refreshments provided. Sporting Memories group

The sessions will be held on Mondays, 10:30am-12pm, fortnightly from 27 February 2017 at the National Football Museum, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester, M4 3BG.

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Rewriting the DNA of Health and Care (Episode IV: A New Hope?)

23 Feb 2017 - 11:50 by Mike Wild

You know that game where you have to pick the people, living or dead, you’d most like to have round a dinner table? Being a bit of an ideas geek, I have a similar thing about who I’d like to hear speak at my dream conference. I’m lucky that I occasionally get to hear some brilliant speakers from the world of charities and social enterprises.

Older Peoples message to the Greater Manchester Mayoral Candidates

16 Feb 2017 - 11:44 by michelle.foster

A group of older people across Greater Manchester have drafted up key messages to present to Mayoral Candidates. Today they’ve released two films documenting their questions, requests and ideas which focus on the big issues including health, transport, homes and democracy.

The short films made by and featuring members of the Greater Manchester Older Peoples Network talk about their views and hopes for an age friendly Greater Manchester. The scale of the task to unite the 10 districts of Greater Manchester was highlighted as a concern.

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Sport England – Active Ageing Fund

6 Jan 2017 - 10:42 by michelle.foster

Nationwide search begins for brilliant ideas to support inactive older people.

Sport England have put tackling inactivity right at the heart of their new strategy Towards an Active Nation – which means over the next four years, they are going to triple the amount they invest in helping inactive people become active.

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