Manchester City Council

People & communities Age-friendly Manchester


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December event

An Ageing World: Opportunities for Manchester will be held on Monday 15th December in Manchester Town Hall. It's being hosted by the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Sue Cooley and Manchester City Council Chief Executive Sir Howard Bernstein. The event will run from 9.30am until 1pm.

The event's aims are to:

  • Promote the city's internationally recognised Age-friendly Manchester programme
  • Develop new partnerships with an age-friendly approach to the city's key priorities of growth and reform
  • Discuss plans for the programme's next phase including a range of new age-friendly city projects

The event has four themes:

  • Knowledge: How can the city become the world's leading centre for knowledge about ageing? How can the city benefit from local ageing research?
  • Economy and Growth: How can Manchester take advantage of new ageing markets? How can extending working lives support economic growth in Manchester?
  • Neighbourhood: What do age-friendly Manchester neighbourhoods look like? Who can take action? How can age-friendly neighbourhoods support public sector reform? What new forms of housing does the city need?
  • Culture: How can the city's AFM Cultural Offer programme promote social action, generate new art and improve health and well-being?

Register for the event.

For further information contact Patrick Hanfling on 0161 234 4188,

November 2014

We will be hosting a meeting from Age-friendly Dublin and will disucss things such as Age-friendly airports and age-friendly urban design. To find out more about this and our Age-friendly design steering group, contact Patrick Hanfling on 0161 234 4188 or

We are also working with Macc, co-ordinating a programme of work addressing loneliness and isolation amongst older people in Manchester. All funding has been allocated to community led projects. To get a list of projects and their areas in Manchester, contact Patrick Hanfling on 0161 234 4188 or

October 2014

It's International Older People's Day on 1 October 2014!

Download our Age-friendly Manchester events booklet for October 2014.

September 2014

Keep an eye out for the Age-friendly Manchester booklet coming out soon. It advertises events in Manchester on 1st of October (International Older People's Day) and for the whole of that month. Contact Patrick on 234 4188 or

August 2014

My Generation, Manchester's coolest over 50s clubnight is back up and running! Check it out on Sunday 24 August from 19:00 at the Roadhouse on Newton Street, Manchester. It costs £5 and tickets are available from or 0161 237 9789.

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