Making the city more age-friendly
We work to make places and spaces like buildings, village centres and parks pleasant, enjoyable and welcoming for older people. This involves making things accessible, in particular looking at how they are designed with older people in mind.
We work jointly with older people, NHS services and Council Ward Coordination and Regeneration teams to develop age-friendly neighbourhoods.
Age-friendly neighbourhoods and schemes in the city:
- Age-friendly neighbourhood improvements - information on age-friendly communities and centres supported by Age-Friendly Manchester
- Art and culture for older people - learn more about our age-friendly work with galleries, theatres, museums and more
- Age-Friendly Design Group - a group of retired architects, planners, design students and urban designers tackling age-friendly design of open spaces, seating and buildings
- Libraries, galleries and museums - search for libraries, galleries or museums in and around the city
- Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) - based within the University of Manchester, MICRA have eight research themes which encompass the range of expertise on ageing, including age friendly design to buildings and open spaces