Manchester's mayor has issued a citywide challenge - for every person, business or organisation to be more aware of older people's needs.
Manchester's health commissioners work with voluntary groups to ease loneliness in older people and keep them well
Manchester is pioneering projects to beat loneliness as research shows how older residents describe feelings of social isolation - which can also be linked to poor mental and physical health.
Twelve of Manchester’s care homes are set to receive an award for the quality of their services.
Manchester had a good share of the silver pound on Friday 20 December, when a group of 70 and 80-year olds were treated to special promotional shillings to be used on its Christmas markets.