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.
In the week that celebrated International Older People's Day, a sprightly octogenarian gives her views on how generations joining forces could benefit Manchester.
Developing ‘age-friendly’ cities has become increasingly important with places in the UK and abroad starting to develop initiatives to improve the quality of life for older people living in cities.
Wednesday will see the launch of programme focusing on the needs of older people in Manchester.
Manchester's ageing population is set to benefit from better levels of service as organisations sign up to develop age-friendly workforces.
Manchester City Council is launching an initiative aimed at getting older residents out and about, meeting new people, and taking part in healthy and fun activities.