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.
Manchester has signed a declaration of intent that pledges the city’s commitment to becoming an age-friendly city.
An influential national think tank, set up by Iain Duncan-Smith, has hailed Manchester’s Valuing Older People (VOP) initiative as an example of good practice.