People and communities Events, things to do and local contacts

Improving life for older people

We want everyone to be a part of our city and there are lots of ways of becoming involved.

Age-friendly events and local networks

Sport, exercise and keeping fit

Sport and exercise isn't only good for your health - it's also a great way to socialise.

  • Sport and exercise directory - our list of up to date sporting activities for older people across the city
  • Free swimming - if you are aged 60 or over, you can enjoy free swimming in Manchester every day, all year round
  • Dementia friendly swimming - a safe and supportive environment to swim for people living with dementia and those caring for them

Regular formal meetings

Find out about our Older People's Forum and Board and how you can become involved:

Other ways of staying involved

Groups for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Communities

  • Out in the City - supporting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities
  • Bloomers Older Women's Group - a friendly, informal group for women who identify as older (they would not turn anyone away of a certain age but suggest over 40)
  • Older and Bolder - a group aimed at older men who identify as gay, bisexual or questioning
  • Icebreakers - a self-help, mutual support group for gay and bi-sexual men aged 18 to 80 plus

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