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Mayoral age-friendly communities challenge launched – submit your schemes by 1 December

13 Jul 2018 - 09:40 by michelle.foster

During The Festival of Ageing’s opening celebrations, Manchester’s Mayor, Andy Burnham issued his age-friendly communities mayoral challenge. He is asking the voluntary and community sector, public services, and older people’s groups to submit their best age-friendly schemes with a view to helping to create even more age-friendly neighbourhoods across Greater Manchester. Ambition for Ageing

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Age-Friendly Day – Wythenshawe Games 2018

25 July, 2018 - 11:00 to 16:00

Lots of different sports and activities to try, including walking netball, walking football, walking basketball, line dancing, golf, tai chi, nordic walking and more.

All activities are free and lunch is provided.

For further information and to register to attend, visit: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/age-friendly-day-wythenshawe-games-2018-tickets-46523547182

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Administrator: Ambition for Ageing at Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisation

Ambition for Ageing is a £10.2 million GM level programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund. We generate more age friendly places by connecting communities and people through the creation of relationships, development of existing assets and putting older people at the heart of designing the places they live.

35 hours per week
NJC equivalent Points 17 – 25 starting £18,672 plus 7% pension contribution
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Greater Manchester’s first Festival of Ageing is seeking people from across the city-region to get involved

4 May 2018 - 10:54 by michelle.foster

The Festival of Ageing will take place from the 2 July to 15 July. The celebratory event will portray a more positive view of ageing, as well as encouraging policy-makers to take the action needed to improve the lives of Greater Manchester’s 907,000 older people – a figure set to rise to 1.1million in the next twenty years. Festival of Ageing

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More research needed to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) older people to avoid becoming social isolated

27 Apr 2018 - 11:16 by michelle.foster

A new report published by Ambition for Ageing calls for more research into the experiences of older Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people in Greater Manchester in order to tackle social isolation. Ambition for Ageing

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Invitation to talk about housing with architecture students

19 Apr 2018 - 07:34 by jack.puller

"Care & Repair England aims to improve housing & related services so that older people can live independently in their own homes for as long as they choose.

  • Our special focus is on older people living in poor or unsuitable private housing
  • We work with, and not just for, older people
  • We innovate, develop, support and promote practical housing help eg with home repairs, adaptations, or advice about moving home

We seek to improve related policy and practice."

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Information on plans to commemorate the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack

11 Apr 2018 - 12:29 by michelle.foster

Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018. We love Manchester Chairty

Those affected by those terrible events will want to mark the date in different ways, so the programme is varied and takes different forms, to make sure that people can feel connected to it.

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