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.
All Older People
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.
"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."
Over 55? Would you like to learn skills to help you thrive in later life? Are you approaching retirement with worries about the future? Or perhaps you’ve retired a while ago and would like to meet new people and learn something new?
Manchester City Council is leading the city’s arrangements to mark the anniversary of the Manchester Arena attack on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
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.
The Festival of Ageing 2018 will take place across Greater Manchester between the 2 and 15 July 2018 and will be a celebration of positive and diverse images of ageing.
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It is known that eating socially can help people make new connections and maintain existing relationships.
The World Health Organization has recognised Greater Manchester as the UK’s first age-friendly city region. To mark the achievement, on 16 March 18 the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has launched his age-friendly strategy and joined GreaterSport to celebrate the securing of £1m funding from Sport England to encourage older people to be more physically and socially active.
Does your organisation have a demonstrable track record in working with people over 50 who have learning disabilities? Can your experience and expertise contribute to ground breaking work that seeks to significantly reduce social isolation in this traditionally hard to reach group? Would you like to partner with Ambition for Ageing to deliver an exciting 2-phase project that will result in older people with learning disabilities to have a louder voice in discussions about ageing?