Living in Manchester: our age-friendly city

20 January 2017

This book has been developed in order to support and develop the age-friendly Manchester programme. While reminding about the key concept and components of this programme, this book contains portrait of the older people who live in Manchester and play a part in making it an age-friendly city. You can also find out how to get involved. 

"In the past year our work has gone from strength to strength – with increased investment in age-friendly projects and activities, and recognition of our work in the local and national media. So we felt it was a good time to tell the story of our work. We have chosen to do this by putting together a series of profiles of just a few of the older people who play a leading role in their local communities and groups – as members of the Older People’s Board and Older People’s Forum, as Culture Champions, or in their contribution to local projects. Each person’s experience is different and you can read about the wide range of ways to be involved. I hope this inspires you to join some of our activities, and I look forward to working with you to ensure that Manchester continues to be an agefriendly city." Councillor Susan Cooley Lead Member for Age-Friendly Manchester, Manchester City Council.

The book is available here.