Spotlight On: #AgeProud

Age Friendly team

This week on Tuesday 1st October it was International Day of Older Persons #IDOP2019 and the launch of Centre for Ageing Better’s #AgeProud campaign. What better time to introduce our own team within buzz dedicated to ensuring older residents have meaningful opportunities to share their views and ideas for new health and wellbeing projects. Meet Megan, Simon and Yasmin!

Our Age Friendly team will be working within 12 neighbourhoods across the city, linking in with buzz’s Neighbourhood Health Workers, local service providers and older residents to find the best ways to develop Age Friendly communities across the city.

A key focus of their role is to support existing Age Friendly networks, and develop new ones in areas where they don’t currently exist. These Age Friendly networks will focus on ensuring local services are working effectively together to improve communities for older residents, whilst also encouraging people to share information on current challenges which need looking into further.

The team will be working closely alongside Manchester City Council to support the delivery of the Age Friendly Manchester Strategy. If you’d like to read the strategy you can download it here.

Did you know Greater Manchester has been named the UK’s first age friendly city region by the World Health Organisation? This week the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham and other local leaders across the UK signed an open letter committing to tackling ageism and talking more positively about later life. You can read the full letter here.

Let’s join in the conversation… Tweet us @buzzmanc and tell us what makes you #AgeProud!

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