The amazing work of the Age Friendly Manchester neighbourhood networks
Fallowfield, Rusholme, Gorton and Wythenshawe have recently been recognised as age friendly neighbourhoods by Andy Burnham, the Mayor of Greater Manchester. This recognition shines a light on the work we are doing along with partners and residents to make Manchester a great place to grow older. The Mayor’s Age Friendly Challenge award scheme has so far awarded 53 areas across Greater Manchester with a recognised age friendly status, and we are delighted to be supporting such a great initiative.
Age friendly neighbourhoods enable people to live and age well into later life. They are places where older residents are well connected, supported and able to speak up and influence change. From gardening projects to knitting groups, we're bringing Manchester residents together to do the things that they have told us keeps them well.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester said: “I launched this challenge in 2018 to unearth the positive work I know is going on in Greater Manchester, to find practical examples of what age friendly really means, and to share best practice across the city region. The response to this challenge has been fantastic. The variety of age-friendly work displayed from all our winners clearly shows the commitment from our local communities to make sure that people in Greater Manchester are living not just longer, but happier and healthier too.”
buzz Health & Wellbeing Service would like to give a special thank you to all of our partners and residents who have contributed towards the application and success of these awards!
Follow us on Twitter @buzzmanc and tweet using the hashtag #BuzzManchester for daily health and wellbeing news and conversation, you can also visit buzzmanchester.co.uk for more information. If you would like to contact the buzz Neighbourhood Health Worker for your community, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 271 0505.
Here's some more of what our #AgeFriendly team have been up to recently, including lots of engagement with local Manchester residents, and getting the word out about Hulme and Moss Side's Walking Football Group...