Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), Age UK and Manchester City Council are hosting a question and answer evening on the future of Age-friendly Cities on 17 March 6 – 8 pm at University Place. The event will focus on how to improve the lives of older people ‘ageing in place’ over the next 25 years in urban environments with an emphasis on discussion and audience participation.
The evening with be chaired by Councillor Sue Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester. Panellists are Professor Chris Phillipson, MICRA Director; Paul McGarry from Age-friendly Manchester; Bernadette Ashcroft, CEO Age UK Tameside; Professor Sarah Harper, Chair of the Government Office of Science Foresight project analysing the challenges and opportunities of an ageing society.
Building on the organiser’s close working relationship with government bodies, the evening will gather evidence to influence government thinking and policy development. The focus is on input from the audience and we already have 100 people signed up including representatives from public, private and voluntary sectors as well as academia and members of the public.
Please do join us, it’s a fantastic opportunity to share what we are doing in Manchester and influence Government strategy. We expect discussion to include housing, transport, the economy, civil and social participation, outdoor spaces, and health and social care.
All are welcome and refreshments will be served after the event. Register to attend the event
Councillor Sue Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester
Chris Phillipson, Professor of Sociology and Social Gerontology at the University of Manchester, Executive Director of the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA)
Paul McGarry, Senior Strategy Manager, Age-friendly Manchester Team, Manchester City Council
Bernadette Ashcroft, CEO, Age UK Tameside
Sarah Harper, Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and chair of the Government Office for Science Future of ageing lead expert group