Interdisciplinary thinking at the MICRA Ageing and Older Age Conference

Posted Posted in Age-Friendly Cities, Conferences

Grey, rainy and chilly: the morning of Thursday 13 June appeared to be an average Mancunian day. However, as many others set off to work under the dismal grey skies, it was anything but an ordinary day for the 100-or-so delegates from across the UK and further afield who took their seats at The University of Manchester for the first […]

Beyond ‘Older Age’: A Photo and Story Collection to Illuminate the Individual

Posted Posted in Age-Friendly Cities, Policy, Research Output

Older people in our region We need to understand older age in a more nuanced way.  This is the principal message of ‘Place, Belonging, Manchester’, a photo and story collection created by myself and participants, which will be exhibited at the Festival of Ageing 2018. People have different histories, hobbies and hopes.  Whilst there are some common aspects, older people […]

Checklists alone cannot create age-friendly places: lived experiences matter

Posted Posted in Age-Friendly Cities, Policy

Age-Friendly Cities aspire to create an inclusive and accessible environment for all, where “policies, services and structures related to the physical and social environment are designed to support and enable older people to ‘age actively’” (WHO, 2007). Closely aligned with ideas for the creation of liveable, sustainable and harmonious cities, it was the World Health Organisation (WHO) that first suggested […]