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Age-friendly Cities: Question and answer evening with discussion

25 Feb 2015

On Tuesday, 17 March 2015 (6-8pm) in Lecture Theatre B, University Place

From MICRA, Age-UK and Manchester City Council


  • 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

Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA), Age UK and Manchester City Council are co-hosting a question and answer evening on the future of Age-friendly Cities on 17 March. 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.  

Following brief presentations, the panel will respond to questions from the audience including representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors as well as academia and members of the public. Likely topics for discussion include social inclusion, transportation, housing, social and civic participation, and outdoor spaces and buildings.

Building on the organiser’s close working relationship with government bodies, the evening will gather evidence to influence government thinking and policy development.

Panellists are Professor Chris Phillipson, Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing; Paul McGarry from Age-friendly Manchester; Bernadette Ashcroft, CEO Age UK Tameside; Professor Sarah Harper from University of Oxford. The evening with be chaired by Councillor Sue Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester.

All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.