A message from Rachael Treacher, HOP Project Manager

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended the HOP network meeting on the 21 June at Blackburne House.

A special thanks to Claire Cowell, who presented to the network about the age friendly work taking place in Manchester and Greater Manchester. It was particularly interesting to hear about their strategic, collaborative approach and commitment to an age friendly programme that consists of the Age Friendly Manchester team, over 30 cultural organisations and a dedicated team of 180 volunteer Cultural Champions who support and help deliver a programme which really values older people in the Manchester city region.

Liverpool too offers so many fantastic arts and cultural opportunities for older audiences and I really feel that offer would be that much stronger with a more collaborative approach to working, similar to Manchester.

For those of you unable to attend the meeting Claire’s presentation can be viewed here

Further information about Age Friendly Manchester and the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing, who have been developing an extensive programme of work advancing the academic research and public policy on ageing and urbanisation in Manchester, can be found here. 

The publication ‘Living in Manchester: Our Age Friendly City’ is available to download here and I also have hard copies if required. If you would like one please let me know via email at rachaelt@culture.org.uk.


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