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March 2015

MICRA debates the future of Age-friendly Cities

(27 February 2015)

Ageing experts from the Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) will meet with AGE-UK and Manchester Council later this month to debate the future of Age-friendly Cities.

The three organisations will co-host a question and answer session on the uture of Age-friendly Cities on Tuesday, 17 March, from 6pm to 8pm.

The panellists will be Professor Chris Phillipson, from MICRA, Paul McGarry from Age-friendly Manchester, Bernadette Ashcroft, CEO Age UK Tameside, and Professor Sarah Harper from The University of Oxford. The evening will be chaired by Councillor Sue Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester.

It will focus on questions of 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, which will includ representatives from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as academia and members of the public.

The evening will gather evidence to influence government thinking and policy development.

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