Ambition for Ageing eBulletin, July 2019

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An Age-Friendly Transport System

Throughout the last year, Ambition for Ageing has been working with the Centre for Ageing Better, Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Greater Manchester Health & Social Care Partnership. Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Greater Manchester Older People’s Network, other partners and older people from across Greater Manchester to further understand what an age-friendly transport network looks like, what challenges older people face and what older people think the transport priorities should be.

We are pleased to now be able to release a response document, outlining the 7 themes the research found to be most important to older people, and the actions we plan to take as a partnership based on them.

New campaign wants to change the record on growing older in Greater Manchester

Campaigners aged 50 and over from across Greater Manchester want to change the record on what people think of growing older in the region. 

The campaign is funded by Ambition for Ageing and is being co-delivered by PR social enterprise Yellow Jigsaw and Age UK partners from Wigan, Salford, Tameside, Bury, Oldham, Rochdale, Bolton and Manchester.

For more information on the campaign click here or follow @MyGenerationGM.

Positive Ageing Imagery project

The GMOPN are excited to be launching a new Positive Ageing Imagery Project. The project will be looking at why stereotypical images of wrinkly hands that reinforce negativity around ageing are used in the media to represent older people. We want to replace these images with more positive ones that celebrate older people and ageing. Helen Morris, who will be volunteering with the GMOPN over the coming months, will be facilitating this project and is looking for older people who are interested in getting involved.

If you would like to get involved or if you have any other suggestions, please contact Liz on 0161 834 9823 or email [email protected]

The Golden Years Caravan

The Golden Years Caravan is a roving cinema and art gallery featuring a series of ambitious artworks which confront common perceptions of ageing and retirement. It is a celebration of the curiosity, creativity and culture of Greater Manchester’s ‘golden generation’ and shares stories of what it’s really like to grow older in Greater Manchester in 2019.

It has been made possible by the support of The Lowry, Greater Manchester Combined Authority and Great Place GM; a national Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England initiative. The Golden Years Caravan will be visiting each borough of Greater Manchester in July.

It visits WIGAN on Tuesday 16th July at Wigan Flashes Nature Reserve, Carr Lane, Wigan, WN3 5NY