Greater Manchester Older People’s Network

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We’re really excited to be launching our new GMOPN guide to participation later this month. This guide will be based on the findings from our previous two network events held in Manchester and Leigh. All of our members will receive a copy of this guide and we will be sharing it as widely as possible. We’re really looking forward to seeing the impact it will have in ensuring that older people have positive participation experiences. The GMOPN project team and five members of the Action Group recently attended the Ageing Better 2019 conference in Sheffield, where we had the opportunity to deliver a workshop on the topic of Older People’s Voice. This was a fantastic chance to share the work that we’ve been doing in Greater Manchester and to hear from older people from all across the country. In August, we will be having our first focus group for our new Positive Ageing Imagery Project, where we 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 is kindly volunteering her time to work with us, will be facilitating the project and we are really looking forward to sharing ideas and views about ageism in the media. If you would like to get involved with the GMOPN or to find out more about what we do, please contact [email protected] or telephone 0161 834 9823

courtesy of Manchester Community Central Quarterly News