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We want to improve the lives of people aged 50 and over living in Greater Manchester. Working with our partners we have set up the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to coordinate this work. 

Our priorities are;
  • to become the first age-friendly city-region in the country
  • to be a global centre of excellence for ageing, pioneering research, technology and new ideas
  • to increase economic participation amongst the over 50s 

We have an agreement with the Centre for Ageing Better to work together over the next five years, applying evidence of what works in helping to ensure a good later life to drive improvements in Greater Manchester. 

Greater Manchester and the UK has seen, and will see, significant changes in its population over the next  25 years. Estimates suggest that by the early 2030s, half of the UK adult population will be over 50, and by 2037, the over-80s group will have expanded to six million. Within Greater Manchester the number of 65s is expected to increase by 44% by 2028 and the over 85s will increase by 81% during the same period. 

We want Greater Manchester’s residents to be able to live, work and retire in Greater Manchester, while living as fulfilling lives as possible. We work with public, voluntary, community and social enterprise, and academic partners to ensure Greater Manchester meets the needs and aspirations of our ageing population. 

For more information about the GM Ageing Hub contact Paul McGarry, Strategic Lead, GM Ageing Hub and Age-Friendly Manchester:

Or follow us on Twitter: @GMAgeingHub

GM Ageing Conference 2017

The GM Ageing Conference 2017 is being held on 16th February 2017 at the Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI) in central Manchester.

GM Ageing Conference 2017 is a landmark event organised by the GM Ageing Hub, bringing together a wide range of influential GM leaders, world-leading academics and community sector innovators to discuss prospects for building an age-friendly city-region.  

The conference also marks GM's five year partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better and its long-term collaboration with the World Health Organisation.

You can register at the conference Eventbrite page which can be found at  

You can find out more about the conference by following our Twitter account @GMAgeingHub and #GMconf17

The conference’s aims and objectives are to:

  • Launch the GM Ageing Hub to key policy-makers and social actors.
  • Present findings from new GM Ageing Foresight and Policy reports.
  • Showcase GM as an international centre of excellence on ageing.
  • Promote GM and external best practice in ageing research, policy and practice..
  • Promote GM’s partnership with the Centre for Ageing Better.
  • Be a platform for taking action across GM agencies and communities.

Speakers include:

  • Anna Dixon and Lord Filkin - Centre for Ageing Better 
  • Alana Officer - World Health Organisation 
  • Prof. Chris Phillipson - University of Manchester 
  • Jon Rouse - GM Health and Care Partnership 
  • Prof Martin Vernon - NHS England
  • Tony Lloyd - GM Mayor 
  • Steven Pleasant - Chair, GM Ageing Hub, CE Tameside Council

For more information, please contact Gareth Williams: