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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

MICRA Manchester Town Hall event


MICRA runs a programme of seminars and events through the academic year to support ageing research.

Leading academics present their latest research alongside practitioners, looking at key themes in ageing like 'ageing, transport and mobility', 'creating age-friendly cities' and 'ageing and changing health behaviour'.

Seminars are open to all and attract audiences of up to 100 including researchers, care providers, older people, local government, NHS and the private sector.

For outputs from previous events including film footage, meeting reports, slides, and programmes see our events archive.


What's on

Let's Talk about the 'S' Word! Supporting the Sexuality and Intimacy Needs of Care Home Residents

13:00 - 16:00 04 October 2018

Basic human needs relating to sexuality, intimacy, and relationships are important for adults of all ages. However, for older people living in care homes, even the simple, intimate behaviours that many of us take for granted, such as sharing a cuddle with a partner, can become impossible. This can be particularly problematic for residents with..

Age Friendly Rural Areas

13:00 - 16:00 19 December 2018

You are invited to a free seminar about Age Friendly Rural Areas. 19th December 2018 1pm – 4pm. The event begins at 1pm with a free networking lunch. The rural population is generally healthier than the urban population due to the migration of more prosperous people who wish to live in a greener environment. However 13% of rural pensioners..

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Past events