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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Older people join academics to research UK's first 'age-friendly' city

23 June 2015

In 15 years, a quarter of the world’s population living in cities will be over-60, as more and more people choose to grow old there.

In a unique project where older people were trained as co-researchers to look into the ‘age-friendliness’ of cities, sociologists from The University of Manchester have found social inclusion to be the secret to ageing well – while age-friendly transport and housing make them feel more a part of the urban neighbourhoods they live in.

MICRA has created a short film which shows how the research can be replicated to make a difference to the lives of older generations in cities around the world.

View the full press release and watch the video:

  • Age friendly city press release

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