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Manchester is a WHO Age-Friendly City and we are fully committed and a sector leader in age-friendly work. We work with and for older people to make the city region a better place to age well.

Grey on Green

This project in partnership with Southway Housing Trust, aims to highlight the contributions older people make to a sustainable world.  Grey on Green is led by older people who will share their wisdom for a sustainable lifestyle and discuss their experience and observations of the climate and ecological emergency.

Older people often embrace more sustainable habits, such as shopping locally, wasting less, and consuming seasonal food. These are some of the ways to ensure our impact on the environment is kept to a minimum.

A number of events and activities will take place during this year-long project and a Grey on Green guidebook filled with advice and tips will be produced.

If you, or someone that you know, is interested, please contact:

Or telephone 0161 448 4227

Let's Dance

Dance at any age is a great way to tune up the body in a creative and fun filled way. It also helps to build stamina and to increase joint flexibility. Everyone can benefit from dance whether they are 9 or 90 years old.  We also believe that dance is not just about movement, but about telling stories, that´s why our lessons offer endless opportunities for self expression, navigating lots of dance styles in the same class –samba, tango, classical, jazz, reggae, motown, world music…

For more information, please email

Read more about ​Hazel Roy – Programme facilitator here.

* If you have health or mobility issues please check with your GP that it is safe for you to participate in dance prior to booking.

Collections in care homes

Through the museums culture health and wellbeing programme we have developed activities such as ‘All kinds of Everything’ programme to engage people in creative activities using museum collections who are unable to visit the museum in person

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