Celebrating International Day of Older Persons

“Each year, Manchester joins communities around the world in celebrating the United Nations’ International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) on 1 October. 

This year we’re celebrating the resilience and contributions of older women, as well as continue to challenge ageism, portraying positive and realistic images of older people. 

Women over 65s are the fastest growing female age demographic in Greater Manchester but often feel invisible. Older women’s voices need to be heard so that Manchester is a great place for all women and girls to grow older.  Let’s celebrate the huge economic and social contribution older women make to Manchester, recognising older women as valuable not vulnerable.

The campaign is being run by councils and organisations across Greater Manchester. You can support the campaign on social media by using the hashtags #SheWillBeHeard and #IDOP2022.” (AFM monthly e-bulletin)

What does independence mean 60+

Wai Yin Society is  currently working in partnership with NIHR (National Institute for Health and Care Research) and Exeter University to find out what independence means for older people.

Uncertain Futures Interruptions

“Saturday 8 October, 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm & 3 pm

Gallery 8, Manchester Art Gallery

Part of Manchester’s celebrations for International Day of Older Persons

Inspired by the true accounts of women’s experiences of work and ageing gathered as part of the Uncertain Futures art and research project, four performance ‘interruptions’ will take place at Manchester Art Gallery. Come and eavesdrop of these intentional conversations performed by women over 50 revealing some of the key findings about the reality of work for women over 50.

Each performance will take place shortly after the hour at 11 am, 12 noon, 2 pm and 3 pm. No need to book, just turn up.” (AFM monthly e-bulletin)