Age Proud: Exploring Positive Ageing Event
On 2nd October 2019, our partners, the Greater Manchester Older People's Network, held their 'Age Proud: Exploring Positive Ageing' event.
It coincided with the International Day of Older Persons 2019 and was an opportunity for members of the Network to come together to discuss the ways that ageing is currently portrayed in the media. It was a fantastic day hearing from network members and speakers, including Joyce Williams, who is an Age Proud blogger and campaigner, Paul McGarry, head of the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub and Mike Dodd from the ‘Talking About my Generation’ Campaign.
The afternoon workshops explored how older people and ageing are currently portrayed in the media and thought of in society. Together, attendees thought about the types of stories about older people that should be promoted, in order to challenge some of the negative stereotypes about ageing.