Manchester is a young city - but what's it like to grow old in?
How can this city ensure people grow old with dignity?
Dear members — certain parts of life are inevitable. Chickenpox; having braces on your teeth as a teenager; failing your driving test first (…and second…) time round; taxes; and ageing. Unlike the first items on this list though, ageing can be a pleasure. You grow surer of yourself, less fussed about what everyone else thinks.
The inevitable part about ageing is funny though, because for the most part, in a society that is — at least on a surface level — opposed to sexism and racism and homophobia, ageism feels like the one prejudice that people still bandy around in 2022. Today, Dani explores Manchester’s ageing population and the way the city is trying to position itself as a uniquely age-friendly location.
But before we get there: Gary Neville believes he would be “eaten alive” in Westminster, plus a Stockport eatery wins restaurant of the year.
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