This will see Manchester join the World Health Organisation's (WHO) Global Network and over 500 other cities and communities in 37 countries across the world which are each taking steps to become more age-friendly. It also marks a new milestone in the development of age-friendly communities in the UK.
But what does being an Age-friendly Community actually mean in practice? Well, different things in different places. But essentially it means that local government, older people, the voluntary and community sector organisations, businesses and others get together to work out how to make their local area a better place to live and age.