Encouraging positive ageing

Our goal is to create a liveable and harmonious city that people want to grow older in.

Making Manningham a welcoming place for older residents

By raising awareness about ageism and challenging stereotypes, we’re creating a city that supports and connects residents with one another.

You can read our action plan to find out more about how we’re making Manningham an age friendly city.

Inclusive Manningham - An Age-Friendly City Action Plan
Inclusive Manningham - An Age-Friendly City Action Plan
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How to identify and overcome ageism

The World Health Organization (WHO) defines ageism as stereotyping and discriminating against individuals or groups, on the basis of their age. Ageism can take many forms, including:

  • prejudicial attitudes
  • discriminatory practices
  • institutional policies and practices perpetuating stereotypes.

At some point, most of us have formed subconscious and negative judgements based on a person’s age. Unfortunately, these attitudes have become socially acceptable and common. To learn how to identify and overcome ageism, you can take this quiz.


Additional resources

We also recommend the following links to resources, videos and podcasts to learn more about ageism and its effects.