Manchester Urban Ageing Research Group publish paper on older people and COVID-19

The latest MUARG paper is titled "Locked down by inequality: Older people and the COVID-19 pandemic”.

The paper has been published in Urban Studies and was authored by MICRA/MUARG academics Tine Buffel, Sophie Yarker, Chris Phillipson, Luciana Lang, Camilla Lewis, Patty Doran and Mhorag Goff.

The paper proposes that post-COVID-19 recovery strategies for cities and communities should build on at least six interrelated age-friendly principles: first, supporting the most vulnerable and prioritising resources in deprived areas; second, challenging the narrative on ageing and combatting ageism; third, promoting age inclusivity in the post-pandemic city; fourth, investing in community-based services, social infrastructure and green spaces; fifth, developing locally based partnerships across organisational boundaries; and sixth, involving older people in designing smart, liveable and resilient cities of the future.

You can access the paper here.

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