The University of Manchester
Manchester Institute for Collaborative
Research on Ageing (MICRA)
August 2015 newsletter
 MICRA website
Guide to working with older people as co-researchers launched by MICRA A new guide to working with older people as co-researchers has been launched by MICRA and Age UK.Read more >>
English social climbers happier in later lifeFindings show that men and women born in England into working class families who increased their social status are more satisfied with life than those born in a high class family, relative to their health and wealth.Read more >>
New research links sight loss to low income and poor quality of life in oldNew research has found the poorest fifth of the population has more than twice the risk of developing moderate vision impairment compared to the wealthiest – and an 80% higher risk of developing severe visual impairment.Read more >>


Watch our new film on researching ‘age-friendly’ citiesNew film showcases the work of Manchester sociologists and co-researchers, aged between 58 and 74-years-old.Read more >>
‘Falls Prevention & Detection Using Smartphones’ Seminar Wednesday 16 September
The Connected Health Innovation Centre’s next Seminar  will explore how smartphones can be used for the detection & prevention of falls. Dr Helen Hawley Hague will discuss how we engage older people in the use of technology, using smartphones as an instrumented assessment tool, movement detector, alarm system and to deliver falls exercise rehabilitation to older people.
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