Bring your community together & help those over 50 to overcome isolation

5 reasons to start an Ageing Better Network

There are many great opportunities to get involved with Ageing Better in Birmingham. One of them is to start an Ageing Better Network. Here are 5 reasons to start one today!   1. You will be part of a grassroots movement in BirminghamAgeing Better Networks are made up of community volunteers offering practical support, identifying those who are isolated or at risk of isolation. Be a change maker!   2. To improve your local communityBy increasing social connections and engagement you are not only making a difference to individuals but also to the community, making it sustainable and more resilient to changes in the future.   3. You will meet new peopleVolunteering is a great way to meet new people and get new experiences. You may find yourself speaking to people you wouldn’t have met otherwise!   4. To make someone happyBy giving a little of your time, you can put a......

Welcome to Ageing Better in Birmingham!

Welcome to our newly launched Ageing Better in Birmingham website! Here you will find all the latest programme news, information and up-and-coming events. If you’re new to the programme, why not check out our About to read up on the aims, the people involved and the team behind it. We have five Main Hubs  across Birmingham who will be supporting our Networks – members of the community who want to help older people become less isolated and more involved! There will be plenty of Events being added to our calendar, so please keep a look out for what could be happening in your area. Have a great idea that will benefit people over 50 in your area? Find out how you can get up to £2000 funding towards putting on activities and events that older people in your community would like to do! Visit our Fund page for all the details and how/where to apply. If you have......
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How can we lend a hand to isolated older people in Birmingham?

How can we lend a hand to isolated older people in Birmingham?
Well we can start by looking at what we can do together! That is exactly what citizens of Birmingham have done. By starting voluntary groups (referred to as Ageing Better Networks) and organising activities for isolated older adults, a movement is underway which we hope will continue to grow and spread across the city! Citizens of all ages, men and women from all backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to get together and utilise existing community assets such as local centres, cafés, and businesses, places of worship, existing local knowledge and leaders in the community. Ageing Better Networks are intergenerational and self-organising groups made up of community volunteers. It could be that you want to organise a street party, a weekly lunch club, a trip somewhere, a workshop, an exercise class – anything older people want or need! So far, the Ageing Better Fund has agreed to cover cost for the following ac......