Born 1954, Michael shares his experiences of being gay and staying in the closet for much of his life. In this great blog post, we get to know a man who felt he had to confine to the norms of society, which at the time he grew up was not accepting sexuality outside the heterosexual spectrum.
Speaking of finally finding a social group local to him, Michael writes that “it was an immense relief to find other people who had gone through the same problems that I had, and it helped me realise who I really am.”
A really great read! Full story here: https://blgbt.org/my-50-years-of-gay-but-most-of-it-was-spent-deep-in-the-closet/
Ageing Well in Birmingham
Birmingham City Council in partnership with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) invite you to an engagement event about the development of a new Birmingham Ageing Well Strategy.
This Ageing Well event has two main aims, and they are:
A light lunch and refreshments will be provided and although the event commences at 10.15am you are welcome to join at any time during the event. Please note that this event is targeted at adults aged 55 years or over and their friends, family and carers.
One of my favourite Ageing Better events was when we organised a St. Patrick Day Party! We had such a lovely time and it was a great achievement for us all! We decide to go with a pub theme with non-alcoholic cocktails ("mocktails"), lots of tasty food and special cakes. And, of course, some fantastic Irish music which made it such a great celebration. We topped it off with a raffle and quiz and here below you can see photos from the event, and some of the quiz winners!