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Birmingham Community Coming together to help vulnerable people during the Corona virus pandemic

Over the last month we have seen a lot of changes to the way we live, work and move around our community. It is a challenging time and we don't yet know how long we will be in this situation for. One thing we are sure about, however, is that local residents, neighbours of all ages and all ...
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From a distance - Allotment gardening in Birmingham during a pandemic

It's quite surreal at the moment, people avoiding each other, wearing masks.... some places are like a ghost town.​Christine Turley-Cooper, 70In these unprecedented and challenging times, it is heartening to see how local people over 50 are adapting to new ways of being and doing. In this ...
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Milano’s management serve up a tasty free lunch to those serving the Ageing Better community.

Sometimes in our busy day to day lives when there is lots going on around us, it's hard to find time to just sit, chat and get to know others in our community. But, when we do make the effort to take time out, it's quite amazing what we can find out about other people's life history and their person...
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My experiences on public transport – from an older adult with long term disabilities

Maria Mleczko, one of our Age of Experience members, writes about her experiences of using public transport: "My experiences on public transport – from an older adult with long term disabilities"I am aware that this piece of writing may not resonate with everyone, but if I assist in giving just...
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Daffodils

Richard, one of our Age of Experience members, writes beautifully about daffodils. Or really, he writes about life, about connections and feeding your soul. We hope you enjoy, the poem that follows. DaffodilsI read this tapestry the other day. If you have two loaves of bread:Give one to th...
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