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Christmas at Nan's - A poem

Turkey in the ovenBrussels on the hob - Yeuk!Carols on the tellyRoasties almost cooked.Crackers on the tableKnives and forks for all; Bang! The power's gone againGive the Electric Board a call!Everyone fed and watered:Nan's time for an afternoon nap."Fancy a game of Ludo, dad?""No a walk: now where'...
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Angela's reflections on Ageing Better in Birmingham

"We need to get more services back into our local communities particularly for older people."Angela RichardsAngela Richards, member of our Age of Experience group, shares her thoughts about her involvement in the programme. I do a lot of volunteering with various organisations in Birmingham and the ...
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Cultural perspectives of 'ageing'

Cultural perspectives can have a huge effect on our experience of getting older.Robert Cummins​Robert Cummins, one of our Age of Experience group members, writes about his thoughts about ageing and how it is perceived differently in different cultures. Robert is an avid traveller and a recent trip t...
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Friends from London visit Birmingham Age of Experience members

In October this year, members of Camden's Ageing Better programme, Ageing Better in Camden, based in St Pancras and Somers Town travelled all the way to our great city to meet with their peers from Birmingham, members of the co-production group who are calling themselves "Age of Exper...
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The Stonewall Generation

With BVSC launching the search for a provider to deliver the final project in the LGBT strand of the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme, we look at some of the issues affecting older LGBT adults when accessing, or in, care settings and our aspiration for the Changing Practice in Adult Social Care...
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