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Ex-bobby still on the beat

Baughan House movers and shakers build great connections in the Tyburn communityOne of the groups funded by Ageing Better in Birmingham is a sitting exercise group which takes place at Baughan House, a sheltered accommodation complex in Pype Hayes, north Birmingham.The class has been going for the p...
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Pink Sou’westers visit a Byzantine church and celebrate their 10th Anniversary

Pink Sou’westers are a group of LGBT people who offer affordable, accessible and inclusive events for all ages and for people from all over the Midlands. Like many other groups in Birmingham, Pink Sou’westers have benefitted from funding provided by the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. Th...
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Celebrating the importance of community and the amazing people of Sparkbrook

We joined the Ageing Better Sparkbrook Hub in celebrating Christmas and the people who has made a huge impact in tackling loneliness and isolation in the local area.Attending the event, and listening to Nigel Brookhouse, CEO of Narthex Sparkhill, one of the organisations behind the Sparkbrook Hub, i...
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From Jamaica to Birmingham

Millicent Gobbinsingh, 66, of Newtown, Birmingham, tells us more about her experiences of coming to England, and about taking part in the Ageing Better in Birmingham programme. Millie was born in Port Antonio, Jamaica. When her parents decided to seek a better future for the family, they left t...
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A neighbourly Xmas in Birmingham

Every Christmas there are stories around older people and how you can get involved to help a lonely elderly person by volunteering. Usually this means befriending, either by phone or in person. Whilst having a volunteer come round for a cup of tea and a natter can be great - even life-changing for s...
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