Our Ageing Well team run a range of activities for older people that help to keep people active and healthy, as well as providing social opportunities. Among the activities currently available we offer:
- Arts & Illustration workshops
- Chair Yoga & Extend
- Tai Chi
- 1-2-1 Health Trainer support
For further information see the following documents:
Please contact us to find out more.
Back in April 2012 selected Ageing Well members teamed up with a group of younger people to discuss issues that are affecting both old & young and how we can better communicate. The participants took part in a series of seminars and social media workshops, finishing with an intergenerational fashion show.
Ageing Well would like to invite you to its celebration event on Thursday 1st November 2012. The afternoon will start with a buffet lunch and then a film screening of the Here I Am & Lost Links event. We would like you to be part of this celebration by joining us on 1st November from 2:30pm to 5pm. The event will be held at the Centre for the Aston Family.
If you require any support in getting home from the event please let us know as there will be a minibus service available for those most in need.
Please note that there are a limited number of spaces so please book your place by Wednesday 31stth October at 3:00pm. To confirm your seat please contact Abi Shervington, Ageing Well Wellbeing & Activities Co-ordinator on 0121 250 0777.
Birmingham Settlement’s Development and Ageing Well teams are taking part in the eReading Rooms project pilot run by UK Online Centres. The eReading Rooms will provide a free service to promote informal learning where any topic or interest can be explored via the Internet.
These eReading Rooms aspire to put informal learning at the heart of communities, where knowledge and information can be shared to help people enhance their skills. Birmingham Settlement will be providing members of the community with the opportunity to access ‘The Learning Zone’ to learn about any topic they are interested in, from gardening to history. We will offer the latest technology for people to access the site and provide a friendly and helpful environment for their interests to grow.
This is a great way for members of the community to explore their interests and gain new knowledge and skills, but also to enhance their computer and Internet skills.
Birmingham Settlement recently took part in an event called “Here I Am” about celebrating cross-generational relationships. The event took place on 7th May 2012 at the Public Arts Centre in West Bromwich and brought together older and younger people for a night of fashion, music and film – including some of our Ageing Well service users. The event helped to overcome the generation gap through the shared interest of vintage clothing, sourced from Birmingham Settlement’s charity shops. The event went really well and we received some great feedback from those who took part. See the great video of the event below:
This September staff at Zurich Community Trust will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and they need your support! If you are interested in taking part as a cyclist they would welcome your involvement, but if not then making a donation to the cause would be very much appreciated! Income raised during the event will be split between a group of charities that Zurich are supporting, and Birmingham Settlement are proud to be one of these. For more information please see their website: http://www.z1000m.com.
Zurich Community Trust is working in partnership with Birmingham Settlement’s Ageing Well programme for the next three years, and will be providing funding, as well being involved in the programme’s activities and events.
This week Birmingham Settlement was proud to unveil a new art project at the Centre for the Aston Family called Dreaming of Summer Rain. The project was inspired by ideas shared through a series of workshops with members of the local community and includes the hopes and dreams of the community, a sense of belonging, and a celebration of different cultures. The piece contains a wide variety of colours and patterns that represent the many different people who live in the local community. The piece was designed to brighten up the atrium of the Centre for the Aston Family and lift the spirits of those who visit us there. Dreaming of Summer Rain was designed by Melanie Tomlinson with the contribution of Birmingham Settlement’s service users.