We are positive about the contribution of older people alongside others in our communities to make them fantastic places to live for us all. As we get older our relationships and connections change and can become less in number. Sometimes we can find it difficult to find places to do things we enjoy together and make new connections in our neighbourhoods and possibly new friends.
At the Body, Mind, Spirit Partnership we believe that living life well into older age is improved by remaining active and connected and with the opportunity to share the skills and experience each person has gathered through their lives.We work with local partners who host and enable local activities run by and for local people across the city and hopefully in your neighbourhood.
Each partner is a local organisation that supports and enables activities led by local people. Activities range from Coffee and Chat, craft sessions, Men’s sheds, to Tai chi, trips out and befriending. Each partner is different in the activities they host and also open to developing new ideas with you so take a look and come along and join in.
Balsall Heath Church Centre (Silver Lining Project)
Silver Lining Project is about improving the heath and wellbeing of local people through activities and and opportunities to make friends and connect. All are welcome to come along and try out our sessions.
Highgate Baptist Church
Our mission is to provide facilities and activities for the local community to help promote togetherness, well-being and solidarity in this community.
Karis Befriends Project
The Karis Befriends project is about supporting older people who feel isolated and lonely. Our main focus is visiting and befriending people within their own homes and where possible encouraging them to get out into their local community.
Narthex Sparkhill works to promote inter cultural harmony. We aim to do this by bringing together local people, voluntary and other organisations and to provide facilities in the interest of social welfare, recreation and leisure. The purpose of this is to improve the conditions and quality of life of the people of Sparkhill.
Small Heath Baptist Church Match Club
Match Club aim to provide older Afro-Caribbean people with a fun, emotionally-supportive day, once a week in each others company. Match club is the place where all the arrangements are made for the week ahead and encourages an independent approach to life with a respect for the Afro-Caribbean culture.
South Aston United Reformed Church
Here at South Aston URC we aim to work alongside older people by offering weekly activities that encourage them to maintain their independence whilst participating as fully as they choose in community life.
St Francis, Bournville
St Francis Youth and Community Centre aims to provide activities for a variety of age groups that enable people to do the things they enjoy and meet local people whilst they are doing so.
St Gabriels Weoley Castle
At St Gabriels we work to equip older people with the skills needed to increase independence and reduce social isolation through centre-based and community activities. Whilst there is a focus on older people, we encourage cross-generational participation as we build community together.
St Marks Church
Activities for older people some in the St Marks Community Hub and others out and about on trips locally. We are here to bring people together and get them active and out of their homes.
St Martin’s Social Care Project
St Martin’s Social Care Project is about offering local older people a range of opportunities to stay connected and active and is lead by local people like you who make it happen and direct the activities.
St Peters Church Community Activities
Helping local people, feel well & connected through activities.
St Thomas Garretts Green
St Thomas’ Community Project serves Garretts Green by working with local people, in partnership with other organisations, using available resources to contribute to the well-being and vitality of the whole community.
The Hub Hazelwell (ACTS)
ACTS( Allens Croft Twilight Support) is focused on enabling individuals to get out and about by providing opportunities that encourage individuals to make friends, reduce isolation and to improve overall well-being.
Thrive Together Birmingham
Thrive Together Birmingham aims to support and grow the movement of individuals, churches and organisations who, motivated by their faith, are committed to addressing issues of poverty and to playing their part in helping their neighbourhoods to flourish.