At the Body, Mind, Spirit Partnership 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.
The Body, Mind, Spirit Partnership believes that living life well into older age is improved by remaining active and connected. With that comes the opportunity to share the skills and experience each person has gathered through their lives. We work with local partner organisations 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.
Bournville Parish Church
St Francis is a thriving church in the centre of Bournville we hold weekly Sunday service’s as well as weekly communion services. We have a fabulous Over 50s Community development worker Helen Crisp who is very keen to work with the community of Bournville
Karis Befriends Project
The Karis Befriends project is about supporting older people who feel isolated and lonely. We visit and befriend people in their own homes and through events. We also encourage our participants to get out into their local community.
Small Heath Baptist Church
Small Heath Baptist Church is ‘the church on the corner that cares’. We have a range of activities for the over 50s aimed to support with well-being and independence. All are welcome, so come and socialise, have fun and encourage each other.
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 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 Michaels, Hall Green
St Michael’s Church Centre is a busy Church and Community Centre situated on the edge of Hall Green, Acocks Green and Olton. On site there are many community groups, mostly serving the over 50’s.
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 (The Hub Ageing Together Social Project)
Hub Hazelwell 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.