An Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds

A new Channel 4 documentary exploring the effects of intergenerational connections has left the nation feeling inspired and hopeful. More importantly, it has revealed exciting new statistics for an innovative way to help reduce isolation and improve health in the lives of older people, sparking the beginning of a movement that could see hundreds of […]

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National Co-production Week Blog: Curiosity

Curiosity. Apparently it killed a cat. It’s also an important missing ingredient in the way we interact with the world and with one another. We don’t wonder how the person scanning our shopping is feeling today. We don’t wonder if our neighbour needs help with their garden. We don’t wonder what the person sitting across […]

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Join us for a FREE Big Lunch!

  Aged 50 or over? You’re invited to come along to Shirecliffe Community Centre to get together, make friends, and enjoy a free lunch of pie and peas! The national Big Lunch is the bright idea of the Eden Project. Since 2009, ‘big lunches’ – communities coming together to share food, friendships and conversation – have […]

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Age Better in Sheffield Innovation Fund 2017

Got a genuinely innovative idea to reduce isolation and loneliness in Sheffield? The Age Better in Sheffield programme is underpinned by a ‘test and learn’ approach, and we’ve created the Innovation Fund to respond to this learning each year. The Innovation Fund invests in inventive and exciting ideas, which try out new ways to reduce […]

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Let’s Talk Burngreave – What’s on Where!

We’re excited to share with you all the brilliant workshops, talks, activities and performances on offer at this Saturday’s event! Have a browse and sign up here – or just turn up on the day. There’ll be staff and volunteers on hand to show you around the building, and to remind you where everything is. […]

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Let’s Talk Burngreave – Saturday 19th March

What’s it like to grow older in the Burngreave Ward?What would inspire you to take action to help a neighbour or a family member be less isolated? Age Better in Sheffield is hosting an event in the Vestry Hall in Burngreave Ward to explore the community’s responses to the above questions. We’ll have conversations, and […]

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Unleash your inner creativity

Are you interested in photography, video, writing or journalism? We’re looking for volunteers to help us co-create a toolkit that will be sent to seven thousand homes in the Burngreave Ward. The toolkit will help people understand what triggers loneliness in themselves and others and inspire people to take action. For volunteers, it’ll be a […]

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On your own on Christmas day?

When we first started work on Age Better in Sheffield we spoke to lots of older people across the city. They told us that bank holidays are one of the loneliest times for them and many people will be spending Christmas Day this year with only the television for company. We want to change this through Age […]

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