Ageing Without Children (AWOC) are interested in hearing the views, ideas and comments of those ageing without children, and others who are interested in the issue such as Journalists, activists, campaigners, organisations or childless adults 50+ . Can you complete a survey which will only take a couple of minutes and would help with planning for the future? ... Read more

Cancer Advocacy and Support Project expands

The Staffordshire Cancer Advocacy and Support Project continues to expand. The fourth Volunteer Co-ordinator, Hilary Stefanelli, has joined the Project enabling the service to be offered to all residents of Staffordshire over the age of 50 years. Recently Macmillan Cancer Support (West Midlands) granted funding to expand the service into Wolverhampton from February 2015. The Project welcomes enquiries from anyone thinking about volunteering. Training and support is given to all volunteer advocates and if you would like to know more about this exciting opportunity then give the office a ring (01782 844036) and speak to one of the Volunteer Co-ordinators. You can give as much time as you want, the work is varied and very rewarding. ... Read more

Could you become a Positive Living Coach?

As we are coming to the end of our very first Positive Living Training course, it is now time to start recruiting for the next round of training. This training will be starting the week commencing 23rd Feb 2015 and days and venues are still to be confirmed. If you would like to know more about this FREE accredited training course, please get in touch: Michelle - 07467915903 or Also a HUGE thank you to all the learners who have attended so far, in helping us further develop our training. It's been lovely to work with you all ... Read more

News from DWP

Read the latest upate from the Later Life Newsletter No. 63 from the DWP. This month is a feature on Living with dementia: the advice website My Ageing Parent has published a detailed guide to dementia – its causes, symptoms and diagnosis. Importantly, it also provides a raft of helpful advice to families to help them deal with the day-to-day issues around caring for a relative. This is something we here at the Foundation care about and of course is reflected in our Dementia Advocacy Project ... Read more

Transitions In Later Life

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation has published their latest blog and have included the Beth Johnson Foundation as an example of how our projects have promoted emotional wellbeing. ... Read more

Age Action Alliance Update

Thank you to Age Action Alliance for including our new appeal, Living Longer, Living Stronger! launch on the front page of their latest newsletter. ... Read more

Living Well With Dementia

The Foundation dementia advocate's attended this event and were proud that our film, focused on people living with dementia, was the opening scene. Many Gp's, Consultants, Clinical Consultant's and Area Manager's and Practice Nurse's attended. The main discussion was about the Dementia Pathway and to get so many of the profession together meant that a wide range of services could share the information. ... Read more

Older People's Day Today!!

The national day of celebrating older people and their contribution to society is with us at last. Organisations and individuals are finding their own ways to make this a day to remember and to remind all of us that older people are an extremely important part of the fabric of our lives. We are attending a local event this year, the Live Age Festival and are looking forward to meeting all of the guests and joining in the celebration. ... Read more

Autumn News Announcement

The Foundation's latest newsletter is available to view via our Facebook page. Read about new appointments, Older People's Day and volunteering opportunities and more. ... Read more

Coming Soon!

Accredited Training in Intergenerational Practice, suitable for Care and Social work professionals, Youth and Community practitioners and Local Authority strategic development ... Read more

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