Book for Active in Age Training

This free training is ideal for anyone who runs a community group or volunteers/works for a voluntary organisation, with people aged 50+ within Stoke-on-Trent. ... Read more

Wolverhampton- Free Training

CLAIM your happy retirement  If you are approaching or entering retirement, join us for this free one day training course which will help you to effectively plan and prepare for this stage of life. Designed alongside BJF volunteers the training will: ·        Give you the opportunity to share experiences with other people in a similar situation ·        Share the CLAIM framework with you – a tool for ageing positively ·        Enable you to plan effectively for the future ·        Learn new skills for coping with challenges and change ... Read more

Leek - Free Training

Looking forward to later life means both planning for this phase of life and thinking about it positively. Our volunteers have helped us to design this training day to make sure that it includes the things that will help the most when planning and preparing for later life.   Our next Looking forward to later life day is 24th January 2017 (9:30 to 4:30) at Leek Community Fire Station, Springfield Road Leek ST13 6LQ. During the day you will:   ·         Have the opportunity to meet people in a similar situation ·         Develop a practical plan for the future ·         Learn techniques to cope with change ·         Learn how to accept life’s changes and review your plan for the future   The training is free, a light lunch and refreshments are provided. Places are limited and you will need to book by contacting Lynne Wealleans at the Beth Johnson Foundation, 64 Princes Road, Hartshill, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 7JL. Or you can contact Lynne if you would like more information. Phone: 01782 844036 or 07940 562169 Email:   The Beth Johnson Foundation was set up in Stoke-on-Trent over 40 years ago and we want everyone to enjoy a good later life. We know that may not be easy for all of us but our volunteers have told us that everyone should have the opportunity to plan for later life and to prepare for how they might cope with the changes ahead. *Another day will be available 8th February in Wolverhampton, venue to be confirmed. ... Read more

Food Glorious Food

Hands on cooking sessions for those living with or after cancer.  Cook & Eat sessions with a free 6 week course starting on Tuesday 7th March ... Read more

TOY PLUS Project

BJF are proud to announce that we are one of the official partners of this project. TOY-PLUS is the natural follow-up to all the research and practice carried out during the past four years by the TOY partners. We identified the lack of training opportunities and adequate knowledge about intergenerational ... Read more

Positive Living Course

Are you aged 50 or over? Could you benefit from understanding more about your health and how to manage it? If you are interested in learning about how to take control of your diet, exercise habits and lifestyle then join us on a FREE Positive Living course here at the Beth Johnson Foundation. ... Read more

BJF Dementia Advocacy New Blog!

BJF Dementia Advocacy team have a new blog, for Stoke-on-Trent & North Staffordshire, which provides information on our Advocacy project and the Peer Advocacy Support Group. A VOICE FOR PEOPLE LIVING WITH DEMENTIA. Take a look and please share on your networks. ... Read more

Age Does Not Matter

Imagine a world where age does not matter. A world where we all live longer, better lives. Where we can make the most of our potential, however old or young we are. We are building this world today, and we want you to take part. This autumn, we are launching 'Age Does Not Matter', a 4-day festival to radically rethink the concept of Age. In the stunning setting of The OXO Bargehouse on London’s South Bank, we will disrupt the narrative around ageing through an inspirational series of co-design labs, talks, installations, photography, stories, sound and film. ... Read more

Live Age 2016 Press Release

Artists, older people’s organisations and the Universities of Keele and Staffordshire are uniting to celebrate the creative life of older people in this region. ... Read more

Our Voices Report is Published

While there has been extensive and widespread coverage of many ageing related issues, the issue of being old and without children has received virtually none. 1 in 5 people over 50 have no children yet there is little understanding, discussion or consideration of how this may impact on individuals, services for older people and the wider community. ... Read more

Beth Johnson Foundation Blog

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