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How to start a conversation in January

January 2020

Happy New Year! You can help cheer up January by visiting older people in your family or community, or as part of a Kissing it Better volunteering programme. Here are some tried-and-tested conversational ice breakers to get the visit off to a great start.

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How to start a conversation in December

December 2019

At KiB, we like to bring the generations together to share stories. But sometimes it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone who’s more than half a century older than you. Here are five great intergenerational ice-breakers for the month of December.

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KiB courses – the official launch party

November 2019

We wet the head of our new teaching and training courses with a launch party at Birmingham’s Oyster Club. Guests from big business, education and healthcare gathered to toast our unique brand of teaching – which offers unique insight into how to meet the challenges of old age with imagination, creativity and kindness.

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How to create the perfect hospital goody bag

November 2019

It’s lovely to take a gift when you visit someone in hospital or a care home. At KiB, we like to give out little goody bags of joy, stuffed with all sorts of useful things to cheer up the day. Here are some ideas…

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How to start a conversation in November

November 2019

We love it when old and young share stories and memories. But sometimes it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone whose life experiences are so very different from yours. Here are five great intergenerational ice-breakers for the month of November.

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Getting to know great-granny

October 2019

At KiB, we love to bring the generations together in a spirit of mutual friendship and understanding. But what can an 8 year old have in common with an 80 year old? You’d be surprised. Our new scheme for primary schools is designed to help young children enjoy the time they spend with their much older relatives.

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Remember remember….older people on the 5th of November

October 2019

Talking to older people about Bonfire Night can help prepare them for the explosive bangs that light up the sky in late October.

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How to start a conversation in October

October 2019

At KiB, we like to bring the generations together to share stories. But sometimes it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone who’s more than half a century older than you. Here are five great intergenerational ice-breakers for the month of October.

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What could KiB do for you?

September 2019

Time after time, our students tell us the same story: volunteering with KiB changed their life, giving them experiences that shaped their future career choices.

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Find a friend – from a different generation

September 2019

Having friends from different generations is good for you, according to new research. Everyone should have a good friend who is much younger, or much older, than they are.

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