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How to start a conversation in February

February 2020

As you know, we love to bring the generations together to tell stories – but it can be tricky to start a conversation with someone who’s so much older than you. Here are five ways to kick-start a lovely warm chat in February…

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Calling all DofE students!

January 2020

We’re running open evenings for DofE students who want to volunteer with us. If you’re working towards your Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award, and you live in Birmingham or London, please join us to find out how you can sign up for healthcare volunteering experience through KiB.

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Tarantara sings for Kissing it Better

January 2020

If you love music and live in the Midlands, please join us for a fundraising evening with the fabulous Tarantara choir.

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Working with KiB builds character – it’s official!

January 2020

The DofE’s brand new list of teenage life hacks signposts young people towards experiences that build character and confidence. And KiB offers three of the top five suggestions.

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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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