KiB and COVID-19
Older people feel more alone and isolated than ever before now that care homes and most hospitals have cancelled visits. The crisis hasn’t stopped KiB: our singers are spreading cheer at a safe distance – on doorsteps, through windows, and in the streets.
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Calling all creatives: we need your artwork and poetry to light up the day for isolated older people during these troubled times.
The coronavirus crisis means we can’t take our talented volunteers into hospitals and care homes, but that doesn’t stop us sending a message of hope and togetherness to older and vulnerable people.
Spring brings lighter days and lovely flowers and lots of fresh new conversation openers. Here are five to be getting on with….
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…
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.
If you love music and live in the Midlands, please join us for a fundraising evening with the fabulous Tarantara choir.
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.
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.
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.
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.