Birmingham Retiree Honoured as Ambassador for Peace
In a well-deserved recognition of her outstanding contributions to both the local community and beyond, Val Benjamin, a 71-year-old resident of Pannel Croft Retirement Village in Birmingham, has been awarded the title of Ambassador for Peace.
Retirement village honours Mental Health Awareness Week
Residents and staff from a retirement village in Birmingham honoured Wear it Green Day this week to raise awareness for mental health.
Easter Bunny delights Solihull community at Easter Fayre
Easter celebrations were in full swing last week as Solihull Retirement Village hosted a bustling Easter Fayre.
Housing 21 and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust considering merger
Housing 21 and The ExtraCare Charitable Trust are engaging in consultations with a view to agreeing a merger of the two organisations.
Bristol community champions meet Prime Minister Rishi Sunak
A Bristol husband-and-wife team who run an autism- and neurodiverse-friendly shop enjoyed an unforgettable visit to Downing Street this week to share their inspiring community work with the Prime Minister.
ExtraCare appoints three new trustees
The ExtraCare Charitable Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of three new trustees.
ExtraCare presents at virtual summit
ExtraCare’s Wellbeing Research and Innovation Lead Manager, Michael Spellman, will be offering his voice to Housing LIN’s Virtual Summit 2023 - A Festival of Ideas next week.
Singing Station Clock immortalises voices in unique Birmingham soundscape
An exclusive club of 1092 Brummies immortalised their voices in history this week. An aural clock which will take centre stage at the new Curzon Street HS2 station will chime with the voices of ExtraCare residents as it celebrates the city with a unique new soundscape.
Community art project unites generations across Birmingham
ExtraCare’s Hagley Road Village hosted young artists from Art from A&K on Monday. A number of residents were presented with portraits as part of a cross generational community project.
World record-holder and Commonwealth Games gold medallist visits Coventry retirement village
Retirees discussed the world of athletics and Coventry history last week when they were visited by a world record holding athlete.
97-year-old Coventry musician is BBC radio’s motivational guest
A 97-year-old Coventry-based musician, took to the airwaves for a Monday Motivational Guest slot on BBC Radio CWR (The Sound of Coventry and Warwickshire) this week.
Milton Keynes retirement village joins BBC’s social care conversation
A Milton Keynes retirement village welcomed BBC Radio 4 last week to discuss ways of combatting the UK’s social care crisis.