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Age Concern aims to close generation gap in Solihull

AGE Concern were out and about in Touchwood last week - hoping to break down the barriers between young and old.

Brian Bennett, Age UK director, Anthony Alexander, from Warwick Business School, and Meriden MP Caroline Spelman

AGE Concern were out and about in Touchwood last week - hoping to break down the barriers between young and old.

Students from Solihull College and Warwick University were helping to raise awareness for the charity’s services.

The organisation also wants to recruit more volunteers - over 200 people already give up their time in the borough.

Brian Bennett, Age Concern director said: “Really we’re trying to close the divide between the generations.

“If you speak to young people, they think 35 is old, if you speak to the elderly they think all youngsters are troublemakers.

“What we want to do is try and challenge those stereotypes, which is why it’s nice to have the students helping us.”

Last week, the volunteers received visits from MPs Lorely Burt and Caroline Spelman and Solihull Mayor Ian Courts.

Age Concern is the last group this year to take advantage of vacant premises inside the shopping centre.

Since January, the unit has been offered for charities and community groups to make themselves known.

If you’d like to know more about Age Concern services, call 0121 705 9128 or visit www.ageconcernsolihull.org.

 

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