Shine40Plus provides opportunities for people over the age of 40 living with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus to come together to make connections, share experiences and act as a collective voice for their pioneering generation.
Shine members in this age group can:
- join a well- established and lively online community in the Shine40Plus closed Facebook Group
- share crafting ideas in Craft4Shine
- join the Shine40Plus Book Group
- take part in live discussions in Café Shine
Members of Shine’s specialist Health Team are on hand to answer any queries and organise health discussions online, and the groups are well supported by a team of Peer Support Volunteers who lead on group activities.
Support for people with Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus and their families is also available and Shine40Plus aims to increase awareness of this easily missed condition.
Once a year members come together at the Shine40Plus national conference - the next one will be held in Brighton in March 2017.
With the generous support of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, Shine40Plus is making sure that people in this age group have a place to bring their individual and shared issues about getting older with Spina Bifida and/or Hydrocephalus. They can also celebrate achievements. As the first generation to highlight these, they are not only helping themselves, but also paving the way for succeeding generations.
Alternatively, you can fill in the form below and a member of the Shine Team will be in contact with you shortly.
To join Shine please go to www.shinecharity.org.uk/membership