Age Concern Badenoch & Strathspey is a vibrant, flexible group. We hold a lunch club at the Ben Mhor Hotel in Grantown on Spey on the second Saturday of the month at 12.30. After lunch, we settle down to playing games or discussion. Members keep me up to date with care in the community issues and if there are problems I am able to look into them to help find solutions. There are a number of volunteers to lend a helping hand. We also arrange outings at the request of our members and regularly go to the theatre, visit gardens or whatever takes their fancy.
Along with the Dingwall Community Worker and clients from that area, a small coach transported about twenty older people to a reception at Edinburgh Castle to celebrate Age Concern’s Diamond Anniversary. We were wined and dined and had the pleasure of meeting Jack McConnell, Scotland’s First Minister.
If you would like to join our group or if you feel you could volunteer in helping everything run smoothly, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Hanover Sheltered Housing in Newtonmore had the honour of being chosen to host the launch of the Age Concern Scotland Manifesto in the lead up to the General Election in May. Susan Hampshire, star from Monarch of the Glen and the new chief executive of Age Concern Scotland, David Manion joined the residents for afternoon tea and a discussion about their concerns for care in the community.