Most elderly people want to live at home for as long as they possibly can. For many of us that should be perfectly feasible – with a little bit of support.
We believe statutory services are important – particularly for addressing practical issues such as adaptations to your home or help with cleaning and cooking. But we also feel communities can take the initiative and help themselves and their neighbours and friends.
One of the single biggest issues for older people is social isolation and our aim is to find ways to develop social networks which help people live happily at home for as long as they wish.
The project encompasses Beauly, Kiltarlity, Kilmorack and Kirkhill.
What we’ve achieved so far
- a weekly Lunch Club with entertainment on Mondays in The Royal British Legion, Beauly, attracting around 35 people each week
- monthly Teas in Kilmorack, Kirkhill, and Kiltarlity for 12 to 25 people
- a transport scheme for those who have difficulty attending events
What we aim to do next
- continue to explore opportunities for the establishment of a Day Centre
- expand the travel scheme, when we take delivery of a mini-bus with wheelchair access which has been gifted by the Highland Cross
- develop a walking group which will help keep people mobile
- create a Men’s Shed in the village – a community version of a space for men.
We are also working with other organisations to provide support and events for carers and people with dementia who face particular challenges.
We are committed to doing what we can to help people stay where they want to be – in their local community.
If you would like to become a member, either to register support for the project or to get involved, please contact Zane Wright (Co-ordinator) as follows
Tel. 07747 312396 – I am not always able to answer phone so please leave a message and I will contact you as soon as possible
or email firstname.lastname@example.org