Group for the elderly

CONTACT the Elderly is planning on launching a new group in the Forfar and Kirriemuir area in September this year.

Volunteer drivers collect elderly guests on one Sunday afternoon per month and take them to a volunteer host for afternoon tea.

Co-ordinator Jean Malcolm said: “I am needing a few more hosts and one or two drivers.

“I am also looking for elderly guests aged over 75 who are not able to get out and about as much as they would like and have few relatives nearby or visitors.

“Many elderly people are lonely and do not like to admit it so they suffer in silence. Contact the Elderly makes the most remarkable difference to the lives of the elderly as they find they are part of a group, are valued and wanted.”

If you know of any elderly person who might be interested, or if you would like to find out more about hosting a tea or driving, please contact Jean on 01356 660238 or jeanmalcolm@btinternet.com. Further information can be found at www.contact-the-elderly.org