Service users at the Deirdre Knight Centre in Forfar welcomed a new member of the team on Monday in the shape of a brand new mini-bus.
The bus will be used to transport service users within a five mile radius to and from the centre in Lour Road.
Making the presentation was Mr Bill McLeod, chairman of the centre, accompanied by deputy chairman Liz Ross.
Liz said: “This is a super acquisition for the centre, staff and clients.
“We are grateful to the committee for providing them with this very special new year gift. It’s a very classy vehicle which has the important task of conveying our members to and from the centre.
“We are lucky now to have two first-class vehicles to transport them in comfort.”
The centre caters for 54 service users with 24 attending on Monday to Friday.
The purpose-built centre was officially opened in 1987. On arrival centre users receive tea and toast before taking a part in a wide range of activities. They also receive a two course lunch.
As well as the social side of the centre, it also provides an important health care role.
Service users can receive an assisted bath, there is a spa bath, a wet room for showers, a quiet room for treatment from various health professionals, a small private lounge and a hairdressing salon.
The premises were extended in 1999 and 2003 and are run by a voluntary management committee.
The former Forfar Day Care Centre was re-named in 2014 in memory of former vice-chairman of the centre’s management committee, Deirdre Knight, who tirelessly campaigned for the facility.
Anyone seeking further information can contact Kathleen Fotheringham, manager, on 01307 468314.