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Seniors assemble for safe and well event

Published Thursday, 20 December 2018

A range of workshops offering advice and support to the over 50s have taken place as part of our annual Safe and Well Assembly.

A range of workshops offering advice and support to the over 50s have taken place as part of our annual Safe and Well Assembly.

Organised by Seniors Together, and chaired by Councillor Jim McGuigan, the council’s spokesperson for older people, the event was very well attended by representatives of a variety of groups and associations from across South Lanarkshire.

There workshops and presentations were hosted by council services and partner organisations focusing on a variety of topics including home safety, consumer advice, and health. These included:

  • Police Scotland
  • Consumer & Trading Standards
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Services
  • The Manda Centre

In amongst the serious messages there was also a festive feel in the air as the groups enjoyed choir performances and gathered for Christmas lunch.

Cllr McGuigan said: "The Safe and Well Assembly is an important date in the Seniors Together calendar as it gives the opportunity for advice, support and debate in a safe and open environment.

“I was delighted to chat to all who came along and get their feedback on what more we can do as a council to meet the needs of our older citizens in an ever-changing society.

"My thanks go to my colleagues in the Seniors Together team for organising such a successful day, and to all of the partners, services and groups who came along."

The next Assembly for older people will take place in March 2019. Anyone interested in attending should email seniorstogether@southlanarkshire.gov.uk or phone 01698 454105.