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Seniors Assemble…in Rutherglen

Published Friday, 15 March 2019

Older People's Assembly at Rutherglen Town Hall

We hosted our first Older People's Assembly of 2019 in Rutherglen Town Hall this week offering advice and support to over 50s.

Organised by Seniors Together and chaired by Councillor Jim McGuigan, the council's spokesperson for older people, the event was well attended by representatives of a variety of groups and associations from across both Rutherglen and Cambuslang.

There were a number of workshops and presentations from council services and partner organisations focusing on a variety of topics including home safety, consumer advice, and health.

These included:

  • Police Scotland,
  • Consumer and Trading Standards
  • Scottish Fire & Rescue Services
  • NHS Lanarkshire, Audiology services

In amongst the serious messages there was also information on the development of the Seniors Together Mobile Men's Shed and representatives from the local shed came along to display some of their work.

Cllr McGuigan said: “The Older People's 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 East Kilbride in June 2019. Anyone interested in attending should contact 01698 454105 or email seniorstogether@southlanarkshire.gov.uk.