MP VISITS LOCAL AGE CONCERN
SNP MP Peter Grant visited Age Concern Glenrothes as part of the recent Mental Health Awareness Week.
Mr Grant spoke to staff and volunteers as well as some of the service users who were enjoying a “Name that Tune” quiz although sadly for the MP he struggled to get into tune and his team finished last!
Mr Grant heard about the six main services that Age Concern Glenrothes currently provide for older people in the Glenrothes area; active ageing and iris group, dementia activity groups, befriending & community services, dementia home support, and help to stay at home services.
After the visit Mr Grant said, “Age Concern Glenrothes provides such a vital and invaluable service to our local people. The services that they offer ensure that older people in our communities can still have an active social life but also receive vital support from experts if they were to need it.
“Loneliness can cause mental health problems for anyone, but we know that older people are much more likely to experience this. That is why the services that Age Concern Glenrothes run – such as their befriending service – are so important as they’re trying to ensure that we have a healthy and happy older population.”