Call to Keith’s over-60’s to shape future activity programme

Longmore Hall in Keith to host over-60's event.
Longmore Hall in Keith to host over-60’s event.

KEITH’S RESIDENT OVER-60s population are being invited to find out for themselves the options available to help them achieve an active, social and healthy lifestyle.

The Moray Community Health and Social Care Partnership is teaming up with tsiMORAY and the Keith Participation Group for a ‘Vintage Tea and Community Wellbeing’ event later this month.

Those attending will have the opportunity to visit information stands for a variety of different community groups – as well as having their say on what other groups and facilities they would like to see in Keith.

The team behind the event say they understand that the rural nature of Keith and its surrounding area can make attending community groups and events a challenge for many older people – so are aiming to forge community connections to overcome these barriers.

Ann Griffin, the area public health coordinator, said: “There are lots of community groups for older people in Keith, but it’s trying to ensure that everyone is aware of what there is, and that they have the ways and means to get there.

“We hope that this event connects people to groups that can help to keep them fit and well, but also connects them to people who can hopefully help them attend the groups as well, such as neighbours who might be going anyway and are able to offer a lift.”

The Vintage Tea, being held on Tuesday, July 26 in the Longmore Hall from 2.15pm, is being sponsored by Fiona Addison, Community Champion at Tesco in Keith, who is providing tea, coffee, milk, sugar and cakes to ensure that everyone keeps their energy levels up throughout the event.

This event is the first of three pilot events to be held in Moray to connect older people to their local community groups, with the next being planned for Forres in August.

For more information, to book your place or if you require assistance to attend please contact tsiMORAY at info@tsimoray.org.uk or call 01343 541713.

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