Two events to close the month on a high for mature residents

HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE Moray are supporting to events on the last day of this month that cater for elderly residents in particular.

The first is a Men’s Shed Meeting in the Elgin Town Hall from 11am until 1pm that invites those curious to learn more about the popular movement.

Those attending will hear from Jason Schroeder from Scottish Men’s Sheds about setting up a shed in Elgin – and have the opportunity to chat with other “shedders” from existing sheds through Moray.

A spokeswoman said: “The Men’s Shed movement isn’t about young men, husbands or Granddads disappearing into a shed by himself, it is the opposite.

“It is for bringing men of any age who have spare time on their hands (over 18yrs) together for fun, social activity, peer support and is a modern idea offering a healthy and creative solution to ensure that men are not lonely or socially isolated.

“The event is supported by Health & Social Care Moray (HSCM), TSi Moray and Tesco’s Elgin will be providing refreshment and is free to attend.”


Shortly after the doors close on that event they open at Joanna’s Night Club when a ‘Boogie in the Bar’ event is being held from 2pm until 4pm.

Again this is organised by Health and Social Care Moray in partnership with Cairnstar Ltd, who are first ever Boogie in the Bar event for members of Moray’s over-60s community.

The spokeswoman said: “Boogie in the bar is for older people across Moray to enjoy a day time dance in Joanna’s night club. It’s the first of its kind in Moray and coincides with National Falls prevention day.

“Through enjoying a boogie, jive or shuffle in your seat everyone can enjoy the music from the 50s and 60s – it’s is a healthy Disco so people can come on their own or with others and they can meet new people

“The event is being sponsored by Britvic soft drinks with support from Joanna’s nightclub and staff.”

Entry is £2 with unlimited free soft drinks. Free healthy goodie bag containing information and treats from supporting will be handed out at the end of the afternoon. Entry money will be reinvested into community groups so come along to enjoy a boogie with friends old and new.