Voluntary Action event

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COMMUNITY group and organisations involving older people are invited to an event run by Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire.

The event, taking place on October 31 at VAER on Kelburn St, Barrhead, hopes to develop a network for elderly residents, to encourage hobby and activity groups across East Ren.

There will be presentations from local groups showcasing the work already taking place in the area, as well as scope for new ideas.

Co-ordinator Stephen McGinty commented: “The Scottish governmen’s intention to reshape care for older people will shift the balance from unplanned care provided in hospitals to community-based and preventative approaches – community groups and third sector organisations clearly have a key role to play”.

The event takes place between 10am and 12.30pm, and anyone who wishes to find out more, or book a place, can contact Stephen on 876 9555 or stephen.mcginty@va-er.org.uk.