Published: 08/09/2017 08:55 - Updated: 08/09/2017 11:14

Find out what Forres has to offer

Kirsty directoryOLDER folk in the area need never be bored again thanks to a new initiative.

Forres Area Community Trust (FACT) is launching the updated Older Person’s Directory of Services for people over 50 to keep everyone entertained.

FACT’s older person’s project coordinator, Kirsty Williams, helped compile the booklet which was funded and supported by Forres Area Forum and the Co-op.

She said: “The first edition was successful in raising awareness of what’s on offer in the area. 

“However, groups have evolved and attendances at activities have increased so it was important publish this second addition to keep older people informed.”

The first edition was printed and published in 2015 after feedback at the Spirit of the Community Event hosted by FACT at Forres Town Hall which invited the community to express their needs. It was distributed to every household in the area by post. 

To mark the publication of the second edition, a launch will be held at the FACT office on Wednesday, September 6 at 2pm. It will be an opportunity to pick up a copy find out about the progress of the Cameron Project befriending service and Forres Online, a drive to help people learn how to use laptops, tablets and mobiles. 

The Osprey Trust bus is providing transport to those who would find it difficult to attend. Bookings can be made through the FACT office and must be made no later than Friday, September 1.

Copies of the latest edition of the Older Person’s Directory of services will also be available in public spaces, including the access point at Auchernack, the health centre, the library and community centre. 

Copies will also be available in audio format and in large print, on request.

If you would like more information about the directory or to book transport to attend the launch you can contact Kirsty via email kirsty@forresarea.org or by telephone on 01309 674388.

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