Fife Housing Group launches ‘Senior Sessions’ series for over 65s
Fife Housing Group has launched its series of ‘Senior Sessions’ this week with a fun-filled event in Rosyth.
These events are aimed at their tenants and other local residents over the age of 65 and provide a fun day out, combining entertainment with practical advice, support and giveaways to help during the cost of living crisis.
The Senior Sessions are also a good way to address some of the loneliness and isolation some of this particular group can face.
Fifty-five guests were treated to an afternoon tea, provided by Ale & Pate, while local partner agencies, including Cosy Kingdom, Alzheimer Scotland, Police Scotland and Fife Elderly Forum, were on hand to offer advice and support.
Thanks to generous donations from the Russell Trust and Babcock International, there were also plenty of free goodies and prizes up for grabs. Guests each took away a brand-new pair of slippers to help prevent slips and trips, a meal kit, a food shop voucher and a prize from the giveaway. Many prizes were aimed at reducing energy costs or helping tenants to keep cosy during colder spells.
The fun continued throughout the afternoon, with live music from The True Tones, bingo, quizzes, manicures and the opportunity to meet the adorable therapy dogs brought along by Cariad Pet Therapy.
The event organiser, Helen Miller, engagement officer at Fife Housing Group, commented: “The event was a great success and it was incredibly heartwarming to see our tenants come together and enjoy all of the activities and treats on offer. It also allowed us to chat with people about any challenges they were facing and identify practical ways to help.”
During the previous two years, Covid-19 has limited Fife Housing Group’s ability to provide regular engagement activities. However, this event demonstrated the importance of bringing communities together, enabling all involved to play a part in supporting each other.
Due to the success of this event, the organisation plans to offer a similar style event allowing their tenants in East Fife to enjoy many of the activities on offer. Details of this will be made available in the coming months.
Fife Housing Group would like to thank all local agencies and organisations who supported this event, making it a success for all to enjoy. A huge thank you to Ale & Pate, Fife Elderly Forum, Cosy Kingdom, HSBC, Next, Fife Shopping & Support Services, Cariad Pet Therapy, EATS Rosyth, Police Scotland, Alzheimer Scotland, Tesco Rosyth, Asda St Leonards, Carnegie Conference Centre, Stephens Bakery, Baynes, Babcock International, Russell Trust, Lollipop Lane Hire and True Tones.